United States Department of State

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The United States Department of State (DoS), commonly referred as State Department, is a state body of the executive branch of the United States of America responsible for the country's foreign policy. It is equivalent to the ministry of foreign affairs in other countries. The department "exists to assist the President, through the Secretary of State, in formulating and executing the foreign policy and relations of the United States of America."[1] It is guided by the Foreign Affairs Manual.[2]

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  1. "Foreign Affairs Manual – Organization and functions". United States Department of State. Retrieved 2022-11-24.
  2. “The Foreign Affairs Manual (FAM) and associated Handbooks (FAHs) are a single, comprehensive, and authoritative source for the Department's organization structures, policies, and procedures that govern the operations of the State Department, the Foreign Service and, when applicable, other federal agencies. The FAM (generally policy) and the FAHs (generally procedures) together convey codified information to Department staff and contractors so they can carry out their responsibilities in accordance with statutory, executive and Department mandates.”

    Foreign Affairs Manual (2022-04-19). United States Department of State. Retrieved 2022-11-24.