Press Releases: May 2016

05/31/16 On the Occasion of Italy's Republic Day;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
05/31/16 Previewing the Strategic and Economic Dialogue with China;  Under Secretary for Economic Growth, Energy, and the Environment Catherine A. Novelli; Press Briefing Room; Washington, DC
05/31/16 Secretary Kerry To Host Our Ocean Conference in Washington, DC, September 15-16; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/31/16 Special Envoy for the Human Rights of LGBTI Persons Randy Berry Travels to Canada, Italy, and Ukraine; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/31/16 The Professional Fellows Program: Empowering Emerging Leaders; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/31/16 Updated - Secretary of State John Kerry To Celebrate the Start of National Ocean Month With Students at Montgomery Blair High School in Silver Spring, MD; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/30/16 Conviction of Hissene Habre for War Crimes, Crimes Against Humanity, and Torture;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
05/30/16 Secretary Kerry's Travel to France, Mongolia, China, United Arab Emirates, and Saudi Arabia;  Assistant Secretary and Department Spokesperson John Kirby, Bureau of Public Affairs; Washington, DC
05/29/16 Commemoration of International Day of UN Peacekeepers;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
05/27/16 Acting Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs Mari Carmen Aponte Travels to Uruguay and Brazil; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/27/16 Ambassador Sung Kim, Special Representative for North Korea Policy Travel to Tokyo; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/27/16 Assistant Secretary Thomas-Greenfield Travels to California; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/27/16 Ethiopia's National Day;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
05/27/16 Joint Statement on Aerial Bombardment in South Kordofan and De Facto Expulsion of OCHA Head; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/27/16 Secretary Kerry's Call With Former Spanish Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/27/16 Statement by Secretary John Kerry on the Passing of Cassandra Butts;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
05/26/16 Partners of the 2016 Global Entrepreneurship Summit Announced; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/25/16 Briefing on the State Department Inspector General's Report, Office of the Secretary: Evaluation of Email Records Management and Cybersecurity Requirements; Via Teleconference
05/25/16  Department of State and USAID: Assisting International Partners to Counter Violent Extremism
05/25/16 Remarks at the Fulbright University Vietnam Establishment Ceremony;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Rex Hotel; Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
05/25/16 Return of Nadiya Savchenko to Ukraine;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
05/25/16 State Department Terrorist Designations of the Tariq Gidar Group and Jama'at ul Dawa al-Qu'ran; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/25/16 The United States Welcomes Release of Journalist Khadija Ismayilova;  Deputy Department Spokesperson Mark C. Toner; Washington, DC
05/25/16 Under Secretary Sewall Travels to Hungary; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/25/16 Under Secretary Stengel To Travel to Los Angeles, CA; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/24/16 Counselor Kenney Travel to Miami, Florida; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/24/16 Guyana Golden Jubilee - 50th Anniversary;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
05/24/16 Joint Statement on the Affirmation of the Importance of and Adherence to International Humanitarian Law Issued at the World Humanitarian Summit, Istanbul, Turkey; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/24/16 On the Occasion of Independence Day in Georgia;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
05/24/16 On the Occasion of Republic Day in Azerbaijan;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
05/24/16 Overseas Schools Advisory Council Meeting Thursday, June 16, 2016; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/24/16 Progress Towards Dialogue Amongst Burundian Stakeholders;  Deputy Department Spokesperson Mark C. Toner; Washington, DC
05/24/16 Remarks Before Meeting with Vietnamese Deputy Prime Minister Pham Binh Minh;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Government House; Hanoi, Vietnam
05/24/16 Remarks at a Peace Corps Signing Ceremony;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Government House; Hanoi, Vietnam
05/24/16 Special Representative for Commercial and Business Affairs Ziad Haider travels to Tunis, Tunisia and Cairo, Egypt for Road to GES 2016; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/23/16 Ambassador Russell Convenes Forum on Women and Energy; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/23/16 Da'esh Attacks in Jabla and Tartus and Regime Offensive Actions in Syria;  Deputy Department Spokesperson Mark C. Toner; Washington, DC
05/23/16 Joint Announcement of the United States-Vietnam Partnership To Combat Wildlife Trafficking; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/23/16 Special Envoy Amos J Hochstein Travels to Saudi Arabia and Lebanon; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/23/16 U.S. Delegation Aims To Advance Criminal Justice Reform at UN Meeting; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/23/16 U.S. Special Envoy for Climate Change Travel to Germany; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/23/16 Under Secretary Novelli To Deliver Our Ocean Message to Hokulea; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/22/16 Joint Press Availability With Burmese Foreign Minister Daw Aung San Suu Kyi;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Ministry of Foreign Affairs; Naypyitaw, Burma
