2024 Indo-Pacific Business Forum Forges New Collaborations, Spurs Innovation, and Drives Investment

2024 Elie Wiesel Act Report to CongressThe Governments of the United States and the Philippines co-hosted the sixth Indo-Pacific Business Forum (IPBF) on May 21, 2024, in Manila, the Philippines.  IPBF is the premier U.S. government commercial diplomacy event in the region, connecting CEOs, project developers, government officials, and sources of financing for priority infrastructure in emerging Indo-Pacific economies.  Through keynote […]

Under Secretary Jenkins Travels to Austria, Sweden

Summary of the Agreement in Principle to Modernize the Columbia River Treaty RegimeUnder Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security Ambassador Bonnie D. Jenkins is traveling to Vienna and Stockholm May 18-24, 2024. In Vienna, Under Secretary Jenkins will attend the International Atomic Energy Agency’s International Conference on Nuclear Security.  She will accompany Deputy Secretary of Energy David Turk, head of the U.S. delegation; Dr. Elizabeth […]

Secretary Antony J. Blinken Opening Remarks Before the House Committee on Appropriations, Subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs on the FY25 Department of State Budget Request

Secretary Antony J. Blinken Opening Remarks Before the House Committee on Appropriations, Subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs on the FY25 Department of State Budget RequestSECRETARY BLINKEN:  Mr. Chairman, thank you very much.  Always good to be with you.  Chairman Cole, thank you for being here this morning.  Ranking Member Lee, Ranking Member DeLauro, all the distinguished members of the subcommittee, thanks for the opportunity this morning to testify before you. And thank you for the partnership that we have had […]

Celebrating Progress: Recent Successes in the U.S.-Nigeria Partnership

2024 Elie Wiesel Act Report to Congress

A recent series of engagements between the United States and Nigeria highlights the value of partnership between the world’s two most populous presidential democracies.  Deputy Secretary Kurt Campbell and Nigerian Foreign Minister Yusuf M. Tuggar have made progress on implementing mutual economic, governance, and security priorities through the April 29-30 U.S.-Nigeria Binational Commission in Abuja, […]

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Secretary Antony J. Blinken Opening Remarks Before the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations On the FY25 Department of State Budget Request

Secretary Antony J. Blinken And Canadian Foreign Minister Melanie Joly On the Columbia River TreatySECRETARY BLINKEN:  Well, Mr. Chairman, thank you very much.   To you, Ranking Member Risch, all the members of the committee: it’s always good to be back before this committee.  And as you said, I was on the other side of the dais, behind where you are, for six years.  So I always appreciate the opportunity […]

Opening Remarks Before the Senate Committee on Appropriations, Subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs on the FY25 Department of State Budget Request

Secretary Antony J. Blinken Opening Remarks Before the House Committee on Appropriations, Subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs on the FY25 Department of State Budget RequestHomeOffice of the SpokespersonPress Releases…Opening Remarks Before the Senate Committee on Appropriations, Subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs on the FY25 Department of State Budget Request hide SECRETARY BLINKEN:  Very good.  Mr. Chairman, Ranking Member Graham, Vice Chair Collins, Chair Murray, very good to be with all of you today on this committee.  […]

On the Situation in Burma’s Rakhine State

On the Situation in Burma’s Rakhine StateThe United States is deeply troubled by the reports of increased violence and intercommunal tension in Rakhine State, including reports of towns being burned and residents, including Rohingya, being displaced. These developments follow concerning reports of forced conscription of Rohingya, as well as the spread of disinformation, misinformation, and hate speech. The military’s previous acts […]

Americas Partnership Senior Official Travels to Ecuador and Costa Rica to Advance Regional Cooperation on Sustainable Food Production and Digital

2024 Elie Wiesel Act Report to CongressAmbassador Lisa Kubiske, the U.S. Senior Official  for Foreign Affairs for the Americas Partnership for Economic Prosperity (Americas Partnership), and Dr. Jonathan McFadden, research economist at the U.S. Department of Agriculture, will take part in the first Americas Partnership Food Security Conference focused on Global Food Security and the Bioeconomy May 20-21, 2024, in Quito, […]