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Somalia President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud's Visit to Washington, DC

Somalia President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud's Visit to Washington, DC On January 17, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton received the president of Somalia, Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, at the U.S. Department... Read More

Remarks by Secretary Clinton and President of Somalia Hassan Sheikh Mohamud after their Meeting

SECRETARY CLINTON: Good afternoon, everyone. It is a great privilege for us to be welcoming President Hassan Sheikh and his delegation here to the State Department. Today’s meeting has been... Read More

USAID's Recognition of the New Somali Government

On behalf of USAID, I would like to congratulate President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud and Parliament on establishing Somalia’s first permanent government after more than 20 years and reinforce our partnership... Read More

On the Visit of President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud of Somalia to the White House

This morning, President Obama joined a meeting between Assistant to the President and Deputy National Security Advisor Denis McDonough and Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud in the Roosevelt Room. Following... Read More

Presidential Proclamation on Religious Freedom Day

Foremost among the rights Americans hold sacred is the freedom to worship as we choose. Today, we celebrate one of our Nation's first laws to protect that right -- the... Read More

The Advancement of Human Rights in Haiti

Click the photos above to view captions and photos in a gallery. AS DELIVERED I am pleased to be here in Haiti, a country that has been of special interest... Read More

Transforming the Law on Freedom of Expression

Thank you for your kind introduction and thank you all for welcoming me to this important conference. I have enjoyed meeting each of you and have been humbled by your... Read More

Public Diplomacy in a Changing Middle East

Public Diplomacy in a Changing Middle East Thank you, Rob, and my thanks to the Washington Institute for Near East Policy – and the organizers of today’s Policy Forum Luncheon... Read More

Spokesperson Nuland on the Attack on the University of Aleppo

The United States is appalled by the Syrian regime’s deadly attack yesterday near the University of Aleppo, which reportedly killed more than 80 people and injured more than 150 people. ... Read More

Secretary Clinton on the Disappearance of Lao Civil Society Leader Sombath Somphone

We are deeply concerned about the well-being of Lao civil society leader Sombath Somphone, who disappeared one month ago. Reports indicate that Mr. Sombath went missing on December 15, 2012... Read More

Secretary Clinton on Holocaust-Era Looted Art

This month we commemorate the seventieth anniversary of the Inter-Allied Declaration against Acts of Dispossession Committed in Territories under Enemy Occupation and Control, known as the London Declaration of January... Read More

U.S.-Africa Partnership: The Last Four Years and Beyond

ASSISTANT SECRETARY CARSON: Thank you. Thank you very, very much. I want to thank Michael for his opening remarks and his very, very kind introduction. He’s right; we have known... Read More

Support for Entrepreneurship and Women's Empowerment Among U.S. Priorities in South and Central Asia

Robert Blake serves as Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs. Rabia Mariam is a businesswoman who employs an all-women workforce to manufacture scarves and rugs from... Read More

Remarks at U.S.-Liberia Partnership Signing

SECRETARY CLINTON: Well, welcome to the Treaty Room. I am delighted to have this occasion, once again, to host President Sirleaf, a very good partner over many years, and especially,... Read More

FrontLines Year in Review: Fighting Modern Day Slavery

The opportunity was too good to pass up. Shantos was 20 years old when a group of men came to his village in Bangladesh. They promised him a job in... Read More

Two Women, Two Countries, Two People: A Growing Partnership

There is no more effective form of engagement than face-to-face communication. That's a fundamental principle of our public diplomacy. And thanks to a strong friendship and understanding between Secretary of... Read More

Women, Technology, and International Development

Ann Mei Chang serves as the Senior Advisor for Women and Technology in the Secretary's Office of Global Women's Issues. Over the past decade, the international development community has recognized... Read More

Statement on Russia’s Yakovlev Act

We deeply regret Russia’s passage of a law ending inter-country adoptions between the United States and Russia and restricting Russian civil society organizations that work with American partners. American families... Read More

Joint Statement by President Obama and President Karzai

At the invitation of President Obama, President Karzai and his delegation visited Washington January 8-11, 2013. President Karzai’s visit comes at an important juncture for both our nations, as we... Read More

Fact Sheet: U.S. Government Investments in Haiti's Rebuilding and Renewal

In early 2009, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton made Haiti a foreign policy priority and committed to working to change the way we partnered with Haiti. For more than... Read More


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