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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: 08/14/2014 Description: Secretary of State John Kerry speaks about Asia policy during a stop at the East-West Center at the University of Hawaii in Honolulu, Hawaii, on August 13, 2014, at the conclusion of an around-the-world trip that include stops in Burma, Australia, and the Solomon Islands.  - State Dept Image

U.S. Vision for Asia-Pacific Engagement

Secretary Kerry (Aug. 13): "I want to talk to you today about four specific opportunities: creating sustainable economic growth, powering a clean energy revolution, promoting regional cooperation, and empowering people." Full Text» Trip page»

Date: 08/12/2014 Description: Secretary of State John Kerry and Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, joined by Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop and Australian Defense Minister David Johnston, address reporters following a series of Australia-U.S. defense and diplomatic ministerial meetings in Sydney, Australia on August 12, 2014. - State Dept Image

Australia-United States Ministerial

Secretary Kerry (Aug. 12): "Though we live in different hemispheres and at opposite ends of the globe, the U.S. could ask for no better friend and no closer ally than Australia." Full Text»More» Trip Page»

Date: 08/05/2014 Description: Secretary of State John Kerry delivers remarks at the U.S-Africa Business Forum Leaders Forum Session, "Game Plan: Shaping the Future of Fast-Growing Continent," in Washington, D.C., on August 5, 2014. - State Dept Image

U.S.-Africa Business Forum

Secretary Kerry (Aug. 5): "In Africa, there are some 700 million people under the age of 30 … Most of them, with their increasing awareness of this world we live in, are desperate for opportunity, yes, but also for dignity and for respect." Full Text» U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit»

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