Press Releases: May 2014

05/31/14 Assistant Secretary for Economic and Business Affairs Charles Rivkin Travels to Spain, Portugal, and France; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/31/14 Malawi's New President and Vice President;  Department Spokesperson Jen Psaki; Washington, DC
05/31/14 Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
05/30/14 Assistant Secretary Biswal Travel to Tajikistan, China, and India; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/30/14 Reports of Termination of Chinese Blogger; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/30/14 Samoa's Independence Day;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
05/30/14 Secretary Kerry Travels to Warsaw, Paris, and Normandy;  Department Spokesperson Jen Psaki; Washington, DC
05/30/14 Statement on the Occasion of Italy's Republic Day;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
05/30/14 Taken Question: Detention of A Nikkei Employee by Chinese Authorities; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/30/14 Visit of ROK Special Representative for Korean Peninsula Peace and Security Affairs Hwang Joon-kook; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/29/14 Commemoration of International Day of UN Peacekeepers;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
05/29/14 Deputy Secretary Higginbottom To Lead U.S. Delegation to the Organization of American States General Assembly in Paraguay; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/29/14 Honduras Bilateral Human Rights Working Group Meets in Tegucigalpa; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/29/14 Interview With Gwen Ifill of PBS NewsHour;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
05/29/14 Office of the Historian, Bureau of Public Affairs Release of Papers Relating to the Foreign Relations of the United States, 1914, World War I, Supplement; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/29/14 Remarks With Estonian Foreign Minister Urmas Paet Before Their Meeting;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Treaty Room; Washington, DC
05/29/14 Reward for Information on Kamchybek Kolbayev's Criminal Network; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/29/14 Video Statement for the 2014 Carbon Expo;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
05/28/14 Interview With Charlie Rose and Norah O'Donnell of CBS This Morning;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
05/28/14 Interview With Chris Cuomo of CNN New Day;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
05/28/14 Interview With Chuck Todd of MSNBC's The Daily Rundown;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
05/28/14 Interview With George Stephanopoulos of ABC's Good Morning America;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
05/28/14 Interview With Savannah Guthrie of NBC's Today Show;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
05/28/14 Meeting of the Advisory Committee on International Law June 20, 2014; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/28/14 Publication of U.S. Department of Agriculture Data on ForeignAssistance.gov; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/28/14 Taken Question: Response to the Coup in Thailand; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/28/14 United States Breaks Ground on New U.S. Embassy in The Hague, Netherlands; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/27/14 Eritrean National Day;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
05/27/14 Ethiopia's National Day;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
05/27/14 May 24 Al-Shabaab Attack in Djibouti;  Department Spokesperson Jen Psaki; Washington, DC
05/27/14 Nine Universities Win 100,000 Strong in the Americas Grants to Expand Study Abroad; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/27/14 On the Occasion of Azerbaijan's Republic Day;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
05/27/14 Removal of Restrictions on Assistance to Madagascar;  Department Spokesperson Jen Psaki; Washington, DC
05/27/14 The Way Forward in Afghanistan;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
05/26/14 2014 Presidential Elections in Ukraine;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
05/26/14 Detained U.S. Citizen Amir Hekmati;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
05/26/14 Statement Concerning the Continued Importance of Due Diligence for Conflict Minerals Identified in Section 1502 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/26/14 Tripartite Elections in Malawi;  Deputy Department Spokesperson Marie Harf, Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/25/14 Civilian Landmine Team Deploys to Serbia and Bosnia & Herzegovina; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/24/14 Cancellation of U.S.-Thailand Engagements;  Deputy Department Spokesperson Marie Harf, Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/24/14 Facilitating Travel and Tourism to the United States; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/24/14 Georgia's National Day;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
05/24/14 Terror Attack on Somali Parliament;  Deputy Department Spokesperson Marie Harf, Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/23/14 Joint Statement on Libya; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/23/14 Joint Statement on the Occasion of the 2014 Annual U.S.-Poland Democracy Dialogue; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/23/14 Release of Foreign Relations, 1969-1976, Volume XXI, Chile, 1969-1973; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/22/14 Coup in Thailand;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
05/22/14 On the Occasion of Bermuda Day;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
05/22/14 Presidential Elections in Guinea-Bissau;  Department Spokesperson Jen Psaki; Washington, DC
05/22/14 Remarks at the 90th Anniversary of the United States Foreign Service;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Benjamin Franklin Room; Washington, DC
