2024 U.S.-Australia Strategic Policy Dialogue

Deputy Secretary Campbell’s Call with German State Secretary Bagger

The governments of the United States and Australia held their annual Strategic Policy Dialogue (SPD) on February 27 in Honolulu.  The SPD, established in 2019, is a forum for the United States and Australia to discuss cooperation on deterrence, including on extended deterrence, arms control, and the maintenance of regional stability in the Indo-Pacific.  The […]

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Responding to Two Years of Russia’s Full-Scale War against Ukraine and Aleksey Navalny’s Death

Responding to Two Years of Russia’s Full-Scale War against Ukraine and Aleksey Navalny’s Death

Tomorrow marks two years since Vladimir Putin launched his full-scale invasion of Ukraine.  After ten years of conflict, sovereign, democratic Ukraine remains courageous in the face of formidable odds.  The United States will continue to stand resolutely with the Ukrainian people in their defense of their homeland.  Putin’s war threatens not only Ukraine, but also […]

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Secretary Antony J. Blinken And Argentine Foreign Minister Diana Mondino At a Joint Press Availability

Secretary Antony J. Blinken And Argentine Foreign Minister Diana Mondino At a Joint Press Availability

MODERATOR:  (Via interpreter) Good morning.  In the press room of Argentine government house, after the meeting with the president of Argentina, Javier Milei, the Foreign Minister of Argentina Diana Mondino, and the Secretary of State of the United States Antony Blinken will offer a press conference. We are joined by federal authorities and members of […]

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Joint Statement on the Consultations between European External Action Service Secretary General Sannino and United States Under Secretary Nuland

Joint Statement on the Consultations between European External Action Service Secretary General Sannino and United States Under Secretary Nuland

The text of the following statement was released by the Governments of the United States of America and the European Union. Begin text: On February 7-8, 2024, Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Victoria Nuland and Secretary General Stefano Sannino held the sixth high-level meeting of the U.S.-EU Dialogue on China and the fifth […]

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On Consultations with France on the Indo-Pacific

Deputy Secretary Campbell’s Call with German State Secretary Bagger

The United States held Indo-Pacific Consultations with France in Washington, D.C. on February 22, 2024. They shared assessments of political, security, and economic developments in the region. Officials from both countries discussed expanding cooperation on climate resilience, critical infrastructure, maritime security, and other shared priorities in the Indo-Pacific, including challenges with regard to the PRC. […]

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Deputy Secretary Verma’s Meetings with the Government of Sri Lanka and Civil Society in Colombo

Joint Statement on the Consultations between European External Action Service Secretary General Sannino and United States Under Secretary Nuland

The below is attributable to Spokesperson Matthew Miller: Deputy Secretary of State for Management and Resources Richard Verma met with the President of Sri Lanka, Ranil Wickremesinghe, and Foreign Minister Ali Sabry today in Colombo. Deputy Secretary Verma highlighted U.S. support for Sri Lanka’s economic recovery, including through $270 million in economic support and the […]

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Condemning the Obstruction of Humanitarian Assistance and Closing of Civic Space in Sudan

Condemning the Obstruction of Humanitarian Assistance and Closing of Civic Space in Sudan

The United States is deeply concerned by the Sudanese Armed Forces’ (SAF) recent decision to prohibit cross border humanitarian assistance from Chad and reports that the SAF is obstructing assistance from reaching communities in areas controlled by the Rapid Support Forces (RSF). We are also concerned that the RSF are looting homes, markets, and humanitarian […]

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The Investigation and Identification Team (IIT) of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) Marea Report Release

The Investigation and Identification Team (IIT) of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) Marea Report Release

On February 22, the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons’ (OPCW) Investigation and Identification Team (IIT) released a report concluding that there are reasonable grounds to believe that on September 1, 2015, during sustained attacks aimed at capturing the town of Marea, the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) deployed sulfur mustard. […]

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