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Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken welcomed New Zealand Foreign Minister Nanaia Mahuta to Washington, D.C. and congrat...
11/24/2021
Secretary Blinken’s Meeting with New Zealand Foreign Minister Mahuta - United States Department of State

Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken welcomed New Zealand Foreign Minister Nanaia Mahuta to Washington, D.C. and congratulated New Zealand on its successful APEC Chairmanship in 2021. The Secretary and FM reiterated our shared values and commitment to a free and open Indo-Pacific and discussed the global importance of acting on the climate crisis and underscored our close scientific cooperation in Antarctica. Learn more: https://go.usa.gov/xeQcE

The following is attributable to Spokesperson Ned Price: Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken welcomed New Zealand Foreign Minister Nanaia Mahuta to Washington, D.C. today and congratulated the Foreign Minister on New Zealand’s successful APEC Chairmanship in 2021. The Secretary and Foreign Minist...

Under Secretary for Economic Growth, Energy, and the Environment Jose W. Fernandez led the second annual U.S.-Taiwan Eco...
11/24/2021
2021 U.S.-Taiwan Economic Prosperity Partnership Dialogue (EPPD) - United States Department of State

Under Secretary for Economic Growth, Energy, and the Environment Jose W. Fernandez led the second annual U.S.-Taiwan Economic Prosperity Partnership Dialogue (EPPD), conducted under the auspices of the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) and the Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office (TECRO) in the United States, on November 22, 2021. Both sides welcomed the dialogue as an opportunity to deepen cooperation and strengthen the robust economic partnership between the two economies. https://go.usa.gov/xeQx2

Under Secretary for Economic Growth, Energy, and the Environment Jose W. Fernandez led the second annual U.S.-Taiwan Economic Prosperity Partnership Dialogue (EPPD), conducted under the auspices of the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) and the Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office (TEC...

From predicting wildfires in California to coral reef degradation in the Pacific, Artificial Intelligence is helping the...
11/24/2021
U.S. innovators use AI to protect land and ocean habitats

From predicting wildfires in California to coral reef degradation in the Pacific, Artificial Intelligence is helping the U.S. track climate risk. Learn how technology is helping America mitigate the risks of climate change: go.usa.gov/xeRTV

Learn about U.S.-developed artificial intelligence tools that are helping to save coral reefs and forests.

FINAL THOUGHT FOR TONIGHT: "It is important for all nations to demonstrate their commitment to upholding the rules-based...
11/23/2021

FINAL THOUGHT FOR TONIGHT: "It is important for all nations to demonstrate their commitment to upholding the rules-based international order. I want to encourage our allies and partners across the globe to continue deploying to the Indo-Pacific and seek out opportunities to contribute to integrated deterrence." - Admiral Aquilino, Commander, U.S. Indo-Pacific Command https://www.pacom.mil/Media/Speeches-Testimony/Article/2851117/importance-of-allies-and-partners-in-the-indo-pacific/

FINAL THOUGHT FOR TONIGHT: "It is important for all nations to demonstrate their commitment to upholding the rules-based international order. I want to encourage our allies and partners across the globe to continue deploying to the Indo-Pacific and seek out opportunities to contribute to integrated deterrence." - Admiral Aquilino, Commander, U.S. Indo-Pacific Command https://www.pacom.mil/Media/Speeches-Testimony/Article/2851117/importance-of-allies-and-partners-in-the-indo-pacific/

The United States honors the people of Burma striving to restore democracy, respect for human rights, and the rule of la...
11/23/2021

The United States honors the people of Burma striving to restore democracy, respect for human rights, and the rule of law in their country. This thread compiles U.S. efforts since the start of the coup to promote justice and accountability for the abuses committed by the military regime: https://twitter.com/eAsiaMediaHub/status/1413385366237683712

The United States honors the people of Burma striving to restore democracy, respect for human rights, and the rule of law in their country. This thread compiles U.S. efforts since the start of the coup to promote justice and accountability for the abuses committed by the military regime: https://twitter.com/eAsiaMediaHub/status/1413385366237683712

DEFENSE NEWS: Naval forces from Australia, Canada, Germany, Japan and the U.S. have united to conduct multilateral, mult...
11/23/2021

DEFENSE NEWS: Naval forces from Australia, Canada, Germany, Japan and the U.S. have united to conduct multilateral, multinational exercise ANNUALEX in the Philippine Sea, Nov. 21-30. Five international navies, to include the Royal Australian Navy (RAN), Royal Canadian Navy (RCN), German Navy (GMN), Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF), and U.S. Navy, will engage in various events to include enhanced maritime communication tactics, anti-submarine warfare operations, air warfare operations, replenishments-at-sea, cross-deck flight operations and maritime interdiction maneuvers.

