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09/26/2021

Secretary Blinken: We have to build back better when it comes to global health security – to end this pandemic and put ourselves in a better position to prevent, to detect, to defeat the next one.

09/26/2021

The United States is committed to beating COVID-19. We are committed to working with the rest of the world to do it. And we will not stop until we get the job done.

09/26/2021

Secretary Blinken at the Global COVID-19 Summit: It comes down to us – what we do in this critical moment in the weeks ahead, in the months ahead. So let’s bring the urgency, let’s bring the rigor required to end the crisis and also prevent the next one. That really is our mission.

U.S. Department of State Spokesperson Ned Price on the DPRK: “We are prepared to meet with the DPRK without precondition...
09/26/2021
Department Press Briefing – September 24, 2021 - United States Department of State

U.S. Department of State Spokesperson Ned Price on the DPRK: “We are prepared to meet with the DPRK without preconditions. We hope the DPRK will respond positively to our outreach. We’ve made very clear that we have no hostile intent towards the DPRK.” https://www.state.gov/briefings/department-press-briefing-september-24-2021-2/#post-279018-covid19

2:00 p.m. EDT MR PRICE: Thank you for that, and good afternoon, everyone. As you all know, this week Secretary Blinken participated in the UN General Assembly’s High-Level Week. This, of course, was the first one since President Biden took office. It was an opportunity for the United States to sho...

U.S. Department of State Spokesperson Ned Price on the Quad: “The Quad is not about any single challenge. It’s not about...
09/26/2021
Department Press Briefing – September 24, 2021 - United States Department of State

U.S. Department of State Spokesperson Ned Price on the Quad: “The Quad is not about any single challenge. It’s not about any single competitor. This is an entity formed out of our common interests and our common values.” https://www.state.gov/briefings/department-press-briefing-september-24-2021-2/#post-279018-covid19

2:00 p.m. EDT MR PRICE: Thank you for that, and good afternoon, everyone. As you all know, this week Secretary Blinken participated in the UN General Assembly’s High-Level Week. This, of course, was the first one since President Biden took office. It was an opportunity for the United States to sho...

U.S. Department of State Spokesperson Ned Price on the new commitments the United States is making to end the pandemic: ...
09/26/2021
Department Press Briefing – September 24, 2021 - United States Department of State

U.S. Department of State Spokesperson Ned Price on the new commitments the United States is making to end the pandemic: “We are working with countries around the world to vaccinate billions of people, taking bold steps to save lives, & building back better to prevent the next pandemic.” https://www.state.gov/briefings/department-press-briefing-september-24-2021-2/#post-279018-covid19

2:00 p.m. EDT MR PRICE: Thank you for that, and good afternoon, everyone. As you all know, this week Secretary Blinken participated in the UN General Assembly’s High-Level Week. This, of course, was the first one since President Biden took office. It was an opportunity for the United States to sho...

U.S. Department of State Spokesperson Ned Price on the United States’ participation during the United Nations General As...
09/26/2021
Department Press Briefing – September 24, 2021 - United States Department of State

U.S. Department of State Spokesperson Ned Price on the United States’ participation during the United Nations General Assembly High-level Week: “It was an opportunity for the United States to show up, to listen, and, as Secretary Blinken said, to lead as we rally others to work together in tackling the most pressing challenges of our time.” https://www.state.gov/briefings/department-press-briefing-september-24-2021-2/#post-279018-unga

2:00 p.m. EDT MR PRICE: Thank you for that, and good afternoon, everyone. As you all know, this week Secretary Blinken participated in the UN General Assembly’s High-Level Week. This, of course, was the first one since President Biden took office. It was an opportunity for the United States to sho...

The U.S. Government stands with the international community in welcoming the decision by People’s Republic of China auth...
09/26/2021
Return of Canadian Citizens Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor - United States Department of State

The U.S. Government stands with the international community in welcoming the decision by People’s Republic of China authorities to release Canadian citizens Michael Spavor and Michael Kovrig after more than two-and-a-half years of arbitrary detention. “We are pleased that they are returning home to Canada,” U.S. Department of State Secretary Antony J. Blinken said in a a statement. https://www.state.gov/return-of-canadian-citizens-michael-kovrig-and-michael-spavor/

We welcome the PRC government’s release of Canadian citizens Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor after more than two-and-a-half years of arbitrary detention.

