Press Releases: August 2016

08/31/16 2016 Passport Awareness Month - #PicturePerfectPassport Campaign; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
08/31/16 Child Soldiers - South Sudan;  Assistant Secretary and Department Spokesperson John Kirby, Bureau of Public Affairs; Washington, DC
08/31/16 Concern Regarding the Election in Gabon;  Assistant Secretary and Department Spokesperson John Kirby, Bureau of Public Affairs; Washington, DC
08/31/16 Joint Statement on the Second India-U.S. Strategic and Commercial Dialogue; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
08/31/16 Kyrgyz Independence Day;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
08/31/16 Remarks During Meet and Greet in New Delhi, India;  Secretary of State John Kerry; American Embassy School; New Delhi, India
08/31/16 Remarks at India Institute of Technology Delhi;  Secretary of State John Kerry; New Delhi, India
08/31/16 Secretary Kerry and Secretary Pritzker's Meeting With Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
08/31/16 Special Representative for Commercial and Business Affairs Ziad Haider Travels to Mumbai, India; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
08/31/16 State Department Terrorist Designation of Abdiqadir Mumin; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
08/31/16 Trinidad and Tobago's Independence Day;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
08/31/16 Vietnam's National Day;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
08/30/16 Acting Assistant Secretary Judith Garber Travels to Honolulu, Hawaii; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
08/30/16 Deputy Secretary of State Antony Blinken To Travel to Germany August 31-September 2; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
08/30/16 International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) World Conservation Congress; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
08/30/16 Malaysia's Independence Day;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
08/30/16 Meeting of the U.S.-Honduras Bilateral Human Rights Working Group; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
08/30/16 On the Occasion of the Slovak Republic's National Day;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
08/30/16 Press Availability with Commerce Secretary Pritzker, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, and Commerce and Industry Minister Nirmala Sitharaman;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Jawaharlal Nehru Bhawan Building; New Delhi, India
08/30/16 Remarks at the Joint S&CD Opening Plenary Session;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Jawaharlal Nehru Bhawan Building; New Dehli, India
08/30/16 Rewards for Justice - Reward Offer for Information on ISIL Terrorist Gulmurod Khalimov; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
08/30/16 Secretary Kerry's Meeting With Indian National Security Advisor Ajit Doval; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
08/30/16 State Department Announces Inaugural Class of Fellows for the Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative Exchange Program; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
08/30/16 Under Secretary Novelli Travels to Honolulu, Hawaii; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
08/29/16 Assistant Secretary Ryan and Ambassador Kennedy to Promote Study Abroad in Chicago and Boston; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
08/29/16 Briefing: Previewing Secretary Kerry's Travel to Bangladesh and India; Via Teleconference
08/29/16 Press Availability in Dhaka, Bangladesh;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Edward M. Kennedy Center; Dhaka, Bangladesh
08/29/16 Remarks During Meet and Greet at Embassy Dhaka;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Embassy Dhaka; Dhaka, Bangladesh
08/29/16 Secretary Kerry's Lunch Hosted by Bangladesh Foreign Minister Mahmood Ali; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
08/29/16 Secretary Kerry's Meeting With Bangladesh Nationalist Party Chairperson Khaleda Zia; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
08/29/16 Secretary Kerry's Meeting With Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
08/29/16 Special Representative for Environment and Water Resources Travel to India; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
08/29/16 Syrian Refugee Admissions;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
08/29/16 United States Condemns Attacks in Paraguay;  Assistant Secretary and Department Spokesperson John Kirby, Bureau of Public Affairs; Washington, DC
08/28/16 Special Envoy Booth To Travel to Sudan; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
08/28/16 Special Envoy for Climate Change Travel to Cairo, Dubai, New Delhi, and Mumbai; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
08/28/16 Venezuelan Government Transfer of Daniel Ceballos;  Assistant Secretary and Department Spokesperson John Kirby, Bureau of Public Affairs; Washington, DC
08/26/16 Office of the Historian, Bureau of Public Affairs Quarterly Release of Newly Digitized Foreign Relations Volumes; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
08/26/16 Remarks With Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov at a Press Availability;  Secretary of State John Kerry; President Wilson Hotel; Geneva, Switzerland
08/26/16 Under Secretary Thomas Shannon To Travel to Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, Ramallah, Amman, Beirut; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
08/25/16 Colombia Final Peace Accord;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
08/25/16 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
08/25/16 On American University of Afghanistan (AUAF) Attack;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
08/25/16 On the Occasion of Moldova's National Day;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
08/25/16 Press Availability With Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Royal Terminal; Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
08/25/16 United States Announces Additional Humanitarian Aid for Yemen; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
