Remarks by Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield at a UN Security Council Briefing on the Situation in the Middle East

Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield U.S. Representative to the United Nations New York, New York November 28, 2022 AS DELIVERED Thank you, Mr. President, and thank you, Special Coordinator Wennesland, for your briefing. I want to start by condemning, in the strongest possible terms, the terrorist attacks in Jerusalem last week. I echo Secretary Blinken in expressing …

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173 Egyptian Youth Graduate from U.S. Embassy English Language Program

November 29, 2022 The English Access Microscholarship Program Prepares Egyptian Students for Leadership  CAIRO – On November 28, U.S. Embassy Chargé d’Affaires, a.i. Ambassador Daniel Rubinstein congratulated 173 young Egyptians from Aswan, Cairo, Port Said, and Tanta for developing exceptional English language skills by completing the two-year long U.S. Embassy English Access Microscholarship (Access) Program. …

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United States Preserves Egyptian History in Bassatine

November 20, 2022 United States Preserves Egyptian History in Bassatine The U.S. Embassy & Partners Restore the Historic Karaite Jewish Cemetery Cairo – The U.S. Embassy in Cairo, in partnership with the American Research Center in Egypt (ARCE) and representatives of American and Egyptian Jewish organizations, inaugurated today the newly-restored Lichaa and Menasha burial sites …

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U.S. Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry – COP27 Closing Statement

U.S. Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry COP27 Closing Statement In Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt November 20, 2022 We extend our thanks to the Egyptian presidency, and to all the Egyptian people, for the incredible work of hosting COP27 and for their very warm welcome here in Sharm el-Sheikh – a remarkable place that radiates …

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U.S. Embassy in Egypt Commemorates International Education Week

November 17, 2022 U.S. Embassy in Egypt Commemorates International Education Week More Egyptian Students Are Studying in the U.S. Than Ever Before  Cairo – The U.S. Embassy in Egypt is commemorating International Education Week from November 14-18 by celebrating Egypt and the United States’ expanding ties in the field of education. On November 14, the …

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Joint Statement of NATO and G7 Leaders on the Margins of the G20 Summit in Bali

NOVEMBER 15, 2022 Today, the Leaders of Canada, the European Commission, the European Council, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the Netherlands, Spain, the United Kingdom, and the United States met on the margins of the G20 Summit in Bali and released the following statement: We condemn the barbaric missile attacks that Russia perpetrated on Ukrainian cities and civilian infrastructure on …

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United States Announces $4 Million in Research Grants under U.S.-Egypt Science and Technology Joint Fund

November 14, 2022 Sharm El Sheikh – Today at COP27, the United States announced its latest contribution to the U.S.-Egypt Science and Technology Joint Fund (STJF): a $4 million grant for climate-focused research. Since 1995, through the U.S.-Egypt STJF, the U.S. Government has supported collaboration between American and Egyptian scientists to conduct high-impact scientific research …

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FACT SHEET

For Immediate Release  FACT SHEET November 14, 2022 At COP27, Our Climate Future is Female: A Progress Report on Implementing U.S. Efforts to Advance Women and Girls’ Climate Action On November 14, 2022, Gender Day at COP27, the U.S. government is proud to announce the following strategies, initiatives, and programs addressing the disproportionate impacts of the climate …

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United States Announces Scholarship Program to Empower Women and Combat Climate Change in Egypt

November 14, 2022  Sharm El Sheikh – Today at COP27, the United States announced its support for USAID Egyptian Pioneers, a new program that will provide scholarships and training to Egyptian students with an emphasis on sectors that can advance Egypt’s climate goals. This program will include:  ● scholarships to at least 700 young Egyptians …

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U.S. Embassy Cairo Supports the 44th Cairo International Film Festival

November 13, 2022  Cairo – The U.S. Embassy in Cairo is pleased to support the Cairo International Film Festival for the sixth year. The U.S. Embassy is partnering with Film Independent, an esteemed Los Angeles-based film and arts organization, to sponsor American documentary film screenings, panel discussions with American filmmakers and producers, and a cinematography workshop …

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Statements by President Biden and Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi before their bilateral meeting

White House 11 November 2022 Tonino Lamborghini International Convention Center Sharm Alsheikh, Egypt 03:50 pm Egypt time President Sisi: Welcome to Sharm el-Sheikh, Mr. President. I also welcome your delegation. This is a wonderful opportunity as we celebrate this year the 100th anniversary of US-Egyptian relations. Allow me to say that it is a great opportunity …

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Joint Declaration of Energy Importers and Exporters on Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Fossil Fuels

US Department of State Foreign Ministry Spokesperson’s Office 11 November 2022 press release The text of the following statement was issued by the governments of the United States of America, the European Union, Japan, Canada, Norway, Singapore and the United Kingdom. Text start: The United States of America, the European Union, Japan, Canada, Norway, Singapore …

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Demonstrating US commitment to climate action at the UN Climate Change Conference (COP27)

US Department of State press release Secretary of State Anthony J. Blinken 11 November 2022 Climate change poses an existential threat to humans and the planet and is already threatening people and their livelihoods, as natural disasters and water scarcity displace families and communities. Recognizing the urgent need to address the climate crisis, we have …

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Remarks by President Biden at the 27th Conference of the Parties to the Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP27) | Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt

Remarks by President Biden at the 27th Conference of the Parties to the Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP27) | Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt   Tonino Lamborghini International Convention Center Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt November 11, 2022 5:24 P.M. EET THE PRESIDENT:  Good afternoon, everyone.  (Applause.)  Thank you, thank you, thank you. Friends, partners, Speaker Pelosi, members of Congress who’ve …

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STATEMENT BY SECRETARY ANTONY J. BLINKEN

For Immediate Release November 11, 2022 Demonstrating the U.S. Commitment to Climate Action at COP27 Climate change poses an existential threat to people and our planet. It is already threatening lives and livelihoods as families and communities are being displaced by natural disasters and water scarcity. Recognizing the urgency of addressing the climate crisis, we …

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United States and Egypt Announce Winners of Global Climate Competition to Promote Green Start-Ups and Entrepreneurs

November 10, 2022  Sharm El Sheikh – On November 10, the United States and Egypt announced the five winners of ClimaTech Run Global Competition, which supports entrepreneurs, ideas, and innovations from around the world through funding, as well as networking and mentorship opportunities. The United States supports this initiative  through USAID.   From an initial applicant pool of …

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First Movers Coalition Announces Expansion

MEDIA NOTE OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON NOVEMBER 9, 2022 Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry announced a major expansion of the First Movers Coalition, the public-private partnership to commercialize clean technologies through advance purchase commitments, on the initiative’s first anniversary.  Launched by President Biden in partnership with the World Economic Forum at COP26, the …

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The United States Announces $4 Million in Research Grants under the Center of Excellence for Energy

November 9, 2022 Sharm el Sheikh – Today at COP27, the United States announced a $4 million solicitation for energy and climate-focused research grant proposals to develop transformative, multi-disciplinary solutions for Egypt’s energy sector through a USAID-funded research and exchange program called the Center of Excellence for Energy. USAID Mission Director Leslie Reed joined the …

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FACT SHEET: Biden-⁠Harris Administration Announces Roadmap for Nature-Based Solutions

NOVEMBER 08, 2022 FACT SHEET: Biden-⁠Harris Administration Announces Roadmap for Nature-Based Solutions to Fight Climate Change, Strengthen Communities, and Support Local Economies   New actions and recommendations announced at COP27 will make nature-based solutions a go-to option for fighting climate change and boost progress towards U.S. climate goals Today at COP27 in Egypt, the Biden-Harris Administration …

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U.S. Government and Foundations Announce New Public-Private Effort to Unlock Finance to Accelerate the Energy Transition

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE For Immediate Release MEDIA NOTE November 9, 2022 U.S. Government and Foundations Announce New Public-Private Effort to Unlock Finance to Accelerate the Energy Transition U.S. Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry, The Rockefeller Foundation, and the Bezos Earth Fund announced a partnership today to work toward the creation of an …

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U.S. Embassy Partners with Al-Azhar Institutes to Launch the First-Ever Al-Azhar National Spelling Bee Competition in Egypt

November 9, 2022 CAIRO – The U.S. Embassy is proudly supporting the first-ever Al-Azhar National Spelling Bee Competition, in partnership with Al-Azhar Institutes.  Hundreds of kindergarten, primary, middle, and secondary school students from all governorates of Egypt will participate in this competition at the local, district, governorate, and regional levels.  The final competition will be …

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U.S. Government Provides $15 Million to Launch Red Sea Initiative

November 8, 2022  Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt – Today at COP27, the U.S. Government announced the Red Sea Initiative—a major new initiative aimed at conserving the Red Sea’s coastal ecosystem, while promoting high-value, low-environmental impact ecotourism.  Through an initial U.S. Government contribution of $15 million, the Red Sea Initiative plans to:  ● Protect the Red …

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FACT SHEET: Biden-⁠Harris Administration Announces Roadmap for Nature-Based Solutions

NOVEMBER 08, 2022 FACT SHEET: Biden-⁠Harris Administration Announces Roadmap for Nature-Based Solutions to Fight Climate Change, Strengthen Communities, and Support Local Economies   New actions and recommendations announced at COP27 will make nature-based solutions a go-to option for fighting climate change and boost progress towards U.S. climate goals Today at COP27 in Egypt, the Biden-Harris Administration …

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FACT SHEET: President Biden’s Leadership to Tackle the Climate Crisis

Immediate Release NOVEMBER 07, 2022 President Biden’s Leadership to Tackle the Climate Crisis at Home and Abroad Galvanizes Unprecedented Momentum at Start of U.N. Climate Conference (COP27)   In less than two years since taking office, President Biden’s leadership to tackle the climate crisis has boosted U.S. manufacturing and deployment of cost-cutting clean energy technologies, put the …

