Statement by Secretary Kerry on Ramadan

On behalf of the U.S. Department of State, Teresa and I wish all Muslims a happy and blessed Ramadan. Ramadan is a season for heightened reflection, worship, compassion, and community. For Muslims everywhere, this special month provides spiritual nourishment and reinforces appreciation for the universal value — and values — of humanity.  It is also ...
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Press Availability in Nairobi, Kenya

SECRETARY KERRY: Good afternoon, everybody. I’m delighted to be here in Nairobi, and I appreciate enormously the very generous welcome beginning with yesterday and my visit to the Nairobi National Park, which was wonderful. And I want to thank President Kenyatta and the cabinet and Cabinet Secretary Mohamed for not just their generous welcome, but also ...
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John Kerry and Susan Rice: South Sudan’s leaders need to set aside their dispute

http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/john-kerry-and-susan-rice-south-sudans-leaders-need-to-set-aside-their-dispute/2014/12/15/0c85e056-847c-11e4-b9b7-b8632ae73d25_story.html John F. Kerry is secretary of state. Susan E. Rice is national security adviser. In 2011, the world’s newest nation was born amid joyous celebrations. The international community welcomed South Sudan not just with cheers but also with promises of help. The hope and promise of that day are now at grave risk of ...
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Secretary Kerry on International Anti-Corruption Day

U.S. Welcomes International Anticorruption Day On this day, International Anticorruption Day, the United States reiterates its commitment to working with its partners to combat the scourge of corruption. The moral and practical costs of corruption are no longer debatable. Corruption drives instability, popular protests, and revolutions. In some cases, these popular movements produce democratic reform, ...
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Remarks at the Africa Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) Ministerial

Remarks: John Kerry Secretary of State World Bank Washington, DC ________________________________________________________________________________________ Well, President Kim, Jim, thank you very, very much for your welcome. Welcome to all of you here, and I appreciate your – the substance of your comments. And I also appreciate your generous comments regarding my privilege of being here as Secretary. (Laughter.) ...
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