Press Releases: January 2016

01/31/16 Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor Tom Malinowski Travels to California February 1-4; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
01/29/16 On the Syria Negotiations in Geneva;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
01/29/16 Secretary Kerry Travels to Rome and London;  Department Spokesman John Kirby; Washington, DC
01/29/16 Senior State Department Official ERT Quebec City, Canada; En Route to Quebec City, Canada
01/29/16 U.S. Concerned About Electoral Situation in Zanzibar;  Department Spokesman John Kirby; Washington, DC
01/29/16 Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs Richard Stengel Will Travel to Rome, Italy, and Berlin, Germany, from January 31 through February 5; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
01/28/16 Appointment of African Union High Representative for the Peace Fund;  Department Spokesman John Kirby; Washington, DC
01/28/16 Nauru's Independence Day;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
01/28/16 Proliferation Security Initiative 2016 Mid-Level Political Meeting; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
01/28/16 Remarks at The Washington Post Grand Opening Event;  Secretary of State John Kerry; The Washington Post Headquarters; Washington, DC
01/28/16 Senior Advisor Kenney Travel to Uruguay and Argentina; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
01/28/16 Special Envoy Randy Berry to Travel to Taiwan, Vietnam, Thailand, Indonesia, Republic of Korea, and Japan; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
01/27/16 2016 P3 Impact Award Applications Open; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
01/27/16 Ambassador Catherine Russell Travels to Egypt and Tunisia; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
01/27/16 Ambassador Richard Olson Travel to Brussels and Berlin; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
01/27/16 Deputy Secretary Blinken to Travel to California; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
01/27/16 Finalists for the 2015 Secretary of State's Award for Corporate Excellence; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
01/27/16 Press Availability With Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Ministry of Foreign Affairs; Beijing, China
01/27/16 Remarks With Chinese President Xi Before Their Meeting;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Great Hall of the People; Beijing, China
01/27/16 Remarks With Chinese State Councilor Yang Jiechi;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Diaoyutai State Guest House; Beijing, China
01/27/16 Secretary of State John Kerry to Deliver Remarks at The Washington Post's Grand Opening; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
01/26/16 Remarks With Cambodian Foreign Minister Hor Namhong Before Their Meeting;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Ministry of Foreign Affairs; Phnom Penh, Cambodia
01/26/16 Remarks to the Press;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Phnom Penh, Cambodia
01/25/16 Betico Croes Day in Aruba;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
01/25/16 Australia Day;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
01/25/16 Remarks With Lao Prime Minister Thongsing Thammavong Before Their Meeting;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Government House; Vientiane, Laos
01/25/16 Remarks at a Meet and Greet With Staff and Families of U.S. Embassy Vientiane, Laos;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Landmark Hotel; Vientiane, Laos
01/25/16 Remarks at a Press Roundtable;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Vientiane, Laos
01/25/16 Remarks at the YSEALI Interaction Event;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Vientiane, Laos
01/24/16 Elections in Haiti;  Deputy Department Spokesperson Mark C. Toner; Washington, DC
01/24/16 Preview of Secretary Kerry's Travel to Vientiane, Phnom Penh, and Beijing; Via Teleconference
01/24/16 Remarks With Embassy Riyadh Staff and Families;  Secretary of State John Kerry; U.S. Embassy; Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
01/23/16 Coordinator for Cyber Issues Christopher Painter Travels to Israel; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
01/23/16 Press Availability With Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Royal Air Base; Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
01/23/16 Secretary Kerry's Meeting With Dr. Riyad Hijab, the General Coordinator of the High Negotiations Committee and Other HNC Delegates; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
01/22/16 D3 Innovation Summit; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
01/22/16 Department of State Announces Call for New Partner Institutions for Diplomacy Lab; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
01/22/16 Joint Troika Statement Urging the South Sudanese Parties To Form the Transitional Government; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
01/22/16 Preview of Secretary Kerry's Trip to Riyadh; Via Teleconference
01/22/16 Readout of Deputy Secretary Blinken's Call with Nepali Prime Minister Khadga Prasad Sharma Oli; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
01/22/16 Remarks With Omani Foreign Minister Yusuf bin Alawi bin Abdullah Before Their Meeting;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Davos, Switzerland
01/22/16 Remarks at the World Economic Forum;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Davos, Switzerland
01/22/16 Strengthening the International Response to the Global Refugee Crisis; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
01/22/16 The 4th United States-Singapore Strategic Partnership Dialogue, 22 January 2016, Singapore; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
01/21/16 Acting Special Envoy to the Organization of Islamic Cooperation and Special Advisor for Religious Minorities in the Near East and South/Central Asia to Attend Conference in Morocco on Protection of Religious Minorities in Muslim Societies; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
