(Via interpreter.) QUESTION:  Secretary of State, good evening.  It’s an honor to having you for an interview at the occasion of your passage here in Niger.  So first of all, how is the cooperation between United States and Niger? SECRETARY BLINKEN:  The cooperation is very excellent, and the more and more it is about a quantity – not […]

SECRETARY BLINKEN:  Well, good afternoon, everyone.  We’ve had an enduring partnership when it comes to humanitarian assistance with Ethiopia, going back decades.  And it’s enduring because we’ve had periods of famine, conflict, displacement, and yet throughout we have found ways, working with extraordinary partners like World Vision, like Catholic Relief Services, to make sure we […]

SECRETARY BLINKEN:  Good evening, everyone, and apologies for doing this so late.  I hope I’m not disrupting people’s dinner plans. We just finished a marathon day at the G20.  We came together to focus on solving some of the most consequential problems affecting people of our nations and the world.  And let me begin by […]

FOREIGN MINISTER CAVUSOGLU: (Via interpreter) Distinguished members of the press, today (inaudible) together with my distinguished friend, the Secretary of State of the United States of America, Antony Blinken, in Ankara.  Following the earthquake disaster, we received a lot of messages of condolence and support from the U.S.A.  President Biden personally called our president and expressed […]

The University of Chicago’s Institute of Politics will mark its 10-year anniversary with an event on Jan. 20 featuring Secretary of State Antony Blinken. Founding IOP Director David Axelrod will sit down with Blinken for a discussion of the Biden administration’s approach to foreign policy. The event will be at 3:15 p.m. at the Rubenstein Forum. […]

RemarksAntony J. Blinken, Secretary of StateBenjamin Franklin RoomJanuary 4, 2023 SECRETARY BLINKEN:  Thank you.  Well, first of all, good morning, everyone, and welcome to the State Department.  A Happy New Year to everyone.  This is actually the first event that I’ve had an opportunity to do in this new year, and I think that’s very […]

SECRETARY BLINKEN:  Good morning, everyone.  To my friend – longstanding friend – Nelson Cunningham, thank you for those wonderful words.  But thank you even more for your leadership, for BCIU’s leadership.  It is making a profound difference, and we are grateful for it.  And to everyone here this morning, I see a remarkable community in […]

FOREIGN MINISTER AURESCU:  (Via interpreter) Hello.  Good afternoon. (In English) Welcome to Bucharest, the State Secretary of the United States, Antony Blinken.  Dear Tony, welcome to Bucharest.  For me it’s a great honor – it’s a great day, actually, because this visit comes at a very timely and very symbolic moment at the same time […]

SECRETARY BLINKEN:  Good evening.  It’s a great pleasure to be back in Bangkok.  I lasted visited in August, and I know that Vice President Harris is very much looking forward to arriving and representing the United States over the coming days. We’ve just logged a significant number of diplomatic miles on this trip.  I came to […]

SECRETARY BLINKEN:  Buenas tardes.  Gracias.  Gracias a todos.  I looked for this because I was almost rendered entirely speechless, quite literally. To all of you here, this is a special place, and even in the few minutes that I’ve been here, I can feel that.  It’s very, very powerful. Vice President Marquez, thank you for your leadership […]

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