Category: US Department of State

US State Department: Shipping Advisory Committee Charter Renewal

Washington, DC (STL.News) The Department of State has renewed the Charter of the Shipping Advisory Committee.  The Committee was established to provide a forum for interested members of government and the public—including private citizens, members of the maritime shipping industry, non-governmental…

US State Department: Disbarment of Shahla Humbatova

Washington, DC (STL.News) Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken released the following statement: I am disturbed that human rights defense lawyer Shahla Humbatova of Azerbaijan was disbarred from the Azerbaijani bar on the eve of International Women’s Day, a year after receiving the…

US State Department: Ministerial Meeting to Defeat ISIS

Washington, DC (STL.News) Press Statement by Ned Price, Department Spokesperson: Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken will join Belgian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Sophie Wilmès in co-hosting a virtual meeting of the Foreign Ministers of the Global…

Secretary Blinken’s Virtual Travel to UN, New York

Washington, DC (STL.News) Press Statement by Ned Price, Department Spokesperson: Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken will travel virtually to New York City on March 29 to chair a meeting of the UN Security Council, meet with UN officials, and meet…

Secretary Blinken’s Call with UN High Commissioner Grandi

Washington, DC (STL.News) The below is attributable to Spokesperson Ned Price: Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken spoke today with UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi.  They discussed the importance of U.S. re-engagement in multilateralism and the critical role that the…

US State Department: Bangladesh National Day

Washington, DC (STL.News) Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken released the following statement: On behalf of the Government of the United States, I warmly congratulate the people of Bangladesh on the momentous occasion of your 50th National Day and Golden Jubilee. The United…

Secretary Blinken’s Call with Yemeni Prime Minister Saeed

Washington, DC (STL.News) The following is attributable to Spokesperson Ned Price: Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken spoke today with Yemeni Prime Minister Maeen Abdulmalek Saeed.  The Secretary stressed the U.S. commitment to advancing an inclusive peace process in Yemen, as evidenced…

U.S. Humanitarian Assistance for the Palestinians in Pandemic

Washington, DC (STL.News) The U.S. government is pleased to announce $15 million in humanitarian assistance for Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza Strip.  The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is providing these funds to address the most urgent, life-saving…

US Strongly Condemns Recent Killing of People in Burma

Washington, DC (STL.News) Press Statement by Ned Price, Department Spokesperson: The United States is shocked and deeply saddened by reports that Burmese security forces continued to use lethal force against the people of Burma last weekend, resulting in the deaths of at least…

US State Department: Sanctions on Military Burmese Entities

Washington, DC (STL.News) Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken released the following statement: Members of the Burmese military have taken increasingly disturbing actions aimed at their own citizens since February 1.  In response to the military’s refusal to disavow the coup and continuing…

US State Department: Greece National Day

Washington, DC (STL.News) Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken released the following statement: On behalf of the Government of the United States of America, I warmly congratulate the Greek people on the historic bicentennial of their independence.  This special year is an occasion…

US Welcomes the Clearance of Fuel Ships on Hudaydah Port

Washington, DC (STL.News) Press Statement by Ned Price, Department Spokesperson: The United States welcomes the news that four commercial fuel ships have been cleared to enter Hudaydah port.  The free flow of fuel and other essential goods into and throughout Yemen is critical…