09/25/2021

President Joe Biden: Over the last eight months, I have prioritized rebuilding our alliances, revitalizing our partnerships, and recognizing they’re essential and central to America’s enduring security and prosperity. #UNGA76

09/25/2021

Secretary Blinken: Let’s be driven not only by the fear of all the damage the climate crisis can inflict – and already has inflicted – but also by the imagination of all the ways our response can actually make people’s lives better, now and into the future. #UNGA76

“Together, we recommit to promoting the free, open, rules-based order, rooted in international law and undaunted by coer...
09/25/2021

“Together, we recommit to promoting the free, open, rules-based order, rooted in international law and undaunted by coercion, to bolster security and prosperity in the Indo-Pacific and beyond.” — President Joe Biden, Prime Minister Scott Morrison (ScoMo) of Australia, Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India, and Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga of Japan

Read the full Joint Statement from Quad Leaders: https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/statements-releases/2021/09/24/joint-statement-from-quad-leaders/

“Together, we recommit to promoting the free, open, rules-based order, rooted in international law and undaunted by coercion, to bolster security and prosperity in the Indo-Pacific and beyond.” — President Joe Biden, Prime Minister Scott Morrison (ScoMo) of Australia, Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India, and Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga of Japan

Read the full Joint Statement from Quad Leaders: https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/statements-releases/2021/09/24/joint-statement-from-quad-leaders/

09/25/2021
During the first-ever in-person Leaders’ Summit of the Quad, President Joe Biden, Prime Minister Scott Morrison (ScoMo),...
09/25/2021

During the first-ever in-person Leaders’ Summit of the Quad, President Joe Biden, Prime Minister Scott Morrison (ScoMo), Prime Minister Narendra Modi, and Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga put forth ambitious initiatives that deepen the U.S.’, Australia’s, India’s, and Japan’s ties and advance practical cooperation on 21st-century challenges: ending the COVID-19 pandemic, including by increasing production and access to safe and effective vaccines; promoting high-standards infrastructure; combatting the climate crisis; partnering on emerging technologies, space, and cybersecurity; and cultivating next-generation talent in all of our countries.

FACT SHEET: https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/statements-releases/2021/09/24/fact-sheet-quad-leaders-summit/

Follow U.S. Embassy Canberra, U.S. Embassy India, and アメリカ大使館 U.S. Embassy Tokyo for the latest updates on the United States’ relationships with Australia, India, and Japan respectively.

It was an honor to host the Prime Ministers of Australia, India, and Japan this afternoon for the first-ever in-person Quad Leaders Summit. We share a common vision for the future, and we’re coming together to meet the key challenges of the 21st century.

09/24/2021

President Joe Biden has announced a $10 billion commitment to end hunger at home and abroad, this includes $5 billion for Feed the Future, the U.S. government's global hunger and food security initiative. #UNGA76

During his Remarks before the 76th Session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), President Joe Biden announced ...
09/24/2021
Biden: 'We must work together as never before'

During his Remarks before the 76th Session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), President Joe Biden announced that the United States is ready to work with partners to solve our problems in this decisive decade. The U.S. will do this by:

🌡️ Raising $100B to fight climate change

💉 Donating $4B to COVAX to end the pandemic

🏗️ Cooperating with the G7 to build infrastructure

Learn more about President Joe Biden's UNGA commitments: go.usa.gov/xMNj6

Follow U.S. Mission to the United Nations for the latest updates on the United States' engagements with the world body.

Speaking at the U.N. General Assembly, President Biden pushed for global cooperation in the fight against COVID-19 and the climate crisis.

President Joe Biden is hosting the Quad Leaders’ Summit at The White House today, September 24. Together, the United Sta...
09/24/2021
The Quad: Supporting democratic values in the Indo-Pacific

President Joe Biden is hosting the Quad Leaders’ Summit at The White House today, September 24. Together, the United States, Australia, India, and Japan are defending democracy in the Indo-Pacific and tackling tough, regional issues, like maritime security. Learn how we're strengthening our Quad partnership here: go.usa.gov/xM9mK

Follow U.S. Embassy Canberra, U.S. Embassy India, and アメリカ大使館 U.S. Embassy Tokyo for the latest updates on the United States' relationships with Australia, India, and Japan, respectively.

The U.S., Australia, India and Japan are working together to tackle the COVID-19 pandemic and climate change and to advance Indo-Pacific security.

UNGA UPDATE: During his September 23 Remarks at the United Nations Security Council Meeting on Climate and Security,  U....
09/24/2021

UNGA UPDATE: During his September 23 Remarks at the United Nations Security Council Meeting on Climate and Security, U.S. Department of State Secretary Antony J. Blinken underscored that the Council has a vital role to play in addressing the climate crisis. The Secretary outlined three recommendations:

• "First, we have to stop debating whether the climate crisis belongs in the [UN] Security Council and instead ask how the Council can leverage its unique powers to tackle the negative impacts of climate on peace and security."

• "Second, UN field missions should consistently incorporate the effects of climate change into their planning and implementation... Doing that will advance mission activities; it will foster stability; it will build resilience."

• "Third, the UN system should further integrate climate-related analysis into its conflict mediation and conflict prevention efforts, particularly in fragile states and areas of active conflict."

FULL REMARKS: https://www.state.gov/secretary-antony-j-blinken-at-un-security-council-meeting-on-climate-and-security/

Follow U.S. Mission to the United Nations for the latest updates on the United States' engagements with the world body, and follow U.S. State Department - OES to learn more about how the United States promotes a healthier planet through science.

Secretary Blinken: Look at almost every place where you see threats to international peace and security today – and you’ll find that climate change is making things less peaceful, less secure, and rendering our response even more challenging. #UNGA76

09/24/2021

Secretary Blinken: The United States is committed to supporting the prosperity of our ASEAN partners and to working with ASEAN to advance peace, prosperity, and security in the Indo-Pacific. #UNGA76

U.S.-ASEAN NEWS: On September 23, U.S. Department of State Secretary Antony J. Blinken met with foreign ministers of ASE...
09/24/2021

U.S.-ASEAN NEWS: On September 23, U.S. Department of State Secretary Antony J. Blinken met with foreign ministers of ASEAN nations virtually and in-person in New York City on the margins of the United_Nations General Assembly. Secretary Blinken and ASEAN foreign ministers discussed pressing regional and international challenges, including the COVID-19 pandemic, the climate crisis, the urgent need to press the military to end the violence in Burma and adhere to ASEAN’s five-point consensus, and the need to reinforce a free and open Indo-Pacific region.

FULL READOUT: https://www.state.gov/secretary-blinkens-meeting-with-asean-foreign-ministers/

Follow U.S. Mission to Asean (USASEAN) for the latest updates on the U.S.-ASEAN relationship.

U.S.-ASEAN NEWS: On September 23, U.S. Department of State Secretary Antony J. Blinken met with foreign ministers of ASEAN nations virtually and in-person in New York City on the margins of the United_Nations General Assembly. Secretary Blinken and ASEAN foreign ministers discussed pressing regional and international challenges, including the COVID-19 pandemic, the climate crisis, the urgent need to press the military to end the violence in Burma and adhere to ASEAN’s five-point consensus, and the need to reinforce a free and open Indo-Pacific region.

FULL READOUT: https://www.state.gov/secretary-blinkens-meeting-with-asean-foreign-ministers/

Follow U.S. Mission to Asean (USASEAN) for the latest updates on the U.S.-ASEAN relationship.

09/24/2021

The United States and ASEAN countries are promoting the sustainable development of maritime resources, increasing people-to-people connectivity, and advancing economic partnerships in the Indo-Pacific. #UNGA76

LOOK: In his remarks before his September 23 meeting with ASEAN Foreign Ministers, U.S. Department of State Secretary An...
09/24/2021

LOOK: In his remarks before his September 23 meeting with ASEAN Foreign Ministers, U.S. Department of State Secretary Antony J. Blinken underscored that "even as we face challenges in other parts of the world, the United States’ commitment to ASEAN remains strong."

FULL REMARKS: https://www.state.gov/secretary-antony-j-blinken-remarks-at-top-of-meeting-with-the-foreign-ministers-of-the-asean-nations/

Follow U.S. Mission to Asean (USASEAN) for the latest updates on the U.S.-ASEAN relationship.

LOOK: In his remarks before his September 23 meeting with ASEAN Foreign Ministers, U.S. Department of State Secretary Antony J. Blinken underscored that "even as we face challenges in other parts of the world, the United States’ commitment to ASEAN remains strong."

FULL REMARKS: https://www.state.gov/secretary-antony-j-blinken-remarks-at-top-of-meeting-with-the-foreign-ministers-of-the-asean-nations/

Follow U.S. Mission to Asean (USASEAN) for the latest updates on the U.S.-ASEAN relationship.

U.S.-BURMA NEWS: On September 23, U.S. Department of State Counselor Derek Chollet met in New York with Burmese United N...
09/24/2021

U.S.-BURMA NEWS: On September 23, U.S. Department of State Counselor Derek Chollet met in New York with Burmese United Nations Permanent Representative Kyaw Moe Tun. He also met with representatives of Burma's National Unity Government of Myanmar. They highlighted the importance of a swift return to democracy and rule of law in Burma, as well as respect for human rights and equality, including members of all ethnic and religious groups. They exchanged views on strengthening cooperation to assist the people of Burma to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Counselor also expressed appreciation for the NUG’s leadership and dedication to the people of Burma in the face of the horrific violence perpetrated by the Burmese military regime. Finally, he reaffirmed the United States’ unwavering support for all those working toward the peaceful restoration of Burma’s path to democracy. https://www.state.gov/counselor-chollets-meeting-with-burmese-representatives/

Follow U.S. Embassy Rangoon for the latest updates on the U.S.-Burma relationship.

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