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Secretary Kerry (Jan. 31): “The world is hoping that both sides will move quickly to meet the needs of millions of desperate Syrians, to reduce the pressure on neighboring countries, to reduce the levels of migration, and to help restore peace and stability.” Full Text»

Secretary Kerry (Jan. 29): “Our three countries are neighbors and allies, and we are brought together by shared borders…and we are united in our commitment to build a more competitive, prosperous, and secure continent.” Full Text» Trip Page»

Date: 01/29/2016 Description: U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, joined by Mexican Foreign Minister Claudia Ruiz Massieu, listens as Canadian Foreign Minister Stéphane Dion addresses reporters on January 29, 2016, at the Hotel Chateau Laurier in Québec City, Québec, during a news conference following the North American Ministerial Meeting with Canadian and Mexican officials. - State Dept Image

Secretary Kerry (Jan. 28): “To those who try to intimidate or imprison reporters, we need to stand up and say loud and clear that committing journalism, reporting on the truth, is not a crime. It is a badge of honor. It is a public service.” Full Text»

Daily Press Briefing: Saudi Arabia
SPOKESMAN KIRBY (JAN. 29): “The U.S. condemns in the strongest terms today’s attack on the mosque in Mahasen, Saudi Arabia, which killed at least two people and wounded others who had peacefully gathered in Friday prayer.” Full Text»

Current Political Situation in Libya
DEPUTY SPOKESMAN TONER (FEB. 1): “Secretary Kerry met with his counterparts from Qatar and Italy, Foreign Ministers al-Thani and Gentilioni, along with UN SRSG for Libya, Martin Kobler, to review counter-ISIL efforts and to discuss the current political situation in Libya.” Full Text»

Secretary Kerry’s Travel
On February 2, Secretary Kerry travels to Rome to lead the U.S. delegation to the Global Coalition to Counter ISIL Small Group Ministerial. On February 3, Secretary Kerry travels to London to lead the U.S. delegation to the Fourth Syria Donors Conference. More»

Campaigns to Challenge Extremism
On February 2, the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs will host the finalists for the “Peer to Peer [P2P]: Challenging Extremism” initiative, a partnership between the U.S. government and universities that empowers students to design and pilot new digital products and tools that counter violent extremist narratives. More»

Rule of Law Accountability Act
SPOKESMAN KIRBY (FEB. 1): “Today the State Department submitted to Congress, as required by the Sergei Magnitsky Rule of Law Accountability Act, the third annual report on the U.S. Government’s actions to implement the Act.” Full Text»

Getting the Endgame Right in Colombia
SECRETARY KERRY (JAN. 30): “Colombians now have an historic opportunity to embrace a future free from conflict and violence; and the United States has good reason to stand by their side.” Full Text»

Source: U.S Department of State

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