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Celebrating Historic Ties with Russia

Dawn L. McCall serves as Coordinator of the Bureau of International Information Programs. Thousands of guests from around the globe gathered at Fort Ross, one of the oldest Russian settlements on U.S.... Read More

Joint Statement on U.S.-South Africa Strategic Dialogue

The South African Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Maite Nkoana-Mashabane, hosted the United States Secretary of State Hillary Clinton for the second meeting of the South Africa-United States of... Read More

Remarks from Secretary Clinton and South African Foreign Minister Nkoana-Mashabane

FOREIGN MINISTER NKOANA-MASHABANE: Good afternoon, ladies and gentlemen of the media. Secretary Clinton and I have just concluded the second Strategic Dialogue, and I am happy to say to all... Read More

Statement by Ambassador Laura Kennedy on Negative Security Assurances

Mr. President, let me recall my statement on negative security assurances which I made on June 12.  I would like today to return to some of the points I made at... Read More

Travel Diary: Secretary Clinton in South Sudan

On August 3, 2012, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton traveled to South Sudan where she met with President Kiir to reaffirm U.S. support and to encourage progress in negotiations... Read More

Travel Diary: Secretary Clinton in Uganda

On August 3, 2012, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton traveled to Kampala, Uganda where she met with President Museveni to encourage strengthening of democratic institutions and human rights, while... Read More

Secretary Clinton on Côte d’Ivoire Independence Day

Côte d’Ivoire Independence Day On behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States, I am delighted to send best wishes to the people of Côte d’Ivoire as... Read More

Secretary Clinton After Meeting with Kenyan Chief Justice Mutunga

I want to thank the Justice for receiving me today. I greatly appreciate the opportunity to discuss with him the progress of the constitutional reform. When the people of Kenya... Read More

Secretary Clinton at Presentation of Human Rights Defenders Award in Uganda

Thank you so much. Well, I am very pleased to be here once again in Kampala and to have the opportunity to present the State Department’s 2011 Human Rights Defenders... Read More

Secretary Clinton at Meeting with Kenyan Elections Panel, Civil Society

At a Meeting with the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission And Civil Society SECRETARY CLINTON: Well, first of all, let me say how pleased I am to be meeting with... Read More

Secretary Clinton at Reach Out Mbuya Health Center in Uganda

SECRETARY CLINTON: Good evening. AUDIENCE: Good evening. SECRETARY CLINTON: And Minister, thank you very much for those remarks. I am honored to be here. I am delighted to be back... Read More

State Department expresses Concern About Grameen Bank in Bangladesh

The United States is deeply concerned about recent actions the Government of Bangladesh has taken to give the government-appointed chairman of the Grameen Bank Board control over the selection of... Read More

Secretary Clinton at Peace Corps Camp in Malawi

SECRETARY CLINTON: Thank you so much. Good afternoon. AUDIENCE: Good afternoon. SECRETARY CLINTON: It is such an honor and a pleasure for me to be here. I want to recognize... Read More

Travel Diary: Secretary Clinton in Malawi

On August 5, 2012, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton traveled to Lilongwe, Malawi. During her visit, Secretary Clinton and President Joyce Banda discussedeconomic and political governance and reform. The Secretary... Read More

Remarks from Secretary Clinton at the U.S.-South Africa Business Partnership Summit

Thank you very much. Thank you all very much. Well, it is a great honor to be here. Thank you for those kind words, Donna. I am delighted to see... Read More

Travel Diary: Secretary Clinton in Senegal

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton traveled to Dakar, Senegal on August 1, 2012. The Secretary met with President Macky Sall and other national leaders, as well as delivered a speech... Read More

The State Department on the South China Sea

South China Sea As a Pacific nation and resident power, the United States has a national interest in the maintenance of peace and stability, respect for international law, freedom of... Read More

Assistant Secretary Posner on The Media and Internet Freedom

In July 2012, Assistant Secretary Michael Posner wrote an editorial for Science Magazine on "The Media and Internet Freedom".    In this editorial, he highlights the relationship between the internet... Read More

Steadfast Friends, Enduring Partners: Engagement in the Pacific

Kurt M. Campbell serves as Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs. In my visit to the Pacific over the next few days, the delegation and I... Read More

Statement by U.S. Embassy in Hanoi on Lieng Self-immolation

We were deeply concerned and saddened to hear of Ms. Dang Thi Kim Lieng’s July 30 self-immolation reportedly related to circumstances surrounding the detention of her daughter Ta Phong Tan. ... Read More


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