Press Releases: February 2016

02/29/16 Deputy Secretary Blinken To Present 2015 Awards for Corporate Excellence; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/29/16 First Anniversary of the Murder of Boris Nemtsov;  Assistant Secretary and Department Spokesperson John Kirby, Bureau of Public Affairs; Washington, DC
02/29/16 Human Rights Commitments and Pledges of the United States of America; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/29/16 Joint Statement From the U.S. Department of State and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Sri Lanka on the Inaugural U.S. - Sri Lanka Partnership Dialogue; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/29/16 Remarks With German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Treaty Room; Washington, DC
02/29/16 Secretary Kerry Welcomes City and Local Leaders in the Strong Cities Network; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/29/16 Special Envoy and Coordinator for International Energy Affairs Amos J Hochstein Travels to Baku, Sofia, and Zagreb; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/29/16 U.S. Special Envoy for Climate Change Todd Stern Travels to China; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/29/16 U.S.-Pakistan Strategic Dialogue;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
02/29/16 World Wildlife Day Event: "Voices for the Wild: From Inspiration to Action on Combating Wildlife Trafficking"; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/27/16 Dominican Republic Independence Day;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
02/26/16 Ambassador Russell Announces New APEC Initiatives to Advance Women and Girls in STEM Fields; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/26/16 Ambassador Russell Announces New Global Women's Entrepreneurship Fund; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/26/16 Announcement of U.S. Science Envoys; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/26/16 First Annual U.S.-Sri Lanka Partnership Dialogue; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/26/16 Health and Sports Diplomacy in Action: The Intersection of Health, Advocacy, and Empowerment; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/25/16 American Innovation Roadshow: Senior Advisor Thorne Travel to Indonesia, Vietnam and the Philippines; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/25/16 Assistant Secretary Russel Travel to The Republic of Korea and China; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/25/16 Condemnation of the Baghdad Bomb Attacks;  Assistant Secretary and Department Spokesperson John Kirby, Bureau of Public Affairs; Washington, DC
02/25/16 Haiti Special Coordinator Kenneth Merten's Travel to Canada; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/25/16 Remarks With Sri Lankan Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Secretary of State's Outer Office; Washington, DC
02/25/16 Special Representative O'Brien Travel to Northern Ireland; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/25/16 Strengthening U.S. Leadership in a Turbulent World: The FY 2017 Foreign Affairs Budget;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Opening Remarks Before the House Committee on Foreign Affairs; Washington, DC
02/25/16 Under Secretary of State Sewall Travel to California and Colorado; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/24/16 Ambassador Catherine Russell Travels to San Francisco; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/24/16 Budget Hearing - Department of State and Foreign Assistance;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Opening Remarks Before the House Appropriations Committee on Foreign Operations; Washington, DC
02/24/16 State, Foreign Operations Review of FY17 State Dept. Budget Request;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Opening Remarks Before the Senate Appropriations Committee on Foreign Operations; Washington, DC
02/24/16 U.S. State Department Launches "American Innovation Roadshow" Across Asia; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/24/16 Under Secretary Rose Gottemoeller Travels to Mississippi; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/24/16 United States and Cuba Hold Technical Talks on Cybercrime; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/24/16 Welcoming Support for the Government of National Accord Cabinet;  Assistant Secretary and Department Spokesperson John Kirby, Bureau of Public Affairs; Washington, DC
02/23/16 Advancing a Cessation of Hostilities in Syria;  Assistant Secretary and Department Spokesperson John Kirby, Bureau of Public Affairs; Washington, DC
02/23/16 Remarks With Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Ben Franklin Room; Washington, DC
02/23/16 Review of the FY 2017 State Department Budget Request;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Opening Remarks Before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee; Washington, DC
