Press Releases: May 2015

05/31/15 Deputy Secretary of State Antony Blinken Travel to France June 1-3; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/31/15 Randy Berry, Special Envoy for the Human Rights of LGBTI Persons, Travels to Latin America and the Caribbean; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/31/15 Statement on the Passing of Beau Biden;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
05/31/15 United States and Jordan Sign Third Loan Guarantee Agreement; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/30/15 Assistant Secretary Nuland Travel to Spain, France and the United Kingdom; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/30/15 Special Presidential Envoy Allen Travel to Iraq and France; Washington, DC
05/29/15 An Engine for Innovation: The 2015 Fulbright-Millennial Trains Journey; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/29/15 Commemoration of International Day of UN Peacekeepers;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
05/29/15 Department of State Releases 2015 Investment Climate Statements; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/29/15 Disappointment in Conviction of Rafael Marques;  Director Jeff Rathke, Office of Press Relations; Washington, DC
05/29/15 On the Occasion of Italy's Republic Day;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
05/29/15 Professional Fellows Exchange Program Addresses Global Challenges; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/29/15 Rescission of Cuba as a State Sponsor of Terrorism;  Director Jeff Rathke, Office of Press Relations; Washington, DC
05/29/15 The United States Commends China for Ivory Commitments;  Director Jeff Rathke, Office of Press Relations; Washington, DC
05/29/15 Travel of Assistant Secretary William R. Brownfield to Atlanta, Georgia; Washington, DC
05/29/15 U.S. Condemns Terrorist Attacks in Saudi Arabia;  Director Jeff Rathke, Office of Press Relations; Washington, DC
05/29/15 U.S. Condemns Violence in Burundi;  Director Jeff Rathke, Office of Press Relations; Washington, DC
05/29/15 Under Secretary Richard Stengel Travel to Paris; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/28/15 Assistant Secretary Anne C. Richard Travel to Thailand, Malaysia, and Indonesia to Highlight U.S. Assistance to Vulnerable Migrants and Asylum Seekers in South East Asia; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/28/15 Background Briefing on Secretary Kerry's Trip to Abuja; Via Teleconference
05/28/15 Ethiopia's National Day;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
05/27/15 Acting Assistant Secretary for Consular Affairs Travels to Colombia; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/27/15 Ethiopia's May 24 Parliamentary and Regional Elections;  Deputy Department Spokesperson Marie Harf, Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/27/15 Secretary Kerry Travels to Abuja, Geneva, Madrid, and Paris;  Deputy Department Spokesperson Marie Harf, Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/27/15 Under Secretary Novelli Travel to Belgium and Portugal; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/27/15 Under Secretary of State Wendy R. Sherman Travel to Vienna and Geneva; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/27/15 United States Announces $18 Million in Additional Humanitarian Assistance for Ukraine Crisis; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/27/15 United States Concerned About Security Sector Reform in Lesotho;  Director Jeff Rathke, Office of Press Relations; Washington, DC
05/26/15 Assistant Secretary for Political-Military Affairs Puneet Talwar Travels to Hawaii and Singapore; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/26/15 Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs Daniel Russel Travel to New York City; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/26/15 Assistant Secretary of State for Economic and Business Affairs Charles Rivkin Travels to Vietnam and Taiwan; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/26/15 Foreign Assistance Evaluation Transparency Initiative; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/26/15 On the Occasion of Azerbaijan's Republic Day;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
05/25/15 United States Calls for Peaceful Resolution to Crisis in Burundi;  Deputy Department Spokesperson Marie Harf; Washington, DC
05/23/15 Beatification of Monsignor Oscar Arnulfo Romero;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
05/23/15 Russia's "Undesirables" Law;  Deputy Department Spokesperson Marie Harf; Washington, DC
05/23/15 Senate Passage of the Trade Promotion Authority;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
05/23/15 Violence and Human Rights Violations in Mali;  Deputy Department Spokesperson Marie Harf; Washington, DC
05/22/15 Ambassador Sung Kim to Travel to Seoul and Beijing; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/22/15 Assistant Secretary Crocker's Travel to Rome and Vatican City; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/22/15 Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs Nisha Biswal Travel to China and Republic of Korea; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/22/15 Eastern Partnership Summit;  Deputy Department Spokesperson Marie Harf, Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/22/15 Eritrean National Day;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
05/22/15 On the Occasion of Georgia's National Day;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
05/22/15 On the Occasion of Timor-Leste's Restoration of Independence Day;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
