Press Releases: Acting Assistant Secretary Bond Travel to Benin, Gabon, and Guinea

Acting Assistant Secretary for Consular Affairs Michele T. Bond will visit Benin, Gabon, and Guinea, July 7–11.She will visit the U.S. Embassy in Cotonou, Benin, July 7–9, and meet with the Director of Consular Affairs at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Madame Myrina Amoussouga, and the Minister … [Read more...]

Press Releases: Deputy Secretary of State Antony Blinken Travel to Nigeria and Niger July 6 – 9

Deputy Secretary of State Antony Blinken will travel next week to Nigeria and Niger to meet with a wide range of government officials and non-governmental experts to discuss key political, economic, and security issues.On July 6-9, Deputy Secretary Blinken will meet with senior government officials in Abuja … [Read more...]

Press Releases: Venezuela’s Independence Day

On behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States, I send my best wishes to the people of Venezuela as you celebrate 204 years of independence on July 5.Today we reflect on the strong ties of friendship, family, culture, sport, and commerce that bind us together. Our mutual love for baseball … [Read more...]

Press Releases: Assistant Secretary Frank A. Rose to Travel to China, Republic of Korea, Vietnam, and Japan

Assistant Secretary for Arms Control, Verification and Compliance Frank A. Rose will travel to China, the Republic of Korea, Vietnam, and Japan from July 5 - July 16, for meetings and external events on space security, missile defense, arms control, and other bilateral and multilateral security topics.From … [Read more...]

Press Releases: United States Citizen College Students Can Apply July 2 – 22, 2015 for Virtual Student Foreign Service eInternships

The Virtual Student Foreign Service (VSFS) is a unique opportunity allowing U.S. citizen undergraduate and graduate students to engage in citizen diplomacy through virtual internships (eInternships) with federal government agencies. VSFS enables students to work remotely to support the work of the U.S. … [Read more...]

Press Releases: Counselor Shannon to Travel to Central America

Ambassador Thomas A. Shannon, Counselor of the Department of State, will lead a U.S. interagency delegation, including representatives from the Department of State, the U.S. Agency for International Development, the Department of Homeland Security, and the Department of Justice, to El Salvador, Guatemala, and … [Read more...]

Press Releases: Social Enterprise Visionary, Sir Fazle Hasan Abed, Wins 2014 Annual World Food Prize

At a July 1 ceremony at the U.S. Department of State, social enterprise visionary Sir Fazle Hasan Abed of Bangladesh was announced as the 2015 winner of the World Food Prize, the most prominent global award for individuals whose breakthrough achievements alleviate hunger and promote global food … [Read more...]

Press Releases: Establishment of Deadlines for Input on Airline Subsidies

The U.S. Departments of Commerce, State, and Transportation announced an open forum on April 10, 2015, and issued a Federal Register notice on May 5, 2015 (80 FR 25671), soliciting information and views on assertions that three foreign airlines – Emirates Airline, Etihad Airways, and Qatar Airways … [Read more...]

Press Releases: Background Briefing on Re-establishment of Diplomatic Relations With Cuba

MODERATOR: Great. Thank you so much, Paul , and thanks to everyone for joining us on relatively short notice. Obviously an historic day; we’re discussing the re-establishment of diplomatic ties between the United States and Cuba. You obviously all saw the President and saw Secretary Kerry’s … [Read more...]

Press Releases: Rwanda National Day

On behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States, I congratulate the people of Rwanda on the 53nd anniversary of your independence on July 1.Rwanda is a leader in advancing opportunities for girls and women by expanding access to secondary and higher education, particularly in the sciences. … [Read more...]