Joint Statement on the Fifth Annual India-U.S. 2+2 Ministerial Dialogue

Special Presidential Advisor Dodd Travels to Costa Rica

The text of the following statement was released by the Governments of the United States of America and India on the occasion of the Fifth Annual U.S.-India 2+2 Ministerial Dialogue in 2023. Begin text: Minister of Defense Rajnath Singh and Minister of External Affairs Dr. S. Jaishankar welcomed Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken and […]

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Countering Corruption and Russian Malign Influence in the Western Balkans

Countering Corruption and Russian Malign Influence in the Western BalkansToday, the Department of State is designating two individuals and 12 entities from the Western Balkans connected to Russia’s malign influence in the region and the corruption that enables it.  The Department is designating Misa Vacic, a Serbian politician, for participating in Kremlin-organized illegitimate annexation referenda in Russian-occupied territories of Ukraine in September 2022.  The […]

Release of the Presidential Memorandum on Advancing Worker Empowerment, Rights, and High Labor Standards Globally

Release of the Presidential Memorandum on Advancing Worker Empowerment, Rights, and High Labor Standards GloballyThe Department of State will begin implementing key actions from President Biden’s Presidential Memorandum on Advancing Worker Empowerment, Rights, and High Labor Standards Globally. Labor rights are integral to building democracy, achieving economic growth, strengthening supply chain resilience, and leveling the playing field for American workers and companies. This new whole-of-government approach will advance worker empowerment and […]

ASF YOUNG LEADER CLASS OF 2023 HOSTED AT SWISS PARLIAMENT FOR BRIFEING ON STATE OF U.S.-SWISS RELATIONS

ASF YOUNG LEADER CLASS OF 2023 HOSTED AT SWISS PARLIAMENT FOR BRIFEING ON STATE OF U.S.-SWISS RELATIONS

Young Leader Class of 2023 at Swiss Parliament, with The Honorable Christa Markwalder (YL 2006), Member of the National Council (FDP) BERN, SWITZERLAND, November 15, 2023 /EINPresswire.com/ — Today, the American Swiss Foundation’s 33rd Young Leaders Conference took place in Bern, Switzerland. Young Leader Class of 2023 visited the Swiss Parliament hosted by The Honorable […]

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Secretary Antony J. Blinken at the Rollout of the Presidential Memorandum on Advancing Worker Empowerment, Rights, and High Labor Standards Globally

Secretary Antony J. Blinken at the Rollout of the Presidential Memorandum on Advancing Worker Empowerment, Rights, and High Labor Standards GloballySECRETARY BLINKEN:  Good morning, everyone. AUDIENCE:  Good morning. SECRETARY BLINKEN:  I think the quickest thing we could do is to figure out who’s actually not a union member in this room – (laughter) – because it wouldn’t take much time.  It is wonderful to be with all of you today.  And Kelly, thank you, thank […]

Secretary Antony J. Blinken, Secretary of Commerce Gina M. Raimondo, Japanese Foreign Minister Kamikawa Yoko, And Japanese Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry Nishimura Yasutoshi Before Their Meeting

Secretary Antony J. Blinken at the Rollout of the Presidential Memorandum on Advancing Worker Empowerment, Rights, and High Labor Standards GloballyFOREIGN MINISTER KAMIKAWA:  (Via interpreter) I would like to mention three points.  First of all, the strengthening and maintenance of the economic order in the Indo-Pacific.  I apologize. As the host of the second Economic 2+2 Ministerial Meeting, I welcome you all and I’m glad we’re able to have this meeting.  Secretary Blinken, thank you […]

Assistant Secretary of State for Global Public Affairs Russo Travels to Newark, Delaware

Special Presidential Advisor Dodd Travels to Costa RicaAs part of International Education Week, Assistant Secretary of State for Global Public Affairs (GPA), Bill Russo, will travel to Newark, DE and the University of Delaware, on November 15. During this visit, Assistant Secretary Russo will emphasize the important role of international education and exchange as the University commemorates the 100th anniversary of its […]

Secretary Blinken’s Meeting with Indian Prime Minister Modi

Special Envoy Finkenauer’s Travel to Germany and Austria

The below is attributable to Spokesperson Matthew Miller: Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken met with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi today in New Delhi, India.  Secretary Blinken and Prime Minister Modi reaffirmed the United States’ and India’s shared vision for close partnership in the Indo-Pacific and on issues of global importance.  They emphasized working […]

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Secretary’s International Security Advisory Board Releases Report on Deterrence in a World of Nuclear Multipolarity

Special Presidential Advisor Dodd Travels to Costa RicaToday, the Secretary’s International Security Advisory Board (ISAB) released its study, “Report on Deterrence in a World of Nuclear Multipolarity.”  The report fulfills the request from Ambassador Bonnie D. Jenkins, the Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security, to undertake a study on how to use the mutually reinforcing tools of deterrence […]