05/21/15 Art in Embassies and U.S. Embassy Ottawa Partner with National Gallery of Canada on Contemporary Conversations Event Featuring Artist Nick Cave; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/21/15 Intent to Re-Establish the Advisory Committee on the Secretary of State's Strategic Dialogue with Civil Society; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/21/15 Remarks at the U.S. Chairmanship of the Arctic Council Reception;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Benjamin Franklin Room; Washington, DC
05/21/15 Secretary Kerry Announces Launch of Impact Economy Forum; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/21/15 U.S. Passport Information Available in Spanish; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/21/15 U.S. Talks on Re-establishing Diplomatic Relations With Cuba; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/20/15 Background Briefing on Iraq; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/20/15 Cameroon National Day;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
05/20/15 Condemning Escalating Violence in South Sudan;  Deputy Department Spokesperson Marie Harf, Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/20/15 Elections in Guyana;  Deputy Department Spokesperson Marie Harf, Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/20/15 Fourth Round of U.S.-Cuba Talks to Re-establish Diplomatic Relations; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/20/15 Remarks With Tunisian Minister for Political Affairs Mohsen Marzouk;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Blair House; Washington, DC
05/20/15 Secretary Kerry's Reception for the U.S. Chairmanship of the Arctic Council; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/20/15 Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Wendy R. Sherman to Travel to Canada; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/19/15 Concerns About Burma's Health Care for Population Control Bill;  Director Jeff Rathke, Office of Press Relations; Washington, DC
05/19/15 On the Ongoing Discussions with Cuba to Re-Establish Diplomatic Relations And Reopen Embassies; Office of the Spokesperson; Via teleconference
05/19/15 Shelling of the Russian Embassy in Damascus;  Director Jeff Rathke, Office of Press Relations; Washington, DC
05/19/15 Special Envoy for the Human Rights of LGBT Persons Randy Berry Travels to Jamaica; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/19/15 Subnational Global Climate Leadership Memorandum of Understanding;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
05/19/15 The World Wants What America Makes;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Boeing Renton Factory; Renton, Washington
05/18/15 71st Anniversary of the Deportation on Crimean Tatars;  Director Jeff Rathke, Office of Press Relations; Washington, DC
05/18/15 An Open and Secure Internet: We Must Have Both;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Korea University; Seoul, South Korea
05/18/15 Belarus Human Rights and Democracy Dialogue; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/18/15 Joint Press Availability With Republic of Korea Foreign Minister Yun Byung-se;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Seoul, South Korea
05/18/15 Meets with the Staff and Families of Embassy Seoul, U.S. Forces Korea, Republic of Korea Military Personnel, and Koreans Who Assisted Ambassador Lippert;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Collier Field House, Yongsan Army Garrison; Seoul, South Korea
05/18/15 Readout of Special Envoy Rubinstein's Travel to Moscow; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/18/15 Remarks With Republic of Korea Foreign Minister Yun Byung-se Before Their Meeting;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Seoul, South Korea
05/18/15 Remarks to the Staff at the Seattle Passport Agency;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Korea University; Seattle, WA
05/18/15 Secretary Kerry To Deliver Remarks on the Trans-Pacific Partnership at Boeing Company's 737 Airplane Factory; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/18/15 Special Representative Stetson Travel to Milan, Italy; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/17/15 Remarks Before Meeting With Chinese President Xi Jinping;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Great Hall of the People; Beijing, China
05/16/15 Assistant Secretary Nuland Travel to Russia; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/16/15 Commemorating International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
05/16/15 Joint Press Availability With Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Beijing, China
05/16/15 Remarks With Chinese Premier Li Keqiang;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Beijing, China
05/16/15 Remarks With Chinese State Councilor Yang Jiechi;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Beijing, China
05/16/15 Remarks at a Meeting With Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Beijing, China
05/16/15 Taken Question: Readout of the ASEAN-U.S. Dialogue; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/15/15 150th Anniversary of the International Telecommunication Union;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
05/15/15 Mali: Accord on Peace and Reconciliation;  Director Jeff Rathke, Office of Press Relations; Washington, DC
05/15/15 Special Representative O'Brien Travel to Paris, London, and Dublin; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/15/15 U.S. Department of State Trains Prosecutors in the Dominican Republic on Best Practices for Investigating and Prosecuting Document Fraud; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/15/15 Under Secretary Stengel's Trip to Lithuania, Latvia, Ukraine, and Jordan; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/15/15 United States Warns Against Violence in Burundi;  Director Jeff Rathke, Office of Press Relations; Washington, DC