LEARN MORE: https://www.cpf.navy.mil/News/Article/2849971/australia-canada-germany-japan-us-join-for-annualex-2021/

U.S. Department of State Spokesperson Ned Price on the steps Lithuania and Taiwan have taken to deepen their cooperation...
11/23/2021

U.S. Department of State Spokesperson Ned Price on the steps Lithuania and Taiwan have taken to deepen their cooperation: "We see this as an important step to expand Taiwan’s meaningful participation in the international space. The opening of these offices will help expand economic and technological cooperation between Taiwan and Lithuania. Lithuania, as you know, it’s a valued NATO Ally. It’s a partner for the United States across a range of issues. That includes our strong defense and economic ties and when it comes to the promotion of shared values, and among them are democracy and human rights among many others. We reaffirm our support for Lithuania and we’re working to expand and deepen our already robust bilateral relationship." https://www.state.gov/briefings/department-press-briefing-november-22-2021/#post-293913-CHINA3

Follow JAV Ambasada Vilniuje / U.S. Embassy Vilnius and 美國在台協會 AIT for the latest updates on the United States' relationships with Lithuania and Taiwan, respectively.

U.S. Department of State Spokesperson Ned Price on the steps Lithuania and Taiwan have taken to deepen their cooperation: "We see this as an important step to expand Taiwan’s meaningful participation in the international space. The opening of these offices will help expand economic and technological cooperation between Taiwan and Lithuania. Lithuania, as you know, it’s a valued NATO Ally. It’s a partner for the United States across a range of issues. That includes our strong defense and economic ties and when it comes to the promotion of shared values, and among them are democracy and human rights among many others. We reaffirm our support for Lithuania and we’re working to expand and deepen our already robust bilateral relationship." https://www.state.gov/briefings/department-press-briefing-november-22-2021/#post-293913-CHINA3

Follow JAV Ambasada Vilniuje / U.S. Embassy Vilnius and 美國在台協會 AIT for the latest updates on the United States' relationships with Lithuania and Taiwan, respectively.

U.S. Department of State Spokesperson Ned Price on the U.S.-Taiwan Economic Prosperity Partnership Dialogue: "Its goals ...
11/23/2021

U.S. Department of State Spokesperson Ned Price on the U.S.-Taiwan Economic Prosperity Partnership Dialogue: "Its goals are to promote further cooperation and growth in our vibrant and dynamic economic partnership. Through this dialogue, it is our hope that we can explore new areas of cooperation and identify ways to jointly address shared concerns." https://www.state.gov/briefings/department-press-briefing-november-22-2021/#post-293913-CHINA3

Follow 美國在台協會 AIT for the latest updates on the U.S.-Taiwan relationship.

U.S. Department of State Spokesperson Ned Price on the U.S.-Taiwan Economic Prosperity Partnership Dialogue: "Its goals are to promote further cooperation and growth in our vibrant and dynamic economic partnership. Through this dialogue, it is our hope that we can explore new areas of cooperation and identify ways to jointly address shared concerns." https://www.state.gov/briefings/department-press-briefing-november-22-2021/#post-293913-CHINA3

Follow 美國在台協會 AIT for the latest updates on the U.S.-Taiwan relationship.

