Press Releases: April 2013

04/30/13 2013 Community Of Democracies Ministerial, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia April 27-29, 2013; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
04/30/13 Ambassador at Large for International Religious Freedom Visits China; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
04/30/13 Assistant Secretary of State for Population, Refugees, and Migration Anne C. Richard Speaks at Tri-Agency Conference; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
04/30/13 J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board Convenes in Chicago, Illinois; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
04/30/13 Remarks With Spanish Foreign Minister Jose Manuel Garcia-Margallo After Their Meeting;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Treaty Room; Washington, DC
04/30/13 Renewal of the Charter for the Advisory Committee on the Secretary of State's Strategic Dialogue with Civil Society; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
04/30/13 State Department Announces Resolution of Raytheon Company Arms Export Control Enforcement Case; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
04/30/13 U.S. Department of State Launches Central America Journalism Security Hub; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
04/30/13 U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator Ambassador Eric Goosby To Visit India; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
04/30/13 U.S.-Japan Joint High-Level Committee Meeting on Science and Technology Cooperation; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
04/29/13 Armenian Training in Partnership with Wisconsin Department of Corrections; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
04/29/13 Contact Group on Piracy Off the Coast of Somalia Meets in New York; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
04/29/13 Foreign Affairs Day; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
04/29/13 International Jazz Day 2013; Washington, DC
04/29/13 The First SICA - North America Security Dialogue; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
04/29/13 U.S. Department of State Hosts Unreasonable@State: A Social Impact and Global Entrepreneurship Event; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
04/26/13 Acting Assistant Secretary for the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor To Travel to the Ministerial Meeting of the Community of Democracies; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
04/26/13 Acting Under Secretary Rose Gottemoeller and Polish Deputy Foreign Minister begin Final Preparations for 10th Anniversary of the Proliferation Security Initiative; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
04/26/13 On the Occasion of the Republic of Sierra Leone's National Day;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
04/26/13 On the Occasion of the Republic of Togo's National Day;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
04/26/13 Readout of Under Secretary Sherman's Meeting with Ahmed Silanyo, President of Somaliland; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
04/26/13 South Africa's Freedom Day;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
04/25/13 Assistant Secretary of State Esther Brimmer Travel to Geneva; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
04/25/13 Remarks With Nigerian Foreign Minister Olugbenga Ayodeji Ashiru Before Their Meeting;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Treaty Room; Washington, DC
04/25/13 Under Secretary Sonenshine Travel to Ethiopia; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
04/24/13 Assistant Secretary of State for Population, Refugees, and Migration Anne C. Richard Travels to Switzerland; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
04/24/13 Remarks After a Trilateral Meeting With Afghan President Hamid Karzai and Pakistani General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Truman Hall; Tervuren, Belgium
04/24/13 Remarks With Afghan President Hamid Karzai, Pakistani General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani, and Pakistani Foreign Secretary Jalil Jilani Before Their Meeting;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Truman Hall; Tervuren, Belgium
04/24/13 Remarks With Belgian Foreign Minister Didier Reynders After Their Meeting;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Egmont Palace; Brussels, Belgium
04/24/13 U.S.-Chile Joint Commission Meeting on Science and Technology Cooperation; Washington, DC
04/24/13 United States-Republic of Korea Agreement for Peaceful Nuclear Cooperation Extension; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
04/23/13 Ambassador at Large Stephen J. Rapp Travels to Guatemala; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
04/23/13 Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) Day;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
04/23/13 Press Availability After NATO Ministerial;  Secretary of State John Kerry; NATO Headquarters; Brussels, Belgium
04/23/13 U.S. and Lithuania Sign Agreement for Cooperation on Countering Nuclear Smuggling; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
04/22/13 Background Briefing on the NATO Ministerial; The Hotel; Brussels, Belgium
04/22/13 Earth Day;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
04/22/13 Honoring the 150th Anniversary of the Lieber Code; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
04/22/13 International Exchanges: Empowering Environmental Leaders; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
04/22/13 Meeting With Staff and Families of Tri-Mission Brussels;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Ambassador Gutman's Residence; Brussels, Belgium
04/22/13 Office of the Historian, Bureau of Public Affairs, Release of Foreign Relations of the United States, 1977-1980, Volume XIII, China; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
04/22/13 Senior Advisor for Civil Society and Emerging Democracies Tillemann Travels to Silicon Valley, Mongolia, and Burma; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
04/22/13 Wildlife and Conservation Experts From Africa To Explore Anti-Poaching & Anti-Trafficking Efforts in the U.S.; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
04/21/13 Background Briefing on Syria; Office of the Spokesperson; The Conrad Hotel; Istanbul, Turkey
04/21/13 Press Availability in Istanbul, Turkey;  Secretary of State John Kerry; The Conrad Hotel; Istanbul, Turkey
04/21/13 Remarks Following a Meeting With His All Holiness, Bartholomew, Archbishop of Constantinople, New Rome, Ecumenical Patriarch;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Ecumenical Patriarchate; Istanbul, Turkey
04/21/13 Remarks With Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu and Syrian Opposition Coalition President Moaz al-Khatib;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Adile Sultan Palace; Istanbul, Turkey
04/20/13 Acting Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan Ambassador Pearce Travel to Pakistan, Afghanistan, Belgium, Kazakhstan; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
04/20/13 Earthquake in Sichuan Province;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
04/20/13 On the Re-election of President Giorgio Napolitano of Italy;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
04/20/13 Secretary Kerry Announces Doubling of U.S. Non-lethal Assistance to the Syrian Opposition and New Humanitarian Aid for the Syrian Crisis; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
04/19/13 2012 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
04/19/13 Agreement Between Kosovo and Serbia in the EU-facilitated Dialogue;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
04/19/13 Assistant Secretary Blake To Travel to Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
04/19/13 Assistant Secretary Countryman Travels to Slovakia, Switzerland, and Croatia; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
04/19/13 Background Briefing en Route to Istanbul, Turkey; Office of the Spokesperson; en Route to Istanbul, Turkey
04/19/13 CANCELLED: Assistant Secretary Brownfield and New York Police Commissioner Kelly Travel to Haiti; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
04/19/13 Fourth P5 Conference: On the Way to the 2015 NPT Review Conference; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
04/19/13 On the Release of the Human Rights Report;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Press Briefing Room; Washington, DC
04/19/13 Remarks With Mexican Foreign Secretary Jose Antonio Meade After Their Meeting;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Treaty Room; Washington, DC
04/19/13 Remarks on the Release of the Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for 2012; Acting Assistant Secretary Uzra Zeya, Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor; Washington, DC
04/19/13 Special Adviser for Global Youth Issues Zeenat Rahman to Travel to India; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
04/19/13 Special Advisor for Children's Issues Travels to the Philippines and Hong Kong; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
04/19/13 Under Secretary Kennedy Kicks Off Annual 6K Walk for Water; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
04/19/13 United States and Colombia Sign Environmental Cooperation Agreement; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
04/18/13 Assistant Secretary of State for Population, Refugees, and Migration Anne C. Richard Travels to Detroit; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
04/18/13 Condolence Statement for Boston Marathon Bombing Victims;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
04/18/13 Eighth Annual Fortune/U.S. State Department Global Women's Mentoring Partnership Kicks Off April 24 with Conversation with U.S. Senator Barbara Mikulski; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
04/18/13 FY 2014 Budget Request for Foreign Operations;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Opening Remarks Before the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Foreign Operations; Washington, DC
04/18/13 FY 2014 International Affairs Budget;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Opening Remarks Before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee; Washington, DC
04/18/13 On the Occasion of the Republic of Zimbabwe's National Day;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
04/18/13 Secretary of State John Kerry's Travel to Europe;  Spokesperson Jen Psaki, Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
04/17/13 30th Anniversary of the Embassy Beirut Bombing;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
04/17/13 FY 2014 Foreign Affairs Budget;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Opening Remarks Before the House Foreign Affairs Committee; Washington, DC
04/17/13 FY 2014 Foreign Affairs Budget;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Opening Remarks Before the House Appropriations Subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs; Washington, DC
04/17/13 Secretary Kerry To Release Annual Human Rights Reports; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
04/17/13 Under Secretary Robert D. Hormats to Attend the World Bank and International Monetary Fund Spring Meetings; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
04/17/13 United States and Colombia Sign Environmental Cooperation Agreement; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
04/16/13 Acting Under Secretary Rose Gottemoeller Travels to Switzerland and Romania; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
04/16/13 Earthquake Near Iran-Pakistan Border;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
04/16/13 Export Control Reform: First Final Rules Mark Major Milestone; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
04/16/13 South Sudan Economic Partners Forum Communique; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
04/16/13 Special Representative for Global Food Security Jonathan Shrier (Acting) participates in Hunger, Nutrition and Climate Justice Conference in Dublin; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
04/15/13 Assistant Secretary Jose Fernandez Travels to Costa Rica; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
04/15/13 Meeting With Staff and Families of Embassy Tokyo;  Secretary of State John Kerry; U.S. Embassy Tokyo; Tokyo, Japan
04/15/13 Remarks on a 21st Century Pacific Partnership;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Tokyo Institute of Technology; Tokyo, Japan
04/15/13 Secretary Kerry To Participate in a Google+ Hangout on U.S. Investment in Foreign Policy; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
04/15/13 Travel of Assistant Secretary Esther Brimmer to Mexico; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
04/15/13 United States To Host South Sudan Economic Partners Forum; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
04/14/13 Joint Press Availability With Japanese Foreign Minister Kishida After Their Meeting;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Iikura Guest House; Tokyo, Japan
04/14/13 Meeting With Tomodachi Youth;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Chief of Mission Residence; Tokyo, Japan
04/14/13 Remarks With Japanese Foreign Minister Kishida Before Their Meeting;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Iikura Guest House; Tokyo, Japan
04/14/13 U.S.-Japan Fact Sheet on Climate Change Cooperation; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
04/13/13 Deputy Secretary of State William J. Burns' Travel to Japan, China, Kazakhstan, Republic of Korea, and Mongolia; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
04/13/13 Joint Statement Adopted at the United States-Republic of Korea Foreign Ministers' Meeting; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
04/13/13 Joint U.S.-China Statement on Climate Change; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
04/13/13 Meeting With Staff and Families of Embassy Beijing;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Beijing, China
04/13/13 Remarks With Chinese President Xi Jinping at the Top of Their Meeting;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Great Hall of the People; Beijing, China
04/13/13 Remarks With Chinese State Councilor Yang Jiechi at the Top of Their Meeting;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Diaoyutai State Guesthouse; Beijing, China
04/13/13 Remarks at Energy Cooperation Event;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Diaoyutai Hotel; Beijing, China
04/13/13 Remarks to Staff and Families of Embassy Seoul;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Grand Hyatt Hotel; Seoul, South Korea
04/13/13 Solo Press Availability in Beijing, China;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Diaoyutai Hotel; Beijing, China
04/13/13 U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue to be Held Week of July 8-12, 2013, in Washington, DC (updated); Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
04/12/13 Arrest of 14-year-old American Citizen in the West Bank; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
04/12/13 Background Brieing on the Administration's Implementation of the Sergei Magnitsky Rule of Law Accountability Act of 2012; Via Teleconference; Washington, DC
04/12/13 Delisting Companies Sanctioned under the Iran Sanctions Act; Acting Deputy Spokesperson Patrick Ventrell, Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
04/12/13 Issuance of Presidential Permit for New International Trade Crossing; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
04/12/13 Lao New Year;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
04/12/13 Professional Fellows Program Helping to Create Collaborative Solutions; Washington, DC
04/12/13 Readout of Acting Assistant Secretary for Near Eastern Affairs Beth Jones' Meeting with Iraqi Kurdistan Region Delegation; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
04/12/13 Release of Magnitsky List; Acting Deputy Spokesperson Patrick Ventrell, Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
04/12/13 Remarks With Republic of Korea Foreign Minister Yun Byung-se After Their Meeting;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Foreign Ministry; Seoul, South Korea
04/12/13 Remarks at American Chamber of Commerce Event;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Seoul, South Korea
04/12/13 Songkran Festival - Thai New Year;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
04/12/13 Thingyan Celebrations;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
04/11/13 Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs Robert O. Blake Jr. Travel to Boston; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
04/11/13 Background Briefing En Route Seoul, Korea; Seoul, South Korea
04/11/13 Bengali New Year - Pahela Boishakh;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
04/11/13 Five U.S. Assistant Secretaries Meet with Visiting Mexican Economic Delegation; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
04/11/13 G8 Foreign Ministers' Meeting Statement; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
04/11/13 Khmer New Year;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
04/11/13 Nepali New Year (Bikram Sambat);  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
04/11/13 President Hadi's Decrees on the Reorganization of Yemen's Military Structure; Acting Deputy Spokesperson Patrick Ventrell, Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
04/11/13 Remarks With Canadian Foreign Minister John Russell Baird;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Lancaster House; London, United Kingdom
04/11/13 Sinhala and Tamil New Year;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
04/11/13 Successful Conclusion of U.S.-China Law of the Sea/Polar Issues Dialogue; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
04/11/13 The Secretary of State's Special Representative for Global Intergovernmental Affairs Reta Jo Lewis Travel to China; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