05/14/15 Assistant Secretary Nuland Travel to Ukraine; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/14/15 Attack in Karachi, Pakistan;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
05/14/15 Deputy Secretary of State Antony Blinken Travels to Vietnam, Indonesia, and Burma, May 16 - 23, 2015; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/14/15 On the Occasion of Norway's National Day;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
05/14/15 Paraguay's Independence Day;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
05/14/15 Second Meeting of the Counter-ISIL Finance Group Issues Communique to Combat Kidnapping for Ransom; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/14/15 U.S. Special Envoy for Syria Daniel Rubinstein's Travel to Switzerland, Russia, Turkey, and Saudi Arabia; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/14/15 U.S. Talks on Reestablishing Diplomatic Relations with Cuba; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/14/15 Under Secretary Cathy Novelli To Give Keynote Address at the Ocean Summit on Marine Debris; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/13/15 Andijan Tenth Anniversary;  Director Jeff Rathke, Office of Press Relations; Washington, DC
05/13/15 Annual Greening Diplomacy Initiative Award Winners Announced: Congratulations to Embassy Ouagadougou, Mission India, and Embassy Bangkok; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/13/15 Appointment of John Kirby as State Department Spokesperson;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
05/13/15 Background Briefing on Secretary Kerry's Trip to Beijing, Seoul, and Seattle; Via Teleconference
05/13/15 Statement to Press at NATO Ministerial;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Antalya, Turkey
05/13/15 United States Calls for Calm and Restraint in Burundi;  Deputy Department Spokesperson Marie Harf, Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/12/15 Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs Nisha Biswal Travel to Nepal; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/12/15 Press Availability With Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Sochi, Russia
05/12/15 South Sudan: New Reports of Fighting in Northern State of Unity; Acting Deputy Department Spokesperson Jeff Rathke, Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/11/15 Alumni Engagement Winners for 2015 Announced; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/11/15 Ambassador Catherine Russell Travels to Burma; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/11/15 Assistant Secretary Linda Thomas-Greenfield to Attend EAC Meeting on Burundi; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/11/15 Background Briefing to Preview Secretary Kerry's Travel to Russia and Turkey; En Route Sochi, Russia
05/11/15 Fine Arts Committee Announces Meeting on June 2, 2015; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/11/15 Joint Statement on Libya by the Governments of France, Germany, Italy, Spain, the United Kingdom, and the United States; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/11/15 Secretary Kerry Travels to Beijing, People's Republic of China, Seoul, Republic of Korea, and Seattle, Washington; Acting Department Spokesperson Marie Harf, Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/11/15 Secretary Kerry Travels to Sochi, Russia and Antalya, Turkey; Acting Department Spokesperson Marie Harf, Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/11/15 Situation in the Central African Republic - Completion of the Bangui Forum; Acting Deputy Department Spokesperson Jeff Rathke, Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/11/15 Special Advisor for Children's Issues Travels to India; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/11/15 U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue and U.S.-China Consultation on People-to-People Exchange; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/11/15 Under Secretary of State Wendy R. Sherman Travel to Vienna, Austria; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/09/15 Statement on the World Health Organization's Announcement on Liberia; Acting Department Spokesperson Marie Harf, Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/08/15 Assistant Secretary Frank A. Rose Travels to France, the United Kingdom, Germany, and Poland; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/08/15 On the 70th Anniversary of Victory in Europe Day;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
05/08/15 Press Availability with Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Paris, France
05/08/15 U.S. Condemns Violence in Sudan; Acting Deputy Department Spokesperson Jeff Rathke, Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/08/15 U.S. Statement on Resignation of Guatemalan Vice President; Acting Deputy Department Spokesperson Jeff Rathke, Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/07/15 Ambassador Jenkins Travels to Italy and Spain for Nuclear Security Summit and G7 Global Partnership Meetings; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/07/15 On the Occasion of Europe Day;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
05/06/15 Assistance to U.S. Citizens in Yemen; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/06/15 Joint Statement of the U.S.-Georgia Economic, Trade, and Energy Working Group; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/06/15 Meets With Embassy Djibouti Staff and Families;  Secretary of State John Kerry; U.S. Embassy Djibouti; Djibouti, Djibouti
05/06/15 One-Year Anniversary of Lawyer Pu Zhiqiang's Detention; Acting Deputy Department Spokesperson Jeff Rathke, Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/06/15 Readout of Deputy Secretary Blinken's Meeting With IKR President Barzani; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/06/15 Remarks With Djiboutian Foreign Minister Mahamoud Ali Youssouf;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Presidential Palace; Djibouti, Djibouti
