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USA – Secretary Blinken’s Call with Politburo Member Yang (US Department of State)

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 and Director Yang discussed the United States’ comprehensive DPRK policy review, focusing on the need for the […]

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Secretary Blinken’s Call with Argentine Foreign Minister Felipe Sola (U.S. Department of State)

The below is attributable to Spokesperson Ned Price: Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken spoke today with Argentine Foreign Minister Felipe Sola. The Secretary emphasized that our mutually beneficial relationship is rooted in shared democratic values.  He underscored the importance of working together to combat the climate crisis and expressed support for Argentina’s initiative to host a regional summit […]

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Secretary Blinken’s Call with Israeli Foreign Minister Ashkenazi (U.S. Deèpartment of State)

The below is attributable to Spokesperson Ned Price: Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken spoke today with Israeli Foreign Minister Gabi Ashkenazi. The Secretary and the Foreign Minister discussed regional security challenges, humanitarian assistance to the Palestinian people, and the normalization of relations with Arab and Muslim majority countries.  The Secretary emphasized the Administration’s belief […]

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Department Press Briefing – April 2, 2021 (U.S. Department of State)

JALINA PORTER, PRINCIPAL DEPUTY SPOKESPERSON WASHINGTON, DC https://www.state.gov/briefings/department-press-briefing-april-2-2021/

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G7 Foreign Ministers’ Statement on the Situation in Tigray, Ethiopia (U.S. Department of State)

The text of the following statement was released by the G7 foreign ministers of Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom and the United States of America and the High Representative of the European Union. Begin Text:  We, the G7 Foreign Ministers of Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom and the United […]

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Department Press Briefing – April 1, 2021 (U.S. Department of State)

NED PRICE, DEPARTMENT SPOKESPERSON WASHINGTON, DC https://www.state.gov/briefings/department-press-briefing-april-1-2021/

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Secretary Blinken’s Call with Ukrainian Foreign Minister Kuleba (U.S. Department of State)

READOUT OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken spoke by phone with Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba today. The Secretary affirmed the United States’ unwavering support for Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity in the face of Russia’s ongoing aggression in the Donbas and Crimea. He expressed concern about the security situation in eastern Ukraine […]

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Department Press Briefing – March 31, 2021 (U.S. Department of State)

NED PRICE, DEPARTMENT SPOKESPERSON WASHINGTON, DC https://www.state.gov/briefings/department-press-briefing-march-31-2021/

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Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry Travels to United Arab Emirates, India, and Bangladesh to Discuss the Climate Crisis   (U.S. Department of State)

MEDIA NOTE OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry will travel to Abu Dhabi, New Delhi, and Dhaka April 1-9, 2021, for consultations on increasing climate ambition ahead of President Biden’s Leaders Summit on Climate April 22-23 and the 26th Conference of the Parties (COP26) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change later this year.

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U.S. Special Envoy Lenderking’s Trip to Saudi Arabia and Oman (U.S. Department of State)

MEDIA NOTE OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON U.S. Special Envoy for Yemen Tim Lenderking returned on March 31 from travel to Saudi Arabia and Oman, where he held productive meetings with Omani, Saudi, and Yemeni senior leaders in coordination with UN Special Envoy for Yemen Martin Griffiths. Lenderking and Griffiths continue to work side-by-side to help […]

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U.S. Support for ITU Secretary General Candidacy of Doreen Bogdan-Martin (U.S. Department of State)

PRESS STATEMENT ANTONY J. BLINKEN, SECRETARY OF STATE I am pleased to announce U.S. support for the candidacy of Doreen Bogdan-Martin to become the next Secretary General of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU).  Ms. Bogdan-Martin is a deeply experienced and widely admired expert on global communications issues. She has served at the ITU for 28 […]

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Hong Kong Policy Act Report (U.S. Department of State)

PRESS STATEMENT ANTONY J. BLINKEN, SECRETARY OF STATE Over the past year, the People’s Republic of China (PRC) has continued to dismantle Hong Kong’s high degree of autonomy, in violation of its obligations under the Sino-British Joint Declaration and Hong Kong’s Basic Law.  In particular, the PRC government’s adoption and the Hong Kong government’s implementation of the National Security Law (NSL) have severely undermined the rights and freedoms of people in Hong Kong. Each year, the Department of State submits to Congress the Hong Kong Policy Act report and […]