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

Washington, D.C.

The White House, Office of the Press Secretary

2012-09-05

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

Washington, D.C.

State Department Acting Deputy Spokesperson Patrick Ventrell

2012-09-05

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

Beijing, China

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and Chinese Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi

2012-09-05

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

Washington, D.C.

State Department Acting Deputy Spokesperson Patrick Ventrell

2012-09-05

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

Washington, D.C.

U.S. Department of State, Office of the Spokesperson

2012-09-05

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

Sao Paulo, Brazil

Under Secretary of the Department of Commerce for International Trade, Francisco Sánchez

2012-09-05

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

Second Freedom Online Conference, Nairobi, Kenya

Assistant Secretary Michael Posner, Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor

2012-09-05

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

Washington, D.C.

National Security Council Spokesman Tommy Vietor

2012-09-04

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

Washington, D.C.

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton

2012-09-04

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

U.S. Department of State - DipNote Blog

Special Representative for International Labor Affairs for U.S. Department of State, Barbara Shailor

2012-09-04

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

Fact Sheet: U.S. Engagement in the Pacific

U.S. Department of State

2012-09-04

For over a century, the United States has remained a positive force for development throughout the Pacific region -- from the establishment of Naval Station Pearl Harbor in 1912 to... Read More

The State Department on the Pardon of Azerbaijani Soldier

Washington, D.C.

Acting Deputy Spokesperson for the Department of State Patrick Ventrell

2012-09-04

The United States is extremely troubled by the news that the President of Azerbaijan pardoned Azerbaijani army officer Ramil Safarov, who returned to Baku today following his transfer from Hungary.... Read More

U.S.-Japan Statement on Aid Coordination in Pacific Region

Washington, D.C.

U.S. Department of State

2012-09-04

Following is the text of a joint statement issued by the United States and Japan on the sidelines of the Pacific Island Forum meetings in Rarotonga, Cook Islands, on August... Read More

Joint Statement on the Rarotonga Dialogue on Gender Equality

Washington, D.C.

U.S. Department of State, Office of the Spokesperson

2012-09-04

On the occasion of the 43rd Pacific Islands Forum, gender equality leaders from the Pacific region held the Rarotonga Dialogue on Gender Equality in Cook Islands on August 31st. Dialogue... Read More

Secretary Clinton on the Republic of San Marino’s National Day

Washington, D.C.

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton

2012-09-04

On behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States, I am delighted to send best wishes to the people of San Marino as you celebrate your National... Read More

Secretary Clinton on U.S. Peace and Security Partnerships in Pacific

Rarotonga, Cook Islands

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton

2012-09-04

Thank you very much, Admiral Locklear for your strong leadership and your wise insights and your understanding of the challenges and opportunities facing this vast region. Also, Rear Admiral Ray,... Read More

U.S.-Iraq Political, Diplomatic Coordination Panel Joint Statement

Washington, D.C.

U.S. Department of State, Office of the Spokesperson

2012-09-04

The Governments of the Republic of Iraq and the United States of America reaffirmed their strategic partnership during a meeting of the Political and Diplomatic Joint Coordination Committee (JCC) on... Read More

Fact Sheet: U.S.-Indonesia Relations

Washington, D.C.

U.S. Department of State

2012-09-04

Since Secretary Clinton visited Indonesia in 2009 on her first international trip as Secretary of State, and two years after the launch of the Comprehensive Partnership, United States-Indonesia relations have... Read More

Fact Sheet: U.S. Institutional Support for ASEAN

Washington, D.C.

U.S. Department of State

2012-09-04

On September 4, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton will meet with the ASEAN Secretary General Dr. Surin Pitsuwan and the ASEAN Committee of Permanent Representatives at the ASEAN Secretariat... Read More



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