02/23/16 State Department Announces Fulbright Top Producing Institutions; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/23/16 Under Secretary Novelli Travels to Mexico City; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/22/16 Acting Assistant Secretary Judith Garber Travel to India; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/22/16 Cessation of Hostilities in Syria;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
02/22/16 Joint Statement of the United States and the Russian Federation, as Co-Chairs of the ISSG, on Cessation of Hostilities in Syria; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/22/16 On the Occasion of Estonia's National Day;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
02/22/16 Peaceful Elections in Niger;  Deputy Department Spokesperson Mark C. Toner; Washington, DC
02/22/16 Policy Planning Director McKean Travel to the United Kingdom; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/22/16 Saint Lucia Independence Day;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
02/22/16 Special Envoy for International Energy Affairs Amos J. Hochstein Travels to Houston for CERA Week's Annual Conference on Energy; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/22/16 U.S. Condemns ISIL Attacks in Damascus and Homs, Syria;  Deputy Department Spokesperson Mark C. Toner; Washington, DC
02/21/16 Press Availability with Jordanian Foreign Minister Nasser Judeh;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Amman, Jordan
02/21/16 Secretary Kerry's Meeting with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/20/16 On the Results of Uganda's Presidential Elections;  Deputy Department Spokesperson Mark C. Toner; Washington, DC
02/20/16 Second Anniversary of Ukraine's Revolution of Dignity;  Deputy Department Spokesperson Mark C. Toner; Washington, DC
02/20/16 Secretary Kerry's Call with Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/20/16 Secretary Kerry's Meeting with UK Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/19/16 Assistant Secretary Frank Rose To Travel to India, Singapore, Indonesia, Japan and South Korea; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/19/16 Brunei Darussalam National Day;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
02/19/16 Death of American Citizen in West Bank Attack;  Deputy Department Spokesperson Mark C. Toner; Washington, DC
02/19/16 Secretary Kerry's Call with Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/19/16 Under Secretary of State Richard Stengel To Travel to Palo Alto, California; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/18/16 Assistant Secretary Russel Travel to Samoa, Tonga, and Palau; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/18/16 Deputy Secretary Blinken's Meeting with Republic of Korea Deputy National Security Advisor Cho Tae-yong; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/18/16 Exercise of the Right to Freedom of Expression in the Democratic Republic of Congo;  Assistant Secretary and Department Spokesperson John Kirby, Bureau of Public Affairs; Washington, DC
02/18/16 Joint Statement on Libya; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/18/16 Readout from the High-Level Meeting of the Joint Monitoring and Evaluation Commission Partners Group in Nairobi, Kenya; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/18/16 Remarks With Moroccan Foreign Minister Salaheddine Mezouar;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Treaty Room; Washington, DC
02/18/16 Secretary Kerry's Call With Turkish Foreign Minister Cavusoglu; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/18/16 Sudan: United States Calls for End of Violence in Jebel Marra, Darfur;  Assistant Secretary and Department Spokesperson John Kirby, Bureau of Public Affairs; Washington, DC
02/18/16 The Gambia National Day;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
02/18/16 U.S.-Japan Aviation Talks To Bring Daytime Trans-Pacific Flights to Haneda; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/17/16 Ambassador Catherine Russell Hosts Forum on Sexual Violence in Conflict; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/17/16 Department of State Resources to Encourage Spring Break Safety; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/17/16 Deputy Secretary of State Heather Higginbottom to Travel to Colombia; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/17/16 Haiti's Roadmap Towards Completion of the Electoral Cycle;  Special Coordinator for Haiti Kenneth H. Merten; via Teleconference
02/17/16 On Bahrain;  Deputy Department Spokesperson Mark C. Toner; Washington, DC
02/17/16 Remarks With Polish Foreign Minister Witold Waszczykowski;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Treaty Room; Washington, DC
02/17/16 United States Condemns Terrorist Attack in Ankara, Turkey;  Deputy Department Spokesperson Mark C. Toner; Washington, DC
02/17/16 Venezuela: Inclusion of All Parties a Key to Solving Challenges;  Deputy Department Spokesperson Mark C. Toner; Washington, DC
