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Department of State (DOS)

The US Department of State (the DOS or the State Department) is an executive department of the US federal government led by the Secretary of State. It is responsible for handling the foreign affairs of the US government.

• Foreign affairs agency managing the diplomatic and international relations of the US government
• Has consular offices abroad and agencies in Washington, DC
Related topicsBureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA)Bureau of Consular Affairs (CA)Department of State (DOS)