Press Releases: Assistant Secretary of State Charles H. Rivkin Travels to Berlin and Frankfurt, Germany

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FACT SHEET: President Obama hosts over 200 Mayors from Across the Country at the White House

Today, President Obama will host over 200 bipartisan Mayors during their annual U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) Winter Meeting. At this year’s convening, the President will build on the issues discussed in his State of the Union Address and priorities outlines for cities across the country. … [Read more...]

Press Releases: Australia Day

On behalf of President Obama and the American people, it is my pleasure to send the United States’ best wishes to the people of Australia as you celebrate Australia Day on January 26.Although separated by a great ocean, the United States and Australia are bound together by our robust alliance, shared … [Read more...]

Press Releases: Remarks at the World Economic Forum

SECRETARY KERRY: Good afternoon, everybody. Klaus, thank you very, very much for not just a very generous introduction, but thank you for your extraordinary leadership here for so many years. I have enjoyed taking part and coming here for a great one-stop shop, and I thank you for this institution.And before … [Read more...]

Press Releases: Secretary Kerry Travel to Lagos

Secretary Kerry will travel to Lagos, Nigeria, on January 25 to emphasize the importance of ensuring the upcoming elections are peaceful, non-violent, and credible. The Secretary will meet with candidates President Goodluck Jonathan and Major General (Retired) Muhammadu Buhari. … [Read more...]

Press Releases: Joint Statement on South Sudan Peace Negotiations

The text of the following statement was issued jointly by the Governments of the United States of America, the United Kingdom, and Norway.Begin Text:The members of the Troika (the United States, the United Kingdom, and Norway) are gravely concerned with the continued lack of progress in the South Sudan peace … [Read more...]

Statement by the Vice President on the Death of King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz

Jill and I were saddened to learn of the passing of King Abdullah.  We extend our sympathies to his family in their moment of loss. King Abdullah’s death is a great loss for his country.  It is hard to distinguish him from Saudi Arabia itself.  Over many decades, he played an outsized … [Read more...]

Press Releases: Developments in Yemen

The United States is troubled by reports of President Hadi and his cabinet’s resignation. At this time, it is critical that all sides avoid violence.The safety and security of U.S. personnel is our top priority in Yemen. We are evaluating the security situation on the ground on an ongoing basis. We call … [Read more...]

Press Releases: On the Death of King Abdullah

This is a sad day. The United States has lost a friend, and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the Middle East, and the world has lost a revered leader. King Abdullah was a man of wisdom and vision. I loved my visits with him as a Senator and as Secretary. Even as he battled age and illness, he held on to his sense … [Read more...]

Statement by the President on the Death of King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz

It is with deep respect that I express my personal condolences and the sympathies of the American people to the family of King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz and to the people of Saudi Arabia. King Abdullah’s life spanned from before the birth of modern Saudi Arabia through its emergence as a critical force … [Read more...]