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June 18, 2021

US State Department: In Commemoration of Juneteenth

Washington, DC (STL.News) Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken released the following statement: Juneteenth, or June 19, is a reflective day to commemorate the end of slavery in the United States.  On January 1, 1863, President Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation to abolish slavery.  Yet it wasn’t until two and a half years...

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June 18, 2021

António Guterres as UN Secretary-General for a Second Term

Washington, DC (STL.News) Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken released the following statement: On behalf of the United States, I am pleased to congratulate United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres on his re-appointment today by the General Assembly to serve a second term. Secretary-General Guterres has proven a capable leader in a demanding role....

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June 18, 2021

Secretary Blinken’s Travel to Germany, France, Italy, & Vatican

Washington, DC (STL.News) Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken will travel to Berlin, Paris, Rome, the Vatican, Bari, and Matera, June 22-29. In Berlin, the Secretary will attend the Second Berlin Conference on Libya to support national elections in December and the withdrawal of foreign forces.  While in Berlin, Secretary Blinken...

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June 18, 2021

Secretary Blinken’s Call with Former President Carter

Washington, DC (STL.News) The following is attributable to Spokesperson Ned Price: Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken spoke with former President Jimmy Carter today about the deteriorating situation in Nicaragua.  They discussed U.S. concerns about the recent arrests, harassment, and arbitrary restrictions placed on presidential candidates, political parties, and independent media...

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June 18, 2021

Secretary Blinken’s Call with Israeli Alternate Prime Minister

Washington, DC (STL.News) The following is attributable to Spokesperson Ned Price: Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken spoke with Israeli Alternate Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Yair Lapid today to continue conversations with the new Israeli government and to discuss the opportunities and ongoing challenges for Israel and the region.  The...

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June 18, 2021

Travel of Special Representative for the DPRK Sung Kim to Seoul

Washington, DC (STL.News) U.S. Special Representative for the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) Ambassador Sung Kim will travel to Seoul, June 19-23.  Special Representative Kim will join a trilateral meeting with Republic of Korea (ROK) Special Representative for Korean Peninsula Peace and Security Affairs Noh Kyu-duk and Japanese Director-General for...

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June 18, 2021

Deputy Secretary Sherman’s Meeting with German State Secretary

Washington, DC (STL.News) The below is attributable to Spokesperson Ned Price: Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman met with German State Secretary Miguel Berger in Washington, D.C.?  Deputy Secretary Sherman and State Secretary Berger emphasized the importance of the Transatlantic and the U.S.-German relationship as we cooperate to uphold our democratic...

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June 18, 2021

Secretary Blinken’s Call with Brazilian Foreign Minister

Washington, DC (STL.News) The below is attributable to State Department Spokesperson Ned Price:? Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken spoke today with Brazilian Foreign Minister Carlos França.  The Secretary and the Foreign Minister underscored their commitment to building a long-term strategic partnership between our countries based on shared interests in economic...

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June 18, 2021

US State Department: Charter of Overseas Schools Advisory Council

Washington, DC (STL.News) On March 26, 2021, the Department of State renewed the charter of the Overseas Schools Advisory Council (OSAC) to provide a formal channel for consultation and advice from U.S. corporations and foundations regarding American-sponsored overseas schools.  The Under Secretary for Management has determined that renewal of the advisory...

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June 18, 2021

Secretary Blinken’s Call with Libyan Interim Foreign Minister

Washington, DC (STL.News) The below is attributable to Spokesperson Ned Price: Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken spoke today with Libyan interim Foreign Minister Najla Mangoush.  The Secretary and Foreign Minister discussed the upcoming June 23 Second Berlin Conference on Libya and underscored the importance of ensuring national elections are held...

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June 17, 2021

Secretary Blinken’s Call with Libyan Interim Foreign Minister

Washington, DC (STL.News) The below is attributable to Spokesperson Ned Price: Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken spoke today with Libyan interim Foreign Minister Najla Mangoush.  The Secretary and Foreign Minister discussed the upcoming June 23 Second Berlin Conference on Libya and underscored the importance of ensuring national elections are held in...

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June 17, 2021

US State Department: Designation of Boris España Cáceres

Washington, DC (STL.News)  Today, we are announcing the public designation of Guatemalan Congressperson Boris España Cáceres, due to his involvement in significant corruption.  In his official capacity, España has been involved in corrupt acts, including bribery and interfering with public processes, that jeopardized the stability of Guatemala’s democratic institutions and the...

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