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Readout of the President’s Call with President Hollande of France (January 20)

President Obama spoke by telephone today with President Francois Hollande of France.  The two leaders discussed the current status of investigations into the deadly terrorist attacks in Paris on January 7-8, and President Obama reaffirmed his commitment to provide whatever assistance the French government needs.  President Hollande expressed gratitude for Secretary Kerry’s visit to Paris ...
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Foreign Policy Priorities from President Obama’s State of the Union Speech (January 20)

In his penultimate State of the Union address on January 20, President Obama told the 114th Congress, the Supreme Court, diplomatic guests, and others assembled at the U.S. Capitol that the United States leads the world best by combining its military power with strong diplomacy and coalition building. As is often the case, the address ...
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Readout of the Vice President’s Call with Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk (January 13)

Vice President Joe Biden spoke today with Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk regarding the situation in eastern Ukraine, additional U.S. financial assistance for Ukraine, and efforts to promote the Minsk peace process. The Vice President expressed his condolences for the civilians killed in the bombing of a passenger bus today in Donetsk Oblast, and expressed ...
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