01/21/16 Assistant Secretary of State for Economic and Business Affairs Charles Rivkin Travels to Denmark; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
01/21/16 Counselor Thomas Shannon Travel to Japan, Korea, and Hawaii January 22 - 28; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
01/21/16 Deputy Secretary Blinken's Trip to China; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
01/21/16 Interview With Becky Quick, Joe Kernen, and Andrew Ross Sorkin of CNBC's Squawk Box;  Secretary of State John Kerry; World Economic Forum; Davos, Switzerland
01/21/16 Roundtable with Journalists;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Davos, Switzerland
01/21/16 Secretary of State John Kerry's Travel to Canada;  Deputy Department Spokesperson Mark C. Toner; Washington, DC
01/21/16 United States Begins Implementation of Changes to the Visa Waiver Program; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
01/21/16 United States Welcomes the Appointment of Deputy JMEC Chair to Support South Sudan Peace Process; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
01/20/16 Bacha Khan University Attack in Pakistan;  Deputy Department Spokesperson Mark C. Toner; Washington, DC
01/20/16 Secretary Kerry's Meeting With Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
01/20/16 Senior State Department Officials Previewing Secretary Kerry's Trip to Davos; Washington, DC
01/20/16 U.S.-Uzbekistan Annual Bilateral Consultations; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
01/19/16 Assistant Secretary Rose Commemorates Reestablishment of the U.S. Nuclear Risk Reduction Center Link With Ukraine; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
01/19/16 Assistant Secretary Russel Travel to Singapore; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
01/19/16 Readout of Deputy Secretary Blinken's Trip to Burma; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
01/19/16 Reports of Mass Graves and Serious Human Rights Abuses in Burundi;  Deputy Department Spokesperson Mark C. Toner; Washington, DC
01/18/16 Interview With CNN's New Day;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
01/18/16 Interview With CNN's Wolf Blitzer;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
01/18/16 Interview With Joe Scarborough of MSNBC's Morning Joe;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
01/18/16 Interview on Fox and Friends;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
01/18/16 Readout of Deputy Secretary Blinken's Trip to Japan; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
01/18/16 Terrorist Attacks in the West Bank;  Spokesperson John Kirby, Bureau of Public Affairs; Washington, DC
01/17/16 Hague Claims Tribunal Settlement;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
01/16/16 Confirmation of Verification of Iranian Actions Pursuant to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
01/16/16 On Taiwan's Election;  Spokesperson John Kirby, Bureau of Public Affairs; Washington, DC
01/16/16 Remarks on Implementation Day;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Vienna, Austria
01/16/16 United States Condemns Attacks in Burkina Faso;  Spokesperson John Kirby, Bureau of Public Affairs; Washington, DC
01/15/16 Secretary Kerry Travel to Zurich, Davos, Riyadh, Vientiane, Phnom Penh, and Beijing;  Spokesperson John Kirby, Bureau of Public Affairs; Washington, DC
01/15/16 Special Envoy for the Human Rights of the LGBTI Persons Randy Berry To Travel to South Africa, Malawi, the Republic of Namibia, and Botswana; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
01/15/16 United States Concerned about Uganda's Electoral Environment;  Spokesperson John Kirby, Bureau of Public Affairs; Washington, DC
01/15/16 United States and Italy Extend Memorandum of Understanding To Protect the Cultural Heritage of Italy; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
01/14/16 Assistant Secretary Malinowski Travel to Burma and Hawaii; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
01/14/16 Deputy Secretary of State Antony Blinken to Travel to Japan, Burma, the Republic of Korea, and China January 14-21; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
01/14/16 Foreign Terrorist Organization Designation of ISIL - Khorasan (ISIL-K); Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
01/14/16 On the Terrorist Attack in Jakarta, Indonesia;  Spokesperson John Kirby, Bureau of Public Affairs; Washington, DC
01/14/16 Operation Inherent Resolve Spokesman Colonel Steve Warren on Operation Inherent Resolve;  Director Elizabeth Trudeau, Office of Press Relations; Via Teleconference
01/14/16 Remarks With Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir;  Secretary of State John Kerry; London, United Kingdom
01/14/16 The United States Calls for Meaningful Dialogue About Oromo Community Concerns;  Spokesperson John Kirby, Bureau of Public Affairs; Washington, DC
01/14/16 Under Secretary Stengel Travel to the United Kingdom; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
01/13/16 Ambassador Russell Travels to New York City; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
01/13/16 Assistant Secretary Nuland Travels to Trakai, Bucharest, Sofia, Davos, and Istanbul; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
01/13/16 Briefing on the Release of United States Sailors by Iran; Washington, DC
01/13/16 First Global Partnership Meeting of 2016 Held in Japan; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
01/13/16 On U.S. Navy Sailors' Departure From Iran;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
01/13/16 Refugee Resettlement in the United States; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
01/13/16 Remarks After Meeting With Refugees;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Silver Spring, Maryland
01/13/16 Remarks on the United States Foreign Policy Agenda for 2016;  Secretary of State John Kerry; National Defense University; Washington, DC
