Thanks to all who joined yesterday's Twitter Q & A with State Department Spokesperson Jen Psaki, who answered a broad range of questions on U.S. foreign policy.
In light of recent developments in Ukraine, Spokesperson Psaki recieved numerous questions about the cease fire agreement and what's next.
— Jason Knoll (@jasonlknoll) February 12, 2015
.@jasonlknoll US and @JohnKerry deeply engaged, coordinating daily with European partners on #Ukraine talks. No way we feel left out — Jen Psaki (@statedeptspox) February 12, 2015
The Spokesperson also answered questions about U.S.-China relations.
— Steven Engel (@naturelink43) February 12, 2015
.@naturelink43 no question more needs to be done, US wants to expand cooperation with China and cyber to address differences — Jen Psaki (@statedeptspox) February 12, 2015
There was also interest in the United States's engagement with Cuba.
Pivot to Latin America: What is the strategic importance of normalized relations with Cuba? #AskJen
— Leo Petrus (@notleopetrus) February 11, 2015
.@notleopetrus old #Cuba policy was broken-US interests to change relationship, open econ opportunity, greater access civil society — Jen Psaki (@statedeptspox) February 12, 2015
The Women's Public Service Project asked an important question about women's political participation in foreign affairs.
— Women Public Service (@WPSProject) February 12, 2015
.@WPSProject when half the pop is on the sidelines in some countries that benefits no one. More women in govt around world is good for all. — Jen Psaki (@statedeptspox) February 12, 2015
Climate Change is a popular topic on social media these days, and there was much interest in how the United States is responding to this issue.
— Sameera Savarala (@sameerasays) February 12, 2015
.@sameerasays threat of #climatechange top priority for @WhiteHouse & @JohnKerry. Economic threat, environmental threat. Focus of 2015. — Jen Psaki (@statedeptspox) February 12, 2015
The Spokesperson also answered a question about humanitarian assistance for those uprooted and imperiled by the conflict in South Sudan, the Democratic Republic of the Congo's 2016 elections, and the next round of Iran Talks.
— John Wilson (@JohnWil18221653) February 11, 2015
.@JohnWil18221653 pleased to see CENI issued calendar for #DRC elections thru 2016. US looking @ ways to support further democratization. — Jen Psaki (@statedeptspox) February 12, 2015
The departure of Jon Stewart even made its way into the discussion.
You can view the full discussion on Twitter using the hashtag #AskJen. Thank you to all who participated in the chat, and we hope you will join our future online discussions.