02/16/16 Interview on ABC's Jimmy Kimmel Live!;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Los Angeles, California
02/16/16 On the Occasion of Kosovo's National Day;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
02/16/16 On the Release of U.S. Citizens in Iraq;  Deputy Department Spokesperson Mark C. Toner; Washington, DC
02/16/16 Special Envoy and Coordinator for International Energy Affairs Amos J. Hochstein Travels to India To Discuss Clean Energy Investment and Energy Security; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/16/16 U.S. Special Envoy for Climate Change Todd Stern Travel to Europe; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/16/16 Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Shannon's Travel to Africa and the Maghreb; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/16/16 Visit of Republic of Korea (R.O.K.) Deputy National Security Advisor Cho Tae-yong; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/15/16 Airstrikes in Northern Syria;  Assistant Secretary and Department Spokesperson John Kirby, Bureau of Public Affairs; Washington, DC
02/14/16 Five Year Anniversary of the House Arrests of Mir Hossein Mousavi, Mehdi Karroubi and Zahra Rahnavard;  Deputy Department Spokesperson Mark C. Toner; Washington, DC
02/14/16 Remarks After Meeting With Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Prime Ministry; Tirana, Albania
02/13/16 Background Briefing on Secretary Kerry's Travel to Tirana, Albania; Munich, Germany
02/13/16 Interview With Hayvi Bouzo of Orient TV;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Munich, Germany
02/13/16 Remarks at the 2016 Munich Security Conference;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Bayerischer Hof Hotel; Munich, Germany
02/13/16 Secretary Kerry's Meeting With Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov; Office of the Spokesperson; Munich, Germany
02/13/16 Secretary Kerry's Meeting With Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/12/16 Background Briefing on the International Syria Support Group Meeting; Munich, Germany
02/12/16 Confirmation of Ambassador Thomas Shannon as Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs and Appointment of Ambassador Kristie Kenney as State Department Counselor;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
02/12/16 Elections in the Central African Republic;  Deputy Department Spokesperson Mark C. Toner; Washington, DC
02/12/16 On Next Week's Presidential Elections in Uganda;  Deputy Department Spokesperson Mark C. Toner; Washington, DC
02/12/16 On the Occasion of Lithuania's National Day;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
02/12/16 Press Availability at the International Syria Support Group;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Munich, Germany
02/12/16 Secretary Kerry's Meeting With Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi in Munich; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/12/16 Secretary Kerry's Meeting With Republic of Korea Foreign Minister Yun Byung-se in Munich; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/12/16 Statement by the Quartet's Principals; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/12/16 U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx and Assistant Secretary of State Charles Rivkin Travel to Cuba; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/12/16 Under Secretary Rose Gottemoeller Travels to Germany, Switzerland, Austria and Sweden; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/11/16 On the Occasion of Serbia's National Day;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
02/11/16 Port State Measures Agreement Ratification;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
02/11/16 Special Envoy Perriello Travel to Angola, South Africa, Burundi, D.R.C., and Tanzania; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/11/16 Statement of the International Syria Support Group; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/11/16 United States Support to Counter Boko Haram; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/10/16 Assistant Secretary Nuland Travels to Warsaw, Munich, and Tirana; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/10/16 Export Control Reform Update; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/09/16 Background Briefing on the President's FY17 Budget Request for the U.S. Department of State and USAID; Via Teleconference
02/09/16 Briefing on the President's FY17 Budget Request for the U.S. Department of State and USAID;  Deputy Secretary of State for Management and Resources Heather Higginbottom; Washington, DC
02/09/16 Host University Partners Selected for 2016 Mandela Washington Fellowship; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/09/16 President's FY 2017 Budget Request for the U.S. Department of State and USAID; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/09/16 Remarks With Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Treaty Room; Washington, DC
