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.

U.S.-BANGLADESH RELATIONS

The United States established diplomatic relations …