Time of Heaven Book Launch

Ambassador Pamela Slutz (Mongolia, 2003-2006) and President Punsalmaagiin Ochirbat (retired) jointly launched the English language version of “The Time of Heaven,” President Ochirbat’s official memoir, on October 4 at the U.S.-Embassy funded American Corner in Ulaanbaatar. The American Corner is hosted by the Ulaanbaatar City Public Library. Published by the Mongolia Society, and with translations ...
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Lunar New Year Greetings by Secretary Tillerson

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release Statement by Secretary Tillerson Mongolian Traditional Celebration Lunar New Year (Tsagaan Sar) February 14, 2018 Please accept my best wishes as you and the people of Mongolia celebrate the traditional Tsagaan Sar festival. The United States is proud to count Mongolia as a close ...
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International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

Press Statement Rex W. Tillerson Secretary of State Washington, DC November 22, 2017 In observance of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women (IDEVAW) on November 25 and the accompanying 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence, the United States reaffirms its commitment to defending the rights of women and girls to ...
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Statement by Secretary Tillerson on Mongolia’s National Day

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release July 10, 2017 Statement by Secretary Tillerson  Mongolia’s National Day   On behalf of the United States, our best wishes to the people of Mongolia as you celebrate your National Day on July 11th. As the United States and Mongolia mark 30 years of ...
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Press Statement by Secretary Kerry on World AIDS Day

Press Statement John Kerry Secretary of State Washington, DC December 1, 2016 On World AIDS Day, we commemorate the lives lost and communities devastated by HIV/AIDS. We also celebrate those lives that have been saved and the courageous individuals who have brought hope and healing to those living with and affected by this disease. Thirty-five ...
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International Day of Democracy

Press Statement John Kerry Secretary of State Washington, DC September 15, 2016 On the International Day of Democracy, we remember that freedom and democracy remain the greatest safeguards to peace, security, and prosperity worldwide. More and more people around the world today are calling for representative governance that is rooted in the will of the ...
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Remarks by Secretary Kerry at the 2016 Trafficking In Persons Report Ceremony

AMBASSADOR COPPEDGE: Thank you, everyone, for being here today. That was quite a reception, and on behalf of the heroes and the Secretary, thank you for that. Just some brief notes on our program: The Secretary is going to make some remarks. We’re going to honor our wonderful heroes this year. We have nine heroes ...
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Remarks by Secretary Kerry at the Opening of the 2016 Global Entrepreneurship Summit

SECRETARY KERRY: Thank you so much. You’re the best. I love you. You are terrific. Thank you so much. Thank you. (Cheers.) Patricia, thank you. Thank you so much. Good morning, everybody. Are you all energized? (Cheers.) I saw that video. I thought I’d quit as Secretary and become an entrepreneur immediately. (Laughter.) I was ...
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Secretary Kerry’s Conversation With Young Leaders

AMBASSADOR GALT: (In progress) This is also different from our past meetings because we don’t have any tea or cookies. (Laughter.) But today you have the opportunity to meet with United States Secretary of State John Kerry, so I trust that makes up for the missing cookies. (Laughter.) It’s a great privilege to introduce Secretary ...
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Joint Press Availability With Mongolian Foreign Minister Purevsuren Lundeg

FOREIGN MINISTER PUREVSUREN: (Via interpreter) Good morning. On the invitation by the Mongolian Government, John Kerry, the Secretary, has been making state visit to Mongolia. Mongolia and the U.S. has – have been expanding its cooperation in a variety of sectors. From the beginning of the democratic movement in Mongolia, the U.S. was our partner, ...
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Secretary Kerry’s Remarks Before Meeting With Mongolian Foreign Minister Lundeg Purevsuren

FOREIGN MINISTER PUREVSUREN: (Via interpreter) We welcome you, United States Secretary of State John Kerry, to our country, and it is our distinct pleasure to welcome you to my country. Mongolia has always sought to develop our relationship with United States, and in our foreign policy, it is very important to develop our relationship with ...
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Secretary Kerry’s Remarks With Staff and Families of Embassy Mongolia

AMBASSADOR GALT: I’m glad you’re all here. On behalf of the entire U.S. Mission Mongolia, I’d like to welcome United States Secretary of State John Kerry. Mr. Secretary, welcome to Mongolia. Welcome to Ulaanbaatar and to the residence on this beautiful Sunday morning. You may have heard that the weather isn’t like this every day ...
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Op-Ed by U.S. Secretary John Kerry: Time To Treat Corruption with Seriousness It Deserves

London anti-corruption summit will promote global efforts to increase transparency and empower citizen oversight. In nearly every corner of the world in recent years, from the Arab Spring to Latin America and many places in between, political turbulence has made clear that governments are unwise to shrug off their citizens’ growing concerns about corruption. It ...
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Remarks by Secretary Kerry at the Global Connect Initiative Event

SECRETARY KERRY: For a tech moment, that was an inauspicious beginning. (Laughter.) Cathy, thank you very, very much. Thank you all for being here. I think anybody who knows Cathy Novelli knows that she was quickly recognized by Steve Jobs, who hired her on the spot, as the shiniest apple on the tree – no ...
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Secretary Kerry’s Preface on the 2015 edition of the Country Reports on Human Rights Practices

The 2015 edition of the Country Reports on Human Rights Practices points to a global governance crisis. In every part of the world, we see an accelerating trend by both state and non-state actors to close the space for civil society, to stifle media and Internet freedom, to marginalize opposition voices, and in the most ...
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Remarks by Secretary of State John Kerry at Bloomberg New Energy Finance Summit

SECRETARY KERRY: Mike, thank you very, very much. Thanks, more importantly, for your extraordinary leadership over the years. I think everybody here knows that Mike Bloomberg has been a pioneer on so many different things, critical issues, and concepts – a great business person and entrepreneur of extraordinary capacity. And he has proven his leadership ...
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Secretary of State John on North Korea’s Reported Missile Launch

We have seen reports that North Korea launched a ballistic missile into the Sea of Japan. We are closely monitoring the situation on the Korean Peninsula. We call again on North Korea to refrain from actions that further raise tensions in the region and focus instead on taking concrete steps toward fulfilling its international commitments ...
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Remarks by Secretary Kerry at the World Economic Forum

SECRETARY KERRY: Klaus, thank you very, very much. Hello, everybody. Good morning to you. Klaus, first of all, thank you for your very warm, generous introduction. I especially want to thank you for your superb leadership of the World Economic Forum for many years. As you’ve said, it’s been my honor to come here. This may ...
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Remarks by Secretary Kerry on Implementation Day

SECRETARY KERRY: Good evening, everybody. Thank you very much for your patience. And I apologize for the fact that I can’t stay to take questions, which I would like to do. But we are operating under some very tight constraints on the rest period the law allows for our pilots, because of some of the delays. ...
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Remarks by Secretary Kerry on the United States Foreign Policy Agenda for 2016

Thank you. Good morning. Thank you. Thank you very much, Major General Padilla. Thank you, all of you. It’s a great privilege for me to be able to be here today. I’m delighted to be in the presence of so many people currently serving our nation, all with great distinction. And it’s a privilege to ...
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