U.S. Department of State Spokesperson Ned Price on China and understanding the origins of the COVID-19 pandemic: "I can ...
11/23/2021

U.S. Department of State Spokesperson Ned Price on China and understanding the origins of the COVID-19 pandemic: "I can reassure you certainly that understanding the origins of this virus remains a priority for us so that we can best protect ourselves the next time around." https://www.state.gov/briefings/department-press-briefing-november-22-2021/#post-293913-CHINA2

U.S. Department of State Spokesperson Ned Price on China and understanding the origins of the COVID-19 pandemic: "I can reassure you certainly that understanding the origins of this virus remains a priority for us so that we can best protect ourselves the next time around." https://www.state.gov/briefings/department-press-briefing-november-22-2021/#post-293913-CHINA2

U.S. Department of State Spokesperson Ned Price on the Winter Olympics: "I don’t have an update in terms of our approach...
11/23/2021

U.S. Department of State Spokesperson Ned Price on the Winter Olympics: "I don’t have an update in terms of our approach to the Winter Olympics. They are still a number of months off. But when it comes to what our presence should be, there are a range of factors, including the – our deep concerns with the human rights abuses in Xinjiang."

Full briefing transcript: https://www.state.gov/briefings/department-press-briefing-november-22-2021/#post-293913-CHINA

U.S. Department of State Spokesperson Ned Price on the Winter Olympics: "I don’t have an update in terms of our approach to the Winter Olympics. They are still a number of months off. But when it comes to what our presence should be, there are a range of factors, including the – our deep concerns with the human rights abuses in Xinjiang."

Full briefing transcript: https://www.state.gov/briefings/department-press-briefing-november-22-2021/#post-293913-CHINA

Follow U.S. Embassy - Jakarta, Indonesia for the latest updates on the U.S.-Indonesia partnership. https://id.usembassy....
11/23/2021

Follow U.S. Embassy - Jakarta, Indonesia for the latest updates on the U.S.-Indonesia partnership. https://id.usembassy.gov/

U.S. Department of State Spokesperson Ned Price on Chinese tennis player Peng Shuai: "We are closely following her and t...
11/23/2021

U.S. Department of State Spokesperson Ned Price on Chinese tennis player Peng Shuai: "We are closely following her and the situation more broadly. As a general matter, as a broader matter, we’ll continue to support the ability of individuals to report sexual assault and to seek accountability." https://www.state.gov/briefings/department-press-briefing-november-22-2021/#post-293913-CHINA

U.S. Department of State Spokesperson Ned Price on Chinese tennis player Peng Shuai: "We are closely following her and the situation more broadly. As a general matter, as a broader matter, we’ll continue to support the ability of individuals to report sexual assault and to seek accountability." https://www.state.gov/briefings/department-press-briefing-november-22-2021/#post-293913-CHINA

Bureau of Conflict and Stabilization Operations Draws from Its First Decade for the Decades Ahead - United States Depart...
11/23/2021
Bureau of Conflict and Stabilization Operations Draws from Its First Decade for the Decades Ahead - United States Department of State

Bureau of Conflict and Stabilization Operations Draws from Its First Decade for the Decades Ahead - United States Department of State

Today marks the tenth anniversary of the establishment of the Department of State’s Bureau of Conflict and Stabilization Operations (CSO). From the start, CSO has driven home that, of the “3D’s” (Defense, Diplomacy, and Development), Diplomacy is by far the lowest cost yet most essential ave...

U.S. Department of Commerce Secretary Gina M. Raimondo concluded her visit to Asia with an official visit to Malaysia. T...
11/22/2021

U.S. Department of Commerce Secretary Gina M. Raimondo concluded her visit to Asia with an official visit to Malaysia. The Secretary met with Malaysian government leaders to discuss opportunities to strengthen our economic relationship through collaboration and partnership.

FULL READOUT: https://www.commerce.gov/news/press-releases/2021/11/readout-secretary-gina-m-raimondos-official-visit-malaysia

Follow U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur for the latest updates on the U.S.-Malaysia relationship.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: U.S. Department of Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo is at the tail-end of her first official visit to Asia from Nov. 15-18. The Secretary is in the Indo-Pacific region to reaffirm America's commitment and strengthen its economic relationship with allies and key partners. See the Readout of her Official Visit to Japan via https://www.commerce.gov/news/press-releases/2021/11/readout-secretary-gina-m-raimondos-official-visit-japan and access the Readout of her Official Visit to Singapore via https://www.commerce.gov/news/press-releases/2021/11/readout-secretary-gina-m-raimondos-official-visit-singapore.

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

Do you recognize these iconic American TV shows? ❤️  I Love Lucy 🚀  Star Trek 👪  Modern Family  Beyond entertainment, th...
11/22/2021
How American television developed over decades

Do you recognize these iconic American TV shows?

❤️ I Love Lucy
🚀 Star Trek
👪 Modern Family

Beyond entertainment, these shows paved the way for racial diversity, gender equality, and more. READ: go.usa.gov/xe5Z9

Two experts explain how U.S. TV shows have entertained global audiences for years — and how today's shows were influenced by earlier ones.

The United States is rallying the world around our common goal: democracy. From December 9-10, President Joe Biden will ...
11/22/2021
Summit for Democracy: Galvanizing hope and action

The United States is rallying the world around our common goal: democracy. From December 9-10, President Joe Biden will host the Summit for Democracy, which will focus on stopping authoritarianism, fighting corruption, and advancing human rights. Learn more: go.usa.gov/xeXjk

President Biden will host the Summit for Democracy, a virtual event with governments, civil society and private sector groups, December 9–10.

11/22/2021

President Joe Biden: “We want to lead the world with our values with this demonstration of our innovation, ingenuity, and the fundamental decency of the American people...We’ll share these vaccines in service of ending the pandemic everywhere.”

Dilnur Reyhan grew up in China with a love for French literature. It was that love, after facing persecution in her nati...
11/22/2021
Persecuted at home, Uyghurs sustain their culture abroad

Dilnur Reyhan grew up in China with a love for French literature. It was that love, after facing persecution in her native Xinjiang, that led her to make France her permanent home. She now serves as president of Iode Uyghur, where she works to keep her culture alive and advocate for the freedom of Uyghurs in China. Read her story here: go.usa.gov/xe9Nd

Uyghurs are thriving in Europe, building a community abroad, while China's government cracks down on Uyghur culture in Xinjiang.

Multilateralism, or organized relationship among three or more countries, is at the core of U.S. foreign policy. From de...
11/22/2021
Solving global problems together through multilateralism

Multilateralism, or organized relationship among three or more countries, is at the core of U.S. foreign policy. From defense partnerships to stopping climate change, we recognize we're stronger when we're together.

Learn about America's partnerships here: go.usa.gov/xe9xf

Multilateral institutions are taking steps to strengthen democracy, protect human rights, combat COVID-19 and address climate change.

11/22/2021

The United States recognizes the integral role of fisheries in sustaining human lives and ensuring healthy ocean ecosystems. We continue to work with countries on strong international rules and effective actions to combat illegal, unreported, and unregulated fishing. #WorldFisheriesDay

The United States is rallying partners to accelerate the global COVID-19 vaccination campaign and quickly get vaccines t...
11/22/2021
U.S. seeks to speed global COVID-19 vaccination campaign

The United States is rallying partners to accelerate the global COVID-19 vaccination campaign and quickly get vaccines to those who need them most. At the COVID-19 Ministerial, U.S. Department of State Secretary Antony J. Blinken announced three new initiatives to speed global vaccination efforts:

√ A deal to increase deliveries to people in conflict areas

√ A Global COVID Corps to shore up supply chain issues

√ A new website to track vaccine deliveries globally

READ: https://share.america.gov/us-speed-global-covid-19-vaccination-campaign/

The U.S. convened a COVID-19 ministerial to work with international partners to ensure everyone has the vaccinations they need.

“Diplomacy has always been essential to how America writes its own destiny.”  Happy birthday, President Joe Biden!
11/20/2021

“Diplomacy has always been essential to how America writes its own destiny.”

Happy birthday, President Joe Biden!

“Diplomacy has always been essential to how America writes its own destiny.”

Happy birthday, President Joe Biden!

11/20/2021

Wishing you a happy and joyous day, President Joe Biden. Happy birthday!

