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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Accelerating Egypt’s Clean Energy Transition

Accelerating Egypt’s Clean Energy Transition   MEDIA NOTE OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON NOVEMBER 12, 2022 The United States and Germany committed to mobilize more than $250 million in resources to support the deployment of 10 GW of new wind and solar energy projects while decommissioning 5GW of inefficient natural gas generation.  This project is coordinated by the European Bank for …

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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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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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Secretary Blinken’s Call with Foreign Minister Shoukry of Egypt

READOUT OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON NOVEMBER 3, 2022 The following is attributable to Spokesperson Ned Price: Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken spoke today with Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry in advance of the 2022 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP27) this month in Sharm El-Sheikh.  The Secretary underscored his appreciation for Egypt’s climate leadership …

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Statement by Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre on President Biden’s Travel to North Africa and Asia and Vice President Harris’s Travel to Asia

OCTOBER 28, 2022 President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. will visit Egypt, Cambodia, and Indonesia. On November 11th, President Biden will attend the 27th Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP27) in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt. At COP27, he will build on the significant work the United States has undertaken to advance the …

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Special Briefing via Telephone with U.S. Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry

SPECIAL BRIEFING SPECIAL PRESIDENTIAL ENVOY FOR CLIMATE JOHN KERRY LONDON OCTOBER 26, 2022 DOWNLOAD SECRETARY KERRY HUB CALL AUDIO (M4A) [12 MB] SUMMARY The U.S. Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry discusses the U.S. government’s top priorities for the upcoming COP27 meeting of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt, as well as the Biden Administration’s international climate efforts.  …

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Assistant Secretary Leaf’s Travel to Egypt, the United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, and Qatar

MEDIA NOTE OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON OCTOBER 10, 2022 Assistant Secretary for Near Eastern Affairs Barbara A. Leaf will travel to Egypt, the United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, and Qatar from October 11 to October 22, to meet with a range of senior government officials, as well as non-governmental and civil society representatives. In Egypt from …

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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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Secretary Blinken’s Meeting with Egyptian Foreign Minister Shoukry

READOUT OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON SEPTEMBER 19, 2022 The below is attributable to Spokesperson Ned Price: Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken met today with Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry in New York to discuss the U.S.-Egyptian partnership and cooperation on a range of issues, the mounting global consequences of Russia’s brutal war against Ukraine, and U.S. support for Egypt as it responds to these …

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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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The United States Celebrates International Literacy Day by Committing $13 million to Expand Family Literacy in Egypt

CAIRO – In honor of International Literacy Day, the U.S. Government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), announced $13 million (EGP 250 million) in new funding to expand one of its most successful literacy programs, Literate Village, to the governorate of Beni Suef—the fifth governorate to receive such funding.  The program builds on …

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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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United States and Egypt Host First Annual International Water Symposium in Alexandria

ALEXANDRIA – The U.S. Government, through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), is proud to support the first annual International Water Symposium this week in Alexandria, bringing together leading U.S. and Egyptian experts to discuss the latest advancements in the water sector and find solutions to the climate crisis in Egypt and around the world. …

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IDF Releases Shireen Abu Akleh Report

PRESS STATEMENT NED PRICE, DEPARTMENT SPOKESPERSON SEPTEMBER 5, 2022 Today, the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) reported that it had concluded its investigation into the circumstances surrounding Palestinian-American journalist Shireen Abu Akleh’s death, and stated there is a high possibility that Ms. Abu Akleh was accidentally hit by IDF gunfire. We welcome Israel’s review of this tragic incident, and again underscore the …

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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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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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Remarks by Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield on a Vision for Peace and Progress on Food Security in Africa

Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield U.S. Representative to the United Nations Accra, Ghana August 5, 2022 AS DELIVERED Good afternoon. I want to start by thanking Pro Vice Chancellor Asante for that kind introduction and to say how delighted I am to be here at the University of Ghana. Professor, I actually came on this campus the first …

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Statement by President Biden on the Ceasefire in Gaza

I welcome the announcement tonight of a ceasefire between Israel and Gaza-based militants after three days of hostilities. Over these last 72-hours, the United States has worked with officials from Israel, the Palestinian Authority, Egypt, Qatar, Jordan, and others throughout the region to encourage a swift resolution to the conflict. I thank President Abdel Fattah Al Sisi and the …

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G7 Foreign Ministers’ Statement on Preserving Peace and Stability Across the Taiwan Strait

MEDIA NOTE OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON AUGUST 3, 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, Germany, Italy, Japan, the …

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First Grain Ship Departs the Black Sea

PRESS STATEMENT ANTONY J. BLINKEN, SECRETARY OF STATE AUGUST 3, 2022 Today, a commercial vessel carrying Ukrainian grain safely departed the Black Sea for the first time since the start of Russia’s full-scale invasion in February. We again commend the United Nations and Turkey for mediating the diplomacy that resulted in today’s significant step, which raises hope of bringing the millions …

