Deputy Secretary Verma’s Meeting with Colombian President Petro

2024 Elie Wiesel Act Report to CongressThe below is attributable to Spokesperson Matthew Miller: Deputy Secretary of State for Management and Resources Richard R. Verma met Colombian President Gustavo Petro in Bogotá, Colombia, on the margins of the 11th U.S.-Colombia High-Level Dialogue.  Deputy Secretary Verma and President Petro reaffirmed their governments’ commitment to addressing issues of shared priority, such as bolstering regional […]

Departure of Assistant Secretary Ramin Toloui

Eighth Anniversary of the Philippines-PRC South China Sea Arbitral Tribunal RulingAs Assistant Secretary for Economic and Business Affairs, Ramin championed a guiding principle of our foreign policy: that economic security is national security. Through his leadership, the Department has cultivated resilient semiconductor supply chains under the CHIPS Act, protected critical technologies like artificial intelligence by shaping outbound investment regulations, and imposed costs on Russia for […]

Briefing with Assistant Secretary for European and Eurasian Affairs James O’Brien on Secretary Blinken’s Upcoming Travel to Europe

2024 Elie Wiesel Act Report to Congress

MR TEK:  Good morning, everyone, and thank you for joining our call today previewing the Secretary of State’s upcoming travel to Europe.  This call will be on the record and is embargoed until its conclusion.  Joining us today is Assistant Secretary for European and Eurasian Affairs James O’Brien.  The assistant secretary will open with brief […]

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Under Secretary Fernandez’s Travel to Michigan

2024 Elie Wiesel Act Report to CongressUnder Secretary Fernandez will travel to Michigan May 28 to 30 to participate in the Mackinac Policy Conference, the premier Midwest policy and economic gathering of government and industry leaders to discuss current policy challenges and opportunities in the critical minerals, batteries, and electric vehicle sectors, and their associated supply chains as well as meet with […]

Ambassador Fick’s Travel to Finland and Estonia

Summary of the Agreement in Principle to Modernize the Columbia River Treaty RegimeAmbassador at Large for Cyberspace and Digital Policy Nathaniel C. Fick will travel to Helsinki, Finland and Tallinn, Estonia from May 28 to 31, 2024. In Finland, Ambassador Fick will meet with Finnish government officials to discuss deepening cooperation on cyber, digital, and technology issues. He will also meet with private sector representatives to discuss promoting secure and trustworthy information and communications technologies (ICTs) globally. In Estonia, Ambassador Fick will […]

Senior Administration Officials on the Cuba Amended Regulations

2024 Elie Wiesel Act Report to CongressMODERATOR:  Okay.  Good morning, everyone, and welcome to our background call on Cuba.  Today’s call is on background, attributable to senior administration officials.  For your information only and not for reporting, joining us today are [Senior Administration Official One], [Senior Administration Official Two], and [Senior Administration Official Three].  We will start with brief opening remarks […]