11/20/2021

The U.S. Department of State wishes President Joe Biden a very happy birthday today! 🎂🎈

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Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken welcomed New Zealand Foreign Minister Nanaia Mahuta to Washington, D.C. and congratulated New Zealand on its successful APEC Chairmanship in 2021. The Secretary and FM reiterated our shared values and commitment to a free and open Indo-Pacific and discussed the global importance of acting on the climate crisis and underscored our close scientific cooperation in Antarctica. Learn more: https://go.usa.gov/xeQcE
Under Secretary for Economic Growth, Energy, and the Environment Jose W. Fernandez led the second annual U.S.-Taiwan Economic Prosperity Partnership Dialogue (EPPD), conducted under the auspices of the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) and the Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office (TECRO) in the United States, on November 22, 2021. Both sides welcomed the dialogue as an opportunity to deepen cooperation and strengthen the robust economic partnership between the two economies. https://go.usa.gov/xeQx2
From predicting wildfires in California to coral reef degradation in the Pacific, Artificial Intelligence is helping the U.S. track climate risk. Learn how technology is helping America mitigate the risks of climate change: go.usa.gov/xeRTV
FINAL THOUGHT FOR TONIGHT: "It is important for all nations to demonstrate their commitment to upholding the rules-based international order. I want to encourage our allies and partners across the globe to continue deploying to the Indo-Pacific and seek out opportunities to contribute to integrated deterrence." - Admiral Aquilino, Commander, U.S. Indo-Pacific Command https://www.pacom.mil/Media/Speeches-Testimony/Article/2851117/importance-of-allies-and-partners-in-the-indo-pacific/
The United States honors the people of Burma striving to restore democracy, respect for human rights, and the rule of law in their country. This thread compiles U.S. efforts since the start of the coup to promote justice and accountability for the abuses committed by the military regime: https://twitter.com/eAsiaMediaHub/status/1413385366237683712
DEFENSE NEWS: Naval forces from Australia, Canada, Germany, Japan and the U.S. have united to conduct multilateral, multinational exercise ANNUALEX in the Philippine Sea, Nov. 21-30. Five international navies, to include the Royal Australian Navy (RAN), Royal Canadian Navy (RCN), German Navy (GMN), Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF), and U.S. Navy, will engage in various events to include enhanced maritime communication tactics, anti-submarine warfare operations, air warfare operations, replenishments-at-sea, cross-deck flight operations and maritime interdiction maneuvers. LEARN MORE: https://www.cpf.navy.mil/News/Article/2849971/australia-canada-germany-japan-us-join-for-annualex-2021/
U.S. Department of State Spokesperson Ned Price on the steps Lithuania and Taiwan have taken to deepen their cooperation: "We see this as an important step to expand Taiwan’s meaningful participation in the international space. The opening of these offices will help expand economic and technological cooperation between Taiwan and Lithuania. Lithuania, as you know, it’s a valued NATO Ally. It’s a partner for the United States across a range of issues. That includes our strong defense and economic ties and when it comes to the promotion of shared values, and among them are democracy and human rights among many others. We reaffirm our support for Lithuania and we’re working to expand and deepen our already robust bilateral relationship." https://www.state.gov/briefings/department-press-briefing-november-22-2021/#post-293913-CHINA3 Follow JAV Ambasada Vilniuje / U.S. Embassy Vilnius and 美國在台協會 AIT for the latest updates on the United States' relationships with Lithuania and Taiwan, respectively.
U.S. Department of State Spokesperson Ned Price on the U.S.-Taiwan Economic Prosperity Partnership Dialogue: "Its goals are to promote further cooperation and growth in our vibrant and dynamic economic partnership. Through this dialogue, it is our hope that we can explore new areas of cooperation and identify ways to jointly address shared concerns." https://www.state.gov/briefings/department-press-briefing-november-22-2021/#post-293913-CHINA3 Follow 美國在台協會 AIT for the latest updates on the U.S.-Taiwan relationship.
U.S. Department of State Spokesperson Ned Price on China and understanding the origins of the COVID-19 pandemic: "I can reassure you certainly that understanding the origins of this virus remains a priority for us so that we can best protect ourselves the next time around." https://www.state.gov/briefings/department-press-briefing-november-22-2021/#post-293913-CHINA2
Follow U.S. Embassy Bangkok for the latest updates on the U.S.-Thailand partnership. https://th.usembassy.gov/
U.S. Department of State Spokesperson Ned Price on the Winter Olympics: "I don’t have an update in terms of our approach to the Winter Olympics. They are still a number of months off. But when it comes to what our presence should be, there are a range of factors, including the – our deep concerns with the human rights abuses in Xinjiang." Full briefing transcript: https://www.state.gov/briefings/department-press-briefing-november-22-2021/#post-293913-CHINA