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Celebrating 230 Years of U.S. Diplomacy
August 16, 2019

Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo at a podiumOn July 29, the U.S. Department of State marked its 230th anniversary with an all-day celebration featuring remarks by Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo and Former Secretary of State Dr. Henry Kissinger. In his remarks, Secretary Pompeo affirmed that in its 230 years of history, the State Department has used diplomacy to defend unalienable rights – not just for Americans, but for people around the world.