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The United States-Democratic Republic of the Congo Relationship

FACT SHEET OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON AUGUST 9, 2022   Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken will travel to Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, where he will meet with government leaders and representatives of civil society to discuss the extensive partnership on issues including regional security, respect for human rights, environmental conservation, climate change, and bilateral trade and ...
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Vital Partners, Shared Priorities: The Biden Administration’s Sub-Saharan Africa Strategy

SPEECH ANTONY J. BLINKEN, SECRETARY OF STATE FUTURE AFRICA PRETORIA, SOUTH AFRICA AUGUST 8, 2022   SECRETARY BLINKEN: Thank you so much. Good afternoon, everyone. It’s wonderful to be here, wonderful to be at this extraordinary university. To Professor Maharaj, to the entire leadership of the University of Pretoria, thank you for hosting us today on this magnificent campus. And Madam Minister, ...
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President Biden Announces Expansion of Feed The Future in Response to The Growing Global Food Security Crisis

At the G7 Leaders’ Summit in Germany, President Biden announced that the United States is expanding Feed the Future , the U.S. government’s global hunger and food security initiative, to reach new countries and intensify efforts to directly address and mitigate the impacts of recent shocks to global food security and nutrition. Countries already reeling from increased poverty, ...
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Worldwide caution

On July 31, 2022, the United States conducted a precision counterterrorism strike in Afghanistan that killed Ayman al-Zawahiri, Osama bin Laden’s deputy and successor as leader of al-Qa’ida.  Al- Zawahiri was one of the masterminds of the attacks against the United States on September 11, 2001, and had continued to urge his followers to attack ...
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Secretary Blinken’s Travel to Cambodia, the Philippines, South Africa, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and Rwanda

PRESS STATEMENT NED PRICE, DEPARTMENT SPOKESPERSON JULY 29, 2022 Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken will travel to Cambodia, the Philippines, South Africa, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and Rwanda August 2-11, 2022. Secretary Blinken will first travel to Phnom Penh, Cambodia, August 3-5 to participate in the U.S.-ASEAN Ministerial Meeting, the East Asia Summit Foreign Ministers’ Meeting, and the ...
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