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Ambassador Kelly visits Zugdidi (February 2)

During his first official trip to Zugdidi on February 2, Ambassador Kelly visited several sites where the U.S. government is partnering with local institutions.  At Radio Atinati Ambassador Kelly met with staff and sat for a radio interview.  He then visited the Atinati Youth Center, a partner of USAID.  Finally, at the Zugdidi American Corner ...
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Statement by the President on the FY2017 European Reassurance Initiative Budget Request (February 2)

FACT SHEET: The FY2017 European Reassurance Initiative Budget Request The Administration today announced an FY2017 Department of Defense funding request of $3.4 billion for the European Reassurance Initiative (ERI).  This request, which quadruples last year’s ERI funding level, represents a significant augmentation of our efforts to ensure peace and security in Europe.  Over the past ...
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Statement by the Ministers of Foreign Affairs of the Small Group of the Global Coalition to Counter ISIL (February 2)

1. Foreign Ministers of the Small Group of the Global Coalition to counter ISIL/Da’esh met today in Rome at the invitation of Italian Foreign Minister Paolo Gentiloni to take stock of the Coalition’s work and to accelerate our unified efforts to degrade and ultimately defeat ISIL/Da’esh, dismantle its networks, and counter its global ambitions.  The ...
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Secretary’s Remarks at the Ministerial Meeting of the Small Group of the Global Coalition to Counter ISIL (February 2)

John Kerry Secretary of State Italian Foreign Minister Paolo Gentiloni Ministry of Foreign Affairs Rome, Italy February 2, 2016 FOREIGN MINISTER GENTILONI: (In progress) we are now beginning this third ministerial meeting of the so-called Small Group of the international anti-Daesh coalition, and I think that one of the issues that we could discuss and ...
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REMARKS: Secretary of State John Kerry Video Statement on Syria Negotiations (January 31)

Video Statement on Syria Negotiations January 31, 2015 State Department Washington, D.C. SECRETARY KERRY: For almost five years, the world has watched in horror as Syria has disintegrated into a brutal conflict, killing hundreds of thousands and displacing millions both within and outside the country. Syria today is an unfolding humanitarian catastrophe, unmatched since World ...
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