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Tackling the Crisis and Seizing the Opportunity: America’s Global Climate Leadership

SPEECH ANTONY J. BLINKEN, SECRETARY OF STATE PHILIP MERRILL ENVIRONMENTAL CENTER ANNAPOLIS, MARYLAND APRIL 19, 2021   SECRETARY BLINKEN:  Well, good afternoon, everyone.  And Will, thank you for a wonderful introduction.  And thank you for lending us this absolutely spectacular setting and backdrop – certainly the best setting and backdrop I’ve had in my brief tenure as Secretary.  And thanks so ...
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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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U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur – Health Alert (April 13, 2021)

U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur Health Alert April 13, 2021 Event: COVID-19 Location: Malaysia Movement Control Orders and Expired Social Visit Passes (Update) Movement Control Orders A Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO) will continue to be in effect through April 28 in the following states and federal territories: Selangor, Kuala Lumpur, Johor, Penang, and Kelantan. A ...
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U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur – Health Alert (April 8, 2021)

U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur Health Alert April 8, 2021 Event: COVID-19 Location: Malaysia  U.S. Citizens in Malaysia Holding Expired Social Visit Passes   (IMPORTANT REMINDER)  In January 2021, the Malaysian authorities informed the U.S. Embassy that foreign nationals currently in Malaysia with social visit passes that expired on or after January 1, 2020 will have a grace period of 14 working days after the end of the Movement Control Order (which, at the time, was scheduled to end on March ...
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Security Alert  U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur  

Location: Malaysia Event:  On April 1, 2021, the Royal Malaysian Police (RMP) announced that Malaysia is increasing its terrorist threat alert level. The RMP did not cite a specific threat or group that caused this increase. Last week, a suicide bomber attacked a Catholic church in the city of Makassar, in the South Sulawesi province ...
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