Secretary of State


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Secretary of State

The head of the U.S. federal government department charged with conducting foreign relations. The secretary is responsible for advising the president on foreign policy, assisting American businesses abroad, and overseeing U.S. embassies. He or she is appointed by the president of the United States and confirmed by the Senate.
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Shadow Secretary of State for Defence - Jim Murphy; shadow Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government - Hilary Benn; shadow Leader of the House of Commons - Angela Eagle; shadow Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Chuka Umunna Change - Caroline Flint; shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury - Rachel Reeves.
Salem Hamdi, Secretary of State to the Minister of Agriculture and Environment in charge of Environment
Secretary of State Clinton made this premise explicit at a hearing before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, after Burns's trip: "We have laid out for the Syrians the need for a resumption of the Israeli/Syrian track on the peace process, which had been proceeding through the offices of the Turks, and generally to begin to move away from the relationship with Iran, which is so deeply troubling to the region as well as to the United States.
Burnham has nominations from Hazel Blears, previous secretary of state for Communities and Local Government and previous Labour Party chair; and David Blunkett, the first registered disabled cabinet member, former secretary of state for work and pensions, former home secretary, former secretary of state for education and employment.
I think she decided she felt this was one job that she would like to do, as well as obviously the Secretary of State and I think it fits in very well with her own profile and own strengths.
On the same day that the "certificate of appointment" was signed by Governor Blagojevich, the secretary of state's office duly registered the appointment pursuant to section 5(2) of the Secretary of State Act.
Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform - Peter Mandelson
Carl Devlies (CD&V): Secretary of State for the coordination of combating fraud, assistant to the Prime Minister.
The events following the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001, including the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq that ensued, have heightened the profile of the secretary of state and sensitized Americans to issues of diplomatic significance, arguably catapulting Secretary Colin Powell and, subsequently, Secretary Condoleezza Rice, into the national spotlight.
During the campaign to persuade Congress to approve NAFTA, former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, along with Shultz a proud internationalist and prominent CFR member, authored a newspaper column in which he resoundingly supported everything about NAFTA.
Debra Bowen, D-Redondo Beach, who is running for secretary of state, said she is concerned about foreign ownership of voting systems used in the U.
Cardinal Angelo Sodano, 78, Vatican Secretary of State, will be replaced by Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone, 71, of Genoa, at one time Secretary of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, under Cardinal Ratzinger as Prefect.

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