News: U.S Department of State

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Cambodia’s Progress

Secretary Kerry (Jan. 26): “The progress you have made in Cambodia is quite remarkable. You have moved from extreme poverty, from a very small economy, to an economy that is growing very significantly, and lifted many of your people out of poverty.” Full Text» Trip Page»

Date: 01/26/2016 Description: U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry addresses Cambodian Foreign Minister and Deputy Prime Minister Hor Namhong at the outset of a bilateral meeting on January 26, 2016, at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. - State Dept Image

U.S.-Laos Cooperation

Secretary Kerry (Jan. 25): “We appreciate very much the cooperation of Laos on a number of issues. … But what really defines our relationship today and what is important is also working for the future.” Full Text» More» Trip Page»

Date: 01/25/2016 Description: Secretary of State John Kerry shakes hands with Laotian Prime Minister Thongsing Thammavong before a bilateral meeting on January 25, 2016, at the Government House in Vientiane, Laos. - State Dept Image

U.S.-Gulf Cooperation Council Partnership

Secretary Kerry (Jan. 23): “I think that the first thing that we agreed on today, overwhelmingly, is the importance of the partnership between the United States and the GCC, and we remain as committed to the success and continued engagement of that partnership.” Full Text» Trip Page»

Date: 01/23/2016 Description: Secretary Kerry stands with other Foreign Ministers whose countries are members of the Gulf Cooperation Council following a meeting on January 23, 2016, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. - State Dept Image

Daily Press Briefing: China
Deputy Spokesperson Toner (Jan. 21): “The U.S. is concerned about the growing number of people in China recently…who appear to have been coerced to confess to alleged crimes on state media, often before the commencement of any trial or the announcement of any charges.” Full Text»

Elections in Haiti
Deputy Spokesperson Toner (Jan. 24): “The U.S. reaffirms its support for credible, transparent, and secure elections that reflect the will of the Haitian people.” Full Text»

Cuba and the Internet: Choices, Challenges, and Opportunities
Ambassador Sepulveda (Jan. 22): “We are here to respectfully share our ideas on how the adoption of telecommunications and Internet technologies and changes in policy can help Cuba’s economy achieve great benefits.” Full Text»

Secretary Kerry’s Trip to Asia
Senior Official (Jan. 24): “He is both laying the groundwork for the important summit that President Obama will be hosting in Sunnylands with the 10 ASEAN leaders and working some of the most pressing issues that the U.S. faces in the Asia Pacific region.” Full Text» Trip Page»

World Economic Forum
Secretary Kerry (Jan. 22): “The world is not witnessing global gridlock. … The facts and the lessons are clear: If we stay at it, if we stay serious, if we’re willing to work in good faith to resolve problems, not create them, then we can make progress.” Full Text» DipNote» Trip Page»

Global Refugee Crisis
Jan. 22: Secretary Kerry announced that the U.S. is seeking significant new international commitments to strengthen the international response to the global refugee crisis. More»

Source: U.S Department of State


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