04/11/13 U.S.-Vietnam Human Rights Dialogue; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
04/11/13 United States Announces $10 Million in Support for G-8 Preventing Sexual Violence Initiative; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
04/10/13 Background Briefing on the President's FY2014 Budget Proposal; Washington, DC
04/10/13 Commemorating a Decade of U.S.-Iraqi Collaboration in Renewing the Iraq Museum; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
04/10/13 Department of State Partners with International Development Law Organization to Advance Justice Sector Reform; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
04/10/13 Highlights of the Department of State and U.S. Agency for International Development Budget; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
04/09/13 Remarks With Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Before Their Meeting;  Secretary of State John Kerry; David Citadel Hotel; Jerusalem
04/09/13 Solo Press Availability in Tel Aviv, Israel;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Ben Gurion International Airport; Tel Aviv, Israel
04/09/13 U.S.-Bangladesh Dialogue on Security Issues; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
04/08/13 Architectural Engineers in Interagency Exchange Work to Preserve Afghan Cultural Heritage; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
04/08/13 Death of Margaret Thatcher;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
04/08/13 Meeting with Staff and Families of Consulate General Jerusalem;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Consulate General; Jerusalem
04/08/13 Remarks With Israeli President Shimon Peres Before Their Meeting;  Secretary of State John Kerry; President's Residence; Jerusalem
04/08/13 Under Secretary Tara Sonenshine to Travel to Russia, Ukraine, and Georgia; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
04/07/13 Commemoration of 19th Anniversary of the 1994 Genocide in Rwanda;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
04/07/13 Meeting With Staff and Families of Consulate General Istanbul;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Consulate General Istanbul; Istanbul, Turkey
04/07/13 Remarks With Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Ciragan Palace; Istanbul, Turkey
04/07/13 Under Secretary Wendy Sherman To Travel to London for G8 Meetings; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
04/06/13 Deadly Attack in Zabul Province, Afghanistan;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
04/06/13 Statement Commemorating International Roma Day, April 8, 2013;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
04/05/13 Assistant Secretary Hammer To Travel to Tajikistan and Uzbekistan; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
04/05/13 Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations Announces Open Registration for April 19, 2013 Industry Advisory Group meeting; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
04/05/13 Reports of Saudi Paralysis Sentence (Taken Question); Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
04/05/13 United States To Host South Sudan Economic Partners Forum April 16; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
04/04/13 Department of State and USAID Host "A Healthy Start for Children: Scaling Up Nutrition in Guatemala"; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
04/04/13 Secretary of State John Kerry's Travel to Istanbul, Jerusalem, Ramallah, London, Tokyo, Seoul, and Beijing; Department Spokesperson Victoria Nuland, Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
04/04/13 Special Envoy Hussain's Visit to Manama; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
04/03/13 Ambassador at Large Stephen J. Rapp To Participate in Discussion on the Ability of Hague Tribunals to Protect Human Rights; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
04/03/13 Announcement of Additional Individuals Designated Under the War Crimes Rewards Program; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
04/03/13 Background Briefing on Upcoming P5+1 Talks in Almaty, Kazakhstan; Via Teleconference
04/03/13 Expansion of the War Crimes Rewards Program;  Ambassador-at-Large for War Crimes Issues Stephen J. Rapp; Washington, DC
04/03/13 On the Occasion of the Republic of Senegal's National Day;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
04/03/13 Remarks With Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong Before Their Meeting;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Blair House; Washington, DC
04/03/13 Secretary Kerry on Bringing War Criminals to Justice Through Expansion of the War Crimes Rewards Program; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
04/03/13 U.S.-Russia Bilateral Presidential Commission (BPC) to Hold Fourth Working Group Meeting on Science and Technology Cooperation; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
04/03/13 War Crimes Rewards Program (WCRP) Expansion; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
04/02/13 Assistant Secretary Dr. Kerri-Ann Jones Travels to Turkey; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
04/02/13 Haitian National Police To Train at Miami-Dade Police Department; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
04/02/13 Historic Arms Trade Treaty;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
04/02/13 Remarks With Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Korea Yun Byung-se After Their Meeting;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Ben Franklin Room; Washington, DC
04/02/13 Remarks With Philippine Foreign Secretary Albert Del Rosario Before Their Meeting;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Treaty Room; Washington, DC
04/02/13 Under Secretary Robert D. Hormats Travel to Canada, China, and Japan; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
04/01/13 Death of Adopted Child; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
04/01/13 Under Secretary Sonenshine to Deliver Remarks at the Brookings Institution; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC