U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson traveled to Bonn for G-20 FM Meeting

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson traveled to Bonn, Germany, February 15-17 to participate in the G-20 Foreign Ministers’ Meeting.  This was his first official trip as Secretary of State. While in Bonn, Secretary Tillerson participated in several G-20 sessions as well as bilateral meetings.  Secretary Tillerson also met with counterparts from the United Kingdom, ...
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Secretary Tillerson to Travel to Bonn, Germany

Press Statement Mark C. Toner Deputy Department Spokesperson Washington, DC February 14, 2017 U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will travel to Bonn, Germany, February 15-17 to participate in the G-20 Foreign Ministers’ Meeting. This will be his first official trip as Secretary of State. While in Bonn, Secretary Tillerson will participate in several G-20 ...
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Obama’s Farewell Address

REMARKS BY THE PRESIDENT IN FAREWELL ADDRESS McCormick Place Chicago, Illinois January 10, 2017   THE PRESIDENT: Hello, Chicago! (Applause.) It’s good to be home! (Applause.) Thank you, everybody. Thank you. (Applause.) Thank you so much. Thank you. (Applause.) All right, everybody sit down. (Applause.) We’re on live TV here. I’ve got to move. (Applause.) ...
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The President on the Administration’s Approach to Counterterrorism

MacDill Air Force Base Tampa, Florida December 6, 2016 Thank you so much!  (Applause.)  Thank you.  Thank you so much, everybody.  Thank you.  Everybody, please have a seat.  Have a seat.  Well, thank you so much. Good afternoon, everybody.  I was just told that was going to be the last “Hail to the Chief” on ...
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Remarks by Obama and Merkel in a Joint Press Conference

Remarks by President Obama and Chancellor Merkel of Germany in a Joint Press Conference German Chancellory Berlin, Germany November 17, 2016   CHANCELLOR MERKEL:  (As interpreted.)  Ladies and gentlemen, I’m delighted to be able to welcome today for the sixth time the President of the United States of America, Barack Obama, to Germany. In his ...
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Remarks by President Obama in Athens, Greece

Remarks by President Obama at Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center in Athens, Greece November 16, 2016   PRESIDENT OBAMA:  Thank you so much.  (Applause.)  Thank you.  Thank you very much.  Please, please have a seat.  Thank you.  (Applause.) AUDIENCE MEMBER:  Chicago! PRESIDENT OBAMA:  Chicago — (laughter.) Hello, Greece!  (Applause.)  Yia sas!  Kalispera!  To the government ...
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John Kerry on the Passing of Guido Westerwelle

Press Statement John Kerry Secretary of State Washington, DC March 18, 2016 Teresa and I were deeply saddened to hear of the death of former German Foreign Minister and Vice Chancellor Guido Westerwelle. My heartfelt condolences go to his husband, Michael Mronz, extended family, friends, and the German people. I had the privilege of working ...
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Press Remarks by Secretary Kerry and German Foreign Minister Steinmeier

John Kerry Secretary of State Treaty Room Washington, DC February 29, 2016 SECRETARY KERRY: Good evening, everybody. Well, Frank-Walter and I wanted to take advantage of Leap Year, the extra day in February, so we figured we’d get together once again. We are hardly, hardly strangers. We spent an enormous amount of time in Vienna, ...
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Press Availability at the International Syria Support Group

John Kerry Secretary of State Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, United Nations Special Envoy Staffan de Mistura Munich, Germany February 12, 2016 Well, good evening, everybody. Let me start by thanking Foreign Minister Steinmeier and the people of Germany for hosting this important meeting of the International Syria Support Group on the margins of the ...
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President Obama Speaking at the Islamic Society of Baltimore

February 03, 2016 Remarks by the President at Islamic Society of Baltimore Baltimore, Maryland THE PRESIDENT:  Well, good afternoon.  And, Sabah, thank you for the wonderful introduction and for your example — your devotion to your faith and your education, and your service to others.  You’re an inspiration.  You’re going to be a fantastic doctor.  ...
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Presidential Proclamation of National African American History Month, 2016

January 29, 2016 NATIONAL AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY MONTH, 2016 – – – – – – – BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA A PROCLAMATION America’s greatness is a testament to generations of courageous individuals who, in the face of uncomfortable truths, accepted that the work of perfecting our Nation is unending and ...
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Presidential Proclamation — National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month

NATIONAL SLAVERY AND HUMAN TRAFFICKING PREVENTION MONTH, 2016 BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA A PROCLAMATION One hundred and fifty years ago, our Nation codified the fundamental truth that slavery is an affront to human dignity. Still, the bitter fact remains that millions of men, women, and children around the globe, including ...
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2015 Statement by the Press Secretary on the President’s Travel to Germany

In late April, President Obama will travel to Germany to participate in the Hannover Messe – the world’s largest trade show for industrial technology – and to meet Chancellor Angela Merkel. Founded in 1947, the Hannover Messe attracts approximately 6,500 exhibitors and 200,000 visitors from across the globe each year. The President’s participation – a ...
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Building on 2015 As We Look Ahead

Posted by John Kerry December 29, 2015 One reason for the remarkable record of the New England Patriots is the team’s single-minded focus on the next game. Managing world affairs requires the same concentration on future challenges, for past accomplishments provide no guarantee of continued success. They can, however, lend confidence that, with the ...
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Statement by the President on the Paris Climate Agreement

Video STATEMENT BY THE PRESIDENT ON THE PARIS CLIMATE AGREEMENT Cabinet Room  5:30 P.M. EST THE PRESIDENT:  In my first inaugural address, I committed this country to the tireless task of combating climate change and protecting this planet for future generations. Two weeks ago, in Paris, I said before the world that we needed a strong ...
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President Obama on the Attacks in Paris

The White House Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release November 13, 2015 Statement by the President on the Situation in Paris THE PRESIDENT:  Good evening, everybody.  I just want to make a few brief comments about the attacks across Paris tonight.  Once again, we’ve seen an outrageous attempt to terrorize innocent civilians.  This is an attack not just ...
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Joint Press Conference on COP21 at the WWF in Berlin

On November 4, Ambassador Emerson and the Mexican Ambassador Patricia Espinosa came together at the WWF Deutschland  at a joint press conference to discuss Climate Change issues relating to COP21.  In particular they talked about the expectations for the upcoming  COP21  conference in December in Paris. All were agreed that at the meeting in Paris, the international community ...
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