Category: The US Department of State

US State Department: Attack on Hospital in Afrin, Syria

Washington, DC (STL.News) The below is attributable to Spokesperson Ned Price: We condemn in the strongest terms yesterday’s attacks on the al Shifaa Hospital in Afrin, Syria.  This barbaric attack took the lives of children, medical staff, and first responders.  Civilians…

US State Department: Elections in Ethiopia

Washington, DC (STL.News) The below is attributable to Spokesperson Ned Price: On June 21, many Ethiopians will be able to cast ballots in elections, an important exercise of their civil and political rights. These elections should not be seen as a…

US State Department: Presidential Election in Mongolia

Washington, DC (STL.News) Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken released the following statement: The United States congratulates the people and government of Mongolia for their successful presidential election on June 9, the eighth such election since Mongolia’s peaceful democratic revolution in 1990.  We…

US & Palau Partner on Our Ocean Conference 2022

Washington, DC (STL.News) On the occasion of World Ocean Week, the United States is pleased to announce it will partner with Palau on the next Our Ocean Conference, planned for early 2022 in Koror, Palau. All life on this planet depends on…

Secretary Blinken’s Call with Spanish Foreign Minister

Washington, DC (STL.News) The below is attributable to Spokesperson Ned Price: Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken spoke today with Spanish Foreign Minister Arancha González Laya to reaffirm the strong U.S.-Spain alliance, friendship, and Transatlantic relationship.  Secretary Blinken emphasized the U.S. commitment…

Japan-US Clean Energy Partnership – Joint Statement

Washington, DC (STL.News) The text of the following statement was released by the Government of the United States of America and the Government of Japan. Begin Text: The United States and Japan held the first Japan-U.S. Clean Energy Partnership (JUCEP) meeting on…

Secretary Blinken’s Call with Bulgarian President Radev

Washington, DC (STL.News) The below is attributable to Spokesperson Ned Price: Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken spoke today with Bulgarian President Rumen Radev.  Secretary Blinken and President Radev emphasized the importance of the transatlantic Alliance, the U.S.-Bulgaria strategic partnership, and cooperation…

Secretary Blinken’s Call with Politburo Member Yang

Washington, DC (STL.News)  The following is attributable to Spokesperson Ned Price: Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken spoke by phone with Chinese Communist Party Politburo Member and Director of the Office of the Foreign Affairs Commission Yang Jiechi today.  Secretary Blinken…

US State Department: Philippines National Day

Washington, DC (STL.News) Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken released the following statement: On behalf of the United States of America, I extend my warmest congratulations to the people of the Republic of the Philippines as you celebrate your independence day on June…

US State Department: Overseas Schools Advisory Council Meeting

Washington, DC (STL.News) The Overseas Schools Advisory Council of the Department of State will hold its summer meeting on Thursday, June 17, 2021 from 11:00 a.m. until approximately 2:30 p.m.  This meeting will be virtual and open to the public.  The…

US State Department: Humanitarian Challenges in Central America

Announcing New Assistance to Respond to Humanitarian Challenges in Central America Washington, DC (STL.News) Senior Advisor to the President on Migration Amy Pope announced more than $57 million in new humanitarian assistance at the June 10 Solidarity Event for Forcibly Displaced…

US State Department: Nigeria’s Twitter Suspension

Washington, DC (STL.News) The United States condemns the ongoing suspension of Twitter by the Nigerian government and subsequent threats to arrest and prosecute Nigerians who use Twitter.  The United States is likewise concerned that the Nigerian National Broadcasting Commission ordered all…