News & Events

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson delivers welcome remarks to State Department employees in the main lobby of the Department's Harry S. Truman building on his first day as Secretary of State in Washington, D.C., on February 2, 2017. (State Department photo)

Secretary’s Remarks: Welcome Remarks to Employees

Remarks Rex W. Tillerson Secretary of State Washington, DC February 2, 2017 SECRETARY TILLERSON: Well, good morning, all. We apologize for being late. It seemed that this year’s prayer breakfast, people felt the need to pray a little longer. (Laughter.) But I certainly welcomed them all, so – thank you for such a warm reception. And it’s a pleasure to

Read More »

Donald Trump is sworn in as the 45th president as Melania Trump holds a bible Trump's mother gave him when he was a boy atop the bible used by President Lincoln at his first inauguration. (© AP Images)

President Trump’s inaugural address

President Trump delivered this inaugural address on January 20, 2017. THE PRESIDENT: Chief Justice Roberts, President Carter, President Clinton, President Bush, President Obama, fellow Americans, and people of the world: thank you. We, the citizens of America, are now joined in a great national effort to rebuild our country and restore its promise for all of our people. Together, we will

Read More »

Press Releases: United States and Cuba Sign Search and Rescue Agreement

Media Note Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC January 18, 2017 Today, the United States and Cuba signed a bilateral agreement to strengthen cooperation in the field of maritime and aeronautical search and rescue. The agreement aims to enhance effectiveness and efficiency in assisting persons in distress and to act in furtherance of obligations under international law. The agreement provides

Read More »

In this photo a U.S. Coast Guard helicopter searches a beach where a father and his young son were swept out to sea. (AP Image)

Remarks from Chargé d’Affaires, Ambassador Jeffrey DeLaurentis Signing of Agreement on Maritime and Aeronautical Search and Rescue

REMARKS FROM CHARGÉ D’AFFAIRES, AMBASSADOR JEFFREY DELAURENTIS Signing of AGREEMENT ON MARITIME AND AERONAUTICAL SEARCH AND RESCUE (As prepared) The United States and Cuba have been working together on search and rescue operations for more than 20 years.  Today we make another advance in strengthening this cooperation between the United States and Cuba in our common effort to save lives. This bilateral

Read More »