Secretary of State John Kerry

Friday, March 27, 2015 - 07:48
Secretary of State John Kerry: The depth of our discussions today reflect the critical nature of this moment, with Afghanistan’s government of national unity now fully responsible for the security of its people and moving ahead on a reform agenda of its own design. At the center of our bilateral relationship is a shared commitment to security and peace and a desire to promote prosperity and social progress throughout Afghanistan.
Friday, March 27, 2015 - 07:43
President Ghani’s first visit to Washington since the peaceful transfer of power in Afghanistan in a democratic process for the first time in history, and also the first time in history a unity government.
Friday, February 20, 2015 - 08:14
A lot has happened in the last years that has emboldened some of the extremists. It’s something that Pakistan is deeply concerned about. U.S. looks forward to continuing the cooperative effort on the economy as well as the cooperative effort in counterterrorism and democracy building.
Thursday, February 19, 2015 - 07:58
The rise of violent extremism represents the pre-eminent challenge of the young 21st century. Military force is a rational and often necessary response to the wanton slaughters of children, mass kidnappings of schoolgirls, and beheading of innocents.
Friday, July 11, 2014 - 05:43
We cannot lead if we are not there and we can’t be there if the Senate won’t confirm our best and brightest. This is a moment to show that we speak with one voice on American leadership and that our democratic institutions can still advise and consent instead of defer and delay.
Thursday, April 3, 2014 - 07:15
The United States encourages the presidential candidates, their supporters, and election officials to abide by the laws and regulations governing the elections. By committing to an inclusive, fair, and transparent process, Afghanistan’s leaders will contribute to an outcome that is broadly accepted by Afghans and that strengthens the unity of the country and its democratic future.
Monday, September 30, 2013 - 08:36
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu denounce recent terrorist attacks and explain the commitment of the Global Counterterrorism Forum to fighting violent extremism.
Friday, August 16, 2013 - 11:49
U.S. Secretary of State, U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, and Defense Minister Sergey Shoygu address the context surrounding the 2+2 meeting on Syria, Afghanistan, and other security issues of international interest.