01/13/16 Secretary Kerry Travels to London, United Kingdom;  Spokesperson John Kirby, Bureau of Public Affairs; Washington, DC
01/12/16 2016 Joint Statement of the United States-Philippines Ministerial Dialogue; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
01/12/16 Ambassador Richard Olson Travel to Afghanistan; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
01/12/16 Ambassador Sung Kim, Special Representative for North Korea Policy Travel to Seoul; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
01/12/16 Remarks With Secretary of Defense Ash Carter with Filipino Secretary of Foreign Affairs Albert del Rosario and Secretary of Defense Voltaire Gazmin;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Ben Franklin Room; Washington, DC
01/12/16 U.S. Delegation Travels to Geneva for Discussions on Syria; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
01/12/16 United States Condemns Terrorist Attack in Istanbul, Turkey;  Spokesperson John Kirby, Bureau of Public Affairs; Washington, DC
01/11/16 Ambassador Richard Olson Travel to Pakistan; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
01/11/16 Ambassador Shannon's Participation in a Meeting on Foreign Terrorist Fighters; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
01/11/16 Joint Press Release of the Quadrilateral Coordination Group on Afghan Peace and Reconciliation; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
01/11/16 Joint Statement on Whaling and Safety at Sea; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
01/11/16 Remarks With Jordanian King Abdullah;  Secretary of State John Kerry; State Department; Washington, DC
01/11/16 Secretary Kerry's Phone Call With Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
01/11/16 Secretary of State John Kerry to Deliver Remarks at the National Defense University; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
01/11/16 Special Envoy Berry Travel to Canada; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
01/11/16 Special Envoy Perriello Travel to Belgium, Italy, Tanzania, Rwanda, DRC, Burundi, and Ethiopia; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
01/11/16 The State Department's HR Service Center Gets ISO Quality Management Certification: First Human Resources Service Provider in Federal Government To Earn Distinction; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
01/11/16 U.S. Condemns Terrorist Attacks in Iraq;  Spokesperson John Kirby, Bureau of Public Affairs; Washington, DC
01/11/16 U.S. and Jordan Sign Joint Action Plan on Cooperation To Counter Nuclear Smuggling; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
01/11/16 Under Secretary Sewall Travel to India; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
01/08/16 A New Center for Global Engagement; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
01/08/16 Assistant Secretary Frank A. Rose to Travel to Western, Nordic and Baltic European Countries; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
01/08/16 Assistant Secretary Linda Thomas-Greenfield to Travel to Comoros, Madagascar, and Mauritius January 8-13, 2016; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
01/08/16 Signing Ceremony and Reception To Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the U.S.-Japan Cooperative Medical Sciences Program; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
01/07/16 Condemning Recent Terrorist Bombings in Libya;  Spokesperson John Kirby, Bureau of Public Affairs; Washington, DC
01/07/16 Electoral Process in Haiti;  Spokesperson John Kirby, Bureau of Public Affairs; Washington, DC
01/07/16 First Anniversary of the Attacks in Paris;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
01/07/16 Remarks before the Daily Press Briefing;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
01/07/16 Secretary Kerry's Phone Call With Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi; Washington, DC
01/06/16 Ambassador Jenkins Travels to Kenya To Conduct Threat Reduction in Africa Study; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
01/06/16 Counselor Thomas Shannon Travel to Haiti; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
01/06/16 On the North Korean Nuclear Test;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
01/06/16 Secretary Kerry's Phone Call With Japanese Foreign Minister Kishida; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
01/06/16 Secretary Kerry's Phone Call With Republic of Korea Foreign Minister Yun; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
01/05/16 On the Passing of Ambassador Stephen Bosworth;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
01/05/16 Remarks at the Annual Meeting of the President's Interagency Task Force to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons (PITF);  Secretary of State John Kerry; The White House; Washington, DC
01/05/16 Remarks by Special Presidential Envoy to the Global Coalition to Counter ISIL Brett McGurk Before the Daily Press Briefing;  Special Presidential Envoy for the Global Coalition To Counter ISIL Brett McGurk, Office of the Special Presidential Envoy for the Global Coalition to Counter ISIL; Washington, DC
01/05/16 Seating of the Venezuelan National Assembly;  Spokesperson John Kirby, Bureau of Public Affairs; Washington, DC
01/04/16 Golden West Humanitarian Foundation Honored with CES 2016 Innovation Award; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
01/04/16 Secretary Kerry to Chair Human Trafficking Task Force Meeting; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
01/02/16 Attack at Indian Air Force Base in Northern Punjab;  Spokesperson John Kirby, Bureau of Public Affairs; Washington, DC
01/02/16 Reaction to Rwandan President's Decision To Run for Third Term;  Spokesperson John Kirby, Bureau of Public Affairs; Washington, DC
01/02/16 Saudi Executions;  Spokesperson John Kirby, Bureau of Public Affairs; Washington, DC
01/01/16 Haiti's Independence Day;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC