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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Today, 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 […]
Today, the United States is designating three entities and identifying as blocked property three vessels that used Price Cap Coalition services while carrying Russian crude oil traded above the price cap. This action is part of our continued vigilance in monitoring compliance with the price cap policy. We will continue to take action to uphold […]
The 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 […]
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 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 […]
FOREIGN 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 […]
As 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 […]
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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Today, 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 […]