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U.S. Department of State Press Releases

658 Press Releases
  • Published on December 2, 2022 - 23:22 GMT

    On the International Day of Persons with Disabilities

    India is a strong partner of the United States, and I look forward to supporting my friend Prime Minister Modi during India’s G20 presidency. Together we will advance sustainable and inclusive growth while tackling shared challenges like the climate, …

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  • Published on December 2, 2022 - 19:28 GMT

    Religious Freedom Designations

    Around the world, governments and non-state actors harass, threaten, jail, and even kill individuals on account of their beliefs.  In some instances, they stifle individuals’ freedom of religion or belief to exploit opportunities for political gain.  These …

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  • Published on December 2, 2022 - 19:28 GMT

    Secretary Antony J. Blinken At the Business Council for International Understanding World AIDS Day Commemoration

    SECRETARY BLINKEN:  Good morning, everyone.  To my friend – longstanding friend – Nelson Cunningham, thank you for those wonderful words.  But thank you even more for your leadership, for BCIU’s leadership.  It is making a profound difference, and we are …

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  • Published on December 2, 2022 - 17:31 GMT

    Secretary Antony J. Blinken with Thomas Sotto of France 2

    Via Translation QUESTION:  Good afternoon, Antony Blinken. SECRETARY BLINKEN:  Good afternoon. QUESTION:  Thank you for giving a little bit of your time, which I know is very precious, for Télématin and for the viewers of France 2.  Thank you also for …

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  • Published on December 2, 2022 - 17:31 GMT

    Thailand National Day

    On behalf of the United States of America, I congratulate the Kingdom of Thailand as it celebrates Thai National Day. This past year, the United States and Thailand have strengthened our partnership and alliance. Thailand successfully hosted the Asia- …

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  • Published on December 2, 2022 - 17:31 GMT

    UAE National Day

    On behalf of the United States of America, I want to convey our sincere warm wishes to the people of the United Arab Emirates as you celebrate your 51st National Day. Our partnership is strong, as represented by our troops who have served together in …

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  • Published on December 2, 2022 - 01:09 GMT

    Secretary Antony J. Blinken At State Luncheon in Honor of French President Emmanuel Macron

    SECRETARY BLINKEN:  Thank you.  Thank you.  Well, good evening, everyone.  (Laughter.)  Thank you for your patience.  President Macron, Mrs. Macron, it is an honor to welcome you to the State Department. (Via interpreter) Professionally, but also on a …

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  • Published on December 2, 2022 - 01:09 GMT

    34th Commemoration of World AIDS Day

    World AIDS Day reminds us that HIV/AIDS continues to pose a threat to global health and global health security. With 650,000 people having lost their lives to AIDS-related illnesses last year, the United States government remains committed to working with …

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  • Published on December 1, 2022 - 22:30 GMT

    Designating Three Democratic People’s Republic of Korea Officials in Response to Pyongyang’s November ICBM Launches

    The United States is taking additional actions today as part of our ongoing effort to impede the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea’s (DPRK) ability to advance its unlawful ballistic missile and weapons of mass destruction programs.  These actions …

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  • Published on December 1, 2022 - 22:30 GMT

    Terrorist Designation of AQIS and TTP Leaders

    The United States is committed to using its full set of counterterrorism tools to counter the threat posed by terrorist groups operating in Afghanistan, including al-Qa’ida in the Indian Subcontinent (AQIS) and Tehrik-e Taliban Pakistan (TTP), as part of …

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  • Published on December 1, 2022 - 15:53 GMT

    Laos National Day

    On behalf of the people and Government of the United States of America, I extend my warmest regards to the people of Laos on the occasion of the 47th anniversary of the founding of the Lao People’s Democratic Republic. The United States is proud of our …

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  • Published on December 1, 2022 - 14:07 GMT

    Appointment of Abby Finkenauer as Special Envoy for Global Youth Issues

    Today we welcome Abby Finkenauer to the Department of State, where she will serve as the Department’s Special Envoy for Global Youth Issues. Special Envoy Finkenauer began her career in public service when she was elected – at age 25 – to the Iowa House of …

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  • Published on December 1, 2022 - 06:02 GMT

    Central African Republic National Day

    On behalf of the American people, I send my best wishes to all Central African people on your sixty-fourth National Day. The United States greatly values our combined efforts to promote security, stability, and prosperity in the Central African Republic. …

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  • Published on November 30, 2022 - 21:11 GMT

    Secretary Antony J. Blinken With Christiane Amanpour of CNN

    QUESTION:  Secretary Blinken, welcome to the program.  I just wanted to ask you, because you’ve just been meeting with your Ukrainian counterpart — SECRETARY BLINKEN:  Christiane, great to be with you. QUESTION:  — who has told you all that they need …

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  • Published on November 30, 2022 - 18:54 GMT

    Secretary Antony J. Blinken With Andrea Mitchell of NBC

    QUESTION:  Mr. Secretary, thank you so much for being with us today. SECRETARY BLINKEN:  It’s great to be with you, Andrea. QUESTION:  You are an avid soccer fan – I want to ask you about Ukraine, of course, the subject of this meeting, the main subject of …

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  • Published on November 30, 2022 - 14:47 GMT

    Barbados National Day

    On behalf of the people and the Government of the United States of America, I extend my sincere best wishes to Barbados and its people as they celebrate their Independence Day on November 30. Our countries share a commitment to democracy and work closely …

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  • Published on November 30, 2022 - 11:13 GMT

    Secretary Antony J. Blinken And Belgian Foreign Minister Hadja Lahbib Before Their Meeting

    SECRETARY BLINKEN:  Well, good morning, everyone.  It’s a pleasure to get a chance to meet with Foreign Minister Lahbib, really for the first time.  We’ve spoken, and of course we’ve been at the various NATO meetings, but this is our first opportunity to …

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  • Published on November 29, 2022 - 19:23 GMT

    Secretary Antony J. Blinken And Slovak Foreign Minister Rastislav Kacer Before Their Meeting

    SECRETARY BLINKEN:  Well, good afternoon, everyone.  It’s a pleasure to get a chance to meet with Foreign Minister Kacer in his new capacity, but we’re longtime acquaintances and colleagues.  We go back many years, including to your time in the United …

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  • Published on November 29, 2022 - 19:23 GMT

    Secretary Antony J. Blinken and Romanian Foreign Minister Bogdan Aurescu at a Joint Press Availability

    FOREIGN MINISTER AURESCU:  (Via interpreter) Hello.  Good afternoon. (In English) Welcome to Bucharest, the State Secretary of the United States, Antony Blinken.  Dear Tony, welcome to Bucharest.  For me it’s a great honor – it’s a great day, actually, …

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  • Published on November 29, 2022 - 17:24 GMT

    Secretary Antony J. Blinken and NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg Before Their Meeting

    SECRETARY GENERAL STOLTENBERG:  So Secretary Blinken, Antony, welcome to the NATO foreign minister meeting here in Bucharest.  It’s always a pleasure to meet with you.  And thank you so much for your personal commitment – support for NATO, to our …

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