Category: The US Department of State

US State Department: Under Secretary Nuland’s Travel to Brussels

Washington, DC (STL.News) Under Secretary for Political Affairs Victoria Nuland will travel to Brussels June 17-18 to follow up with our Allies and partners on the NATO and U.S.-EU summits and the President’s meeting with Russian President Putin. Following President Biden’s…

Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry’s Visit to Middle East

Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry’s Visit to the United Arab Emirates, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and Arab Republic of Egypt Washington, DC (STL.News) Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry traveled to the Middle East and North Africa June…

U.S.-Saudi Arabia Joint Statement on Climate Challenge

Washington, DC (STL.News) The US Department of State released the following statement: At the conclusion of Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry’s visit to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the two countries released the following statement: Begin text: The United States and…

U.S. Welcomes the OAS Resolution on Nicaragua

Washington, DC (STL.News) Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken released the following statement: Yesterday, an overwhelming majority of Organization of American States (OAS) member states sent a clear message of support for the Nicaraguan people and their fight for free and fair elections,…

10th Anniversary of the UN Human Rights Council UNGPs

Washington, DC (STL.News) Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken released the following statement: Today marks the tenth anniversary of the unanimous endorsement by the UN Human Rights Council of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGPs).  These principles recognize a…

US State Department: Brazil Signs Artemis Accords

Washington, DC (STL.News) The US Department of State released the following statement: Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken delivered virtual remarks today to congratulate Brazil on signing the Artemis Accords.  Brazil is the first South American country to join the Accords.  Led by…

U.S. Special Envoy for Yemen Lenderking’s Travel to Saudi Arabia

Washington, DC (STL.News) The US Department of State released the following statement: U.S. Special Envoy for Yemen Tim Lenderking will travel to Saudi Arabia on June 15-17 where he will meet with senior officials from the Governments of the Republic of Yemen and…

US State Department: Central American Minors Program

Joint Statement by the U.S. Department of State and U.S. Department of Homeland Security on the Expansion of Access to the Central American Minors Program Washington, DC (STL.News) The following joint statement was released by Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken and…

US State Department: Designation of Namibian Officials

Washington, DC (STL.News) The US Department of State released the following statement: We are announcing today the public designation of former?Namibian government officials Bernhardt Esau and Sakeus Shanghala, due to their?involvement in significant corruption.?  In?their?official capacities as Minister of Fisheries and…

US State Department: Peterson’s Travel to Congo

Washington, DC (STL.News) The below is attributable to Spokesperson Ned Price: Acting Assistant Secretary for Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor Lisa Peterson will travel to Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), June 14-18, to represent the United States in the…

U.S. Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy Meeting

Washington, DC (STL.News) The U.S. Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy (ACPD) will hold a virtual public meeting from 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m., Thursday, June 17, 2021, focused on “Innovative Public Diplomacy Responses to China’s Influence Strategies.”  A panel of experts…

Secretary Blinken’s Call with Israeli Alternate Prime Minister

Washington, DC (STL.News) The following is attributable to Spokesperson Ned Price: Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken warmly congratulated Yair Lapid Yesterdayon Israel’s government formation and his appointment as Alternate Prime Minister and Foreign Minister.  The Secretary and the Minister discussed…