Secretary Antony J. Blinken And Japanese Minister For Education, Culture, Sports, Science, and Technology Nagaoka Keiko At a Memorandum of Cooperation on Education Signing Ceremony

Secretary Antony J. Blinken And Japanese Minister For Education, Culture, Sports, Science, and Technology Nagaoka Keiko At a Memorandum of Cooperation on Education Signing CeremonySECRETARY BLINKEN:  Well, good morning, everyone.  Let me first say that when Rahm started to talk about mayor of Chicago, I thought he was announcing his candidacy for Hiroshima.  (Laughter.)  So if the mayor’s here, watch out. But Mr. Ambassador, Rahm, thank you for helping make this Memorandum of Cooperation and so many partnerships that […]

Deepening U.S. Partnership with Papua New Guinea

Assistant Secretary for East Asian and Pacific Affairs Kritenbrink’s Travel to Singapore, Cambodia, Thailand, Vietnam, and BruneiAs the largest Pacific Island country, a likeminded democracy, APEC member, and regional energy provider, Papua New Guinea (PNG) is a key partner for the United States in the Indo-Pacific region.  The United States will continue to partner with PNG on strengthening economic relations, security cooperation, and people-to-people ties, as well as promoting inclusive and […]

United States Imposes Additional Sanctions and Export Controls on Russia in Coordination with International Partners

Responding to Two Years of Russia’s Full-Scale War against Ukraine and Aleksey Navalny’s DeathIn coordination with the G7, Australia, and other partners, the United States is imposing new sanctions today on Russia for its illegal war in Ukraine. Today’s actions implement new commitments made at the G7 Leaders’ Summit and demonstrate our shared resolve to hold Russia accountable for its mounting atrocities in Ukraine.  These sanctions also reinforce […]

Virtual Listening Session following the 17th Round of Negotiations to Modernize the Columbia River Treaty Regime

Assistant Secretary for East Asian and Pacific Affairs Kritenbrink’s Travel to Singapore, Cambodia, Thailand, Vietnam, and BruneiThe United States and Canada conducted the 17th round of Columbia River Treaty regime negotiations from May 16-17 in Kelowna, BC.  In this latest negotiating session, the two delegations discussed managing the following issues:  flood risks after the Treaty regime changes in September 2024, planning for Treaty hydropower operations, integrating Canada’s desire for greater flexibility […]

Deputy Secretary Sherman’s Meeting with Mexican Secretary of Economy Buenrostro

Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs Brian A. Nichols and Assistant Secretary of State for Economic and Business Affairs Ramin Toloui Previewing Secretary Blinken’s Upcoming Travel to Argentina and BrazilThe following is attributable to Spokesperson Matthew Miller: Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman met with Mexican Secretary of Economy Raquel Buenrostro today in Washington, D.C.  They discussed working together to create an economy of the future that promotes diversified, resilient global supply chains and sets high standards for labor, environmental protection, trusted technology, and […]

Secretary Blinken’s Meeting with Republic of Korea Foreign Minister Park

Assistant Secretary for East Asian and Pacific Affairs Kritenbrink’s Travel to Singapore, Cambodia, Thailand, Vietnam, and BruneiThe following is attributable to Spokesperson Matthew Miller: Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken met today with Republic of Korea (ROK) Foreign Minister Park Jin on the sidelines of the G7 Summit in Hiroshima, Japan. Secretary Blinken congratulated Foreign Minister Park on President Yoon’s successful State Visit and noted the importance of cooperating with each other and […]

The Fifth Special Session of the Conference of the States Parties to Review Operation of the Chemical Weapons Convention

Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs Brian A. Nichols and Assistant Secretary of State for Economic and Business Affairs Ramin Toloui Previewing Secretary Blinken’s Upcoming Travel to Argentina and BrazilUpon the completion of the Fifth Review Conference of the Chemical Weapons Convention, the United States reiterates its unwavering commitment to achieving a world free of chemical weapons.  We commend the constructive efforts of a wide range of States Parties and their commitment to seeking a consensual outcome.  We regret that the Russian Federation repeatedly […]