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Date: 02/04/2013 Description: Secretary of State John Kerry displays his first diplomatic passport, while delivering welcome remarks to U.S. Department of State employees in Washington, D.C., February 4, 2013.  - State Dept Image

The Secretary of State, appointed by the President with the advice and consent of the Senate, is the President's chief foreign affairs adviser. The Secretary carries out the President's foreign policies through the State Department, which includes the Foreign Service, Civil Service, and U.S. Agency for International Development. On February 1, 2013, John Kerry was sworn in as the 68th Secretary of State of the United States.

Date: 09/13/2014 Description: Secretary Kerry holds a press availability with Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry, in Cairo, Egypt. © AP Image

Secretary Kerry's Travel

Secretary of State John Kerry traveled to Amman, Jordan; Jeddah, Saudi Arabia; Baghdad, Iraq; Ankara, Turkey; Cairo, Egypt; and Paris, France. Travel Page»

Date: 09/12/2014 Description: Secretary of State John Kerry delivers remarks to the press with Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu in Ankara, Turkey on September 12, 2014.  - State Dept Image

Anti-ISIL Coalition

Secretary Kerry (Sept. 12): "So we have a superb team in place to lead our work in the coalition to take on ISIL and to help the innocent people of Iraq and Syria and elsewhere to be able to rebuild their lives. And we will continue to consult closely with our partners...." Full Text» Trip Page»

Date: 09/04/2014 Description: Secretary of State John Kerry shakes hands with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko before a bilateral meeting on September 4, 2014, amid the NATO Summit in Newport, Wales, United Kingdom. - State Dept Image

Support for Ukraine

Secretary Kerry (Sept. 4): "President Obama is very committed to moving on the next tranche of sanctions, with hopes always that a ceasefire and a real process of disengagement with Russian troops leaving Ukraine and the border being closed ... can follow." Full Text» Trip Page» More»

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