STATEMENT: Secretary Tillerson and Prime Minister Andrew Holness at joint Press Avail

February 7, 2018, Kingston, Jamaica Secretary’s Remarks: Joint Press Availability With Secretary Tillerson and Prime Minister Andrew Holness in Kingston, Jamaica MODERATOR: (In progress) as well as the U.S. Secretary of State, the Honorable Rex Tillerson.  You may be seated.  Thank you so much for joining us, everyone, on this working visit of the U.S. …

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Sec. Tillerson to Travel to Austin, Mexico City, Bariloche, Buenos Aires, Lima, Bogotá, and Kingston

Press Statement Heather Nauert Department Spokesperson Washington, DC January 26, 2018 U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will travel to Austin, Texas, and then to Mexico City, Mexico; Bariloche and Buenos Aires, Argentina; Lima, Perú; Bogotá, Colombia; and Kingston, Jamaica on February 1-7. The Secretary will engage with regional partners to promote a safe, prosperous, …

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2016 International Religious Freedom Report

From the beginning, America has been a place that has cherished the freedom of worship. Sadly, many around the globe do not enjoy this freedom… [W]e pray for the strength and wisdom to achieve a better tomorrow – one where good people of all faiths, Christians and Muslims and Jewish and Hindu, can follow their …

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2016 Country Reports on Terrorism

Today the State Department released its annual report, Country Reports on Terrorism 2016, which provides the Department of State’s annual Congressionally-mandated assessment of trends and events in international terrorism that transpired from January 1 to December 31, 2016. The report provides policy-related assessments, country-by-country breakdowns of foreign government counterterrorism cooperation; and contains information on state sponsors …

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2017 Trafficking in Persons Report

The Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Report is the U.S. Government’s principal diplomatic tool to engage foreign governments on human trafficking. It is also the world’s most comprehensive resource of governmental anti-human trafficking efforts and reflects the U.S. Government’s commitment to global leadership on this key human rights and law enforcement issue. It represents an updated, …

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Learn about Secretary of State Rex Tillerson

From ShareAmerica . Rex Tillerson, a globe-trotting oil executive and engineer, is the new U.S. secretary of state and chief foreign affairs adviser to President Trump. He was confirmed February 1 as the 69th secretary of state, a position first held by Thomas Jefferson and most recently by John Kerry. Five predecessors won the Nobel Peace Prize. Rex …

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Our Ocean Conference

Secretary of State John Kerry hosted the 2016 Our Ocean conference in Washington, D.C. on September 15 to 16. The conference focused on the key ocean issues of our time – marine protected areas, sustainable fisheries, marine pollution, and climate-related impacts on the ocean. To see the Our Ocean Conference 2016 official website, click  here. 

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President Obama and Secretary of State Kerry Mark the Fifteenth Anniversary of September 11th

Repost from DipNote. Today President Barack Obama and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry marked fifteen years since the terrorist attacks on the Twin Towers, the Pentagon, and United Airlines Flight 93. Speaking on behalf of the State Department, Secretary Kerry said, “the men and women of the U.S. Department of State join with our fellow citizens and …

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Statement on President Obama’s Trip to China and Laos

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE President Obama will travel to China and Laos September 2-9, 2016.  This trip will highlight the President’s ongoing commitment to the G-20 as the premier forum for international economic cooperation as well as the U.S. Rebalance to Asia and the Pacific. In China, the …

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Statement by Secretary Kerry on Jamaica’s Independence Day

Press Statement John Kerry U.S. Secretary of State On behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States, I congratulate the people of Jamaica as you celebrate the 54th anniversary of your nation’s independence. The United States considers Jamaica a close friend and strong partner. Your vibrant democratic institutions, independent judiciary, and robust …

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