05/22/14 U.S. Department of State To Host Google+ Hangout May 23 on Ukrainian Elections; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/22/14 Vietnam Supports the Proliferation Security Initiative; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/21/14 Background Briefing on Secretary Kerry's Trip to Mexico City; En Route To Mexico City, Mexico
05/21/14 Fulbright Students From 42 Countries Convene in Seattle To Explore Solutions to Challenges Facing Global Energy and the Environment; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/21/14 Meeting With Embassy Mexico City Staff;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Mexico City, Mexico
05/21/14 Remarks With Mexican Foreign Secretary Jose Antonio Meade;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Secretariat of Foreign Affairs; Mexico City, Mexico
05/21/14 Remarks at CleanTech Challenge;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Tamayo Museum; Mexico City, Mexico
05/21/14 Secretary of State John Kerry To Deliver Remarks at the 90th Anniversary of the United States Foreign Service; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/21/14 Terrorist Attacks in Nigeria;  Department Spokesperson Jen Psaki; Washington, DC
05/21/14 The Benefits of Studying Abroad: Department of State Google+ Hangouts; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/20/14 Additional Sanctions Under the Sergei Magnitsky Rule of Law Accountability Act;  Department Spokesperson Jen Psaki; Washington, DC
05/20/14 Indian Elections and Formation of New Government;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
05/20/14 U.S. Pledges Additional Humanitarian Assistance to South Sudan; Washington, DC
05/20/14 Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Wendy R. Sherman To Travel to Canada; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/19/14 Cameroon National Day;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
05/19/14 Flooding in the Balkans;  Department Spokesperson Jen Psaki; Washington, DC
05/19/14 On the Occasion of Timor-Leste's Restoration of Independence Day;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
05/19/14 Remarks at Boston College's 138th Commencement Ceremony;  John Kerry; Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts
05/18/14 Plane Crash Carrying Lao Government Officials;  Department Spokesperson Jen Psaki; Washington, DC
05/18/14 Remarks at Yale College Class Day;  Secretary of State John Kerry; New Haven, CT
05/18/14 The United States Welcomes Progress in Efforts To Achieve Peace in Colombia;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
05/18/14 Violence in Northern Mali;  Department Spokesperson Jen Psaki; Washington, DC
05/17/14 Briefing From Paris, France;  Under Secretary for Political Affairs Wendy R. Sherman; Paris, France
05/16/14 70th Anniversary of Crimean Tatar Deportation;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
05/16/14 Background Briefing on P5+1 Talks; Via Teleconference; Washington, DC
05/16/14 Commemorating International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
05/16/14 Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Human Rights Issues; Office of the Spokesman; Washington, DC
05/16/14 United States Funds New Capacity-Building Training Program in Tajikistan To Promote International Conventional Weapons Destruction Efforts; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/15/14 Background Briefing on Ukraine; London, United Kingdom
05/15/14 Friends of Syria Core Group (London 11) Communique; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/15/14 Joint Statement on the Occasion of the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/15/14 On the Occasion of Norway's National Day;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
05/15/14 Paraguay's Independence Day;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
05/15/14 Press Availability in London; Foreign Commonwealth Office; London, United Kingdom
05/15/14 Remarks With Jordanian Foreign Minister Nasser Judeh Before Their Meeting;  Secretary of State John Kerry; London, United Kingdom
05/15/14 Secretary Kerry to Speak at Yale College Class Day; Washington, DC
05/15/14 Secretary of State John Kerry To Deliver Commencement Address at Boston College; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/15/14 U.S. Deeply Disturbed by Court Ruling in Sudan Apostasy Case;  Deputy Department Spokesperson Marie Harf, Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/14/14 Background Briefing on the Situation in West Africa; Via Teleconference
05/14/14 Boko Haram and U.S. Counterterrorism Assistance to Nigeria; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/14/14 Terrorist Designations of Groups Operating in Syria; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/14/14 United States Extends Condolences to Victims of Turkey Mining Tragedy;  Deputy Department Spokesperson Marie Harf, Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/13/14 Background Briefing on P5+1 Talks; Office of the Spokesperson; Vienna, Austria
05/13/14 Background Briefing on Secretary Kerry's Trip to London; Via Teleconference
05/13/14 President Mujica Visit Highlights Growing Bilateral Relationship; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/13/14 Remarks With Cypriot Foreign Minister Ioannis Kasoulidis Before Their Meeting;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Treaty Room; Washington, DC
05/13/14 Remarks With French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius Before their Meeting;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Treaty Room; Washington, DC
05/13/14 Remarks With Italian Foreign Minister Federica Mogherini After Their Meeting;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Treaty Room; Washington, DC
05/13/14 Remarks With Uruguayan President Jose Mujica Before Their Meeting;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Treaty Room; Washington, DC
05/13/14 Secretary Kerry Meets with Afghan Women Journalists; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/13/14 The Transatlantic Friendship and Mobility Initiative: Promoting Increased U.S.-France Student and Scholar Exchange; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/13/14 Travel of Special Envoy To Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism to Kyiv, Dnepropetrovsk, Istanbul, Ankara, Jerusalem, and Tel Aviv; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/13/14 U.S. Department of State Announces NBA-WNBA Sports Envoy Program to South Korea Featuring Alex English and Nykesha Sales; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/13/14 U.S. Department of State Publishes Changes to Regulations That Control Exports of Satellites and Related Items; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/13/14 U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue to be in Early July, in Beijing China; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/12/14 Assistant Secretary of State for Population, Refugees, and Migration Anne C. Richard Leads U.S. Delegation to the Global Forum on Migration and Development; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/12/14 Joint Statement from the Second Meeting of the Japan-U.S. Comprehensive Dialogue on Space; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/12/14 Remarks With Singaporean Foreign Minister K. Shanmugam Before Their Meeting;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Treaty Room; Washington, DC
05/12/14 Secretary Kerry's Travel to London;  Department Spokesperson Jen Psaki; Washington, DC
05/12/14 Special Advisor for Children's Issues Travels to China and Japan; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/11/14 Assistant Secretary for European and Eurasian Affairs Victoria Nuland Travels to Belgium, Luxembourg, Estonia, Slovakia, and the United Kingdom; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/11/14 Under Secretary for Political Affairs Wendy R. Sherman Travels to Brussels, Belgium and Vienna, Austria; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/11/14 Under Secretary for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs Richard Stengel Travels to Kyiv, Ukraine; Riga, Latvia; and Brussels, Belgium; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/10/14 On the Illegal Referenda in Eastern Ukraine;  Department Spokesperson Jen Psaki; Washington, DC
05/09/14 Assistant Secretary for Economic and Business Affairs Charles Rivkin Travels to Qatar; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/09/14 Coordinator Macon Phillips Travel to the United Kingdom, Moldova, and Austria May 12-16; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/09/14 Extradition of Carlos Lobo;  Department Spokesperson Jen Psaki; Washington, DC
05/09/14 Fraud Warning and Fake Kimberley Process Certificates for Sierra Leone and Guinea; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/09/14 Statement by Deputy Secretary of State William J. Burns on Visiting Pakistan;  Deputy Secretary of State William J. Burns; Islamabad, Pakistan
05/09/14 U.S. Department of State To Offer Second Massive Online Course for English Language; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/09/14 U.S. Welcomes Agreement between President Kiir and Machar;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
05/09/14 U.S.-Vietnam Human Rights Dialogue; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/09/14 United States Concludes 2014 NPT PrepCom Meetings; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/09/14 United States, Canada, and Mexico Submit North American HFC Phase Down Amendment to the Montreal Protocol; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/08/14 On the Occasion of Europe Day;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
05/08/14 Readout of Secretary Kerry's Meeting With Syrian Opposition Coalition President Ahmed Jarba; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/08/14 Release of Foreign Relations, 1969-1976, Volume E-15, Part 2, Documents on Western Europe, 1973-1976; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/08/14 Remarks With Syrian Opposition Coalition President Ahmad al-Jarba Before Their Meeting;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Benjamin Franklin Room; Washington, DC
05/08/14 Vietnam Agreement for Peaceful Nuclear Cooperation; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/07/14 Remarks With Danish Foreign Minister Martin Lidegaard Before Their Meeting;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Treaty Room; Washington, DC
05/07/14 Remarks at the Council of the Americas' 44th Conference on the Americas;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Loy Henderson Hall; Washington, DC
05/07/14 Secretary Kerry To Host Twitter Chat With the Young African Leaders Initiative Network; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/07/14 Secretary Kerry Travel to Mexico City; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/07/14 South African General Elections;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
05/07/14 Vietnam/China: Chinese Oil Rig Operations Near the Paracel Islands;  Department Spokesperson Jen Psaki; Washington, DC
05/06/14 Background Briefing on South Sudan; Via Teleconference
05/06/14 International Exchange Connects Women Entrepreneurs in the Americas; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/06/14 J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board Explores "The Fulbright Effect" and the Future of Public Diplomacy and Global Education; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/06/14 Remarks With EU High Representative Lady Catherine Ashton After Their Meeting;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Treaty Room; Washington, DC
05/06/14 Secretary Kerry Meets With Anti-Poaching and Anti-Wildlife Trafficking International Visitor Leadership Program Participants; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/06/14 U.S.-Swiss Joint Working Group; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/06/14 United States Signs Protocol to Central Asian Nuclear-Weapon-Free Zone Treaty; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/05/14 Acting Director General Hans Klemm Congratulates State Department Employees Jonathan Gandomi and Thomas Browne Named as 2014 Service to America Medal Finalists; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/05/14 Background Briefing on Syria; Via Teleconference
