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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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Thirdly, in Russia's military exercises, we are the main enemies and they train offensive operations against us." The Russian Embassy labelled his opinion as "the incompetent assessment of Russia's politics", recommending the state secretary from the Defence Ministry "simply" read Russia's strategic documents.
"If in the nearest future the US announces that such differentiation has been made, and that this is an official US position, then I do not see any obstacles for the bilateral meeting between our foreign minister and US State Secretary in Hangzhou," Ryabkov told Sputnik.
State Secretary Ederer conveyed that his Regional Director for Asia and the Pacific, Ambassador Peter Prugel, would be visiting Sri Lanka in the beginning of next month and expressed his confidence that Ambassador Prugel's visit to Sri Lanka would open a new era in bilateral relations.
Even trade unions are non-profit organizations, but when they conduct actions demanding something, for instance pay increase, they touch upon policy of the state," the State Secretary explained.
Yet, he cannot take such a confident stance for the next winter season, the state secretary was cited as saying.
The delegation of the Republic of Macedonia led by Vlado Misajlovski, State Secretary at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and Petar Esmerov, State Secretary at the Ministry of Defense, presented the Annual National Program of the Republic of Macedonia for NATO Membership 2012-2013, as part of the 14th cycle of the Action Plan for Membership, at the NATO headquarters in Brussels on December.
Mabor Ater Dhoul, acting Lakes state secretary, on the left, poses for a picture with some local officials (ST)
HH the Deputy Emir and Heir Apparent Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani yesterday received Gonzalo de Benito, the Spanish state secretary for foreign affairs, who is on a visit to Qatar.
Abdouli reviewed with Polish State Secretary in charge of Transitional Justice Wojciech Wegrzyn bilateral co-operation in the justice field and means to exchange experience in matters of transitional justice.
On 30 March, the Board of Directors of the Council of Europe Development Bank (CEB) unanimously elected Mikolaj Dowgielewicz, Polish state secretary for European affairs, as deputy governor for target countries.
Summary: Praia - Moroccan State Secretary to the Foreign Ministry, Mohamed Ouzzine, arrived in Cape Verde, on Sunday evening, on a work visit.
Her topics are the preeminent role of the state secretary of state in election administration; the secretary's relationship to the political party; congressional oversight; voter accessibility; and the secretary as voter advocate, voter educator, election reformer, voter protector, enforcer, and certifier.

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