05/22/16 U.S.-Vietnam Joint Announcement on Climate Change Partnership; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/21/16 Assistant Secretary Rose Travel to Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, and the United Arab Emirates; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/20/16 Acting Assistant Secretary Garber Travels to Switzerland and Kenya; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/20/16 Assistant Secretary Brownfield Travels to Florida; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/20/16 Cameroon National Day;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
05/20/16 Diminishing Political Space in the D.R.C.;  Deputy Department Spokesperson Mark C. Toner; Washington, DC
05/20/16 International Call for Dialogue in Venezuela;  Deputy Department Spokesperson Mark C. Toner; Washington, DC
05/20/16 Meeting With Staff and Families of Tri Mission Brussels;  Secretary of State John Kerry; U.S. Embassy Brussels; Brussels, Belgium
05/20/16 Secretary Kerry's Call with Egyptian Foreign Minister Shoukry; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/20/16 Secretary Kerry's Meeting with Turkish Foreign Minister Cavusoglu; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/20/16 U.S. Statement on Taiwan's Presidential Inauguration;  Assistant Secretary and Department Spokesperson John Kirby, Bureau of Public Affairs; Washington, DC
05/20/16 U.S.-China Intersessional Strategic Security Dialogue; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/20/16 United States Announces More Than $28 Million in Additional Humanitarian Assistance for Ukraine Crisis; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/20/16 United States Concern Over Delays in Somalia's Electoral Process;  Deputy Department Spokesperson Mark C. Toner; Washington, DC
05/20/16 United States Concerned by Turkish Parliament's Vote on Constitutional Amendment;  Deputy Department Spokesperson Mark C. Toner; Washington, DC
05/19/16 Background Briefing on Secretary Kerry's Participation in the NATO Foreign Ministerial Meeting; Brussels, Belgium
05/19/16 Meeting of the International Contact Group on Freedom of Religion or Belief (ICG); Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/19/16 Morley Safer;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
05/19/16 Press Availability at NATO Headquarters;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Brussels, Belgium
05/19/16 Statement by France, Germany, United Kingdom, United States and the High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy on Post-JCPOA Business with Iran; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/19/16 Terrorism Designations FAQs; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/19/16 Terrorist Designations of ISIL-Yemen, ISIL-Saudi Arabia, and ISIL-Libya; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/19/16 Vesak Day;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
05/18/16 Assistant Secretary of State for Economic and Business Affairs Charles Rivkin Travels to Jerusalem and Ramallah; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/18/16 Background Briefing on Secretary Kerry's Travel to Burma; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/18/16 Background Briefing on the U.S. Government's Comprehensive Approach to Atrocity Prevention and Response; Office of the Spokesperson; Via Teleconference
05/18/16 Deputy Secretary Blinken Delivers Keynote Address at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Atrocity Prevention Conference; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/18/16 Meeting With U.S. Embassy Vienna Staff;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Bristol Hotel; Vienna, Austria
05/18/16 Secretary Kerry's Meeting with President al-Sisi; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/18/16 Timor-Leste's Restoration of Independence Day;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
05/18/16 U.S. Special Envoy for Climate Change Travel to Mexico; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/18/16 Under Secretary Rose Gottemoeller Travels to Boston, Massachusetts; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/17/16 Assistant Secretary Nuland Travel to Russia and Belgium; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/17/16 Commemorating the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
05/17/16 Coordinator Macon Phillips Travels to Senegal, Ghana, and Uganda; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/17/16 Joint Press Availability With Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and UN Special Envoy Staffan de Mistura;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Vienna, Austria
05/17/16 Port State Measures Agreement to Enter Into Force;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
05/17/16 Special Advisor for Children's Issues Travels to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC); Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/17/16 Statement of the International Syria Support Group; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/17/16 United States Joins International Conference on Cybersecurity in Gaborone, Botswana; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/16/16 20 Fulbright NEXUS Scholars from the Western Hemisphere to Present Climate Change Research Findings; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/16/16 Background Briefing on the Conflict in Syria and the International Syria Support Group; Office of the Spokesperson; Vienna, Austria
