Eliminate, Neutralize, and Disrupt (END) Wildlife Trafficking Act Report 2021

MEDIA NOTE OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON NOVEMBER 4, 2021 Permalink: https://www.state.gov/eliminate-neutralize-and-disrupt-end-wildlife-trafficking-act-report-2021/ The U.S. Department of State submitted the fifth annual report to Congress as required by the Eliminate, Neutralize, and Disrupt Wildlife Trafficking Act of 2016 (the END Wildlife Trafficking Act). Wildlife trafficking is a serious transnational crime that undermines security, economic prosperity, the rule of law, long-standing conservation efforts, …

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Secretary Antony J. Blinken at the COP26 U.S. Center Opening Event

REMARKS ANTONY J. BLINKEN, SECRETARY OF STATE GLASGOW, UNITED KINGDOM NOVEMBER 1, 2021 Permalink: https://www.state.gov/secretary-antony-j-blinken-at-the-cop26-u-s-center-opening-event/ SECRETARY BLINKEN: Good afternoon. It is a great pleasure to join all of you for what is the official launch of the U.S. Center here at COP26. And I just want to thank everyone across the U.S. Government who made all …

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Secretary Antony J. Blinken at UN Security Council Meeting on Climate and Security

REMARKS ANTONY J. BLINKEN, SECRETARY OF STATE UN HEADQUARTERS NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK Permalink: https://www.state.gov/secretary-antony-j-blinken-at-un-security-council-meeting-on-climate-and-security/ SEPTEMBER 23, 2021 SECRETARY BLINKEN:  Thank you very much, Taoiseach.  Secretary-General Guterres, thank you for your presence, thank you for your leadership on climate.  And Taoiseach, thank you so much for convening today’s discussion, for putting the connection between climate and security on the Security Council’s agenda.  And …

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Secretary Antony J. Blinken Remarks at Top of Meeting with the Foreign Ministers of the ASEAN Nations

REMARKS ANTONY J. BLINKEN, SECRETARY OF STATE PALACE HOTEL NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK Permalink: https://www.state.gov/secretary-antony-j-blinken-remarks-at-top-of-meeting-with-the-foreign-ministers-of-the-asean-nations/ SEPTEMBER 23, 2021 SECRETARY BLINKEN:  (In progress.) – from Asia, good evening.  Thank you all for being willing to meet on short notice in this hybrid format.  It’s very good to see colleagues here in New York, but also to …

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Marking U.S. Engagement with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations on Its 54th Anniversary

PRESS STATEMENT ANTONY J. BLINKEN, SECRETARY OF STATE AUGUST 6, 2021 On behalf of the Government of the United States of America, I am honored to congratulate the 10 member states of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and the ASEAN Secretariat on the 54th anniversary of the organization’s founding on August 8. U.S.-ASEAN engagement is now in its fifth …

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On the Occasion of Eid al-Adha

PRESS STATEMENT ANTONY J. BLINKEN, SECRETARY OF STATE JULY 20, 2021 Antony J. Blinken, Secretary of State On behalf of the United States of America, I extend my warmest wishes to all those celebrating Eid al-Adha in the United States and around the world. This special occasion is a time to reflect on the values of sacrifice, service, compassion, charity, and for helping …

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Fifth Anniversary of the Arbitral Tribunal Ruling on the South China Sea

PRESS STATEMENT ANTONY J. BLINKEN, SECRETARY OF STATE JULY 11, 2021 Freedom of the seas is an enduring interest of all nations and is vital to global peace and prosperity. The international community has long benefited from the rules-based maritime order, where international law, as reflected in the UN Law of the Sea Convention, sets out the legal framework for all …

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On the Occasion of Vesak Day

PRESS STATEMENT ANTONY J. BLINKEN, SECRETARY OF STATE MAY 26, 2021 Antony J. Blinken, Secretary of State Today we join Buddhists at home and around the world in their celebration of Vesak, a day honoring the legacy, tradition, and teachings of the Buddha. On this occasion, we celebrate the invaluable contributions of Buddhist communities the world over.  We join these communities …

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On the Occasion of Eid al-Fitr

PRESS STATEMENT ANTONY J. BLINKEN, SECRETARY OF STATE MAY 12, 2021 I extend my warmest wishes to all Muslims in the United States and around the world celebrating Eid al-Fitr. On this Eid al-Fitr, we reflect on the values of charity, community, cooperation, and compassion, and, in the face of a global pandemic, we honor the Muslims worldwide who came together …

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Secretary Antony J. Blinken Remarks to the Press on the COVID Response

REMARKS TO THE PRESS ANTONY J. BLINKEN, SECRETARY OF STATE BEN FRANKLIN ROOM WASHINGTON, D.C. APRIL 5, 2021 SECRETARY BLINKEN:  Good afternoon. Since the United States recorded its first COVID-19 death in February 2020, more than 550,000 Americans have died in the pandemic.  More than 30 million Americans have been infected. Millions of Americans lost loved ones, often without having the …

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Secretary Blinken’s Call with Malaysian Foreign Minister Hishammuddin

READOUT OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON MARCH 31, 2021 The below is attributable to Spokesperson Ned Price: Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken spoke with Malaysian Foreign Minister Hishammuddin Hussein today.  Secretary Blinken and Foreign Minister Hishammuddin reflected on the shared interests between our nations and discussed their desire to strengthen cooperation in the Indo-Pacific region, including through ASEAN and …

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The United States Officially Rejoins the Paris Agreement

PRESS STATEMENT ANTONY J. BLINKEN, SECRETARY OF STATE FEBRUARY 19, 2021 Permalink: https://www.state.gov/the-united-states-officially-rejoins-the-paris-agreement/ On January 20, on his first day in office, President Biden signed the instrument to bring the United States back into the Paris Agreement. Per the terms of the Agreement, the United States officially becomes a Party again today. The Paris Agreement is an unprecedented framework for global action. …

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On Lunar New Year

PRESS STATEMENT ANTONY J. BLINKEN, SECRETARY OF STATE FEBRUARY 11, 2021 I wish our friends around the world good health, peace, and fortune on the occasion of the Lunar New Year on February 12. As millions of Americans celebrate this new lunar year, the United States stands with friends and allies to advance our shared …

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Fact Sheet: U.S.-ASEAN Health Futures

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release FACT SHEET April 22, 2020 U.S.-ASEAN HEALTH FUTURES Today, Secretary Pompeo launched the U.S.-ASEAN Health Futures initiative.  Health Futures captures our existing and ongoing work with ASEAN on public health and lays the groundwork for long-term partnership, targeted assistance, and a renewed focus on our most fundamental resource – the health …

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The United States and ASEAN are Partnering to Defeat COVID-19, Build Long-Term Resilience, and Support Economic Recovery

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release STATEMENT BY SECRETARY MICHAEL R. POMPEO April 22, 2020 The United States and ASEAN are Partnering to Defeat COVID-19, Build Long-Term Resilience, and Support Economic Recovery   Members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) are enduring strategic partners as we respond to the …

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Opening Remarks at the Lower Mekong Initiative Ministerial

REMARKS Michael R. Pompeo, Secretary of State Centara Grand Bangkok, Thailand AUGUST 1, 2019 SECRETARY POMPEO:  Thank you, Foreign Minister.  I want to thank you, Thailand, for hosting this special ministerial marking a decade of the Lower Mekong Initiative.  The United States has been a proud partner for those whole 10 years, and thanks to …

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Remarks: Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo German Marshall Fund

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release REMARKS Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo German Marshall Fund Brussels, Belgium December 4, 2018 SECRETARY POMPEO: Thank you, Ian, for the kind introduction. Good morning to all of you; thank you for joining me here today. It’s wonderful to be in this beautiful …

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Confronting Iran: The Trump Administration’s Strategy

By Michael R. Pompeo on October 31, 2018 The end of the Cold War forced new thinking among policymakers and analysts about the greatest challenges to U.S. national security. The emergence of al Qaeda,   cybercriminals, and other dangerous entities affirmed the threat of nonstate actors. But equally daunting has been the resurgence of outlaw regimes—rogue states that defy …

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Special Briefing: On the ASEAN Ministerial Meeting

Special Briefing John J. Sullivan Deputy Secretary of State Robert Palladino Deputy Spokesperson Lotte New York Palace Hotel New York, NY September 27, 2018 MR PALLADINO: Thank you all for coming. We are privileged today to have with us the Deputy Secretary of State John Sullivan, who will be speaking about the Association of Southeast …

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Remarks at a Meeting on the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea

Remarks Michael R. Pompeo Secretary of State With Members of the UN Security Council United Nations New York City September 27, 2018 SECRETARY POMPEO: Good morning. The 8,363rd meeting of the Security Council is called to order. The provisional agenda for this meeting is non-proliferation/Democratic People’s Republic Of Korea. The agenda is adopted. In accordance with …

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Secretary Pompeo’s Meeting With Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad

Secretary Pompeo met with Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir to congratulate the new government and all of the Malaysian people on competitive elections and the peaceful transition of authority between governments. They discussed ways to work together to strengthen the U.S.-Malaysia Comprehensive Partnership based on shared democratic values, including advancing mutual security and economic interests across …

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U.S. Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo Arrives in Kuala Lumpur, August 2018

Selamat datang! Welcome! 欢迎! நல்வரவு! Secretary of State Mike Pompeo arrives in Kuala Lumpur today for his first official visit to Malaysia. The U.S. is proud of our longstanding, Comprehensive Partnership with the people of Malaysia. • Photos from the tripEAP Bureau TwitterU.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur Facebook pageFact Sheet: Advancing a Free and Open Indo-Pacific

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Secretary Pompeo’s Travel to Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, and Jakarta

Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo will travel to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; Singapore, Singapore; and Jakarta, Indonesia August 1-5. In Kuala Lumpur, August 2-3, the Secretary will meet senior Malaysian officials to discuss strengthening the Comprehensive Partnership and advancing common security and economic interests based on our strongly shared democratic values, following the recent historic and peaceful government …

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The Secretary’s Remarks before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee

Testimony Michael R. Pompeo Secretary of State Washington, DC July 25, 2018 SECRETARY POMPEO: Good afternoon, Chairman Corker, Ranking Member Menendez, and distinguished members. Thank you for the opportunity to be with you today. During my confirmation hearing you asked me to work on a host of world problems, and for 12 weeks I’ve been …

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Secretary’s Remarks: Supporting Iranian Voices

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release July 23, 2018 REMARKS Secretary of State Michael R.  Pompeo “Supporting Iranian Voices” At the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Library July 22, 2018 Simi Valley, California SECRETARY POMPEO: Thank you all. Thank you. (Applause.) Thank you very much. Well, thank you, Fred, for that …

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Secretary’s Remarks: Remarks With Permanent Representative to the United Nations Nikki Haley

Remarks Michael R. Pompeo Secretary of State UN Headquarters New York City July 20, 2018 SECRETARY POMPEO: Good afternoon, everyone. First I want to commend my good friend Ambassador Haley and her excellent team here at the United Nations. Her leadership in advancing American interest on North Korea and many other issues has been evident …

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Remarks to Traveling Press

Special Briefing Mike Pompeo Secretary of State Hilton Hotel Seoul, South Korea June 13, 2018 MS NAUERT: And so this will be on the record, but again, we have the meetings with Japan and South Korea tomorrow, and so we’re not going to get ahead of those. QUESTION: So to make the most – the …

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After the Deal: A New Iran Strategy

Mike Pompeo  Secretary of State The Heritage Foundation Washington, DC May 21, 2018 MS JAMES: Good morning. (Applause.) Welcome to the Heritage Foundation. My name is Kay James and I have the honor of being the president here. It is a pleasure and honor to welcome our distinguished guest, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, back to …

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