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The United States and Egypt Celebrate the Restoration of Carter House and the 100th Anniversary of the Discovery of Tutankhamun’s Tomb

November 5, 2022 Luxor – Chargé d’Affaires, a.i., Ambassador Daniel Rubinstein inaugurated the restored Carter House during the centennial celebration of Howard Carter’s discovery of King Tutankhamun’s tomb. The U.S. Government supported the restoration of Carter House in partnership with the American Research Center in Egypt, the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities, and several other …

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The United States and Egypt Celebrate the Restoration of Carter House and the 100th Anniversary of the Discovery of Tutankhamun’s Tomb

November 5, 2022 Luxor – Chargé d’Affaires, a.i., Ambassador Daniel Rubinstein inaugurated the restored Carter House during the centennial celebration of Howard Carter’s discovery of King Tutankhamun’s tomb. The U.S. Government supported the restoration of Carter House in partnership with the American Research Center in Egypt, the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities, and several other …

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Message to U.S. Citizens – Absentee Voting Week is October 1-8, 2022

Absentee Voting Week is October 1-8, 2022. Be an Active Voter by taking the necessary steps to vote in the 2022 U.S. elections and by participating in Absentee Voting Week! In some states voter registration and ballot request deadlines for the November 2022 are as early as October 5th.  Whether you are a first-time voter …

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Message to U.S. Citizens – 2022 Voting Information (August 29, 2022)

Message to U.S. Citizens – 2022 Voting Information (August 29, 2022) All U.S. citizens living abroad are encouraged to exercise their right to vote. The deadline to register to vote and submit a ballot for local elections is rapidly approaching. In order to vote in the November 2022 elections, all overseas U.S. citizens need to …

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Joint Statement on the Situation in Yemen

Office of the Spokesperson September 23,2022 On 20 September 2022, ministers and representatives of the Governments of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, United States of America and United Kingdom, hereafter referred to as the Quad, met to discuss the situation in Yemen. The Quad reaffirmed its strong commitment to the unity, sovereignty, …

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Joint Statement Following the GCC, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, and Yemen Ministerial

Office of the Spokesperson September 24,2022 The text of the following statement was released by the Governments of the United States and the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, and Yemen:  Begin Text: At the invitation of U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken, the Foreign Ministers of the Gulf Cooperation Council member states, the …

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Joint Statement on the Situation in Libya

MEDIA NOTE OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON SEPTEMBER 23, 2022 The text of the following statement was released by the Governments of the United States of America, France, Germany, Italy, and the United Kingdom: Begin Text:  Senior officials representing France, Germany, Italy, the United Kingdom, and the United States met on September 22 on the margins …

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Joint Statement – Concrete Steps to Support Expansion of UN-mediated Truce in Yemen

Office of the Spokesperson September 23,2022 On 21 September 2022, vice ministers and senior official representatives of the permanent five members of the United Nations Security Council and the European Union, Germany, Kuwait and Sweden, hereafter referred to as the P5+4, met to discuss concrete steps to support an extension of the truce agreed upon …

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77th Session United Nations General Assembly

The UN General Assembly (UNGA) is the main policy-making organ of the United Nations. The UN General Assembly is an opportunity for the world to come together to address the most pressing global challenges facing us today. At the 77th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA 77), the United States will reinforce the …

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A Day of Remembrance

PRESS STATEMENT ANTONY J. BLINKEN, SECRETARY OF STATE SEPTEMBER 11, 2022 Today we honor the nearly 3,000 people who were killed, and the more than 6,000 injured, in the worst terrorist attack against the homeland in our nation’s history.  For those who endured that day, the profound sense of loss, as well as the indelible …

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A Proclamation on Patriot Day and National Day of Service and Remembrance, 2022

SEPTEMBER 09, 2022 PRESIDENTIAL ACTIONS On September 11, 2001, ordinary Americans performed extraordinary acts of heroism.  Firefighters and police officers rushed into crumbling buildings and raging fires to save others.  EMTs, construction workers, colleagues, and strangers tended to the wounded.  Passengers and crewmembers gave their lives to thwart another attack.  And a generation of women …

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$2.8 Billion in Additional U.S. Military Assistance for Ukraine and Its Neighbors

PRESS STATEMENT ANTONY J. BLINKEN, SECRETARY OF STATE SEPTEMBER 8, 2022 It has been seven months since President Putin’s February invasion of Ukraine, and the war’s terrible toll continues to mount. Thousands of civilians killed or wounded, 13 million Ukrainian civilians forced to flee their homes, historic cities pounded to rubble, horrifying reports of ongoing …

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Statement of President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden on the Death of Queen Elizabeth II

SEPTEMBER 08, 2022 STATEMENTS AND RELEASES Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II was more than a monarch. She defined an era. In a world of constant change, she was a steadying presence and a source of comfort and pride for generations of Britons, including many who have never known their country without her. An enduring admiration …

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Remarks by Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield at a UN Security Council Meeting on Russia’s Filtration Operations

Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield U.S. Representative to the United Nations New York, New York September 7, 2022 AS DELIVERED Thank you, Mr. President. And also thank you to Under-Secretary-General DiCarlo and Assistant-Secretary-General Kehris for your briefings. And thank you so much, Ms. Drik, for offering a stark and credible view on the situation from a civil …

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Remarks by Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry (As Prepared)

International Cooperation Forum St. Regis Almasa Convention Center September 7, 2022 Thank you for that introduction. On behalf of President Biden, I bring you all the goodwill of the United States and a greeting of peace: As-Salaam-Alaikum. I am honored to be hosted here by President al-Sisi, who has demonstrated critical leadership in mobilizing international …

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Special Presidential Envoy for Climate Kerry’s Travel to Egypt, United Kingdom

MEDIA NOTE SEPTEMBER 2, 2022 Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry will travel to Cairo, Egypt, September 7-8 to continue ongoing discussions with government and private sector counterparts on accelerating global climate cooperation ahead of the 27th Conference of the Parties to the UNFCCC (COP27) in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, November 6-18. Secretary Kerry will …

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Arrival of Wheat-Carrying Brave Commander to East Africa from Ukraine

PRESS STATEMENT ANTONY J. BLINKEN, SECRETARY OF STATE AUGUST 30, 2022 The United States welcomes the arrival in Djibouti of 23,300 metric tons of Ukrainian grain aboard the ship Brave Commander. This grain will be distributed within Ethiopia and Somalia, countries that are dangerously food insecure after four years of drought. The United States is grateful …

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Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty Remains Strong Despite Russian Obstructionism

PRESS STATEMENT VEDANT PATEL, PRINCIPAL DEPUTY SPOKESPERSON BUREAU OF GLOBAL PUBLIC AFFAIRS AUGUST 28, 2022 After weeks of intensive but productive negotiations, the Russian Federation alone decided to block consensus on a final document at the conclusion of the Tenth Review Conference of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT). Russia did so in order to block …

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Ukraine’s Independence Day

PRESS STATEMENT ANTONY J. BLINKEN, SECRETARY OF STATE AUGUST 24, 2022 On behalf of the United States of America, I congratulate the people of Ukraine on their Independence Day, the commemoration of the date in 1991 when Ukraine officially left the Soviet Union and became a sovereign, democratic country. What should be a celebration of …

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Chargé d’Affaires, ad interim, Ambassador Daniel Rubinstein Assumes Duty at U.S. Embassy Cairo

Media Note August 23, 2022 Cairo – The United States Embassy in Cairo is pleased to announce that Ambassador Daniel Rubinstein has assumed duty as U.S. Chargé d’Affaires, ad interim, to the Arab Republic of Egypt. In this capacity, Ambassador Rubinstein will serve as Chief of Mission and as the senior-most U.S. Government official in …

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United States and Egypt Launch Global Climate Competition to Promote Green Start-Ups and Entrepreneurs

August 22, 2022 Cairo – On August 22, the United States and Egypt launched the ClimaTech Run global competition to support entrepreneurs and innovators from around the world in developing green solutions and technologies to our shared climate change challenges. Winners of the competition will receive a cash prize and an invitation to present their …

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Terrorist Attack in Mogadishu

PRESS STATEMENT NED PRICE, DEPARTMENT SPOKESPERSON AUGUST 20, 2022 The United States strongly condemns the Al-Shabaab attack at the Hayat Hotel in Mogadishu. We express our heartfelt condolences to the families who lost loved ones, wish a full recovery to those injured, and commend Somalia’s security forces.  The United States remains steadfast in our support …

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$775 Million in Additional U.S. Military Assistance for Ukraine

PRESS STATEMENT ANTONY J. BLINKEN, SECRETARY OF STATE AUGUST 19, 2022 As we approach the six-month mark of Russia’s unprovoked and brutal full-scale war against Ukraine, President Putin’s forces continue their assault, inflicting grievous harm on civilians and causing massive destruction of civilian infrastructure.  President Biden has been clear that we will continue to support the …

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Message for U.S. Citizens– Social Security Appointment Availability

Location: Egypt, countrywide Event:  We are pleased to announce that Social Security representatives from the Federal Benefits Unit in Naples, Italy will be available at the U.S. Embassy in Cairo on Tuesday, September 13 and Wednesday, September 14, 2022.  They can assist you with most Social Security issues, including: Applying for Social Security numbers Retrieving …

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Remarks by Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield at a UN Security Council Briefing on Yemen

Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield U.S. Representative to the United Nations New York, New York August 15, 2022 AS DELIVERED Thank you, Mr. President, and let me thank Special Envoy Grundberg and Acting Director Mudawi. I want to express my gratitude to you both for your unwavering commitment to bring peace and humanitarian relief to Yemen. And …

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G7 Foreign Ministers’ Statement in Support of the IAEA’s Efforts to Promote Nuclear Safety and Security at the Zaporizhzhya Nuclear Power Plant in Ukr

MEDIA NOTE OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON AUGUST 10, 2022 The text of the following statement was released by the G7 foreign ministers of Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom, and the United States of America, and the High Representative of the European Union. Begin Text: We, the G7 Foreign Ministers of Canada, France, …

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$89 Million in New U.S. Humanitarian Demining Assistance for Ukraine

MEDIA NOTE OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON AUGUST 9, 2022 On August 9 the Department announced its intention to provide $89 million of FY 2022 funding to help the Government of Ukraine address the urgent humanitarian challenges posed by explosive remnants of war created by Russia’s brutal war of aggression. Russia’s unlawful and unprovoked further invasion …

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Imposing Additional Costs on Russia for Its Continued War Against Ukraine

FACT SHEET OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON AUGUST 2, 2022 The United States is committed to working alongside our allies and partners to further impose severe consequences on President Putin and his enablers for Russia’s unconscionable war against Ukraine. VISA RESTRICTIONS The Department of State is announcing a series of actions to promote accountability for actions …

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Message to U.S. Citizens – Worldwide Caution (August 3, 2022)

Message to U.S. Citizens – Worldwide Caution (August 3, 2022) 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, …

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Targeting Russia’s Global Malign Influence Operations and Election Interference Activities

PRESS STATEMENT ANTONY J. BLINKEN, SECRETARY OF STATE JULY 29, 2022 The Russian Federation has demonstrated determination in its attempts to undermine the democratic processes and institutions essential to the functioning of our democracy and that of other countries.  It is crucial for our democracy, and democracies around the globe, to hold free and fair …

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The United States is Committed to Egypt’s Water Security and Advancing a Resolution on the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam  

July 26, 2022 Cairo – U.S. Special Envoy to the Horn of Africa Ambassador Mike Hammer met with senior Egyptian government officials on July 25 to advance a diplomatic resolution on the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) that supports the water needs, economy, and livelihood of all Egyptians, Sudanese, and Ethiopians. “I came to Cairo on …

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U.S. Government Pledges $50 Million to Support Egypt’s Food Security

U.S. Embassy – Cairo July 24, 2022 Cairo – During a meeting with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al Sisi on July 16, President Biden pledged $50 million (947 million EGP) to strengthen Egypt’s food security and help offset the severe global consequences of Russia’s unprovoked and unjustified invasion of Ukraine.  Subject to congressional approval, this $50 …

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Egypt National Day

PRESS STATEMENT ANTONY J. BLINKEN, SECRETARY OF STATE JULY 23, 2022 On behalf of the Government of the United States of America, I extend my best wishes to the people and Government of Egypt on your National Day.  This year marks 100 years of diplomatic relations between the United States and Egypt, and we look …

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Special Envoy for the Horn of Africa Mike Hammer’s Travel to Egypt, the UAE, and Ethiopia

MEDIA NOTE OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON JULY 23, 2022 Special Envoy for the Horn of Africa (SEHOA) Mike Hammer will travel to Egypt, the United Arab Emirates, and Ethiopia July 24-August 1.  He will provide U.S. support toward forging a diplomatic resolution to issues related to the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) that would achieve the interests of …

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EGYPT 2021 HUMAN RIGHTS REPORT

Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for 2021 United States Department of State • Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor EGYPT 2021 HUMAN RIGHTS REPORT EXECUTIVE SUMMARY According to its constitution, Egypt is a republic governed by an elected president and bicameral legislature, with the upper house reconstituted in 2020 as the Senate after …

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Joint Statement Following Meeting Between President Biden and Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al Sisi in Jeddah

JULY 16, 2022 STATEMENTS AND RELEASES President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. met with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al Sisi today in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia to reaffirm their shared commitment to the U.S.-Egypt strategic partnership, consult on a broad range of global and regional security challenges, and advance the U.S.-Egypt relationship.  In celebrating the milestone of …

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FACT SHEET: The United States and G7 to Take Further Action to Support Ukraine and Hold the Russian Federation Accountable

JUNE 27, 2022 STATEMENTS AND RELEASES In Germany today, President Biden will meet with G7 leaders and President Zelenskyy to continue delivering on our unwavering, unified commitment to support Ukraine and build on our unprecedented sanctions to hold President Putin accountable.  The G7 will issue a statement of support for Ukraine, which will include significant …

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Chair’s Statement: Roadmap for Global Food Security – Call to Action

MEDIA NOTE OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON JUNE 24, 2022 The following statement was issued on May 19 by the United States as Chair of a Global Food Security Ministerial Meeting held at United Nations Headquarters.  As of today, it is endorsed by 93 other countries: Albania, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bahrain, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, …

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$1 Billion of New U.S. Military Assistance for Ukraine

PRESS STATEMENT ANTONY J. BLINKEN, SECRETARY OF STATE JUNE 15, 2022 Today, we announced an additional $1 billion in additional military assistance for Ukraine.  Pursuant to a delegation of authority from the President, I am authorizing our twelfth drawdown of arms and equipment from U.S. Department of Defense inventories for Ukraine’s defense since August 2021, …

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Statement by President Joe Biden on Support for Ukraine and Call with President Zelenskyy of Ukraine

JUNE 15, 2022 This morning, I spoke with President Zelenskyy to discuss Russia’s brutal and ongoing war against Ukraine. I reaffirmed my commitment that the United States will stand by Ukraine as it defends its democracy and support its sovereignty and territorial integrity in the face of unprovoked Russian aggression. I informed President Zelenskyy that …

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Secretary Blinken’s Call with Ukrainian Foreign Minister Kuleba

READOUT OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON JUNE 15, 2022 The below is attributable to Spokesperson Ned Price: Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken spoke today with Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba to share updates on U.S. assistance to Ukraine as it defends itself against Russia’s brutal and unprovoked war.  The Secretary and Foreign Minister Kuleba discussed …

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U.S. Embassy Presents Trafficking in Persons Hero Award to Reda Shoukry of the Al-Shehab Institute 

June 15, 2022  Cairo – On June 14, U.S. Chargé d’Affaires Nicole Shampaine presented Reda Shoukry, director of the Al-Shehab Institute for Promotion and Comprehensive Development (Al-Shehab), with a Trafficking in Persons Hero Award for her work in providing legal aid, social services, psychological support, and vocational training to over 800 victims of human trafficking …

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Statement by Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre on President Biden’s Travel to Israel, the West Bank, and Saudi Arabia

JUNE 14, 2022 President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. will visit the Middle East region from July 13-16 to reinforce the United States’ iron-clad commitment to Israel’s security and prosperity and attend a Summit of the Gulf Cooperation Council plus Egypt, Iraq, and Jordan (known as the GCC+3).  He will also meet with counterparts from across …

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Message to U.S. Citizens – Adult Passport Renewal Fees Now Payable Online

Message to U.S. Citizens – Adult Passport Renewal Fees Now Payable Online The U.S. Embassy in Cairo is pleased to announce the launch of an online payment option for adult passport renewal for U.S. citizens resident in Egypt. Effective May 29, 2022, applicants submitting a DS-82 application to renew their U.S. passport by mail can …

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The United States Leads Days of Action on Global Food Security at the United Nations

FACT SHEET OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON MAY 18, 2022 The United States is committed to ending hunger and malnutrition and building more sustainable, equitable, and resilient food systems around the world. In support of these ongoing efforts, Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken is traveling to New York City May 18-19 to convene meetings to …

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U.S. Embassy Hosts Cultural Property Crime Workshop to Protect Egypt’s Cultural Heritage

May 16, 2022 Cairo – The U.S. Embassy, in coordination with Egypt’s Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities, is hosting a cultural property workshop to share best practices on combatting illicit trafficking of Egyptian antiquities and cultural objects from May 15 to 19. This year’s workshop will feature cultural heritage, judicial, regulatory, and law enforcement experts …

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Statement by NSC Spokesperson Adrienne Watson on NSA Jake Sullivan’s visit to Egypt

MAY 11, 2022 National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan and National Security Council Coordinator for the Middle East and North Africa Brett McGurk traveled to Cairo, Egypt on May 10-11 to consult on a broad range of global and regional security challenges. National Security Advisor Sullivan discussed with President Abdel Fattah Al Sisi and senior Egyptian officials the global …

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THE UNITED STATES PROVIDES NEARLY $808 MILLION IN EMERGENCY HUMANITARIAN ASSISTANCE FOR SYRIA

For Immediate Release Tuesday, May 10, 2022 Office of Press Relations Today, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Linda Thomas-Greenfield announced the United States is providing nearly $808 million in additional humanitarian assistance for the Syria crisis response at the sixth Brussels Conference on “Supporting the Future of Syria and the Region,” hosted by the …

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Attribution of Russia’s Malicious Cyber Activity Against Ukraine

PRESS STATEMENT ANTONY J. BLINKEN, SECRETARY OF STATE MAY 10, 2022 The United States is joining with allies and partners to condemn Russia’s destructive cyber activities against Ukraine.  In the months leading up to and after Russia’s illegal further invasion began, Ukraine experienced a series of disruptive cyber operations, including website defacements, distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) …

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G7 Leaders’ Statement

White House MAY 08, 2022 Today, on 8 May, we, the Leaders of the Group of Seven (G7), alongside Ukraine and the wider global community, commemorate the end of the Second World War in Europe and the liberation from fascism and the National Socialist reign of terror, which caused immeasurable destruction, unspeakable horrors and human …

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The United States Condemns Terrorist Attack in Sinai, Egypt

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release STATEMENT BY NED PRICE, SPOKESPERSON May 8, 2022 The United States condemns yesterday’s terrorist attack in the Sinai targeting members of the Egyptian military. For decades, the United States has been and remains Egypt’s strong partner in confronting terrorism in the region. We wish …

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Remarks by President Trump and President El-Sisi of Egypt Before Bilateral Meeting | New York, NY

Issued on: September 23, 2019 InterContinental New York Barclay New York, New York PRESIDENT TRUMP: Well, thank you very much. It’s an honor to be with my friend, the President of Egypt. And he is a real leader. He’s done some things that are absolutely amazing in a short period of time. When he took over …

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2018 Report on International Religious Freedom: Egypt

  Executive Summary The constitution states that “freedom of belief is absolute” and “the freedom of practicing religious rituals and establishing worship places for the followers of divine (i.e. Abrahamic) religions is a right regulated by law.”  The constitution states that citizens “are equal before the Law,” and criminalizes discrimination and “incitement to hatred” based upon …

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PRESIDENT DONALD J. TRUMP WANTS TO BRING PROSPERITY TO THE PALESTINIAN PEOPLE AND ACROSS THE MIDDLE EAST

  Office of the Press Secretary FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 22, 2019 PRESIDENT DONALD J. TRUMP WANTS TO BRING PROSPERITY TO THE PALESTINIAN PEOPLE AND ACROSS THE MIDDLE EAST “For too long the Palestinian people have been trapped in inefficient frameworks of the past. The Peace to Prosperity plan is a framework for a brighter, …

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Situation in Sudan

  The United States condemns the recent attacks on protesters in Sudan. We send our condolences to the victims and families who lost loved ones. We call on Sudan’s Transitional Military Council and the Rapid Support Forces to desist from violence and we call for resumed contact with the Forces for Freedom and Change with …

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Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Cairo, Egypt

  Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Cairo, Egypt   June 4, 2019 Location: Egypt Event: Given ongoing security concerns, the Embassy reminds U.S. citizens resident or traveling in Egypt of our standing recommendation to exercise increased caution due to terrorism. Terrorist groups continue plotting attacks in Egypt and may attack with little or no warning. U.S. …

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First Egyptian Delegation of Companies Heads to SelectUSA Investment Summit

U.S. Embassy – Cairo Press Release  June 3, 2019 First Egyptian Delegation of Companies Heads to SelectUSA Investment Summit Cairo – For the first time, Egyptian companies will travel as a delegation to the United States to participate in the SelectUSA Investment Summit, June 10-12, 2019, the highest-profile event dedicated to promoting Foreign Direct Investment …

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Reflections on the U.S.-Egypt Relationship:Remarks by U.S. Chargé d’Affaires Thomas Goldberger

Reflections on the U.S.-Egypt Relationship: Remarks by U.S. Chargé d’Affaires Thomas Goldberger at the General Meeting and Iftar of the American Chamber of Commerce in Egypt May 28, 2019 Thank you very much for the kind introduction. I certainly feel like I am among friends. The Embassy and the AmCham have been close partners and …

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Secretary Pompeo’s Call with Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry

Secretary Pompeo’s Call with Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry Date: May 28, 2019 The below is attributable to Spokesperson Morgan Ortagus: Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo spoke today with Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry. The Secretary and the Foreign Minister discussed the strong U.S.-Egypt partnership, as well as the urgent need to achieve a …

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Joint Statement from the United States of America and the Kingdom of Bahrain

  The Kingdom of Bahrain, in partnership with the United States, will host the “Peace to Prosperity” economic workshop in Manama on June 25 and June 26, 2019.  This workshop is a pivotal opportunity to convene government, civil society, and business leaders to share ideas, discuss strategies, and galvanize support for potential economic investments and …

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Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Cairo, Egypt (May 19, 2019)

Subject: Alert: Reports of Roadside Bomb Attack on Tourist Bus in Giza Location: Egypt Event:  Reports of Roadside Bomb Injuring Tourists Near the New Egyptian Museum in Giza We are aware of a reported attack on a tourist bus in the museum complex near the Pyramids in the Giza area, resulting in injuries.  We are not aware …

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Message for U.S. Citizens: CDC suspends U.S. entry of dogs from Egypt

5/13/19: Message for U.S. Citizens: U.S. Embassy Cairo, Egypt (May 13, 2019) Subject: Message for U.S. Citizens: CDC suspends U.S. entry of dogs from Egypt Location: Cairo, Egypt Event:  Notice by CDC of Temporary Suspension of Dogs Entering the United States from Egypt On May 10, 2019, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in the …

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U.S. Women Soccer Stars Lead Coaching Workshop for Egyptian Players and Coaches

  Cairo –U.S. Women’s Soccer stars Linda Hamilton and Tiffany Marie Roberts will lead a coaching workshop for female players and their coaches from the Egyptian women’s Premiere League teams, May 12-16. Hamilton and Roberts are joined by retired U.S. Men’s soccer star Jeffery Alan Agoos. The three Americans are visiting Egypt as part of …

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An American Education: A Competitive Advantage

An American Education: A Competitive Advantage For many students and their families, choosing a university or graduate school is a major decision that is only made after much deliberation. It’s a choice that can change your life and directly impact your ease to navigate the professional world for years to come. It is the biggest …

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Celebration of 40 Years of Peace between the Arab Republic of Egypt and the State of Israel

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson STATEMENT BY MORGAN ORTAGUS, SPOKESPERSON April 30, 2019 Celebration of 40 Years of Peace between the Arab Republic of Egypt and the State of Israel Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo hosted a ceremony today to celebrate and commemorate forty years of peace between the Arab Republic of …

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Message for U.S. Citizens: U.S. Embassy Cairo, Egypt (February 27, 2019)

Location: Cairo, Egypt Event:  Train Accident at Ramsis Train Station in Cairo Further to previous reporting, Egyptian authorities are characterizing the incident at Ramsis train station this morning as an accident.  There are reports of many people dead and injured. Several social media sites carry footage of an apparent runaway train that hit a barrier at the …

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Egypt Assumes African Union Presidency

U.S. Department of State Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release Statement by Robert Palladino, Deputy Spokesperson February 13, 2019   The United States congratulates Egypt on the start of its presidency of the African Union and looks forward to working together on the shared goal of a stable and prosperous Africa. During Egypt’s chairpersonship, …

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U.S. Embassy Cairo Brings American “Writers’ Room” to Egypt

February 3, 2019 Cairo – During January 2019, the U.S. Embassy collaborated with the Middle East Media Initiative (MEMI), and Egyptian script development and screenwriters hub Birthmark Scenario to conduct a weeklong series of workshops for television scriptwriters.  These workshops provided Egyptian screenwriters with face-to-face access to expert American screenwriters in order to exchange ideas …

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Secretary Kirstjen M. Nielsen to Travel to Cairo, Egypt

December 10, 2018 WASHINGTON – Today, Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen M. Nielsen will travel to Cairo, Egypt, as part of her ongoing dialogue with foreign leaders about the ways, we as international partners, can work together to combat emerging transnational threats. While in Cairo, Secretary Nielsen will participate in bilateral meetings with senior Government …

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Remarks by Charge d’Affaires Thomas Goldberger at a reception in honor of the American companies participating in the 2018 Egyptian Defense Expo

  December 4, 2018 Good evening ladies and gentlemen, excellencies, distinguished colleagues from the diplomatic and military attaché corps, and, most of all, the many representatives of the private sector here in Cairo to participate in the first Egyptian Defense Exposition. Before I continue, I would like to ask you all to join me in …

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U.S. Condemns Deadly Attack in Egypt

Press Statement Heather Nauert Department Spokesperson Washington, DC November 2, 2018 ________________________________ The Department of State condemns today’s deadly attack on a bus heading towards a Coptic Christian monastery in Upper Egypt. We extend our condolences to the families of these innocent victims. We remain steadfast in our support of Egypt’s efforts to combat terrorism …

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Boston Marathon Sports Envoys Develop Sports Tourism, Mentor Young Athletes

  Alexandria – Egyptian and American athletes rallied around their shared love for running and promoting health and fitness this past week as part of the U.S. Department of State’s Sports Envoy program.  CEO of the Boston Athletic Association Tom Grilk, 1983 Boston Marathon champion Greg Meyer, and 1985 Boston Marathon champion Lisa Rainsberger were …

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IMPORTANT NOTICE FOR OVERSEAS VOTERS WHO CANNOT ACCESS STATE ELECTION WEBSITES

IMPORTANT NOTICE FOR OVERSEAS VOTERS WHO CANNOT ACCESS STATE ELECTION WEBSITES October 18, 2018 — Alexandria, Va. — The Federal Voting Assistance Program (FVAP) has become aware of reports that some overseas voters are unable to access their state’s online voter registration and election systems. This is primarily due to states blocking web traffic from …

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The Chargé d’Affaires’ Speech at the Egyptian Community Impact Session

The CDA’s Speech at Egyptian Community Impact Session of the AmCham and U.S. Chamber’s U.S. Business Mission to Egypt Tuesday, October 23, 2018 Good morning ladies and gentlemen. It’s a pleasure to be with you.  I would like to start by thanking the leadership of the American Chamber of Commerce in Egypt: Tarek Tawfik and his …

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37 Egyptian Women Graduate from USAID-Sponsored MBA Programs

July 26, 2018 Cairo – Today, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) celebrated the graduation of 37 women from all over Egypt who received USAID scholarships to earn Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) degrees at premier universities in the United States. “These graduates join hundreds of USAID scholarship recipients who are making a difference …

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United States Commits to $45 Million in Bilateral Assistance for Egypt

July 25, 2018 Cairo – Egypt and the United States signed five bilateral assistance agreement amendments this week worth $45 million that demonstrate continued support from the American people for joint U.S.-Egypt priorities in health, education, governance, and agriculture.  The agreements are aligned with the Government of Egypt’s economic reforms, Sustainable Development Plan 2030, and …

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USAID Inaugurates Career Centers in Upper Egypt Universities

  July 16, 2018 USAID Inaugurates Career Centers in Upper Egypt Universities Cairo – The U.S. government, in partnership with the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research and the American University in Cairo (AUC), celebrated the launch of career development centers at universities in Minya and Beni Suef this week. “These centers will help …

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Joint Statement on Welcoming Libyan National Oil Corporation Resuming Production

Media Note Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC July 12, 2018 The text of the following statement on Libya was released by the Governments of the United States of America, France, Italy, and the United Kingdom. Begin Text: The Governments of France, Italy, the United Kingdom, and the United States, recalling their statement of 27 …

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July 4 Celebration Remarks by U.S. Embassy Cairo’s Chargé d’Affaires Thomas Goldberger

  Remarks Thomas Goldberger U.S. Embassy Cairo’s Chargé d’Affaires Cairo July 4, 2018 Thank you Dorothy, and welcome everyone,   It is an honor and a pleasure for Eden and me, along with all our embassy colleagues, to have you with us this evening to celebrate 242 years of American freedom and independence. July 4th …

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U.S., Egyptian Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agencies Share Knowledge

  July 3, 2018 ALEXANDRIA – Experts from the United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)/Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) met with Egyptian counterparts in Alexandria last week to exchange knowledge and explore best practices in combating fraudulent document proliferation. HSI experts showcased for the first time in Egypt the Forensic Laboratory (FL) archive, which is …

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Egypt 2018 Trafficking in Persons Report 

Egypt OFFICE TO MONITOR AND COMBAT TRAFFICKING IN PERSONS 2018 Trafficking in Persons Report Tier 2 EGYPT: Tier 2 The Government of Egypt does not fully meet the minimum standards for the elimination of trafficking; however, it is making significant efforts to do so. The government demonstrated increasing efforts compared to the previous reporting period; …

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Readout of Jared Kushner and Jason Greenblatt’s Meeting with the President of Egypt

  June 21, 2018 THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary   Readout of Jared Kushner and Jason Greenblatt’s Meeting with the President of Egypt   Senior Advisor Jared Kushner and Special Representative for International Negotiations Jason Greenblatt returned to the Arab Republic of Egypt and met today with President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi.  Building …

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United States Commemorates World Refugee Day

  Press Statement Mike Pompeo Secretary of State Washington, DC June 20, 2018 On World Refugee Day, we join the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees and our international partners in commemorating the strength, courage, and resilience of millions of refugees worldwide who have been forced to flee their homes due to persecution and conflict. …

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Joint Statement of President Trump of the United States and Chairman Kim Jong Un of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea at the Singapore Summit

  President Donald J. Trump of the United States of America and Chairman Kim Jong Un of the State Affairs Commission of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) held a first, historic summit in Singapore on June 12, 2018. President Trump and Chairman Kim Jong Un conducted a comprehensive, in-depth, and sincere exchange of …

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LGBTI Pride Month

Press Statement Mike Pompeo Secretary of State Washington, DC June 1, 2018 The United States joins people around the world in celebrating Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Intersex (LGBTI) Pride Month, and reaffirms its commitment to protecting and defending the human rights of all, including LGBTI persons. In many parts of the world, LGBTI individuals …

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EGYPT 2017 INTERNATIONAL RELIGIOUS FREEDOM REPORT

Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor International Religious Freedom Report for 2017 Egypt   Executive Summary The constitution describes freedom of belief as “absolute” and specifies Islam as the state religion. It also enshrines the principles of sharia as the primary source of legislation, which local lawyers stated creates potential legal ambiguities with regard …

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READOUT OF VICE PRESIDENT MIKE PENCE’S CALL WITH PRESIDENT OF EGYPT ABDEL FATTAH AL SISI

  THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Vice President FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 24, 2018 READOUT OF VICE PRESIDENT MIKE PENCE’S CALL WITH PRESIDENT OF EGYPT ABDEL FATTAH AL SISI Vice President Mike Pence spoke today with President of Egypt Abdel Fattah Al Sisi to reinforce the strong partnership between the United States and Egypt. …

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Treasury Targets Iranian Individuals Providing Ballistic Missile Support to Yemen’s Huthis

  MAY 22, 2018 Washington – Today, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) designated five Iranian individuals who have provided ballistic missile-related technical expertise to Yemen’s Huthis, and who have transferred weapons not seen in Yemen prior to the current conflict, on behalf of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps-Qods Force …

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INA Hosts First Visit for the Chairman General of the Egyptian General Authority for Land and Dry Ports during a Visit CBP Facilities in the U.S.

    From April 29 to May 4, 2018, the highest ranking official from the Egyptian General Authority for Land and Dry Ports (GALDP), Chairman Foad Elsayed Osman, accompanied the Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Attaché to Egypt, during a CBP IVP visit to the United States. The visit was conducted in close coordination with …

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Presidential Message on Ramadan

  THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary Presidential Message on Ramadan   With the rising of tonight’s moon, I send my greetings and best wishes to all Muslims observing Ramadan in the United States and around the world.   During the holy month of Ramadan, Muslims commemorate the revelation of the Quran to …

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USAID and Ministry of Health and Population Launch Family Planning Program

U.S. Embassy – Cairo Press Release May 12, 2018 USAID and Ministry of Health and Population Launch Family Planning Program Cairo – Responding to a request by the Government of Egypt to contribute to Egypt’s family planning efforts, USAID Mission Director Sherry F. Carlin joined Minister of Health and Population Dr. Ahmed Emad Rady to …

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Meeting Between Special Rep Greenblatt and EGIS

May 11, 2018 Special Representative for International Negotiations Jason Greenblatt met on May 10 with General Abbas Kamal, Chief of the Egyptian Intelligence Service of the Arab Republic of Egypt.  The two officials discussed increasing cooperation between the United States and Egypt and the urgent need to bring humanitarian relief to Gaza. ###

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World Press Freedom Day

  Press Statement Mike Pompeo Secretary of State Washington, DC May 3, 2018 On the 25th anniversary of World Press Freedom Day, we renew our commitment to promoting and protecting a free press, which is an essential pillar of democracy. The United States values freedom of the press as a key component of democratic governance. …

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SECRETARY MIKE POMPEO

    Mike Pompeo was sworn in as Secretary of State on April 26, 2018.  He previously served as Director of the Central Intelligence Agency from January 2017 to April 2018.   Prior to joining the Trump Administration, Mr. Pompeo was serving in his fourth term as congressman from Kansas’ 4th District. He served on …

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U.S. Embassy Brings Egyptians and Americans Together to Celebrate 2018 Earth Day

      CAIRO – The U.S. Embassy in Cairo celebrated Earth Day 2018 on April 22 by bringing together interested Egyptians and Americans at the American Center at the Maadi Public Library for an environmental “Teach-In.”  The event featured a film showing and panel discussion, with the purpose of raising awareness of today’s environmental …

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Remarks on the Release of the 2017 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices

John J. Sullivan Acting Secretary of State Heather Nauert Department Spokesperson Press Briefing Room Washington, DC April 20, 2018 MS NAUERT: Good afternoon, everyone. Thank you so much for coming, especially on a Friday. Today the State Department released the  2017 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices . Promoting freedom – promoting and defending human rights and fundamental freedoms are central to who we …

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Statement by Heather Nauert – Holding Russia Accountable for Chemical Weapons Use in Salisbury, UK

U.S. Department of State Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release Statement by Heather Nauert, Spokesperson April 18, 2018   Today, the UN Security Council and the Executive Council of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) met to discuss the OPCW’s recent findings related to the March 4 use of a military-grade …

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Statement by Heather Nauert, Spokesperson on the Chemical Attack in Douma

  STATEMENT BY HEATHER NAUERT, SPOKESPERSON April 7, 2018 On the Chemical Attack in Douma We continue to closely follow disturbing reports April 7 regarding another alleged chemical weapons attack, this time targeting a hospital in Douma, Syria. Reports from a number of contacts and medical personnel on the ground indicate a potentially high number …

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Readout of President Donald J. Trump’s Call with President Abdel Fattah Al Sisi of Egypt

April 2, 2018 President Donald J. Trump spoke today with President Abdel Fattah Al Sisi of Egypt. President Trump congratulated President Al Sisi on his reelection. The two leaders affirmed the strategic partnership between the United States and Egypt, and noted that they look forward to advancing this partnership and addressing common challenges.

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Secretary Tillerson Press Availability With Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry

Press Availability Rex W. Tillerson Secretary of State Cairo, Egypt February 12, 2018 FOREIGN MINISTER SHOUKRY: (In Arabic.) SECRETARY TILLERSON: Well, I’m delighted to be in Cairo, my first trip to Egypt as Secretary of State, and to really have very comprehensive discussions about this almost one-half-century relationship between the U.S. and Egypt and our commitment to …

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Secretary Tillerson to Travel to Amman, Ankara, Beirut, Cairo, and Kuwait City

For Immediate Release STATEMENT BY HEATHER NAUERT, SPOKESPERSON February 8, 2018 Secretary Tillerson to Travel to Amman, Ankara, Beirut, Cairo, and Kuwait City U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will travel to Amman, Jordan; Ankara, Turkey; Beirut, Lebanon; Cairo, Egypt; and Kuwait City, Kuwait, February 11–16. In Jordan, the Secretary will meet with His Majesty …

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Telephonic Press Briefing with U.S. CENTCOM Commander General Joseph Votel

01-31-2018 Moderator: Greetings to everyone from the US Department of State’s Dubai Regional Media Hub. I would like to welcome all of our callers who have dialed in from across the Arab world. Today, we are joined by the commander of the United States Central Command, General Joseph Votel. The United States Central Command’s area …

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Secretary Tillerson Designates HASM & Liwa Al-Thawra as Specially Designated Global Terrorists

Media Note Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC January 31, 2018 The Department of State has designated Ismail Haniyeh, Harakat al-Sabireen, Liwa al Thawra, and Harakat Sawa’d Misr (HASM) as Specially Designated Global Terrorists (SDGTs) under Section 1(b) of Executive Order (E.O.) 13224. In announcing these designations, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson emphasized that “these …

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Services at the U.S. Embassy in Cairo during the U.S. government lapse in appropriations

Consular Services: At this time, scheduled passport and visa services at the U.S. Embassy in Cairo will continue during the lapse in appropriations as the situation permits.  Please check our social media accounts, our website or travel.state.gov for any further information. The American Center Cairo (ACC): The American Center at the U.S. Embassy in Cairo is …

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U.S. and Egypt Hold Military Cooperation Committee Meeting

January 10, 2017 CAIRO – Assistant Secretary of Defense (ASD) for International Security Affairs Robert Karem joined Air Marshal Younis al Masri, Chief of the Egyptian Air Force, in cohosting the Military Cooperation Committee (MCC) meeting on January 8-9.  The MCC, which meets annually, is the premier bilateral forum for planning and coordinating security cooperation strategy between the …

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U.S. Vice President Mike Pence to Travel to Egypt, Jordan, and Israel

January 8, 2018 WASHINGTON, DC – Vice President Mike Pence will travel to the Middle East later this month on behalf of President Donald Trump. The Vice President will visit Egypt, Jordan, and Israel January 19-23, 2018. The Vice President will address the shared need to combat terrorism and assist persecuted religious minorities. The Vice …

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Readout of President Donald J. Trump’s Call with President Abdel Fattah Al Sisi of Egypt

STATEMENTS & RELEASES Readout of President Donald J. Trump’s Call with President Abdel Fattah Al Sisi of Egypt FOREIGN POLICY Issued on: December 29, 2017 President Donald J. Trump spoke today with President Abdel Fattah Al Sisi of Egypt to offer condolences to the people of Egypt after the attack on worshippers and security forces …

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USAID and Ministry of Health Launch Nationwide Community Health Worker Strategy

December 27, 2017 CAIRO – Today, USAID/Egypt and representatives from the Ministry of Health and Population celebrated the launch of a new nationwide Community Health Worker Strategy that will help Egyptians gain greater access to health information and advice. “Community Health Workers serve as a vital connection between the people and the health system,” said USAID/Egypt …

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U.S. FBI and Egyptian ACA Cooperate to Fight Corruption

December 26, 2017 CAIRO – The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Egyptian Administrative Control Authority (ACA) to facilitate ongoing cooperation between the two agencies.  The MOU between the two agencies, both responsible for investigating government corruption, was signed during a visit to Cairo by a delegation …

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President Donald J. Trump Announces a National Security Strategy to Advance America’s Interests

“Our government’s first duty is to its people, to our citizens — to serve their needs, to ensure their safety, to preserve their rights, and to defend their values.” President Donald J. Trump A NEW NATIONAL SECURITY STRATEGY FOR A NEW ERA: Less than a year after taking office, President Donald J. Trump is unveiling …

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President Donald J. Trump’s Proclamation on Jerusalem as the Capital of the State of Israel

The White House Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release December 06, 2017 President Donald J. Trump’s Proclamation on Jerusalem as the Capital of the State of Israel “My announcement today marks the beginning of a new approach to the conflict between Israel and the Palestinians.” – President Donald J. Trump RECOGNIZING JERUSALEM: President …

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Worldwide Caution (December 6, 2017)

December 6, 2017 As part of the Department of State’s continuous efforts to provide U.S. citizens traveling abroad with information about safety and security events, we are updating the Worldwide Caution with information on the continuing threat of terrorist actions, political violence, and criminal activity against U.S. citizens and interests abroad. This replaces the Worldwide …

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Secretary’s Remarks: On the Latest D.P.R.K. Missile Launch

Press Statement Rex W. Tillerson Secretary of State Washington, DC November 28, 2017   The United States strongly condemns North Korea’s launch of what is likely an intercontinental ballistic missile into the Sea of Japan, indiscriminately threatening its neighbors, the region and global stability. The D.P.R.K.’s relentless pursuit of nuclear weapons and the means to …

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U.S. Embassy Condemns Cowardly Attack on Mosque in North Sinai

November 24, 2017   Cairo – Today’s terrorist attack on worshippers attending Friday prayers at a mosque in Arish was an unconscionable act of cowardice and hate.  The Embassy extends heartfelt condolences to the families of those who were killed and we wish a speedy recovery to those injured.  As Egypt battles the scourge of terrorism, the …

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International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

Press Statement Rex W. Tillerson Secretary of State Washington, DC November 22, 2017 In observance of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women (IDEVAW) on November 25 and the accompanying 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence, the United States reaffirms its commitment to defending the rights of women and girls to …

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Entrepreneurs and Investors Selected for the 2017 Global Entrepreneurship Summit

November 18, 2017   The United States and India are proud to announce the selection of the 1,500 individuals who will participate in the 2017 Global Entrepreneurship Summit, which will be co-hosted by the United States and India in Hyderabad, India, November 28-30.   Advisor to the President Ivanka Trump will lead the U.S. contingent …

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U.S. Embassy Helps Egyptians Hone Skills During Global Entrepreneurship Week

November 13, 2017  One week each November, thousands of events and competitions around the world inspire millions to engage in entrepreneurial activity as they connect with potential collaborators, mentors, and investors during Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW). Dozens of world leaders and a network of more than 15,000 partner organizations, including the U.S. government, support this …

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Readout of President Donald J. Trump’s Call with King Salman of Saudi Arabia

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 5, 2017 Readout of President Donald J. Trump’s Call with King Salman of Saudi Arabia  President Donald J. Trump spoke yesterday with King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud of Saudi Arabia.  King Salman expressed his condolences for the recent terrorist attack in New …

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USAID Supports Aspiring Social Entrepreneurs at “Minyathon” Minya Startup Weekend

October 26, 2017 Minya – As part of the commitment of the United States to work with the public and private sector to strengthen Egypt’s economy and provide job opportunities for youth, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is co-sponsoring a “Startup Weekend” in Minya, on October 26-28.  The “Minyathon” will bring together …

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Ongoing U.S. Humanitarian Assistance in Response to the Rakhine State Crisis, Burma

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Media Note Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC October 22, 2017 Ongoing U.S. Humanitarian Assistance in Response to the Rakhine State Crisis, Burma The U.S. government has provided nearly $40 million in life-saving emergency assistance in direct response to the Rakhine State crisis since August 25.  This brings the total U.S. …

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U.S. State Dept. Spokesperson on Terrorist Attack Against Egyptian Security Forces

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release STATEMENT BY HEATHER NAUERT, SPOKESPERSON October 21, 2017 Terrorist Attack Against Egyptian Security Forces The United States strongly condemns the terrorist attack against Egyptian security forces near the Bahariya Oasis yesterday, which killed dozens of Egyptian personnel and wounded many others.  We offer our …

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US Embassy Condemns Killing of Egyptian Police and Security Personnel

October 21, 2017 “The October 20 terrorist attack on Egyptian police and security personnel was an inhumane crime. The Embassy offers heartfelt condolences to the bereaved and we wish a quick recovery to those injured.  As Egyptian police and security personnel continue to put themselves in harm’s way to protect their country, we reaffirm the …

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Secretary Tillerson on Raqqa’s Liberation from ISIS

For Immediate Release STATEMENT BY SECRETARY TILLERSON October 20, 2017 Raqqa’s Liberation from ISIS We congratulate the Syrian people and the Syrian Democratic Forces, including the Syrian Arab Coalition, on the liberation of Raqqa. The United States is proud to lead the 73-member Global Coalition that supported this effort, which has seen ISIS’s so-called caliphate …

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Statement by Special Representative for International Negotiations Jason Greenblatt on Hamas-Fatah Reconciliation Efforts

Press Release FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Date: October 19, 2017 Press Office: [Phone +972-2-622-6908] Email: ConGenPress@state.gov https://jru.usconsulate.gov All parties agree that it is essential that the Palestinian Authority be able to assume full, genuine, and unhindered civil and security responsibilities in Gaza and that we work together to improve the humanitarian …

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U.S. Embassy Condemns Sinai Attacks on Armed Forces, Police, and Civilians

Cairo – The U.S. Embassy in Cairo deplores the recent terrorist attacks on security forces, police, and civilians, including Christian Egyptians, in the Sinai Peninsula and elsewhere in Egypt.  These attacks once again demonstrate the depravity of the terrorists, in stark contrast to officers and civilians who are giving their lives to serve and protect fellow …

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New Entry Period for Diversity Visa Program DV-2019

Due to technical issues, the registration period for DV-2019 is being restarted, and all entries made prior to October 18, 2017, will need to be resubmitted for the entrant to be considered. We regret the inconvenience to Diversity Visa entrants. In order to ensure fairness and protect the integrity of the process for all those …

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Remarks by President Trump on Iran Strategy

The White House Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release October 13, 2017 Diplomatic Reception Room 12:53 P.M. EDT THE PRESIDENT: Thank you very much. My fellow Americans: As President of the United States, my highest obligation is to ensure the safety and security of the American people. History has shown that the longer …

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Treasury Designates the IRGC under Terrorism Authority and Targets IRGC and Military Supporters under Counter-Proliferation Authority

10/13/2017 WASHINGTON – Today, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) designated Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) pursuant to the global terrorism Executive Order (E.O.) 13224 and consistent with the Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act.  OFAC designated the IRGC today for its activities in support of the IRGC-Qods Force …

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Rewards for Justice – Reward Offer for Information on Hizballah Key Leaders Talal Hamiyah and Fu’ad Shukr

Media Note Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC October 10, 2017 The U.S. Department of State’s Rewards for Justice Program is offering rewards for information leading to the location, arrest, or conviction in any country of two key leaders of the Lebanon-based terrorist group Hizballah. The Department is offering a reward of up to $7 …

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Secretary Tillerson on Iraqi Kurdistan Regional Government’s Referendum

The United States does not recognize the Kurdistan Regional Government’s unilateral referendum held on Monday. The vote and the results lack legitimacy and we continue to support a united, federal, democratic and prosperous Iraq. We remain concerned about the potential negative consequences of this unilateral step. Prior to the vote, we worked with both the …

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United States Commits to Over $100 Million in Bilateral Assistance for Egypt

September 27, 2017 CAIRO – Egypt and the United States signed new bilateral assistance agreements and amendments this week worth over $100 million that support the Government of Egypt’s economic reforms, Sustainable Development Plan 2030, and private sector led growth and job creation.  These agreements demonstrate ongoing support from the American people for joint U.S.-Egypt …

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Iraqi Kurdistan Regional Government’s Referendum

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release STATEMENT BY HEATHER NAUERT, SPOKESPERSON September 25, 2017 The United States is deeply disappointed that the Kurdistan Regional Government decided to conduct today a unilateral referendum on independence, including in areas outside of the Iraqi Kurdistan Region.  The United States’ historic relationship with the …

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USTDA Acting Director Visits Egypt to Support Economic Development, U.S. Industry Engagement

September 24, 2017 CAIRO – Acting Director of the U.S. Trade and Development Agency Thomas R. Hardy visited Egypt on September 23 and 24 in order to strengthen the agency’s support for U.S. commercial engagement in Egypt’s infrastructure development. During the visit, Acting Director Hardy signed a grant with Egyptian energy and electric cable corporation …

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The United States and Egypt celebrate completion of Ancient Memphis Walking Circuit

September 24, 2017 Cairo –Chargé d’Affaires Thomas Goldberger of the U.S. Embassy in Cairo and Minister of Antiquities Dr. Khaled El Enany celebrated on September 23 the completion of the Ancient Memphis Walking Circuit in Mit Rahina. The walking circuit connects eight archaeological sites in the center of Egypt’s first capital city of the Pharaonic …

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Joint Statement from the Ministerial Discussion on Syria

For Immediate Release  MEDIA NOTE September 21, 2017 Ministers of Canada, Denmark, Egypt, European Union, France, Germany, Italy, Jordan, Netherlands, Norway, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Sweden, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom, and the United States met September 18 to discuss Syria and related issues. They agreed on the following points, which will guide their …

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Statement By Secretary Tillerson

September 14, 2017 North Korea’s Missile Launch North Korea’s provocative missile launch represents the second time the people of Japan, a treaty ally of the United States, have been directly threatened in recent weeks. These continued provocations only deepen North Korea’s diplomatic and economic isolation. United Nations Security Council resolutions, including the most recent unanimous …

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American Theater Comes to Cairo via “Theater Mitu”

September 14, 2017  Cairo – In partnership with the Egyptian Ministry of Culture, the U.S. Embassy in Cairo is excited to bring New York based company Theater Mitu to the upcoming Cairo International Festival of Contemporary and Experimental Theatre (CifCet).  Theater Mitu will be performing on the 27th and 28thof September at 8:00 PM at the El Hanager …

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U.S., Egypt conduct joint CPX during Bright Star 2017

MOHAMED NAGUIB MILITARY BASE, EGYPT September 11, 2017 Story by Staff Sgt. Michael Battles U.S. Air Forces Central Command Public Affairs  MOHAMED NAGUIB MILITARY BASE, Egypt – U.S. and Egyptian service members are conducting a joint command-post exercise as part of bilateral exercise Bright Star 2017, Sept. 10 – 20, at Mohamed Naguib Military Base, …

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U.S., Egypt kick off Exercise Bright Star 2017

MOHAMED NAGUIB MILITARY BASE, EGYPT September 10, 2017 Story by Staff Sgt. Michael Battles U.S. Air Forces Central Command Public Affairs MOHAMED NAGUIB MILITARY BASE, Egypt — More than 200 U.S. service members are participating alongside the Egyptian armed forces for the bilateral U.S. Central Command Exercise Bright Star 2017, Sept. 10 – 20, 2017 …

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Secretary Rex W. Tillerson on the occasion of Eid al-Adha

Press Statement Rex W. Tillerson Secretary of State Washington, DC August 31, 2017 As the annual Hajj pilgrimage in Mecca and Medina comes to a close, I wish Muslims across the globe a meaningful and blessed Eid al-Adha. Eid al-Adha, also known as the ‘Festival of Sacrifice,’ is a special time when millions of Muslims …

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Egypt and U.S. Inaugurate Newly Refurbished and Modernized Citizen Service Centers in Beheira

August 29, 2017  Beheira – U.S. and Egyptian government officials inaugurated newly refurbished and modernized Citizen Service Centers in Abu Hummos, Kafr El Dawar, and Damanhour.  These one-stop shops for government services were upgraded through cooperation between the U.S. Agency for International Development, the Beheira Governorate, and the Ministry of Planning, Monitoring and Administrative Reform. …

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U.S. Embassy Cairo Proud to Partner with El Gouna Film Festival

August 27, 2017 Cairo –The U.S. Embassy in Cairo is pleased to announce that the premier American film diplomacy program, American Film Showcase, will partner with the El Gouna Film Festival to host workshops and mentoring sessions with two prominent American filmmakers.  Screenwriter and director Richard Tanne, and producer and screenwriter Jeff Stockwell, will participate …

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Readout of Jared Kushner, Jason Greenblatt, Dina Powell and Tim Lenderking’s Meeting with President Abdel Fattah Al Sisi of Egypt

On August 23, 2017, Senior Advisor to the President Jared Kushner, Special Representative for International Negotiations Jason Greenblatt, Deputy National Security Advisor for Strategy Dina Powell, and Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Arabian Gulf Affairs Tim Lenderking met with President Abdel Fattah Al Sisi of Egypt and his senior advisors.  The two sides affirmed their …

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USAID and Ministry of Education and Technical Education link Egyptian technical school students to jobs

August 17, 2017   Luxor – The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and Egypt’s Ministry of Education and Technical Education (MOETE) brought together in Luxor this week 600 Egyptian technical school teachers and administrators from 28 schools to highlight the Workforce Improvement and Skills Enhancement (WISE) project’s efforts to link Egyptian students with the …

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U.S., Egypt Announce Success of Public Service Project

August 14, 2017 Cairo – Egyptian and U.S. government officials announced the successful completion of a project to improve efficiency and responsiveness of public services in Egypt.  The Effective Planning and Services project was implemented by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) in coordination with Egypt’s Ministry of Planning, Ministry of Local Development, and the …

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Statement by U.S. Embassy Libya

The United States is fully committed to working with all Libyans to help advance stabilization and resolve the conflict in Libya.  The United States engages a wide range of Libyan political and security figures.  Ambassador Bodde meets regularly with Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj, including in Tunis on August 7, 2017.  Ambassador Bodde has also met …

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Update: Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS

Brett McGurk Special Presidential Envoy for the Global Coalition To Counter ISIS, Office of the Special Presidential Envoy for the Global Coalition To Counter ISIS Press Briefing Room Washington, DC August 4, 2017 MS NAUERT: Hi, everybody. How are you all doing today? Good to see you — QUESTION: Tired. MS NAUERT: Good to see you back. I know, it’s …

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FACT SHEET: Strengthening Sanctions on North Korea

UNITED STATES MISSION TO THE UNITED NATIONS Office of Press and Public Diplomacy FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 5, 2017 FACT SHEET: Resolution 2371 (2017) Strengthening Sanctions on North Korea Resolution 2371 (2017), adopted unanimously by the United Nations Security Council on August 5, 2017, strengthens UN sanctions on North Korea in response to its two …

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European Court of Justice’s Decision on Hamas

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release MEDIA NOTE July 27, 2017 European Court of Justice’s Decision on Hamas The United States welcomes the July 26 decision by the European Court of Justice to retain the European Union’s proscription of Hamas as a terrorist organization.  Hamas, a U.S. Department of State-designated …

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Readout of President Donald J. Trump’s Call with President Abdel Fattah Al Sisi of Egypt

July 5, 2017 President Donald J. Trump spoke today aboard Air Force One with President Abdel Fattah Al Sisi of Egypt to address the ongoing dispute between Qatar and its Arab neighbors.  President Trump called on all parties to negotiate constructively to resolve the dispute, and he reiterated the need for all countries to follow …

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Chargé d’Affaires Goldberger’s remarks as the U.S. Embassy in Cairo celebrates Independence Day

It’s a pleasure for Eden and me to welcome you to the Embassy tonight to help us celebrate American Independence. Americans love the Fourth of July. It’s a chance for our country to come together to celebrate our independence, our freedom, our tolerance, and the remarkable achievements of our diverse society and its contributions to …

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Statement by Secretary Tillerson

Press Statement Rex W. Tillerson Secretary of State Washington, DC July 4, 2017 The United States strongly condemns North Korea’s launch of an intercontinental ballistic missile. Testing an ICBM represents a new escalation of the threat to the United States, our allies and partners, the region, and the world. Global action is required to stop …

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Secretary of State Rex Tillerson On the Middle East

June 9, 2017 Treaty Room Washington, D.C. SECRETARY TILLERSON:  Good afternoon, and I thank all of you for your patience. I know you’ve been waiting a little while. Three weeks ago, the President joined members of the Gulf Cooperation Council in a strong show of partnership, repudiation of extremism, and a plan to defeat terrorism …

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Statement by Secretary Tillerson: 2017 Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender & Intersex Pride Month

In recognition of LGBTI Month, the Department of State affirms its solidarity with the human rights defenders and civil society organizations working around the world to uphold the fundamental freedoms of LGBTI persons to live with dignity and freedom. We also recognize that LGBTI persons continue to face the threat of violence and discrimination. Violence …

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U.S. State Department Statement on Attacks in Egypt

Press Statement Mark C. Toner Acting Spokesperson Washington, DC April 9, 2017 The United States condemns in the strongest terms the barbaric attacks on Christian places of worship in Tanta and Alexandria that killed dozens of innocent people and injured many more on this holy day of Palm Sunday. We express our condolences to the families …

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Statement by President Trump on Syria

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary ________________________________________________________________ For Immediate Release April 6, 2017 Mar-a-Lago, Florida 9:40 P.M. EDT THE PRESIDENT: My fellow Americans: On Tuesday, Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad launched a horrible chemical weapons attack on innocent civilians. Using a deadly nerve agent, Assad choked out the lives of helpless men, women, and …

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Secretary Tillerson on Chemical Weapons Attack in Syria

Press Statement Rex W. Tillerson Secretary of State Washington, DC April 4, 2017 The United States strongly condemns the chemical weapons attack in Idlib province, the third allegation of the use of such weapons in the past month alone. There are reports of dozens dead, including many children. While we continue to monitor the terrible …

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Readout of Secretary Mattis’s Meeting With President Al-Sisi

April 5, 2017 Pentagon Spokesman Capt. Jeff Davis provided the following readout: Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis met President Abdul Fattah el-Sisi of Egypt at the Pentagon today. Secretary Mattis recognized Egypt’s importance to the stability of the Middle East, as well as Egypt’s ongoing fight to counter terrorism and protect Egypt’s borders. The two …

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Paul Ryan Statement on Meeting with Egyptian President Al-Sisi

April 4, 2017 WASHINGTON—House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) issued the following statement after hosting a bipartisan meeting with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi: “After visiting with President al-Sisi in Cairo last year, I enjoyed the opportunity to host him at the Capitol this afternoon. The strategic partnership between the United States and Egypt is essential to …

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Royce Statement on Meeting with Egyptian President Al-Sisi

April 4, 2017 Washington, D.C. – House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Ed Royce (R-CA) released the following statement after meeting with President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi of Egypt: “Egypt plays a key role in a turbulent region by helping promote stability in the Gaza Strip and elsewhere. Especially in the aftermath of the Arab Spring, the country faces …

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Readout of President Donald J. Trump’s Meeting with President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi of Egypt

April 03, 2017 President Donald J. Trump today welcomed President Abdel Fattah Al Sisi of Egypt to the White House to continue efforts to strengthen the United States-Egypt strategic partnership and to mark a new day in the relationship between the countries. The United States and Egypt stand fully committed to addressing critical bilateral and …

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Important Announcement: Executive Order on Visas

FEBRUARY 4, 2017 An order issued by a U.S. District court in the state of Washington  on February 3 bars the U.S. government from enforcing certain provisions of Executive Order 13769, “Protecting the Nation from Terrorist Attacks by Foreign Nationals,” including those related to visas and travel for nationals of Syria, Iraq, Iran, Libya, Somalia, …

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The TechGirls program (Application Deadline: March 13, 2017)

Description: The TechGirls program is an educational exchange initiative that promotes the high-level study of applied technology for teenage girls from the Middle East and North Africa. The three-to-four week exchange program in the United States will take place tentatively in July 11-August 3, 2017 provides for travel for approximately 27 participants.participants will be high …

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Frequently Asked Questions on Executive Order: “Protecting the Nation from Terrorist Attacks by Foreign Nationals”

A new U.S. Presidential Executive Order temporarily suspends the entry of nationals from Iraq, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen into the United States.  As of January 27, 2017, nationals of these seven countries will not be permitted to enter the United States or be issued an immigrant or nonimmigrant visa for 90 days. …

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John Kirby on the Attack at St Mark’s Cathedral in Cairo

Press Setatement John Kirby Assistant Secretary and Department Spokesperson, Bureau of Public Affairs Washington, DC December 11, 2016 The United States condemns in the strongest possible terms the terrorist attack today on Christian worshippers outside St Mark’s Cathedral in Cairo that has killed more than 25 people and injured dozens more. Secretary Kerry spoke this …

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Senior Advisor Leads Delegation to Promote U.S.-Egypt Economic Ties

CAIRO – Leading a major business delegation consisting of representatives of more than 50 U.S. companies, Ambassador David Thorne, Senior Advisor to Secretary of State John Kerry, arrived in Cairo today to further strengthen economic relations between the United States and Egypt. Jointly organized by the U.S. and Egyptian American Chambers of Commerce and Business …

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Security Message for U.S. Citizens

U.S. Embassy Cairo The U.S. Embassy strongly advises U.S. citizens to avoid large gatherings and public spaces such as concert halls, movie theaters, museums, shopping malls, and sports venues in Cairo through Sunday, October 9, due to potential security concerns. U.S. citizens should be aware of their surroundings and practice good security precautions at all …

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Absentee Voting Week is September 26-October 3

Be an Active Voter by taking the necessary steps to vote in the 2016 U.S. elections and participating in Absentee Voting Week! In many states, the voter registration deadline for the November 2016 elections is October 10. For some voters this might mean their paper voter registration and absentee ballot request must reach their local …

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Security Message for U.S. Citizens

1.  As part of the State Department’s continuous efforts to provide U.S. citizens traveling abroad with information about relevant events, we are updating the Worldwide Caution with information on the continuing threat of terrorist actions and violence against U.S. citizens and interests throughout the world.  Current information suggests that terrorist groups continue to plan attacks …

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Maintain your Egyptian Visa Status

In the past two months, the U.S. Embassy has seen an increase in the number of U.S. citizens, both short term visitors and long term residents, deported from or denied entry to Egypt for failure to comply with Egyptian immigration law. The Embassy encourages U.S. citizens to remain in compliance with Egyptian immigration law at …

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VOTING IN 2016 U.S. ELECTIONS

Your vote counts! Did you know that many U.S. elections for house and senate have been decided by a margin smaller than the number of ballots cast by absentee voters? All states are required to count every absentee ballot as long as it is valid and reaches local election officials by the absentee ballot receipt …

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January 25 Holiday

January 25 (Monday) is a national holiday to commemorate Police Day and is the anniversary of Egypt’s 2011 Revolution. In the past, violent disturbances have occurred on this holiday and the days immediately preceding it; the possibility that similar incidents will occur this year cannot be excluded. The Government of Egypt has deployed additional security …

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Security Message for U.S. Citizens No. 10: Travel Alert – Worldwide

The State Department alerts U.S. citizens to possible risks of travel due to increased terrorist threats. Current information suggests that ISIL (aka Da’esh), al-Qa’ida, Boko Haram, and other terrorist groups continue to plan terrorist attacks in multiple regions. These attacks may employ a wide variety of tactics, using conventional and non-conventional weapons and targeting both …

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Security Message for U.S. Citizens

As a precautionary measure, the United States Embassy has instructed its employees not to travel anywhere in the Sinai Peninsula pending the outcome of the investigation into the tragic crash of a Russian passenger jet in Egypt on October 31. The Embassy will issue another message when this measure is lifted. For further information: See …

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Security Message for U.S. Citizens

The U.S. Embassy continues to closely monitor the security situation in Egypt. The Embassy urges U.S. citizens to be alert, exercise good judgment, and follow good security practices everywhere in the country. U.S. citizens should avoid travel outside metropolitan Cairo and Alexandria and major tourist and resort areas. U.S. Embassy personnel are prohibited from traveling …

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Security Message for U.S. Citizens

This weekend marks the second anniversary of the clearance of the sit-ins at Rabaa al-Adawiya and al-Nahda squares on August 14, 2013. Because of the possibility of violence, as well as likely traffic congestion associated with possible rallies and demonstrations, U.S. citizens are advised to increase their level of awareness and avoid areas where protests …

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Message for U.S. Citizens

The Department of State has completed a periodic update to the Country Specific Information (CSI) page for Egypt, which includes revised information about the security situation in the country. You may access the CSI for Egypt at: http://travel.state.gov/content/passports/english/country/egypt.html The Embassy reminds U.S. citizens to review their personal security plans and remain alert to their surroundings …

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Warden Message

The Embassy urges U.S. citizens to exercise appropriate caution and good personal security practices in connection with calls for demonstrations and acts of violence from June 30 through July 3, the anniversary of the 2013 removal of the Morsi government. The Egyptian government has announced a plan to deploy extra security forces nationwide at vital …

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Security Message for U.S. Citizens

In recent weeks, there has been an increase in the frequency ‎and intensity of security incidents in Egypt, particularly in the greater Cairo area. Extremist rhetoric on social media sites has advocated the targeting of businesses and economic infrastructure ahead of the March 13-15 Egypt Economic Conference that will take place in Sharm El-Sheikh. The …

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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Discovery of a suspicious package around the Cargas Gas Station, Al-Lesalky, Maadi

U.S. Embassy personnel have been advised to avoid the area around the Cargas Gas Station, Al-Lesalky, Maadi, until 8:45 PM due to the discovery of a suspicious package. The Embassy reminds U.S. citizens to review their personal security plans and remain alert to their surroundings at all times in Egypt. For the latest security information, …

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Message for U.S. Citizens: Update to Country Specific Information for Egypt

The Department of State has completed a periodic update to the Country Specific Information (CSI) page for Egypt, which includes revised information about the security situation in the country. You may access the CSI for Egypt at: http://travel.state.gov/content/passports/english/country/egypt.html The Embassy reminds U.S. citizens to review their personal security plans and remain alert to their surroundings …

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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: January 25 Anniversary of 2011 Revolution

The January 25 anniversary of Egypt’s 2011 Revolution was accompanied by security incidents in Cairo and elsewhere in the country. Such incidents have continued to occur throughout the week, notably in Cairo and Alexandria, and there is a heightened risk of violence extending through this weekend. U.S. citizens in Egypt should elevate their security awareness, …

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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: January 25 Anniversary of 2011 Revolution

January 25, 2015 (Sunday) is a national holiday to commemorate Police Day and is the anniversary of Egypt’s 2011 revolution. Gathering locations in Cairo, to include Tahrir Square, Raba’a al-Adawiya Square, Nadha Square, and perhaps areas in and around government institutions, may attract groups both in celebration and in protest, creating a heightened risk of …

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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Worldwide Caution

The following is a re-transmission of the Worldwide Caution released by the Department of State on January 10, 2015: 1. The Department of State is updating the Worldwide Caution to provide information on the continuing threat of terrorist actions and violence against U.S. citizens and interests throughout the world. Recent terrorist attacks, whether by those …

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