05/16/16 Background Briefing on the Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict; Vienna, Austria
05/16/16 Joint Statement of the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, Secretary of State of the United States of America, and State Secretary for European Affairs of France; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/16/16 Ministerial Meeting for Libya Joint Communique; Office of the Spokesperson; Vienna, Austria
05/16/16 On the Occasion of Norway's National Day;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
05/16/16 Remarks at the Libya Ministerial;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Vienna, Austria
05/16/16 Special Envoy Forman Travel to Morocco; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/16/16 State Department Sport for Community Exchange Program Promotes Disability Rights; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/16/16 Under Secretary Rose Gottemoeller Travel to Pakistan; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/15/16 Background Briefing on Secretary Kerry's Participation in the Vienna Ministerial Meeting on Libya; Office of the Spokesperson; via Teleconference
05/15/16 Secretary Kerry's Meetings in Saudi Arabia; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/14/16 Eight Year Imprisonment of Bahai Leaders in Iran;  Assistant Secretary and Department Spokesperson John Kirby, Bureau of Public Affairs; Washington, DC
05/14/16 Paraguayan Independence Day;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
05/13/16 Ambassador Russell Travels to Copenhagen; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/13/16 Annual Greening Diplomacy Initiative Award Winners Announced; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/13/16 Assistant Secretary Bond To Travel to Ecuador; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/13/16 Assistant Secretary Thomas-Greenfield To Travel to Monrovia; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/13/16 Coordinator Christopher Painter Travels to Mexico to Engage on Cyber Policy; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/13/16 Secretary Kerry's Travel to Saudi Arabia, Austria, Egypt, Belgium, Burma, and Vietnam;  Assistant Secretary and Department Spokesperson John Kirby, Bureau of Public Affairs; Washington, DC
05/13/16 Special Envoy Randy Berry to Travel to New York City; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/13/16 Under Secretary Rose Gottemoeller Travels to New Delhi, India; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/13/16 United States and Cuba to Hold Second Law Enforcement Dialogue in Havana, Cuba; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/12/16 Assistant Secretary Biswal Travel to San Diego; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/12/16 Philippine Elections;  Director Elizabeth Trudeau, Office of Press Relations; Washington, DC
05/12/16 Remarks With Foreign Secretary Hammond After Their Meeting;  Secretary of State John Kerry; 1 Carlton Gardens; London, United Kingdom
05/12/16 Remarks at Anti-Corruption Summit Plenary;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Lancaster House; London, United Kingdom
05/12/16 Secretary Kerry's Meeting With Federal Republic of Nigeria President Buhari; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/12/16 Special Presidential Envoy McGurk Travel to Belgium and Jordan; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/12/16 U.S. Commitments at the Global Anti-Corruption Summit; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/12/16 U.S.-Japan Nonproliferation Dialogue; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/12/16 United States and Cuba to Hold Third Bilateral Commission Meeting in Havana, Cuba; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/11/16 Assistant Secretary of State Frank A. Rose to Participate in European Missile Defense Events; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/11/16 Deputy Secretary Antony Blinken to Travel to Abuja for Regional Security Summit; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/11/16 On Kenya's Announcement to End Hosting of Refugees;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
05/11/16 Remarks With Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Intercontinental Hotel; London, United Kingdom
05/11/16 Remarks at Oxford Union;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Oxford, United Kingdom
05/11/16 U.S. Department of State Opens Modular Data Center; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/11/16 U.S.-China Senior Experts Group Meets to Discuss International Security Issues in Cyberspace; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/10/16 Assistant Secretary Frank A. Rose To Travel to Romania, Poland, Bulgaria, France, the Netherlands, and Germany; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/10/16 Interview With Christiane Amanpour of CNN International;  Secretary of State John Kerry; U.S. Embassy; London, United Kingdom
05/10/16 Notice of Meeting: U.S. Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/10/16 Roundtable Discussion;  Secretary of State John Kerry; U.S. Embassy; London, United Kingdom
05/09/16 Joint Statement of the Russian Federation and the United States on Syria; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/09/16 Remarks Before His Meeting With French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Quai d'Orsay; Paris, France
05/09/16 Secretary Kerry's Meeting With Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/09/16 State Department Enters Into an Agreement With and Modifies the Statutory Debarment of Rocky Mountain Instrument Company; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/09/16 U.S. Hails Entry into Force of Amendment to the Convention on the Physical Protection of Nuclear Material;  Director Elizabeth Trudeau, Office of Press Relations; Washington, DC
