Kerry, Polish FM Shetyna on Terrorist Attack in Paris
Before I do talk, however, about our relationship, both of us were just talking about the horrific attack in Paris today, the murderous attack on the headquarters of Charlie Hebdo in Paris. I would like to say directly to the people of Paris and of all of France that each and every American stands with you today, not just in horror or in anger or in outrage for this vicious act of violence, though we stand with you in solidarity and in commitment both to the cause of confronting extremism and in the cause which the extremists fear so much and which has always united our two countries: freedom. (In French)
Mandela Washington Fellowship Application Information
The Mandela Washington Fellowship is the flagship program of President Obama’s Young African Leaders Initiative. President Obama launched YALI in 2010 to support young African leaders as they spur growth and prosperity, strengthen democratic governance, and enhance peace and security across Africa.
U.S. AFRICA LEADERS SUMMIT
President Obama will welcome leaders from across the African continent to our nation’s capital for the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit August 4-6, 2014, as a demonstration of our deep partnership with and commitment to the region. Building on the progress made since the President’s trip to Africa last summer, this Summit will strengthen ties between the United States and African nations on individual and regional levels. The U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit is an unprecedented opportunity to highlight the depth and breadth of the United States’ commitment to the African continent, advance our shared priorities, and enable discussion of concrete ideas to deepen the partnership. At its core, this Summit is about fostering stronger ties between the United States and Africa.
Message from Consular Office
Mark your calendars for September 25, 2014! The U.S. Embassy is pleased to welcome U.S. Citizens to a Voter Registration event on September 25, 2014 at 6 P.M. In addition to offering U.S. Citizens the opportunity to register to vote in the upcoming November 2014 General Election, the Embassy will screen a classic comedy film about U.S. politics from the 1970's. »
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Secretary Clinton: "Good morning everyone. Thank you. Thank you so much. Oh, it is absolutely a pleasure to see all of you here today and I’ve been getting reports about the conference, and I am so excited to join you today to talk about what we are focused on here at this Summit on Women and the Economy."