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Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry Engages European Allies on Climate Ambition

OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON MARCH 6, 2021 Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry will travel to London, Brussels, and Paris March 8-10, 2021, to work with European allies to strengthen global climate ambition heading into President Biden’s Leaders Summit on Climate April 22-23 and the 26th Conference of the Parties (COP26) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change later this year. In London, Secretary Kerry will meet with representatives from the British government who are hosting COP26 this November in ...
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Readout of President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. Call with European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen

MARCH 05, 2021 STATEMENTS AND RELEASES President Joseph R. Biden spoke today with European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen. He underscored his support for the European Union and his commitment to repair and revitalize the U.S.-EU partnership. Noting our shared values and the world’s largest trade and investment relationship, the leaders agreed to suspend the tariffs related ...
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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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Remarks by President Biden at the 2021 Virtual Munich Security Conference

February 19, 2021 East Room THE PRESIDENT: Thank you, Mr. Ambassador.  And it’s great to be with Angela and Emmanuel.  We just spent part of — from Washington’s perspective — the morning together.  But I want to say hello to everyone and thanks, you — at the Munich Conference for hosting this special session. For ...
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