08/25/16 Uruguay's Independence Day;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
08/24/16 Meet and Greet With Staff and Families of Embassy Abuja;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Embassy Abuja; Abuja, Nigeria
08/24/16 Remarks at a Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Girls Event;  Secretary of State John Kerry; U.S. Embassy; Abuja, Nigeria
08/24/16 Secretary Kerry's Call With Italian Foreign Minister Gentiloni; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
08/24/16 Secretary of State Kerry To Travel to Dhaka and New Delhi;  Director Elizabeth Trudeau, Office of Press Relations; Washington, DC
08/23/16 On the Occasion of Ukraine's National Day;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
08/23/16 Remarks on Community Building and Countering Violent Extremism;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Sultan's Palace; Sokoto, Nigeria
08/22/16 Additional Funding for Kenya and Somalia; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
08/22/16 Interview With Daniel Danis of Eye Radio;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Rosa Kempinski Hotel; Nairobi, Kenya
08/22/16 Remarks With Kenyan Foreign Minister Amina Mohamed;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Rosa Kempinski Hotel; Nairobi, Kenya
08/22/16 Remarks at the Young African Leaders Initiative and Mandela Washington Fellows Event;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Rosa Kempinski Hotel; Nairobi, Kenya
08/22/16 U.S. Humanitarian Assistance for South Sudan; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
08/22/16 United States Concerned by the Death of Gambian Opposition Member Ibrima Solo Krummah;  Deputy Department Spokesperson Mark C. Toner; Washington, DC
08/21/16 United States Condemns Bombing in Gaziantep, Turkey;  Deputy Department Spokesperson Mark C. Toner; Washington, DC
08/21/16 United States Condemns Terrorist Attacks in Somalia;  Deputy Department Spokesperson Mark C. Toner; Washington, DC
08/20/16 United States Concerned About Torture and Protection of Fundamental Freedoms in Mauritania;  Deputy Department Spokesperson Mark C. Toner; Washington, DC
08/19/16 Assistant Secretary Thomas-Greenfield To Travel to Kenya and Nigeria; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
08/19/16 Assistant Secretary of State for Consular Affairs Michele Thoren Bond to Travel to India; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
08/19/16 Background Briefing on Secretary Kerry's Trip to Kenya and Nigeria; Via Teleconference
08/19/16 Joint Statement by Secretary Kerry and Secretary Foxx on U.S. - Mexico Air Transport Agreement Entry Into Force; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
08/19/16 The U.S. Department of State 'Engage America' Initiative and 'Cities@State' Network Collaborate With Indiana Communities for Indiana Forum Event; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
08/19/16 World Humanitarian Day 2016;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
08/18/16 Afghan Independence Day;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
08/18/16 Department Hosts Online Discussion of Draft Open Government Plan; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
08/18/16 Designation Under Russia's "Undesirables" Law of the International Republican Institute and the Media Development Investment Fund;  Assistant Secretary and Department Spokesperson John Kirby, Bureau of Public Affairs; Washington, DC
08/18/16 On the Occasion of Hungary's National Day;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
08/18/16 Secretary Kerry To Travel to Nairobi, Sokoto, Abuja, Jeddah, and Geneva;  Assistant Secretary and Department Spokesperson John Kirby, Bureau of Public Affairs; Washington, DC
08/17/16 Assistant Secretary Frank A. Rose To Travel to Argentina, Chile, and Colombia; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
08/17/16 Gabonese National Day;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
08/17/16 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
08/17/16 United States Imposes Emergency Import Restrictions To Protect the Cultural Heritage of Syria; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
08/16/16 United States Troubled by Developments in Azerbaijan;  Deputy Department Spokesperson Mark C. Toner; Washington, DC
08/15/16 Republic of Indonesia Independence Day;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
08/15/16 The Republic of Congo National Day;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
08/14/16 Indian Independence Day;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
08/14/16 Pakistan Independence Day;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
08/12/16 Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom David Saperstein Visits Mexico; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
08/12/16 Bombings in Thailand;  Director Elizabeth Trudeau, Office of Press Relations; Washington, DC
08/12/16 Concerns Regarding Detention of Darfuris by Government of Sudan Authorities;  Director Elizabeth Trudeau, Office of Press Relations; Washington, DC
08/12/16 Under Secretary Sewall To Travel to Kazakhstan; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
08/11/16 Chad's National Day;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
08/11/16 Joint Statement on Recent Developments in the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
08/11/16 On the Occasion of Liechtenstein's National Day;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
08/11/16 The Republic of Korea's Independence Day;;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
08/10/16 Briefing on the Release of the 2015 Annual Report on International Freedom (IRF);  Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom David N. Saperstein; Washington, DC
08/10/16 Ecuadorian Independence Day;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
08/10/16 Her Majesty Queen Sirikit's Birthday;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
08/10/16 Joint Statement of the U.S.-Argentina Digital Economy Working Group Announcing Cooperation under the Global Connect Initiative; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
