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Secretary of State John F. Kerry talks with University of Virginia President Teresa A. Sullivan before making his first major public address as Secretary of State at Old Cabell Hall Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013 Photo/The Daily Progress/Sabrina Schaeffer
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Secretary of State John F. Kerry delivers his first major public address as Secretary of State at University of Virginia's Old Cabell Hall Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013
Posted: Wednesday, February 20, 2013 12:02 pm
Updated: 9:36 pm, Wed Feb 20, 2013.
Posted on Feb 20, 2013
New U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Wednesday castigated Congress for political inertia, saying impending across-the-board budget cuts threaten foreign policy.
Kerry told a University of Virginia audience that American foreign aid is a vital part of the nation’s diplomatic effort, saying it fosters international cooperation, bolsters growing economies, opens new markets for domestic companies, provides greater world and national security and creates jobs at home.
Wednesday, February 20, 2013 12:02 pm.
Updated: 9:36 pm.