05/09/16 U.S. Official On Syria; Via Teleconference
05/09/16 Under Secretary Shannon Travel to Iraq and Kuwait; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/06/16 Assistant Secretary of State Tom Malinowski's Travel to Vietnam May 9-10; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/06/16 Joint Statement by the United States of America and the Republic of Tunisia; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/06/16 On the Occasion of Europe Day;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
05/06/16 Remarks at Northeastern University Commencement Ceremony;  Secretary of State John Kerry; TD Garden; Boston, MA
05/06/16 Remarks at the AFSA Plaque Dedication;  Secretary of State John Kerry; C Street Lobby; Washington, DC
05/06/16 Secretary Kerry's Call With Croatian Foreign Minister Kovac; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/06/16 Secretary Kerry's Call With Republic of Korea Foreign Minister Yun; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/06/16 United States Concerned by Guilty Verdicts in Trial of Can Dundar and Erdem Gul;  Assistant Secretary and Department Spokesperson John Kirby, Bureau of Public Affairs; Washington, DC
05/05/16 Assistant Secretary Robinson Travel to New York; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/05/16 Assistant Secretary Russel Travel to Laos, Vietnam, and Malaysia; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/05/16 Department of State Announces New Partner Institutions for Diplomacy Lab; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/05/16 Final Results of the Presidential Elections in the Republic of Chad;  Deputy Department Spokesperson Mark C. Toner; Washington, DC
05/05/16 Secretary Kerry To Deliver Remarks at Foreign Affairs Day Celebration and Attend the AFSA Memorial Plaque Ceremony on May 6; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/05/16 Secretary Kerry's Travel to France and the United Kingdom;  Deputy Department Spokesperson Mark C. Toner; Washington, DC
05/05/16 State Department Terrorist Designation of Musa Abu Dawud; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/05/16 U.S.-Tunisia Joint Economic Commission; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/04/16 Deputy Secretary of State Antony Blinken Travel to Poland, Bulgaria, Romania, and France; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/04/16 Holocaust Remembrance Day Observance;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
05/04/16 Japan's Children's Day;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
05/04/16 Korea's Children's Day;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
05/04/16 Reaffirming the Cessation of Hostilities in Aleppo, Syria;  Deputy Department Spokesperson Mark C. Toner; Washington, DC
05/04/16 Remarks With EU High Representative Federica Mogherini;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Treaty Room; Washington, DC
05/04/16 Remarks With EU High Representative Federica Mogherini, Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
05/04/16 Secretary of State John Kerry To Deliver Commencement Address at Northeastern University; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/04/16 U.S.-EU Energy Council; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/04/16 Under Secretary Stengel To Travel to West Point, New York; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/03/16 Applications Being Accepted for Annual U.S. Youth Observer at the United Nations General Assembly; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/03/16 Assistant Secretary Biswal Travel to Dhaka; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/03/16 New Business and Entrepreneurship MOOC Released for English Language Learners Worldwide; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/03/16 Press Availability by Secretary Kerry;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
05/03/16 Remarks at the Council of the Americas' 46th Annual Washington Conference of the Americas/ U.S.-Caribbean-Central American Energy Summit Reception;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Ben Franklin Room; Washington, DC
05/03/16 Special Envoy Perriello Travel to Sweden and the Democratic Republic of the Congo; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/03/16 State Department Names Winners of Alumni Engagement Innovation Fund; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/03/16 U.S.-EU Energy Council to Meet this Week in Washington; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/02/16 Remarks With Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir Before Their Meeting;  Secretary of State John Kerry; President Wilson Hotel; Geneva, Switzerland
05/02/16 Remarks With UN Special Envoy Staffan de Mistura after Their Meeting;  Secretary of State John Kerry; President Wilson Hotel; Geneva, Switzerland
05/02/16 Secretary of State John Kerry Meets with U.S. Mission Geneva Staff;  Secretary of State John Kerry; U.S. Mission; Geneva, Switzerland
05/02/16 U.S. Department of State and Council of the Americas Co-Host 46th Annual Washington Conference on the Americas; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/02/16 Under Secretary Stengel To Travel to Seattle, Washington on World Press Freedom Day; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/02/16 Urgent Need for Resumption of Burundian Dialogue;  Assistant Secretary and Department Spokesperson John Kirby, Bureau of Public Affairs; Washington, DC
05/01/16 Remarks With Jordanian Foreign Minister Nasser Judeh Before Their Meeting;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Wilson Hotel; Geneva, Switzerland