Following his remarks in Belfast yesterday, he held a number of meetings with world leaders ahead of the G-8, including a visit with U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron and a meeting with EU leaders on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership. MORE
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and U.K. Foreign Secretary William Hague address reporters after their bilateral meeting at the U.S. Department of State in Washington, D.C., on June 12, 2013. A text transcript can be found at http://www.state.gov/secretary/remarks/2013/06/210583.htm
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry meets with United Kingdom Foreign Secretary William Hague at the U.S. Department of State in Washington, D.C., on June 12, 2013. [State Department photo/ Public Domain]
A silent crisis is happening right now. It affects 165 million children globally, robbing them of the future they deserve and leading to more child deaths every year than any other disease. In a world of plentiful, nutritious foods and advanced science, this is unacceptable.
We can do better. And we can do it together. MORE
Do you enjoy biking on weekends, or do you bike to work? Did you know that the U.S. Department of State has the second largest number of Federal government employees who bike to work each day? Whether we’re in Washington, D.C. or serving at one of the 250 Foreign Service posts around the world, many of our colleagues are taking advantage of alternative options over driving to work.
In May 2013, as U.S. diplomats did their part to promote National Bike Month, we asked our colleagues around the world to submit short videos of their daily bike commute to show not only how cool it is to ride a bike to work in London or Tokyo, but how we all have to play our part, however small, to protect the environment, promote healthy living, and prove how beautiful our neighborhoods can be when we experience it from a bike. Check out these videos offering street views from our colleagues bicycling in the following cities:
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry shakes hands with UK Foreign Secretary William Hague at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in London, United Kingdom, April 10, 2013. [State Department photo/ Public Domain]
Highlights from the first stops in Secretary Kerry’s first international trip, including London, Berlin, Paris, and Rome. [Go to http://video.state.gov for more video and text transcript.]
About the Author: Karen Maxfield serves in the Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Embassy in London, United Kingdom.
On Sunday night, John Kerry arrived in London to begin his first overseas visit as Secretary of State, and we could not have been more pleased to welcome him to the United Kingdom for the inaugural leg of his journey. As he said in a press conference, it is no accident “the remarkable partner that is the United Kingdom” was selected as his first stop. This enthusiasm was shared by UK Foreign Secretary William Hague, who tweeted a warm greeting to Secretary Kerry in honor of the “special” bilateral relationship.
The Secretary began the day by participating in a working breakfast with British Prime Minister David Cameron at Number 10 Downing Street, where the pair discussed U.S.-EU trade negotiations.… more »
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry delivers remarks with United Kingdom Foreign Secretary William Hague in London, United Kingdom on February 25, 2013. A text transcript can be found at http://www.state.gov/secretary/remarks/2013/02/205156.htm