Secretary Antony J. Blinken and Trinidadian and Tobagonian Foreign Minister Amery Browne Before Their Meeting

Secretary Antony J. Blinken and Trinidadian and Tobagonian Foreign Minister Amery Browne Before Their MeetingSECRETARY BLINKEN:  Good afternoon, everyone.  It’s a pleasure to welcome Foreign Minister Browne here.  Amery, welcome.  Good to have you at the State Department and very glad especially for this opportunity to continue to deepen the already strong bilateral relationship between Trinidad and Tobago and the United States. We are working together in so many […]

Important Updates on Passport Processing

Important Updates on Passport ProcessingThe Department of State is committed to providing the best possible service for our passport customers.  We encourage all Americans to check their passport expiration date before making any definitive plans for international travel, and to take action to renew their passport well in advance of international travel this year.  This is especially important as we approach […]

Assistant Secretary of State for Consular Affairs Rena Bitter Travels to Tirana and Lisbon

Secretary Blinken’s Call with German Foreign Minister BaerbockAssistant Secretary of State for Consular Affairs Rena Bitter will travel March 8-15 to Tirana, Albania, and Lisbon, Portugal.  The Assistant Secretary will meet with embassy staff and observe consular operations in both cities.  While in Tirana, she will meet with government officials to reaffirm our commitment to providing visa services for Albanians.  While in Lisbon, she will […]

Secretary Blinken’s Meeting with Trinidad and Tobago’s Foreign Minister Browne

Important Updates on Passport ProcessingThe following is attributable to Spokesperson Ned Price: Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken met today with Trinidad and Tobago’s Foreign Minister Amery Browne.  Secretary Blinken and Foreign Minister Browne emphasized the importance of the strong U.S.-Trinidad and Tobago bilateral ties, including the significant role the Trinbagonian diaspora plays in promoting cultural and economic ties.  […]

Special Representative for City and State Diplomacy Ambassador Hachigian and Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer Ambassador Abercrombie-Winstanley to Attend SXSW EDU 2023 in Austin, Texas

Special Representative for City and State Diplomacy Ambassador Hachigian and Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer Ambassador Abercrombie-Winstanley to Attend SXSW EDU 2023 in Austin, TexasSpecial Representative for City and State Diplomacy Ambassador Nina Hachigian and Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer Ambassador Gina Abercrombie-Winstanley will attend South By Southwest EDU 2023 on March 9, in Austin, Texas to participate on a panel on Pathways for Global Affairs on College Campuses, hosted by Meridian International Center. Ambassador Gina Abercrombie-Winstanley will discuss why diversity matters for U.S. foreign […]

The Bureau of International Security and Nonproliferation Advances the National Security Memorandum to Counter WMD Terrorism and Advance Nuclear and Radioactive Material Security

Special Representative for City and State Diplomacy Ambassador Hachigian and Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer Ambassador Abercrombie-Winstanley to Attend SXSW EDU 2023 in Austin, TexasThe Department’s Bureau of International Security and Nonproliferation (ISN) is bolstering its diplomacy and programs in support of the National Security Memorandum (NSM) 19 to Counter Weapons of Mass Destruction Terrorism and Advance Nuclear and Radioactive Material Security worldwide.  The NSM coalesces U.S. policies to prevent and counter the use of chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear weapons by non-state actors. Combating these challenges through bilateral and multilateral diplomacy and programming is one of ISN’s highest priorities.  […]

Secretary Blinken’s Call with Romanian Foreign Minister Aurescu

Important Updates on Passport ProcessingThe below is attributable to Spokesperson Ned Price: Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken spoke yesterday with Romanian Foreign Minister Bogdan Aurescu. Secretary Blinken and Foreign Minister Aurescu discussed opportunities for continued bilateral and multilateral cooperation, including collective security, support for Moldova’s reform agenda and energy security, assistance for Ukraine, and the need to hold […]