02/08/16 Department of State Announces Host Sites for Fishackathon 2016; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/08/16 Himalayan New Year (Losar);  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
02/08/16 Remarks With Saudi Foreign Minister Adel Al-Jubeir;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Treaty Room; Washington, DC
02/08/16 Under Secretary Sewall Travels to Egypt; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/07/16 Agreement on a Way Forward for Governance and Elections in Haiti;  Assistant Secretary and Department Spokesperson John Kirby, Bureau of Public Affairs; Washington, DC
02/07/16 Ambassador Richard Olson Travel to Pakistan; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/07/16 Secretary Kerry's Phone Call With Republic of Korea Foreign Minister Yun Byung-se and Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/06/16 D.P.R.K. Missile Launch;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
02/06/16 Grenada;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
02/06/16 Lunar New Year;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
02/06/16 Taiwan Earthquake;  Assistant Secretary and Department Spokesperson John Kirby, Bureau of Public Affairs; Washington, DC
02/05/16 Ambassador Jenkins Promotes Professional Exchange in Support of the Global Health Security Agenda; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/05/16 Assistant Secretary of State for Economic and Business Affairs Charles Rivkin Travels to Peru and Argentina; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/05/16 Commemorating the Fifth Anniversary of the New START Treaty;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
02/05/16 Deputy Secretary of State Antony Blinken Travel to Djibouti February 7-9; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/05/16 Press Availability with Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
02/05/16 United States and Cuba Hold Technical Talks on Human Smuggling and Fraud Prevention; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/04/16 Background Briefing Previewing the Syria Donors Conference; London, United Kingdom
02/04/16 Changes to Entry Requirements for Caribbean Residents Traveling to United States as Agricultural Workers; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/04/16 New U.S. Assistance to Respond to Syria Crisis; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/04/16 New Zealand National Day;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
02/04/16 Remarks With U.K. Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond After Their Meeting;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Lancaster House; London, United Kingdom
02/04/16 Remarks at the Syria Donors Conference;  Secretary of State John Kerry; London, United Kingdom
02/04/16 Secretary Kerry Travels to Munich, Tirana, and Rancho Mirage;  Assistant Secretary and Department Spokesperson John Kirby, Bureau of Public Affairs; Washington, DC
02/04/16 Senior Advisor to the Secretary of State David H. Thorne to Travel to the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, and Egypt; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/03/16 Special Envoy Hochstein To Co-chair the U.S.-Central America Energy Security Task Force; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/03/16 Supporting a Peaceful Resolution to the Syrian Crisis;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
02/03/16 Under Secretary Gottemoeller Travels to New Mexico; Washington, DC
02/03/16 United States Welcomes Renewed MONUSCO Cooperation in the DRC;  Assistant Secretary and Department Spokesperson John Kirby, Bureau of Public Affairs; Washington, DC
02/02/16 Counselor Shannon Travels to the United Kingdom; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/02/16 Remarks With Italian Foreign Minister Paolo Gentiloni;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Ministry of Foreign Affairs; Rome, Italy
02/02/16 Remarks at the Ministerial Meeting of the Small Group of the Global Coalition to Counter ISIL;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Ministry of Foreign Affairs; Rome, Italy
02/02/16 Statement by the Ministers of Foreign Affairs of the Small Group of the Global Coalition to Counter ISIL; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/01/16 Annual Report on the Implementation of the Sergei Magnitsky Rule of Law Accountability Act;  Department Spokesman John Kirby; Washington, DC
02/01/16 Background Briefing Previewing Secretary Kerry's Visit to Rome; Rome, Italy
02/01/16 On Implementation of the Sergei Magnitsky Rule of Law Accountability Act; Via Teleconference
02/01/16 Secretary Kerry's Meeting with Qatar, Italy and the United Nations; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/01/16 U.S.-UK Defense Trade Consultations; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/01/16 University Teams Present Innovative Campaigns to Challenge Extremism; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC