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John Kerry
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Headed out in middle of night for #Cairo/meetings on #Gaza cease-fire.
Giving diplomacy time to work:
The Role of Ambassadors in our National Security Strategy
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Indebted to John Bass as he marks last day as Executive Secretary of @StateDept. Effective as he is diplomatic.
Will never forget meeting Mandela & being struck by his warmth/openness. On #MandelaDay we celebrate his life/legacy as a pioneer for peace.
Powerful case from apolitical/respected Retired Generals in @latimes re why Senate needs to #ConfirmOurAmbassadors
"I want the Dutch people to know that we stand with you, shoulder to shoulder, in our grief." —President Obama on flight #MH17
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"There must be a credible, international investigation into what happened." —President Obama on flight #MH17
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Horrified by crash of flight #MH17 - condolences to families. US prepared to help w credible/internat'l investigation
Worth a read: Gen.@PMBreedlove in @WSJ -- "The Meaning of Russia's Military Campaign Against Ukraine"
.@JohnKerry: The trade relationship between the US & Europe – the largest trade relationship in the world – will be augmented by #Expo2015.
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.@JohnKerry: The USA pavilion will showcase American expertise in global food security, agriculture and cuisine. #Expo2015
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.@JohnKerry: Milan World #Expo2015 will share work US scientists, chefs, entrepreneurs do to address food security & nutrition challenges.
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Was proud to kick off groundbreaking for USA Pavilion at Milan #Expo2015 that’ll showcase our leadership on #foodsecurity, innovation.
Met with friend/fellow cyclist #Luxembourg FM Asselborn. Grateful for partnership.
Welcome Aboard to Special Rep for the Arctic: Admiral Robert Papp cc: @SenatorBegich @lisamurkowski
Will miss working so closely with my friend Sir William -- when @WilliamJHague spoke, we all listened.
Good to see @sebastiankurz earlier – look forward to working with him. #Austria has been a great host for P5+1 talks.
Left #Vienna, en route back to US. Will consult w/ Pres. Obama & Congressional leadership this week re: path forward for #IranTalksVienna.
Today, especially, we honor #Malala Yousafzai, who inspires us all w/ being #StrongerThan fear/evil:
.@JohnKerry offers remarks with German Foreign Minister Steinmeier amid #Iranian #nuclear talks in #Vienna, #Austria.
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Talked earlier w/ #German FM Steinmeier on many key issues we'll continue to work closely on/impt relationship
.@JohnKerry offers remarks with #UK Foreign Secretary William Hague amid #Iranian #nuclear talks in Vienna, Austria.
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In #Vienna today - had discussions with High Rep. Ashton and foreign ministers on #IranTalksVienna.
Grateful to both #Afghan pres candidates, and Pres. #Karzai, for the spirit of compromise & leadership they've shown throughout discussions.
Both #Afghan pres candidates agreed to abide by results of the audit & that winner of election will immediately form a gov't of nat'l unity.
Pleased that both #Afghan presidential candidates committed to participate in/abide by results of an audit of all 8 million ballots cast.
Met again with Abdullah Abdullah & Ashraf Ghani to continue discussions on finding a resolution that moves #Afghanistan towards unity.
Mtgs today w/Ashraf Ghani & Abdullah Abdullah. Important that outcome of election is capable of unifying all #Afghans
After days of mtgs in #Beijing, I’m now in #Kabul and again reminded how much we need to #ConfirmOurAmbassadors.
.@PennyPritzker, always fun working with you, Jack, Ernie, and Mike - teamwork!
From education to sports - learn about people-to-people exchange between US & #China with this fact sheet:
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Guitar skills a little rusty, but couldn't turn down Vice Premier Liu Yandong's invitation to join in at Great Hall!
Joined w/ Vice Premier Liu Yandong today to celebrate importance of our U.S.-#China people-to-people exchanges.
53 @StateDept nominees still pending before #Senate. Shared in @politico why it's critical to #confirmourambassadors:
When U.S. & #China work w/ each other, we both stand to gain a great deal. This week’s talks building on dialogue achieved over last 5 yrs.
Wrapped up a productive day of U.S.-#China Strategic & Economic Dialogue here in #Beijing w/ our counterparts.
US & #China took important steps to advance their cooperation to combat global #ClimateChange. See key achievements:
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Constructive focus today on #climatechange & our work together on Climate Change Working Group I formed w/ State Councilor Yang back in 2013
Good mtg on combating wildlife trafficking. @YaoMing's a huge force on this issue as he was on the basketball court.
Visited Great Wall/Badaling section w/ Sec. Lew & Amb. Baucus before mtgs - took my daughters here 20+ yrs ago #China
Wheels up and #Beijing-bound to join @USTreasury Sec. Lew in the U.S.-#China Strategic & Economic Dialogue.
Secretary @JohnKerry travels to Beijing to co-chair the U.S.-#China Strategic and Economic Dialogue on July 8-10.
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Continued discussions today on #Iraq w/ some of #KRG President’s key staff including Chief of Staff Dr. Fuad Hussein
Sickening that 17yr-old Muhammad Hussein Abu Khdeir’s life has been stolen. Sending condolences to #Palestinian ppl
#Iranian nuclear deal still possible but time running out. Laid out in @washingtonpost what needs to be done by 7/20:
Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah extraordinary pledge: $500 mil in humanitarian aid to all people of #Iraq.