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June 23, 2021

The United States and Libya

“We applaud the Libyan people for their determination to restore unity to their country.” – Joint statement of the United States, France, Germany, Italy, and the United Kingdom, Washington, DC (STL.News) Secretary Antony J. Blinken will participate in the Second Berlin Conference on Libya on June 23 in Berlin, underscoring U.S....

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June 23, 2021

US State Department: Luxembourg National Day

Washington, DC (STL.News) Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken released the following statement: On behalf of the Government of the United States of America, I congratulate His Royal Highness Grand Duke Henri and the people of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg as you celebrate your National Day and the Grand Duke’s Official Birthday....

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June 23, 2021

The United States & Germany: Strengthening Our Alliance

“We count on Germany as a key Ally, friend and partner.” Washington, DC (STL.News) Secretary of State Antony J.?Blinken?will travel to the Federal Republic of Germany on June 22, 2021, where he will meet with German Chancellor Angela Merkel and German Minister of Foreign Affairs Heiko Maas to reaffirm the U.S. commitment...

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June 23, 2021

U.S. & Peru: Partners in Democracy and Development

Washington, DC (STL.News) The following statement is released by Spokesperson Ned Price: On behalf of the people of the United States, I congratulate the people of Peru for participating in the June 6 runoff presidential election. We commend Peruvian authorities for safely administering another round of free, fair, accessible, and peaceful...

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June 23, 2021

Deputy Secretary Sherman’s Meeting with Burgener

Washington, DC (STL.News) The following is attributable to Spokesperson Ned Price: Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman met with UN Special Envoy on Myanmar Christine Schraner Burgener today in Washington, D.C. Deputy Secretary Sherman and Special Envoy Burgener discussed the international community’s efforts to help bring an end to the Burmese...

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June 22, 2021

US State Department: Armenia’s Parliamentary Elections

Washington, DC (STL.News) The United States congratulates the people of Armenia on their June 20 parliamentary elections.  We welcome the overall positive assessment by the OSCE/ODIHR Election Observation Mission.  We are pleased that ODIHR’s preliminary conclusions noted voters’ human rights and fundamental freedoms were generally respected, contestants were able to campaign...

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June 22, 2021

Deputy Secretary Sherman’s Meeting with David Francis

Washington, DC (STL.News) The below is attributable to Spokesperson Ned Price: Deputy Secretary of State Wendy R. Sherman met yesterday with Sierra Leonean Foreign Minister David Francis in Washington, D.C. During their discussion, Deputy Secretary Sherman and Foreign Minister Francis emphasized the strength of U.S-Sierra Leone relations and our longstanding relationship...

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June 21, 2021

US State Department: Holding the Lukashenka Regime to Account

Washington, DC (STL.News) Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken released the following statement: The United States has taken action against dozens of Belarusian individuals and entities in response to last month’s forced diversion of a commercial Ryanair flight between two European Union member states and the politically motivated arrest of journalist Raman Pratasevich...

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June 21, 2021

US State Department: Joint Statement on Belarus

Washington, DC (STL.News) The text of the following statement was released by the Governments of the United States of America, Canada and the United Kingdom, and the European External Action Service. Begin Text: We are united in our deep concern regarding the Lukashenka regime’s continuing attacks on human rights, fundamental freedoms,...

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June 21, 2021

US State Department: Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS

Washington, DC (STL.News) Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken will join Italian Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Luigi Di Maio in co-hosting a meeting of the Foreign Ministers of the Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS on June 28 to discuss efforts in the campaign to achieve the enduring defeat...

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June 21, 2021

US State Department: Commemorating World Refugee Day

Washington, DC (STL.News) Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken released the following statement: World Refugee Day presents an opportunity to recognize the courage and resilience of the millions of refugees who have been forced to flee their homes, the generosity of the communities that host them, and the united global response of humanitarian...

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