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Statement by Assistant Secretary of State Michael H. Posner on his visit to Uganda

I am very pleased to be back in Uganda.  I first came to know this country in 1974 when I wrote a report on human rights violations under Idi Amin. ... Read More

In Niger, Hope for Ending Hunger

David J. Lane serves as U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Agencies in Rome. I have just returned from a thought-provoking visit to Niger, one of the largest countries in the... Read More

Travel Diary: Secretary Clinton in China

In Beijing September 4-5, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton met with senior Chinese leaders. During remarks with Chinese Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi, Secretary Clinton said: "...I am pleased to... Read More

State Department Welcomes 2012 TechWomen to San Francisco

Lee Satterfield serves as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Professional and Cultural Exchanges in the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. Yesterday, the 2012 class of TechWomen arrived in San Francisco to participate... Read More

Statement by Acting Deputy Spokesperson Ventrell on New Coalition Government in Kyrgyz Republic

The United States congratulates the Kyrgyz Republic on the formation of a new coalition government and the selection of Jantoro Satybaldiyev as the new Prime Minister. The formation of the... Read More

Remarks by Secretary Clinton and Timor Leste's Prime Minister Gusmao

PRIME MINISTER GUSMAO: Ladies and gentlemen, today it has been a great pleasure to meet with United States Secretary of State, the lovely Hillary Clinton. (Inaudible) warmly welcomed me and... Read More

Remarks by Ambassador Cousens at the United Nations General Assembly Interactive Dialogue on the Responsibility to Protect

AS DELIVERED Thank you, Mr. Chairman. Let me first thank the President of the General Assembly and the Secretary-General for organizing this interactive dialogue. Let me also warmly welcome you,... Read More

ABCs: Building Blocks for Better Relations

Robert O. Blake serves as Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs. Strategically located at the heart of Central Asia (it alone borders every other country in the... Read More

Remarks from Secretary Clinton and Chinese Foreign Minister Yang Before Meeting

FOREIGN MINISTER YANG: (Via interpreter) Madam Secretary, on behalf of the Chinese Government, a warm welcome on your visit to China. Madam Secretary, we place high importance on your visit.... Read More

White House Press Secretary on Colombia’s Peace Agreement with FARC

President Obama today welcomed the announcement that Colombian President Santos reached a framework for peace negotiations between the Colombian government and the FARC. The President noted that the “Santos administration... Read More

Acting Deputy Spokesperson Ventrell on Upholding the Sentence of 13 Bahraini Activists

We are deeply troubled by today’s developments in which an appeals court upheld the vast majority of convictions and sentences of 13 Bahraini activists. We urge the Government of Bahrain... Read More

Secretary Clinton in China: Remarks with Foreign Minister Yang

MODERATOR: (Via interpreter.) Ladies and gentlemen, the joint press conference of Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will now begin. Now Foreign Minister Yang will make... Read More

Statement by Acting Deputy Spokesperson Ventrell on the Angolan Election

We commend the Angolan people for their participation in Angola’s August 31 general election, and applaud Angolan political parties for their civic engagement and constructive dialogue on Angola’s future. The... Read More

State Department on Additional Humanitarian Assistance in Response to Violence in Syria

The United States remains deeply concerned by the humanitarian crisis caused by violence in Syria. Over 100,000 refugees have flooded into neighboring countries in the month of August, stretching host... Read More

Under Secretary of Commerce Sánchez on EducationUSA Fair in Brazil

AS PREPARED FOR DELIVERY Thank you, Consul General Hankins, for that generous introduction and for your leadership. And of course — allow me to thank EducationUSA and the Alumni Association for... Read More

Remarks by Assistant Secretary Posner to the “Freedom Online” Conference

I am delighted to be back in Kenya, a country I know well and where I have many friends and have spent considerable time. I want to commend the Kenyan... Read More

The White House on Azerbaijan’s Decision to Pardon Ramil Safarov

Statement by NSC Spokesman Tommy Vietor on Azerbaijan’s Decision to Pardon Ramil Safarov President Obama is deeply concerned by today’s announcement that the President of Azerbaijan has pardoned Ramil Safarov... Read More

Travel Diary: Secretary Clinton Underscores U.S. Commitment to the Pacific

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton attended the Pacific Islands Forum (PIF) Post Forum Dialogue in the Cook Islands on August 31, 2012, as part of our intensive engagement and... Read More

Defending Labor Rights: A Smart Investment

Barbara Shailor serves as Special Representative for International Labor Affairs. As Special Representative for International Labor Affairs, I work along with colleagues in the Department of State's Office of International... Read More


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