05/05/14 Deputy Secretary Burns Travel to Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/05/14 Elections in Panama;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
05/05/14 Notice of Meeting: U.S. Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/05/14 Press Availability in Luanda, Angola;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Luanda, Angola
05/05/14 Remarks With Angolan Foreign Minister Georges Chikoti After Their Meeting;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Ministry of Finance; Luanda, Angola
05/05/14 Secretary Kerry To Deliver Remarks at the 44th Annual Washington Conference on the Americas; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/05/14 Traveling to the World Cup in Brazil: Department of State Google+ Hangout; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/05/14 U.S. Condemns New Military Offensives in South Sudan;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
05/05/14 United States and Jordan Sign Second Loan Guarantee Agreement; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/05/14 Visit of the Syrian Opposition Coalition to Washington, DC; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/04/14 Briefing on the D.R.C.;  Special Envoy for the Great Lakes and the Democratic Republic of the Congo Russell D. Feingold; Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo
05/04/14 Meeting With Embassy Luanda Staff and Families;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Luanda, Angola
05/04/14 Press Availability on the D.R.C. and the Great Lakes Region;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo
05/04/14 Remarks After Touring the Fistula Clinic at St. Joseph's Hospital;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo
05/04/14 Remarks While Touring a GE Facility in Luanda;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Luanda, Angola
05/03/14 Background Briefing Following the Secretary's Visit to Ethiopia; En Route, Congo (Kinshasa)
05/03/14 Commitment to Africa;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Gullele Botanic Park; Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
05/03/14 Meeting With Embassy Kinshasa Staff and Families;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Chief of Mission Residence; Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo
05/03/14 Remarks With Democratic Republic of the Congo Foreign Minister Tshibanda Before Their Meeting;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Ndjili International Airport; Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo
05/03/14 Remarks at Pharmacy Supported by Micro-Finance;  Secretary of State John Kerry; SINOCO Medical Supply Store; Kinshasa, Congo (Kinshasa)
05/03/14 United States Set To Participate in OECD Forum and Ministerial; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/02/14 Africa Is on the Rise, and We Need To Help Make Sure It Continues;  Secretary of State John Kerry; The Washington Post
05/02/14 Assistant Secretary of State Russel's Travel to Hong Kong and Hanoi May 5-8; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/02/14 Continued Detention of Alan Gross;  Deputy Department Spokesperson Marie Harf, Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/02/14 Highlights of State Department and USAID Efforts to Support Press and Media Freedom; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/02/14 Japan's Children's Day;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
05/02/14 Meeting With Staff of Embassy Juba;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Embassy Juba; Juba, South Sudan
05/02/14 Press Availability in South Sudan;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Embassy Juba; Juba, South Sudan
05/02/14 The Republic of Korea Children's Day;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
05/02/14 Tragic Loss of Life in Odesa;  Deputy Department Spokesperson Marie Harf, Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/02/14 U.S. Department of State Unveils 100,000 Strong in the Americas Website; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/02/14 Under Secretary of State for Civilian Security, Democracy, and Human Rights Sarah Sewall To Travel to Indonesia, Burma, and Nigeria; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/01/14 Assistant Secretary Biswal Travel to New York; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/01/14 Department of State and GSA Announce Contract for Construction of U.S. Diplomacy Center; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/01/14 On the Occasion of Poland's Constitution Day;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
05/01/14 Press Availability in Addis Ababa;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
05/01/14 Remarks During Visit to Gandhi Memorial Hospital;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Gandhi Memorial Hospital; Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
05/01/14 Remarks With Ethiopian Foreign Minister Tedros Adhanom, Kenyan Foreign Minister Amina Chawahir Mohamed, And Ugandan Foreign Minister Sam Kutesa After Their Meeting;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Ethiopian Ministry of Foreign Affairs; Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
05/01/14 Remarks at Embassy Addis Ababa and the U.S. Mission to the African Union;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Embassy Addis Ababa; Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
05/01/14 Remarks at the U.S.-African Union High-Level Dialogue;  Secretary of State John Kerry; African Union Commission; Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
05/01/14 U.S. Department of State To Host Google+ Hangout on Press Freedom on May 2; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC