Press Releases: February 2014

02/28/14 Assistant Secretary Biswal Travel to India; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/28/14 Bulgaria's National Day;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
02/28/14 Fourth Round of the U.S.-Colombia High-Level Partnership Dialogue; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/28/14 Joint Statement Following the U.S.-Georgia Strategic Partnership Commission Plenary Session; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/28/14 Notice of Meeting: U.S. Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/28/14 Readout of Secretary Kerry's Call with Ugandan President Museveni; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/28/14 Remarks With Colombian Foreign Minister Maria Holguin After Their Meeting;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Treaty Room; Washington, DC
02/28/14 Remarks With Colombian Foreign Minister Maria Holguin at the Fourth Annual U.S.-Colombia High-Level Partnership Dialogue;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Benjamin Franklin Room; Washington, DC
02/28/14 Secretary Kerry Delivers Remarks at the American Israel Public Affairs Committee Conference; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/28/14 Secretary of State Kerry and First Lady Michelle Obama to Honor International Women of Courage; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/28/14 Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism Forman To Visit the United Kingdom and the Netherlands; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/28/14 Under Secretary for Political Affairs Wendy Sherman Travels to Vietnam, Malaysia, and Burma; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/28/14 Violence in Thailand;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
02/27/14 2013 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/27/14 Acting Under Secretary Rose Gottemoeller Travels to Pacific Command, the Marshall Islands and California; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/27/14 Ambassador Locke's Departure from China;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
02/27/14 Briefing on the Country Reports on Human Rights; Acting Assistant Secretary Uzra Zeya, Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor; Washington, DC
02/27/14 Department of State To Host Facebook Q&A on Human Rights; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/27/14 Dominican Republic's Independence Day;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
02/27/14 Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board Examines Impact of the Fulbright Program, Names Collaborative Group Research Program; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/27/14 Remarks With German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier After Their Working Lunch;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Benjamin Franklin Room; Washington, DC
02/27/14 Remarks on the Release of the Annual Country Reports on Human Rights;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Press Briefing Room; Washington, DC
02/27/14 Secretary Kerry to Host Fourth Round of the U.S.-Colombia High-Level Partnership Dialogue;  Department Spokesperson Jen Psaki; Washington, DC
02/27/14 Secretary Kerry to Open Fourth Round of the U.S.-Colombia High-Level Partnership Dialogue; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/27/14 Sports Diplomacy Envoys Ken Griffey, Jr. and Natasha Watley Travel to Mexico City; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/27/14 U.S.-Mexico Bilateral Working Group Meets on Workforce Development and Higher Education Issues; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/26/14 Completion of Compliance Follow-up Review for the Selection of Third-Party Contractor To Assist in Environmental Impact Statement Preparation for the Proposed Keystone XL Pipeline;  Department Spokesperson Jen Psaki, Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/26/14 Counselor's Travel to West Africa, February 26 - March 5, 2014; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/26/14 Notice of Meetings: Advisory Committee on Historical Diplomatic Documentation; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/26/14 OPIC, State, and USTDA Launch Asia-Pacific Clean Energy Program; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/26/14 Regime Actions Against Delegates to the Geneva Talks;  Department Spokesperson Jen Psaki, Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/26/14 Remarks With Founder of the Eastern Congo Initiative Ben Affleck;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
02/26/14 Secretary Kerry Travels to Paris and Rome;  Department Spokesperson Jen Psaki; Washington, DC
02/26/14 The Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations Announces the Construction Award for a New U.S. Embassy in N'djamena, Chad; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/26/14 Top Five Travel Tips for Spring Break 2014; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/26/14 UNSCR Resolution 2140 on Yemen; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/25/14 Concern over Bolotnaya Verdicts and Detentions;  Department Spokesperson Jen Psaki; Washington, DC
02/25/14 Discussion on Ending and Preventing Sexual Violence in Conflict Situations;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Benjamin Franklin Room; Washington, DC
02/25/14 Kuwait National Day and Day of Liberation;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
02/25/14 Remarks at the Economist World Ocean Summit;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Via Video Teleconference
02/25/14 Secretary Kerry To Release Annual Human Rights Reports; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/25/14 Secretary Kerry to Deliver Remarks at The Economist's World Ocean Summit 2014;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
02/25/14 State Department Contributes an Initial $124.5 Million to the International Committee of the Red Cross; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/25/14 State Department Contributes an Initial $226 Million to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees for 2014; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/25/14 The Secretary's Meeting with Georgian Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili and the Plenary Session of the U.S.-Georgia Strategic Partnership Commission; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/24/14 Department of State to Host Google+ Hangout on "Spring Break Travel Safety for Women"; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/24/14 Deputy Secretary of State William Burns Travels to Turkey and Ukraine; Washington, DC
02/24/14 Dr. Tomicah Tillemann, Senior Advisor to the Secretary for Civil Society and Emerging Democracies, Travels to Israel and the West Bank; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/24/14 Enactment of Ugandan Anti-Homosexuality Bill;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
02/24/14 New Partnership Agreement with the National Association of Attorneys General; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/24/14 Secretary Kerry Hosts a Discussion on U.S., UN, and U.K. Efforts To Prevent and Respond to Sexual Violence in Conflict; Washington, DC
02/24/14 The State Department's Global Equality Fund Named 2014 Nonprofit Partner for Out Leadership; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/24/14 U.S. Department of State and mtvU Announce Expert Panel for Fulbright-mtvU Fellowship; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/23/14 Recent Attacks by Boko Haram;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
02/22/14 Remarks on Iran;  Under Secretary for Political Affairs Wendy R. Sherman; Jerusalem
02/22/14 Roundtable With Journalists;  Under Secretary for Political Affairs Wendy R. Sherman; Jerusalem
02/22/14 UN Security Council Resolution on Syria;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
02/21/14 Co-Chairs' Fact Sheet: Creating a Global Fund for Community Engagement and Resilience; Bureau of Public Affairs, Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/21/14 Concern over the Bolotnaya Verdicts;  Deputy Department Spokesperson Marie Harf, Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/21/14 Final Steering Group Meeting for the Global Community Engagement and Resilience Fund; Bureau of Public Affairs, Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/21/14 Guyana's Republic Day;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
02/21/14 Secretary Kerry Designates Under Secretary Sarah Sewall as Special Coordinator for Tibetan Issues; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/21/14 Situation in Ukraine; Via Teleconference
02/21/14 Situation in Venezuela;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
02/21/14 St. Lucia's Independence Day;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
02/21/14 Travel of Special Representative Davies to Moscow and Stockholm; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/21/14 U.S. Condemns Attack on Villa Somalia Compound;  Deputy Department Spokesperson Marie Harf, Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/21/14 Visits by Greek Cypriot Negotiator to Ankara and Turkish Cypriot Negotiator to Athens;  Deputy Department Spokesperson Marie Harf, Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/20/14 Background Briefing on P5+1 Talks; Vienna, Austria
02/20/14 Brunei Darussalam National Day;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
02/20/14 Launch of the Senior-Level U.S.-Japan Development Dialogue; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/20/14 On the Occasion of Estonia's National Day;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
02/20/14 Situation in Ukraine;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
02/20/14 Under Secretary for Political Affairs Wendy R. Sherman Travels to Jerusalem, Riyadh, Abu Dhabi and Dubai; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/19/14 Anti-LGBT Rhetoric in The Gambia;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
02/19/14 Background Briefing on the Situation in Ukraine; Via Teleconference
02/19/14 Remarks With French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius Before Their Meeting;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Quai d'Orsay; Paris, France
02/19/14 Remarks With Jordanian Foreign Minister Judeh Before Their Meeting;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Paris, France
02/18/14 Background Briefing on Secretary Kerry's Trip to Tunisia; En Route to Tunis, Tunisia
02/18/14 Estonia-Russia Border Treaty;  Department Spokesperson Jen Psaki; Washington, DC
02/18/14 Meeting With Staff and Families of Embassy Tunis;  Secretary of State John Kerry; U.S. Embassy; Tunis, Tunisia
02/18/14 Remarks at a Solo Press Availability;  Secretary of State John Kerry; U.S. Embassy Tunis; Tunis, Tunisia
02/18/14 U.S. Department of State Hosts Superheroes@State, Web Chat on Comics, Superheroes and Shared Values; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/18/14 Updated - Reports Regarding Expulsion of U.S. Officials in Venezuela;  Department Spokesperson Jen Psaki; Washington, DC
02/18/14 Updated - Secretary Kerry Travels to Seoul, Beijing, Jakarta, Abu Dhabi, Tunis, and Paris;  Spokesperson Jen Psaki; Washington, DC
02/18/14 Vietnamese Government's Decision To Uphold Le Quoc Quan Conviction;  Department Spokesperson Jen Psaki; Washington, DC
02/17/14 Background Briefing on P5+1 Talks with Iran; Office of the Spokesperson; Vienna, Austria
02/17/14 On the Occasion of the Republic of The Gambia's National Day;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
02/17/14 Release of the Final Report of the UN Commission of Inquiry into the Human Rights Situation in the D.P.R.K.;  Deputy Department Spokesperson Marie Harf, Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/17/14 Remarks With Indonesian Foreign Minister Raden Mohammad Marty Muliana Natalegawa;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Jakarta, Indonesia
02/17/14 Reports Regarding Expulsion of U.S. Officials in Venezuela;  Department Spokesperson Jen Psaki, Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/17/14 Republic of Korea Citizens Killed and Injured in Terror Attack in Egypt;  Department Spokesperson Jen Psaki, Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/17/14 U.S.-Indonesia Fourth Joint Commission Meeting; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/17/14 United States and Indonesia Sign Memorandum of Understanding on Conserving Wildlife and Combating Wildlife Trafficking; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/17/14 United States and Indonesia Sign South-South and Triangular Cooperation Memorandum of Understanding To Support Developing Countries; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/16/14 Assistant Secretary Thomas-Greenfield's Travel to Nigeria; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/16/14 Geneva Conference and Situation in Syria;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
02/16/14 Remarks At the Istiqlal Mosque;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Istiqlal Mosque; Jakarta, Indonesia
02/16/14 Remarks on Climate Change;  Secretary of State John Kerry; @america; Jakarta, Indonesia
02/15/14 Formation of New Government in Lebanon;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
02/15/14 Recent Violence in Venezuela;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
02/15/14 Remarks at Cummins-Foton Joint Venture Plant;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Cummins-Foton Joint Venture Plant; Beijing, China
02/15/14 U.S.-China Joint Statement on Climate Change; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/14/14 De-escalation of Tensions in Ukraine;  Deputy Department Spokesperson Marie Harf, Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/14/14 Kosovo's National Day;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
02/14/14 On the Occasion of Lithuania's National Day;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
02/14/14 Secretary Kerry Announces Department Will Establish a Special Representative for the Arctic Region;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
02/14/14 Serbia's National Day;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
02/14/14 Solo Press Availability in Beijing, China;  Secretary of State John Kerry; JW Marriott Hotel; Beijing, China
02/14/14 Three Year Anniversary of the House Arrests of Iranian Opposition Leaders;  Deputy Department Spokesperson Marie Harf, Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/14/14 U.S. Department of State Highlights Science and Engineering Diaspora Engagement; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/14/14 U.S. Department of State to Participate in Social Media Week New York; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/13/14 Acting Assistant Secretary Zeya's Travel to Jakarta, Indonesia; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/13/14 Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs Daniel Russel Travel; Washington, DC
02/13/14 Background Briefing on Secretary Kerry's Trip to Republic of Korea, China, and Indonesia; En Route Seoul, South Korea
02/13/14 London Conference on Illegal Wildlife Trade; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/13/14 Remarks With President Park Geun-hye of South Korea;  Secretary of State John Kerry; The Blue House; Seoul, South Korea
02/13/14 Remarks With Republic of Korea Foreign Minister Yun Byung-se;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Ministry of Foreign Affairs; Seoul, South Korea
02/12/14 DOS and WEC Launch Pathways to Prosperity Innovation Challenge in the Western Hemisphere; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/12/14 U.S. Extends Condolences to Burundi Flood and Landslide Victims;  Deputy Department Spokesperson Marie Harf, Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/12/14 Under Secretary for Political Affairs Wendy R. Sherman Travels to Geneva, Switzerland and Vienna, Austria; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/11/14 Department of State to Host Google+ Hangout on New Public-Private Partnership Opportunity Delegation Initiative; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/11/14 Interview With Ilana Dayan of Israeli TV Channel 2;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Treaty Room; Washington, DC
