All articles from: July, 2013

Statement by Secretary Kerry on the Occasion of Switzerland’s National Day

I congratulate the people of Switzerland on your National Day this August 1, which marks the 722nd anniversary of Switzerland’s Federal Charter.

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Contracting Opportunities – Asphalt Paving

This requirement is to extend the asphalt paving at rear of the Chancery located in Chambésy/GE. This project is estimated at CHF 35,000.

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Contracting Opportunities – Terrace Tiles Cleaning

This requirement is for the cleaning of a terrace in a residence located in Chambésy/GE.

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Fast Facts on the U.S. Government’s Work in Haiti

Following the destructive 2010 earthquake, the U.S. Government committed over $3.6 billion toward relief, recovery, and reconstruction, of which $2.6 billion has been disbursed as of March 31, 2013.

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Israel, Palestinians Set Goal of Final Peace Agreement in 2014

Saeb Erekat, John Kerry and Tzipi Livni

Secretary of State John Kerry says Israeli and Palestinian officials will meet to begin the process of formal negotiations within the next two weeks, with the objective of achieving a final status agreement by May 2014.

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Research Endorses U.S. Aid for Health in Mekong Nations

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The United States has vital interests in helping to improve health among hundreds of millions of people in Southeast Asia, currently vulnerable to emerging disease threats.

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Obama Says Mideast Peace Is “Possible and Necessary”

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President Obama says Middle East peace is both possible and necessary, and that Martin Indyk will serve as the U.S. special envoy for Israeli-Palestinian negotiations.

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Georgia, U.S. Agency Sign $140-Million Development Compact

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A $140-million compact between the MCC and Georgia “will improve the quality of education in Georgia in the disciplines that define a modern economy,” MCC Chief Daniel Yohannes said at the compact signing ceremony

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U.S. Statement on the Trade Policy Review of CEMAC

The U.S. is delighted to welcome Cameroon, the Central African Republic, Chad, the Republic of the Congo, and Gabon to the first joint review of the Members of the Central African Economic and Monetary Community.

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U.S. Supports Asia’s Balance of Economic, Environmental Goals

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Asian governments are showing heightened concern about addressing environmental problems and preserving existing natural resources, according to assessments presented to a U.S. Senate Foreign Relations subcommittee.

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