Press Releases: Secretary Kerry and Secretary Carter To Host the U.S.-Japan Security Consultative Committee (2+2) Meeting in New York City

Secretary of State John Kerry and Secretary of Defense Ash Carter will host the U.S.-Japan Security Consultative Committee (2+2) meeting with Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida and Japanese Defense Minister Gen Nakatani on Monday, April 27, in New York City.They will discuss security and defense issue … [Read more...]

Press Releases: U.S. Deeply Regrets Burundi’s Disregard for the Arusha Agreement

The United States deeply regrets the decision by Burundi’s ruling party, the National Council for the Defense of Democracy–Forces for the Defense of Democracy (CNDD-FDD), to disregard the term-limit provisions of the Arusha Agreement by naming President Pierre Nkurunziza as its candidate for a … [Read more...]

Press Releases: The Earthquake in Nepal

I join the people of the United States in expressing our deepest condolences to all of those affected by today's earthquake in Nepal, including the families of those who died in Nepal, India, and Bangladesh.We are working closely with the government of Nepal to provide assistance and support. Ambassador … [Read more...]

Weekly Address: Fighting for Trade Deals that Put American Workers First

WASHINGTON, DC -- In this week’s address, the President laid out why new, high-standards trade agreements are important for our economy, our businesses, our workers, and our values. These new trade deals are vital to middle-class economics -- the idea that this country does best when everybody gets … [Read more...]

Press Releases: Press Availability Following the Arctic Council Ministerial

SECRETARY KERRY: Good afternoon. I’m delighted to be here in Iqaluit, and we’ve had a very, very interesting day. I’m very grateful to the Canadian Government. I’m particularly grateful to Minister Aglukkaq. I want to thank her for her hospitality and for her leadership over the course … [Read more...]

Press Releases: Guatemala: Decision To Renew the International Commission Against Impunity in Guatemala

The United States welcomes Guatemalan President Otto Perez Molina’s decision to renew the mandate of the International Commission Against Impunity in Guatemala for two years.This is a major step forward in the fight against organized crime. CICIG is an important partner of the government and people of … [Read more...]

Press Releases: Intervention at the Arctic Council Ministerial Meeting

SECRETARY KERRY: Well, good afternoon. And to start with, let me say what a pleasure it is to be here in Iqaluit. It’s a fascinating part of the world, and we’re all very grateful for the opportunity to be here and we’re very grateful for your wonderful hospitality. Thank you. I’m … [Read more...]

Press Releases: Remarks at the Presentation of the U.S. Chairmanship Program at the Arctic Council Ministerial

Well, thank you again very, very much, Leona. I really appreciate it. And thank you to everybody for the terrific cooperation with Admiral Papp and others over the course of the last months to help frame this agenda. And again, congratulations on all you’ve done during the course of this. I think Canada … [Read more...]

Remarks by the President at Organizing For Action Dinner

The Ritz-Carlton Washington, D.C. 5:53 P.M. EDT      THE PRESIDENT:  Thank you, Jennifer!  Well, I’ve got nothing to add to that.  (Laughter.)  Except just to say thank you.  I got a chance to see all of you backstage and take pictures with you, and some of … [Read more...]

Remarks as Prepared for Delivery by National Security Advisor Susan E. Rice at the Export-Import Bank’s Annual Conference

National Security Advisor Susan E. Rice Remarks at Export-Import Bank Annual Conference Washington, D.C. Friday, April 24, 2015 As Prepared Thank you, Kusum, for that wonderful introduction.  Your story is a powerful testament to the drive and ingenuity of American small business owners, and to how … [Read more...]