Assistant Secretary Bitter Travels to Australia, Fiji, and Hawaii

Assistant Secretary Bitter Travels to Australia, Fiji, and HawaiiAssistant Secretary of State for Consular Affairs Rena Bitter will travel July 9-17 to Sydney, Canberra, and Melbourne, Australia; Suva, Fiji; and Honolulu, Hawaii. In Australia, Assistant Secretary Bitter will tour consular operations, engage with colleagues within the U.S. Embassy and Consulates, and meet with counterparts in the Australian government to discuss bilateral cooperation on crisis response. In Fiji, she will visit the U.S. Embassy in Suva and engage with staff responsible for consular services covering Fiji, Kiribati, Nauru, Tonga, Tuvalu, and the French territories of French […]

Final Report of the UN Group of Experts on the Democratic Republic of the Congo

Final Report of the UN Group of Experts on the Democratic Republic of the CongoThe United States shares the concerns expressed in the final report of the UN Group of Experts on the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and supports its continued investigation into perpetrators of human rights violations and abuses in the DRC.  This conflict has left millions exposed to human rights violations and violence, including displacement, deprivation, extrajudicial killings, and conflict-related sexual violence.  We urge all armed groups to cease hostilities and lay down […]

CIO Association , Intertec Systems and Network Science AI join hands to empower CIOs to build an “AI-First” mindset

CIO Association , Intertec Systems and Network Science AI join hands to empower CIOs to build an “AI-First” mindset

DUBAI, UAE, June 28, 2024 /EINPresswire.com/ — Network Science in partnership with Intertec Systems & in collaboration with the CIO Association, Dubai , is thrilled to announce the AI 101 Workshop, an unparalleled learning experience designed to empower professionals on their journey into the exciting world of Artificial Intelligence (AI). Taking place on July 4th, […]

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Secretary Blinken’s Participation in the NATO Public Forum

Statement on the First High-Level Minerals Security Partnership (MSP) Forum EventSecretary of State Antony J. Blinken will participate in a conversation to kick off the 2024 NATO Public Forum.  The event will be hosted by the German Marshall Fund (GMF) and moderated by GMF President Heather Conley on Wednesday, July 10, at 9:05 a.m. ET at the Marriott Marquis in Washington, D.C.  The Public Forum aims to promote a better public understanding of NATO’s policies and goals as well as the decisions to be adopted at the […]

United States Signs Arrangement with Panama to Implement Removal Flight Program

Statement on the First High-Level Minerals Security Partnership (MSP) Forum Event

Today, the United States and Panama announced the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will begin a new U.S. Department of State-funded foreign assistance program to address irregular migration in the region. This program will help the Panamanian government to remove foreign nationals who do not have a legal basis to remain in Panama. This […]

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Statement of Concern Related to Certain Minerals Supply Chains from Rwanda and Eastern DRC

Statement on the First High-Level Minerals Security Partnership (MSP) Forum EventThe Department of State has issued a Statement of Concern focused on certain minerals supply chains from Rwanda and eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).  The statement clarifies the specific risks associated with manufacturing products using minerals extracted, transported, or exported from eastern DRC, through Rwanda and Uganda. In particular, the Statement of Concern notes that the United States remains concerned about the role […]

Departure of Assistant Secretary for Political-Military Affairs Jessica Lewis

Departure of Assistant Secretary for Political-Military Affairs Jessica LewisAssistant Secretary for Political-Military Affairs Jessica Lewis will be stepping down from her position this month after nearly three years of serving the Department with distinction. During a time of tectonic change, Jessica has helped lead a collective reassessment on how the Department can best provide security assistance to build resilient, effective partnerships that are […]

Second $2 Billion U.S.-Poland Foreign Military Financing Direct Loan Strengthens NATO

Humanitarian Truce Extension in Eastern Democratic Republic of the CongoThe United States is announcing a second $2 billion Foreign Military Financing direct loan agreement with Poland today. Poland is a stalwart U.S. Ally, and this deal will further strengthen NATO’s Eastern Flank. Poland is undertaking a major military modernization program, including purchases of U.S. defense equipment such as F-35 aircraft, Patriot missile systems, and […]