United States Bid to Host Expo 2027

MEDIA NOTE Office of the spokesperson July 29, 2021 Today, the U.S. Chargé d’affaires in Paris delivered a letter of candidature from Secretary Blinken to the Bureau International des Expositions (BIE) confirming that a proposal from Minnesota USA Expo is the United States’ national bid to host Expo 2027.  The proposed specialized Expo, commonly known as a …

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Responding to the PRC’s Destabilizing and Irresponsible Behavior in Cyberspace

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson STATEMENT BY SECRETARY ANTONY J. BLINKEN July 19, 2021 Responding to the PRC’s Destabilizing and Irresponsible Behavior in Cyberspace   The United States and countries around the world are holding the People’s Republic of China (PRC) accountable for its pattern of irresponsible, disruptive, and destabilizing behavior in …

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Secretary Blinken’s Meeting with French Foreign Minister Le Drian

Office of the spokesperson July 15, 2021   The below is attributable to Spokesperson Ned Price: Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken met with French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian yesterday in Washington, D.C.  Secretary Blinken congratulated Minister Le Drian on the occasion of France’s national day and the unveiling of a replica Statue of Liberty, an enduring symbol of French-American friendship, at …

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Bastille Day

PRESS STATEMENT ANTONY J. BLINKEN, SECRETARY OF STATE JULY 14, 2021 On behalf of the United States of America, I send my warm wishes to the people of France as they celebrate their national day. We have an enduring and close relationship with France, our oldest Ally.  In the spirit of “Liberté, Égalité, and Fraternité,” the United States …

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The United States and France: Allies, Partners, and Friends

OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON JUNE 24, 2021 “President Macron and I stand together, ready to take on the toughest challenges we face.”  – President Biden, June 11, 2021 Secretary Antony J. Blinken will travel to Paris, France, June 24-27, 2021, where he will meet with French President Emmanuel Macron and French Foreign Minister Jean Yves Le Drian.  During this trip to engage with the United States’ oldest Ally, Secretary Blinken will emphasize the importance of …

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Secretary Blinken’s Travel to Germany, France, Italy, and the Vatican

Department of State Office of the Spokesperson Press Statement June 18, 2021 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. …

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Antony Blinken, Secretary of State statement on Pride Month

PRESS STATEMENT ANTONY J. BLINKEN, SECRETARY OF STATE JUNE 1, 2021 During this year’s Pride Month, we celebrate an important message: “You are Included.” The diverse experiences, perspectives, and contributions of the State Department community make our institution stronger and advance the goals of American diplomacy. Out of many, we are one. The Department has …

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Secretary Blinken’s Call with French Foreign Minister Le Drian

Office of the Spokesperson May 16, 2021 The below is attributable to Spokesperson Ned Price: Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken spoke today with French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian to discuss their shared concern about ongoing violence in Israel, the West Bank, and Gaza and their engagement with partners in the region to bring …

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Earth Day 2021 – Secretary of State, A. Blinken

PRESS STATEMENT ANTONY J. BLINKEN, SECRETARY OF STATE APRIL 22, 2021 Today, the 51st Earth Day, we must work together to combat the climate crisis and restore our Earth for the benefit of everyone.  Each year, an estimated one billion people around the world mobilize for action on Earth Day, and this year, the United States joins this wave of action. This morning, …

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Secretary Blinken’s Meeting with French Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs Le Drian, German Foreign Minister Maas, and UK Foreign Secretary Raab

READOUT OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON MARCH 23, 2021 The below is attributable to Spokesperson Ned Price: Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken met with his counterparts from France, Germany, and the United Kingdom today in Brussels.  They reaffirmed their strong commitment to NATO and the Transatlantic relationship and support for deeper U.S.-EU cooperation; addressed the …

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Secretary Blinken’s Call with French Foreign Minister Le Drian

READOUT OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON MARCH 14, 2021 The below is attributable to Spokesperson Ned Price: Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken spoke with French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian today. Secretary Blinken and Foreign Minister Le Drian emphasized the special role of the Transatlantic Alliance in addressing global security challenges. The Secretary and the …

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Joint Statement: The United States and the European Union Commit to Greater Cooperation to Counter the Climate Crisis

MEDIA NOTE OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON MARCH 9, 2021 Today in Brussels, Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry met with European Commission President Ursula Von der Leyen, Executive Vice President Frans Timmermans, and the College of Commissioners to discus efforts to raise global climate ambition heading into COP26 in Glasgow.  After their meetings, they …

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State Secretary Blinken : A Foreign Policy for the American People

ANTONY J. BLINKEN, SECRETARY OF STATE BEN FRANKLIN ROOM WASHINGTON, D.C. MARCH 3, 2021 SECRETARY BLINKEN:  Good morning.  My fellow Americans, five weeks ago I was sworn in as your Secretary of State.  My job is to represent the United States to the world, to fight for the interests and values of the American people.  When …

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On the Confirmation of Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield

PRESS STATEMENT ANTONY J. BLINKEN, SECRETARY OF STATE February 23, 2021 Today’s Senate confirmation of Linda Thomas-Greenfield as the U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations reinforces President Biden’s commitment to restore and expand American leadership on the global stage.  Ambassador Thomas-Greenfield is a seasoned diplomat, deeply committed to American values, and the right choice …

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The United States Officially Rejoins the Paris Agreement

PRESS STATEMENT ANTONY J. BLINKEN, SECRETARY OF STATE FEBRUARY 19, 2021 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 …

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Statement by Secretary Antony Blinken on the Death of Secretary George Shultz

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson February 7, 2021 Statement on the Death of Secretary George Shultz  George Shultz was a legend.   As Secretary of State, he helped achieve the greatest geopolitical feat of the age: a peaceful end to the Cold War. He negotiated landmark arms control agreements with the Soviet Union and, after leaving office, continued to fight for a world free …

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Joint Statement by Secretary Blinken’s and French Foreign Minister Le Drian

February 4, 2021  Six months after the August 4 explosion which occurred in the Port of Beirut, causing hundreds of casualties and significant damage, France and the United States reiterate their full unambiguous support to the Lebanese people.  As we have done since the explosion, including with the United Nations, our partners and the Lebanese …

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Burmese Military Arrests of Civilian Government Leaders

PRESS STATEMENT Antonny J. Blinken, Secretary of State Jan 31, 2021 The United States expresses grave concern and alarm regarding reports that the Burmese military has detained multiple civilian government leaders, including State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi, and civil society leaders.  We call on Burmese military leaders to release all government officials and civil …

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Monaco National Day

Press statementt Michael R. Pompeo, Secretary of State November 18, 2020 On behalf of the United States Government and the American people, I warmly congratulate the people and government of Monaco on the occasion of your 164th National Day, la Fête du Prince. For over 150 years, the United States and Monaco have been partners …

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Secretary Pompeo’s Meeting with French President Macron

Office of the spokesperson November 16 The below is attributable to Principal Deputy Spokesperson Cale Brown:‎ Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo met with French President Emmanuel Macron today in Paris, France.  Secretary Pompeo and President Macron discussed significant threats to global security, efforts to counter violent extremism, Iran’s destabilizing behavior, and Hizballah’s malign influence …

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Secretary Pompeo’s Meeting with French Foreign Minister Le Drian

Office of the spokesperson November 16, 2020 The below is attributable to Principal Deputy Spokesperson Cale Brown:‎ Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo met with French President Emmanuel Macron today in Paris, France.  Secretary Pompeo and President Macron discussed significant threats to global security, efforts to counter violent extremism, Iran’s destabilizing behavior, and Hizballah’s malign …

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Secretary Michael R. Pompeo with Lea Salame of France Inter

INTERVIEW MICHAEL R. POMPEO, SECRETARY OF STATE Via Teleconference September 15, 2020 QUESTION:  Good morning and welcome, Mike Pompeo.  We’re very happy to have you on air, Mr. Secretary of State, on the leading radio show in France. You have been exerting maximum pressure on Iran for three years.  This country lost 80 percent of …

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P.R.C. National People’s Congress Proposal on Hong Kong National Security Legislation

Press Statement Michael R. Pompeo, Secretary of State Le 27 mai 2020 P.R.C. National People’s Congress Proposal on Hong Kong National Security Legislation   Last week, the People’s Republic of China (P.R.C.) National People’s Congress announced its intention to unilaterally and arbitrarily impose national security legislation on Hong Kong. Beijing’s disastrous decision is only the …

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The United States Condemns Attempts by PRC-Affiliated Actors to Steal American COVID-19 Research

Press Statement Michael R. Pompeo, Secretary of State May 14, 2020 The United States Condemns Attempts by PRC-Affiliated Actors to Steal American COVID-19 Research   The United States condemns attempts by cyber actors and non-traditional collectors affiliated with the People’s Republic of China (PRC) to steal U.S. intellectual property and data related to COVID-19 research, as announced in a …

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Transatlantic Cooperation on COVID-19

State Department Office of the Spokesperson May 12, 2020 As President Trump has said, the United States is working with our friends and partners around the world to coordinate our efforts on stopping the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic. The United States values our cooperation with allies and partners in combatting the pandemic and in …

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50th Anniversary of Earth Day – Mike Pompeo – Press Statement

Press Statement Michael R. Pompeo, Secretary of State April 22, 2020   Today, the United States observes the 50th anniversary of the first Earth Day.  The United States is proud of its record as a world leader in promoting clean water and air, conserving natural resources, and protecting nature while driving economic growth and fostering …

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Secretary Michael R. Pompeo’s Call with French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian

READOUT Office of the Spokesperson January 12, 2020 The below is attributable to Spokesperson Morgan Ortagus: Secretary Michael R. Pompeo spoke today with French Minister of Foreign Affairs Jean-Yves Le Drian to discuss U.S. and French efforts in Iraq and continued cooperation in countering Iran’s malign activities in the region.  The two reiterated the purpose …

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The U.S. Continued Partnership with Iraq

Press Statement Morgan Ortagus, Department Spokesperson January 10, 2020 America is a force for good in the Middle East. Our military presence in Iraq is to continue the fight against ISIS and as the Secretary has said, we are committed to protecting Americans, Iraqis, and our coalition partners. We have been unambiguous regarding how crucial …

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Secretary Pompeo on U.S. Withdrawal from the INF Treaty

STATEMENT BY SECRETARY POMPEO August 2, 2019 U.S. Withdrawal from the INF Treaty August 2, 2019 On February 2, 2019, the United States provided its six-month notice of withdrawal from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty due to the Russian Federation’s continuing violation of the treaty. The U.S. withdrawal pursuant to Article XV of the …

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Press Statement by Secretary of State, Michael Pompeo on the Occasion of France’s National Day

State Department JULY 14, 2019 Today, I congratulate France on the celebration of Bastille Day. France is one of our closest allies, with 230 years of friendship between our two nations. France’s support was instrumental in the success of the American Revolution, and those bonds hold strong to this day. Most recently, France hosted our …

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Remarks by Michael R. Pompeo, Secretary of State on INF Treaty

Department of State Press Briefing Room, Washington, DC February 1, 2019 SECRETARY POMPEO: Good morning, everyone. At the core of President Trump’s foreign policy are a few very, very simple truths. The security of the American people must be our greatest consideration, the agreements into which we enter must serve American interests, and countries must be held …

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Remarks by President Trump and President Macron of France

Élysée Palace, Paris, France, before bilateral meeting. November 10, 2018 / 11:05 A.M. CEST PRESIDENT MACRON:  I wanted to welcome my good friend, President Trump, and wanted to thank you for this visit after a very important time in your domestic policy. I do appreciate the fact that you came here, Donald, after your visit for Bastille …

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Secretary Pompeo to Travel to Paris

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release STATEMENT BY HEATHER NAUERT, SPOKESPERSON November 7, 2018 Secretary Pompeo to Travel to Paris U.S. Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo will travel to Paris, France November 10-11. On November 10, he will arrive in Paris, where he will join President Trump in commemorating the …

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2017 Country Report on Terrorism for France

BUREAU OF COUNTERTERRORISM AND COUNTERING VIOLENT EXTREMISM Country Reports on Terrorism 2017 2017 Country Report on Terrorism for France Overview: France remained an important counterterrorism partner of the United States in 2017. It is a longstanding and important member of the Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS. France continued to conduct counterterrorism operations in Iraq, Syria, Libya, Mali, other parts of the …

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Statement by Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo

On the Anniversary of the 9/11 Terror Attacks Tomorrow we honor the nearly 3,000 people who were killed in the terrorist attacks 17 years ago on September 11. Tomorrow also marks six years since the tragic loss in Libya of Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens, Glen Doherty, Sean Smith, and Tyrone Woods. The diverse nationalities of …

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France National Day

Press Statement by Michael R. Pompeo, Secretary of State Washington, DC, July 14, 2018 On behalf of the Government of the United States of America, I extend my best wishes to the people of the French Republic as you celebrate your National Day. France is our oldest friend and ally. The strength of our relationship is reflected in …

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Iran: Secretary Pompeo’s Calls with French Foreign Minister Le Drian

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson Washington, D.C., May 14, 2018 Secretary Pompeo’s Calls with French Foreign Minister Le Drian, UK Foreign Secretary Johnson, and German Foreign Minister Maas  The below is attributable to Spokesperson Heather Nauert:‎ Secretary Pompeo has spoken over the last several days with French Foreign Minister Le Drian, UK Foreign …

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