08/10/16 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
08/10/16 Release of the 2015 Annual Report on International Freedom (IRF);  Deputy Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken; Press Briefing Room; Washington, DC
08/10/16 Release of the 2015 International Religious Freedom Report; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
08/10/16 Special Presidential Envoy McGurk Travels to Iraq and Morocco; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
08/09/16 Assistant Secretary Russel Travel to Laos and New Zealand; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
08/09/16 Deputy Secretary Blinken To Release Report on International Religious Freedom; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
08/09/16 Joint Statement Welcoming the Sudan Call's Signing of the AUHIP Roadmap; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
08/09/16 Maldives: Defamation Bill;  Director Elizabeth Trudeau, Office of Press Relations; Washington, DC
08/08/16 Argentina Declassification Project; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
08/08/16 Pakistan: Attack on Quetta Hospital;  Director Elizabeth Trudeau, Office of Press Relations; Washington, DC
08/08/16 Republic of Singapore National Day;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
08/08/16 Sentencing of Lawyers and Rights Activists in China;  Director Elizabeth Trudeau, Office of Press Relations; Washington, DC
08/06/16 Bolivia's Independence Day;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
08/06/16 Interview With Craig Melvin on NBC's TODAY Show;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Copacabana Beach; Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
08/06/16 Interview With Nancy Chen of 7News Boston WHDH;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Copacabana Beach; Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
08/06/16 Jamaica's Independence Day;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
08/05/16 ASEAN Day 2016;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
08/05/16 Assistant Secretary of State for Economic and Business Affairs Charles H. Rivkin Travels to Burma and Sri Lanka; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
08/05/16 Cote d'Ivoire's National Day;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
08/05/16 Government of Tunisia Issues $500 Million Bond with U.S. Guarantee; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
08/05/16 Meeting With Olympic Athletes From Team USA;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Naval Academy; Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
08/05/16 Remarks After Meeting With Brazilian Foreign Minister Jose Serra;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Palacio Itamaraty; Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
08/05/16 Secretary Kerry's Phone Call With Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
08/04/16 Department of State Requests Information from U.S. Pensioners; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
08/04/16 Joint Press Availability With Argentine Foreign Minister Susana Malcorra;  Secretary of State John Kerry; San Martin Palace; Buenos Aires, Argentina
08/04/16 Joint Statement from the U.S.-Argentina High-Level Dialogue; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
08/04/16 Joint Statement of the U.S.-Georgia Defense and Security Working Group July 20, 2016; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
08/04/16 Remarks With Argentine Foreign Minister Susana Malcorra Before Their Meeting;  Secretary of State John Kerry; San Martin Palace; Buenos Aires, Argentina
08/04/16 Remarks to Members of the American Chamber of Commerce;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Buenos Aires, Argentina
08/03/16 Joint Statement for C5+1 Ministerial of August 3, 2016; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
08/03/16 Niger's National Day;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
08/03/16 Remarks at the Central Asia Ministerial;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Benjamin Franklin Room; Washington, DC
08/03/16 Secretary Kerry's Phone Call With UN Special Envoy Ould Cheikh Ahmed; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
08/03/16 State Department Terrorist Designations of Jamaat-ul-Ahrar and Mohamed Abrini; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
08/03/16 U.S.-Central Asia (C5+1) Joint Projects; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
08/02/16 Benin's National Day;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
08/02/16 Eighth U.S.-Vietnam Political, Security and Defense Dialogue; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
08/02/16 Remarks at a State Lunch for Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Ben Franklin Room; Washington, DC
08/02/16 Secretary of State John Kerry's Travel to Argentina and Brazil;  Assistant Secretary and Department Spokesperson John Kirby, Bureau of Public Affairs; Washington, DC
08/02/16 Special Envoy for the Human Rights of LGBTI Persons Randy Berry Travels to Amsterdam, the Netherlands; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
08/02/16 Special Representative for Commercial and Business Affairs Ziad Haider travels to Laos for the ASEAN Economic Ministers' Meeting; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
08/02/16 U.S.-Colombia High-Level Partnership Dialogue and High-Level Strategic Security Dialogue Outcomes; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
08/01/16 Concerns Regarding Nicaraguan Democracy and Elections;  Assistant Secretary and Department Spokesperson John Kirby, Bureau of Public Affairs; Washington, DC
08/01/16 Press Availability With Colombian Foreign Minister Maria Angela Holguin;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Treaty Room; Washington, DC
08/01/16 Secretary Kerry to Host C5+1 Foreign Ministerial; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
08/01/16 U.S. Department of State Hosts Seventh Annual EducationUSA Forum on Internationalizing U.S. Colleges and Universities; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
08/01/16 U.S.-Angola Strategic Energy Dialogue in Washington; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC