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World Oceans Day 2014

Press Statement John Kerry Secretary of State Washington, DC June 8, 2014 World Oceans Day is a time to pause and focus on protecting our ocean: our planet’s most extraordinary ecosystem. Life as we know it wouldn’t be possible were it not for our ocean. We depend on the ocean for life’s essentials: the food ...
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04/25/14 – Joint Fact Sheet: The United States-Republic of Korea Alliance: A Global Partnership

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary On the occasion of President Obama’s visit to the Republic of Korea, the United States-Republic of Korea Alliance is stronger and deeper than ever.  Originally forged in the shared sacrifice of our peoples 61 years ago, our Alliance today is the linchpin of peace and security in ...
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World Economic Forum Joint Statement on Environmental Goods Trade

January 24, 2014 The World Trade Organization members — Australia, Canada, China, Costa Rica, the European Union, Hong Kong, Japan, Korea, New Zealand, Norway, Singapore, Switzerland, Chinese Taipei and the United States — announce the launch of a new initiative to eliminate tariffs on environmental goods at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. Following is the ...
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01/21/14 – Deputy Secretary William Burns, Press Availability at the ROK Ministry of Foreign Affairs

DEPUTY SECRETARY BURNS: Good morning. It’s always good to be back in Seoul. I want first to thank Vice Foreign Minister Kim for the warmth of his hospitality and for a very productive set of discussions this morning, continuing the conversations we had in Washington last month during our annual Strategic Dialogue. 2013 was an exceptional ...
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