Assistant Secretary Kritenbrink’s Travel to the Philippines for the Indo-Pacific Business Forum

Secretary Blinken’s Meeting with Nigerian Foreign Minister TuggarAssistant Secretary of State for the Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs Daniel J. Kritenbrink will travel to Manila, the Philippines, May 20-21 to participate in the sixth Indo-Pacific Business Forum (IPBF), the premier U.S.-sponsored business event in the region. The United States and the Philippines are excited to co-host IPBF, which connects government […]

Assistant Secretary Toloui Travel to Japan, the Republic of Korea, Vietnam, the Philippines, Singapore, California, and New York April 22 to May 8

Secretary Blinken’s Call with Malawi President ChakweraAssistant Secretary for Economic and Business Affairs Ramin Toloui traveled to Japan, the Republic of Korea, Vietnam, the Philippines, and Singapore April 22 through May 3 to strengthen bilateral relationships and advance trade and economic opportunities with our partners.   He also encouraged public and private sector participation from across the region at the Indo-Pacific Business […]

Secretary Blinken’s Meeting with Nigerian Foreign Minister Tuggar

Secretary Blinken’s Meeting with Nigerian Foreign Minister TuggarSecretary Antony J. Blinken met with Nigerian Foreign Minister Yusuf M. Tuggar in Washington today. The Secretary thanked Foreign Minister Tuggar for hosting the sixth U.S.-Nigeria Binational Commission in Abuja in April, demonstrating the importance of the bilateral partnership to advance shared priorities. The Secretary underscored the United States’ commitment to a strong relationship with […]

United States Welcomes Lithuania’s Signing of the Artemis Accords

U.S. Department of State Awards Accelerator Grants to OneBeat Exchange Alumni to Solve Community Challenges

Lithuania became the 40th signatory to the Artemis Accords on May 15 at a ceremony held in Vilnius.  The Artemis Accords were established in 2020 by the United States and seven other countries to set out a practical set of principles to guide space exploration.   Minister of Economy and Innovation Aušrinė Armonaitė signed the Accords […]

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On the Case of Zhang Zhan

Designating Elements of Milorad Dodik’s Patronage NetworkThe United States is deeply concerned over reports that PRC citizen journalist Ms. Zhang Zhan has disappeared following her expected release from Shanghai Women’s Prison on May 13 after four years in prison on charges associated with her reporting on the outbreak of COVID-19 in Wuhan.  The United States has repeatedly expressed our serious concerns about […]

United States and Zambia Sign Partnership to Prevent Trafficking in Persons

Secretary Blinken’s Call with Malawi President ChakweraToday, U.S. Embassy Zambia’s Chargé d’Affaires Linnisa Wahid and Minister of Home Affairs the Honorable Jack Mwiimbu signed the U.S.–Zambia Partnership to Prevent Trafficking in Persons (P2P), a new multi-year initiative to combat trafficking in persons in Zambia.  Implementation of this jointly developed program will strengthen the efforts of the Zambian government as it works with […]

Coordinator for Counterterrorism Richard Participates in Meeting on Countering Hamas

Secretary Blinken’s Call with Malawi President ChakweraCoordinator for Counterterrorism Elizabeth Richard participated in a May 15 meeting in the Hague on countering Hamas. This meeting follows the December 13, 2023, engagement in Paris with partner governments to coordinate further international efforts to dismantle Hamas’ financial networks and target Hamas’ online propaganda. Coordinator Richard engaged with participating governments on U.S. efforts against […]

75th Anniversary of the Council of Europe

U.S. Department of State Awards Accelerator Grants to OneBeat Exchange Alumni to Solve Community ChallengesThe United States extends warm congratulations to the Council of Europe as it celebrates its 75th anniversary. The Council of Europe remains a beacon for democracy, human rights, and the rule of law that grows brighter each year. For the past 28 years, the United States has collaborated with the Council of Europe on a wide range […]