05/06/15 Remarks at Salman Mosque;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Salman Mosque; Djibouti, Djibouti
05/06/15 Remarks at the Embassy Djibouti Consular Section;  Secretary of State John Kerry; U.S. Embassy Djibouti; Djibouti, Djibouti
05/06/15 Senior State Department Official on Refugee Situation in Kenya and Djibouti; Nairobi, Kenya
05/06/15 The Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations Announces Final Selections for Worldwide Architecture and Engineering Support Services; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/06/15 U.S. Department of State Announces Partnership with the San Diego Unified Port District; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/06/15 United States Announces $68 Million in Humanitarian Assistance to Yemen; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/05/15 2015 U.S.-Vietnam Human Rights Dialogue; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/05/15 Assistant Secretary Malinowski and Coordinator Painter Travel to Mongolia for World Press Freedom Day and Freedom Online Coalition Conference; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/05/15 Background Briefing on Consular Services in Djibouti; Nairobi, Kenya
05/05/15 Commemorating World Press Freedom Day;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
05/05/15 Director General Chacon Congratulates State Department Employees Named as 2015 Service to America Medal Finalists; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/05/15 J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board to Host Public Discussion, "New Directions for Fulbright: Insights from Fellows in the Field"; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/05/15 Remarks Before Meeting With Civil Society Leaders;  Secretary of State John Kerry; PAWA 254; Nairobi, Kenya
05/05/15 Remarks in Mogadishu, Somalia;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Mogadishu, Somalia
05/05/15 Rewards for Justice - Reward Offers for Information on Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) Terrorists; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/05/15 Secretary Kerry Travel to Mogadishu; Acting Department Spokesperson Marie Harf, Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/05/15 South Sudan: United States Provides Support for Justice and Accountability; Acting Department Spokesperson Marie Harf, Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/05/15 The Office of Art in Embassies Announces American Artist Lecture by Glenn Ligon; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/05/15 United States Breaks Ground on New U.S. Embassy in Pristina, Kosovo; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/04/15 Additional Funding for the UN Refugee Agency in Kenya; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/04/15 Art Restitution Ceremony; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/04/15 Background Briefing on Secretary Kerry's Trip to Somalia; Nairobi, Kenya
05/04/15 Interview With Nichola Mandil of Eye Radio;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Nairobi, Kenya
05/04/15 Japan's Children's Day;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
05/04/15 Meet and Greet for Embassy Staff;  Secretary of State John Kerry; U.S. Embassy; Nairobi, Kenya
05/04/15 Policy Planning Director McKean Travel to El Salvador, Costa Rica, and Panama; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/04/15 Press Availability in Nairobi, Kenya;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Nairobi, Kenya
05/04/15 Remarks Before Digital Video Conference With Students in Dadaab;  Secretary of State John Kerry; UNHCR; Nairobi, Kenya
05/04/15 Remarks Before Meeting With Chief Justice Willy Mutunga;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Memorial Park; Nairobi, Kenya
05/04/15 Remarks Before Meeting With Members of the Coalition for Reform and Democracy;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Memorial Park; Nairobi, Kenya
05/04/15 Remarks at Wreath-Laying Ceremony;  Secretary of State John Kerry; August 7 Memorial Park; Nairobi, Kenya
05/04/15 The Republic of Korea Children's Day;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
05/04/15 The United States Celebrates Construction Commencement for Energy-Savings Project in Valletta, Malta; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/04/15 Togo's Presidential Elections on April 25, 2015; Acting Deputy Department Spokesperson Jeff Rathke, Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/03/15 Remarks with Embassy Colombo Staff;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Colombo, Sri Lanka
05/02/15 Press Availability in Colombo, Sri Lanka;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Taj Samudra Hotel; Colombo, Sri Lanka
05/02/15 Remarks with Sri Lankan Foreign Minister Samaraweera;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Colombo, Sri Lanka
05/02/15 Strengthening the U.S.-Sri Lanka Partnership for Human Rights and Lasting Peace;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Taj Samudra Hotel; Colombo, Sri Lanka
05/01/15 Ambassador David Saperstein's Joint Visit to Burma to Promote Religious Freedom; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/01/15 Highlights of State Department and USAID Efforts to Support Press and Media Freedom; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/01/15 Travel of Assistant Secretary Douglas Frantz to Riga and Berlin; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/01/15 Under Secretary Catherine A. Novelli's Travel to San Francisco and Silicon Valley To Meet with Innovators and Technology Business Leaders; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC