Daily Archives: January 12, 2015

South and Central Asia: Background Briefing on Secretary Kerry’s Meetings in Islamabad, Pakistan

MODERATOR: Okay, so I know it’s late. This is a background briefing reading out the Secretary’s meetings this evening. We will not make this a marathon. We’ll just give a quick overview.

QUESTION: Let’s make …

Press Releases: U.S. Department of State and Major League Baseball Announce Baseball and Softball ‘Diamond Diplomacy’

The U.S. Department of State and Major League Baseball are entering a new era of “diamond diplomacy” in the Western Hemisphere. In a renewed partnership with Major League Baseball, current professional baseball players will accompany

On India visit, Ban stresses country’s role in security, human rights, development

12 January 2015 – India can play a major role in addressing global challenges such as poverty, displacement, terrorism and climate change, said United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today as he addressed the Indian Council …

Helen Clark: 2015: Speech to Women’s International Forum, “An Important Year for Gender and Development”

12 Jan 2015

It is a pleasure to address the Women’s International Forum this afternoon. I thank the President of the Forum, Sahar Baassiri Salam, for her kind introduction, and the previous President, Nareumon Sinhaseni …

South and Central Asia: Bangladesh

More information about Bangladesh is available on the Bangladesh Page, U.S. Department of State publications, and other sources listed at the end of this fact sheet.


The United States established diplomatic relations …