02/11/14 LiveatState: U.S. Africa Policy;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
02/11/14 On the Retirement of Abraham Foxman;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
02/11/14 Remarks at a State Lunch for French President Francois Hollande;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Ben Franklin Room; Washington, DC
02/11/14 Taken Question: Balochistan; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/10/14 Detentions of Activists in Cuba;  Deputy Department Spokesperson Marie Harf, Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/10/14 U.S. Condemns Attack on the Convoy of Iraqi Parliament Speaker Nujaifi;  Deputy Department Spokesperson Marie Harf, Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/10/14 U.S. Department of State Announces St. Petersburg Sports Envoy Program; Washington, DC
02/09/14 Secretary Kerry Travels to Seoul, Beijing, Jakarta, and Abu Dhabi;  Department Spokesperson Jen Psaki; Washington, DC
02/09/14 Taken Question: Readout of Deputy Secretary Burns' Meeting with ROK Ambassador Ahn Ho-young; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/08/14 Statement on the Nomination of Joan E. Donoghue to the International Court of Justice;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
02/08/14 U.S. Concern About Violations of Cessation of Hostilities in South Sudan;  Department Spokesperson Jen Psaki; Washington, DC
02/07/14 Department of State Promotes U.S. Aerospace and Defense Technology at the Singapore Air Show; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/07/14 Grenada's Independence Day;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
02/07/14 Houston Passport Agency Reopens to the Public; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/07/14 Remarks With Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida After Their Meeting;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Benjamin Franklin Room; Washington, DC
02/07/14 The U.S. - Poland Information and Communication Technology Bilateral Meeting; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/07/14 U.S. Department of State Welcomes Mongolian Sitting Volleyball Visitors on Disability Sports and Women's Empowerment; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/07/14 United States Dedicates New U.S. Consulate General in Guayaquil, Ecuador; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/06/14 International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
02/06/14 Interview With Al Koken of Comcast SportsNet;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
02/06/14 Interview With Elliot Segal of DC101;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
02/06/14 Terrorist Designations of Lashkar I Jhangvi and Malik Ishaq; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/06/14 Togolese Efforts to Combat Wildlife Trafficking;  Department Spokesperson Jen Psaki; Washington, DC
02/06/14 Travel of Assistant Secretary William R. Brownfield; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/05/14 Assistant Secretary Jacobson to Host the Signing of the First Sister Center Partnership under the Small Business Network of the Americas; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/05/14 Interview With Jake Tapper of CNN's The Lead;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Department of State; Washington, DC
02/05/14 Remarks With Haitian President Martelly Before Their Meeting;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Treaty Room; Washington, DC
02/05/14 The State Department and NBA Announce 2014 Basketball Diplomacy Line Up; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/05/14 U.S. Condemns Sectarian Violence in the Central African Republic;  Department Spokesperson Jen Psaki, Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/05/14 U.S. Department of State and National Geographic Society Announce Expert Panel for Fulbright-National Geographic Digital Storytelling Fellowship; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/04/14 Ambassador Catherine Russell's Travel to India, Nepal, and Pakistan; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/04/14 Ambassador McFaul's Departure from Russia;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
02/04/14 Barrel Bombs in Aleppo;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
02/04/14 New Zealand Waitangi Day;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
02/04/14 Secretary Kerry to Participate in Olympic Send-off and Ceremonial Puck Drop; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/03/14 Acting Under Secretary Rose Gottemoeller Travels to Switzerland, Austria, and Russia; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/03/14 Gulf of Aden Counterterrorism Forum, February 3-5, 2014, Djibouti, Djibouti; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/03/14 Special Advisor for Children's Issues Travels to Haiti; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/03/14 TechWomen Delegation in Rwanda To Expand Network of African Women in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Fields; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/03/14 U.S. Department of State Releases Limits in the Seas Series; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/03/14 U.S. Department of State To Host Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony for New Passport Agency in San Juan, Puerto Rico; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC