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Deputy Secretary of State John D. NegroponteThe Deputy Secretary, John Negroponte serves as the principal deputy, adviser, and alter ego to the Secretary of State; serves as Acting Secretary of State in the Secretary's absence; and assists the Secretary in the formulation and conduct of U.S. foreign policy and in giving general supervision and direction to all elements of the Department. Specific duties and supervisory responsibilities have varied over time.

Date: 01/08/2009 Description: Deputy Secretary Negroponte in Beijing, China State Dept PhotoU.S-China Relations
Deputy Secretary Negroponte (Jan. 8):  "I first visited China in June of 1972 on a delegation led by Dr. Henry Kissinger at a time when our two countries had lived in political, economic and diplomatic isolation from each other for more than two decades. The changes in our relationship since that time have been truly dramatic. Our two countries have interactions and exchanges across the entire spectrum of human activity on a scale and depth that simply could not have been imagined when we first established diplomatic ties in 1979."  Full Statement | More on Travel

Dedication Ceremony for New U.S. Embassy in Baghdad
Date: 01/05/2009 Location: Baghdad, Iraq Description: U.S. Amb. Ryan Crocker, Iraqi President  JalalTalabani, and Deputy Secretary of State John D. Negroponte at dedication ceremony for new U.S. Embassy in Baghdad, Iraq. © U.S. Embassy BaghdadDeputy Secretary Negroponte (Jan. 5): " Looking out on this wonderful gathering and this magnificent new embassy, I look with great confidence to the future of United States-Iraq relations.  Today marks the beginning of a new page in those relations, one that will build on and benefit from the legacy of those consular and diplomatic officers who have gone before". Full Text View Video | Statement  Photos

Marriott Bombing Memorial Plaque Ceremony

Date: 12/11/2008 Description: Deputy Secretary Negroponte in Islamabad, Pakistan at the Marriott Bombing Memorial Plaque Ceremony. State Dept Photo
Deputy Secretary Negroponte (Dec. 11):
"The three men we commemorate today are heroes who have lost their lives serving our country. Their loss is felt by their families and their friends, their colleagues and their country. Each of these men represents a singular story, a unique constellation of relationships, accomplishments, and aspirations cruelly destroyed by terrorism. But these men shared more than a tragic fate." Full Text | Statement in India


Deputy Secretary Negroponte Travels to China 
Deputy Secretary Negroponte traveled to Beijing on January 7 to meet with Chinese officials and attend events in commemoration of the thirtieth anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic ties between the United States and the People’s Republic of China. Full Text | More

U.S.-China Senior Dialogue
The sixth round of the U.S.-China Senior Dialogue took place in Washington D.C. on December 15. Deputy Secretary Negroponte and State Councilor Dai Bingguo co-chaired a full day of consultations on a range of bilateral and international topics. Media Note

Travel to Ireland and Northern Ireland
Deputy Secretary of State John D. Negroponte traveled to Dublin and Belfast November 16-19.

Council on Foreign Affairs
Deputy Secretary Negroponte's remarks on the war on terror at the Baltimore Council on Foreign Affairs.

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