Husband, dad, (very) amateur guitarist, and the 71st Secretary of State serving under the leadership of @POTUS Biden.

Joined January 2021
Spoke to Sudanese Foreign Minister al-Mahdi to condemn the arrest of civilian leaders in Sudan and to discuss how the U.S. can best support the Sudanese people’s call for a return to civilian-led transition to democracy.
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Productive conversation with @AUC_MoussaFaki today to reiterate U.S. and @_AfricanUnion support for a restoration of Sudan's civilian-led government and reinvigoration of its transition to democracy. The AU plays an important role in advancing democracy and stability in Africa.
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We honor the memory of the 11 Jews murdered at Pittsburgh’s Tree of Life Synagogue three years ago today – the deadliest antisemitic attack to occur on U.S. soil. These killings stand as a stark reminder that we must all come together to combat antisemitism at home and overseas.
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Congratulations et félicitations to @melaniejoly, Canada’s new Foreign Minister. Looking forward to working together on the shared goals outlined by @POTUS and Prime Minister @JustinTrudeau in the Roadmap for a Renewed U.S.-Canada Partnership. #FriendsPartnersAllies
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Thank you also to @MarcGarneau for your dedication and leadership on bilateral, regional, and global priorities. You’ve been an ardent supporter of the U.S.-Canada relationship since your days at @NASA and @csa_asc, and I know that commitment will continue.
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Exactly nine months ago, I arrived for my first day as Secretary. That day I committed to leave behind a @StateDept ready to meet the tests of the 21st century– an even stronger, more effective, more agile, more diverse institution that can lead America’s engagement in the world.
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For the past several months, we have conducted an intense review of @StateDept and consulted with our workforce. We have a window before us to make historic, lasting change and we’re determined to seize it. Today, we are ready to share the five pillars of our plan.
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First, we will build our capacity in areas critical to our national security - cyber, climate, global health, economics, and multilateral diplomacy. This is a reorientation of foreign policy that focuses on the forces that impact American lives, livelihoods, and security.
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Second, we will elevate new voices and foster a climate of innovation. I’m launching a new Policy Ideas Channel for employees at any level to share ideas directly with leadership. I’ve also revitalized the Dissent Channel, the use of which should be both protected and welcomed.
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Third, we will build and retain a diverse, dynamic, and entrepreneurial workforce – and we will equip and empower our employees to succeed. Our diversity as a nation is among our greatest competitive advantages in the world. The @StateDept is for everyone.
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Fourth, we will modernize our technological, communications, and analytical capabilities. We owe it to our workforce to equip them with better tools to do their jobs. We also want to utilize data to solve foreign policy challenges and become both more responsive and more nimble.
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Fifth, we will reinvigorate the in-person diplomacy and public engagement that is essential to advance national interests. There’s no substitute for face-to-face engagement. We are going to do everything we can to ensure that it is safe for our diplomats.
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The people of the @StateDept are dedicated, talented public servants who work miracles every day on behalf of the American people, and we designed this plan with them in mind, because they are our greatest asset and they deserve our best.
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Spoke today with Saudi Foreign Minister @FaisalbinFarhan about a response to the military takeover in Sudan as well as other important bilateral issues, including human rights.
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Democratic Republic of Congo @Presidence_RDC Tshisekedi and I consulted on the threat to democracy and stability posed by the military takeover in Sudan and the need to adhere to the Constitutional Declaration.
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Glad to have spoken to @SudanPMHamdok upon his release about the Sudanese people’s fight for democracy and the need to return to civilian leadership.
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I was pleased to join @POTUS today at the U.S.-ASEAN Summit. This Administration is deeply committed to @ASEAN’s central role in preserving a free and open Indo-Pacific.
Today, I participated in the annual U.S.-ASEAN Summit, where I discussed our commitment to strengthening our partnership with ASEAN. We will continue to work together to end the COVID-19 pandemic, address the climate crisis, promote economic growth, and more.
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In recognition of #NDEAM, @StateDept’s Disability Action Group and I discussed how we can strengthen our disability-inclusive workforce and demonstrate U.S. foreign policy’s commitment to advance disability rights across the globe.
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The U.S. is sanctioning Osama Al Kuni Ibrahim, a Libyan national involved in human rights abuses against migrants. He was also designated by the @UN. We will continue to work with the international community to hold perpetrators of human rights abuses to account.
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