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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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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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U.S. Independence Day Celebration Remarks from Chargé d’Affaires Nicole Shampaine

Your excellencies, ladies and gentlemen, friends.  Two-hundred and forty-six years ago, our Founding Fathers put quill and ink to paper to express America’s core values, the unalienable rights of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. After two difficult years with COVID preventing gatherings such as this, we are delighted to once again welcome our …

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2022 TIP REPORT RELEASE

The Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Report is the U.S. Government’s principal diplomatic tool to engage foreign governments on human trafficking. It is also the world’s most comprehensive resource of governmental anti-trafficking efforts and reflects the U.S. Government’s commitment to global leadership on this key human rights and law enforcement issue. The full 2022 TIP Report is available here!    

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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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FACT SHEET: President Biden to Galvanize Global Action to Strengthen Energy-Security and Tackle the Climate Crisis

President Biden today will reconvene leaders of the Major Economies Forum on Energy and Climate (MEF) to galvanize actions that will strengthen energy security, enhance the resilience of global food security, and tackle the climate crisis.  These actions are all the more urgent following Russia’s further invasion of Ukraine, which has disrupted energy markets, strained …

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Statement by Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield on International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict

United States Mission to the United Nations Office of Press and Public Diplomacy For Immediate Release June 19, 2022 Statement by Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield on International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict On June 19, we honor the courageous survivors of sexual violence around the globe, and we urge all countries to …

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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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U.S. Embassy Supports ATX – Egypt Fashion Entrepreneurship Program with Austin, Texas

June 9, 2022 Cairo – As part of its ATX-Egypt fashion design exchange program, the U.S. Embassy in Cairo hosted ten fashion designers and experts from Austin, Texas June 1 to 8, who met with Egyptian counterparts and learned more about Egypt’s fashion and apparel industries. At a networking reception for program alumni and leading …

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READOUT: Secretary Blinken’s Call with African Union Commission Chairperson Faki

Secretary Blinken’s Call with African Union Commission Chairperson Faki The following is attributable to Spokesperson Ned Price: Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken spoke today with African Union Commission Chairperson Moussa Faki Mahamat.  Secretary Blinken discussed with Chairperson Faki the importance of ending Russia’s war on Ukraine and its effects on global food insecurity.  The Secretary …

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The U.S. Government Invests $39 Million in Women’s Economic and Social Empowerment Program

Cairo – Today, the U.S. Government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), launched the Women’s Economic and Social Empowerment Program with the goal of providing 200,000 women in seven Egyptian governorates with increased employment opportunities, leadership roles, access to digital financial services, and health, legal, and psychological services for survivors of violence. The program …

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Remarks by Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield at UN Security Council Briefing on Conflict-Related Sexual Violence in Ukraine

Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield U.S. Representative to the United Nations New York, New York June 6, 2022 AS DELIVERED Thank you, Mr. President. Since I was not here at the beginning of your presidency, let me enthusiastically welcome you to the assumption of the presidency role and wish you the best during this month. I also …

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2021 Report on International Religious Freedom: Egypt

Executive Summary The constitution states, “Freedom of belief is absolute” and “The freedom of practicing religious rituals and establishing worship places for the followers of divine religions [i.e., the three Abrahamic faiths:  Islam, Christianity, and Judaism] is a right regulated by law.”  The constitution states citizens “are equal before the law” and criminalizes discrimination and …

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FACT SHEET: United States Takes Further Actions to Counter Sanctions Evasion by Russia

The United States, alongside over 30 partners around the world, has imposed unprecedented sanctions and export controls to hold President Putin to account for his war against Ukraine, restrict Russia’s access to critical technology it needs to fund its war machine, and turn Russia into a global financial pariah. The Russian economy is staggering under …

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One Hundred Days of the Kremlin’s War Against Ukraine

PRESS STATEMENT ANTONY J. BLINKEN, SECRETARY OF STATE JUNE 3, 2022 In the one hundred days since Russian President Putin ordered his forces to further invade Ukraine, the world has seen the courage and determination of the people of Ukraine as they fight for their country. Since February 24, the United States has provided more than 6.3 billion dollars of security, …

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Secretary Blinken’s Call with Egyptian Foreign Minister Shoukry

OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON MAY 28, 2022 The below is attributable to Spokesperson Ned Price: Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken spoke with Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry today regarding the situation in Yemen and the importance of flights between Sana’a and Cairo.  The Secretary thanked the Government of Egypt for approving these flights and expressed his hope that …

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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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Secretary Blinken’s Meeting with Egyptian Foreign Minister Shoukry

READOUT OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON APRIL 13, 2022 The following is attributable to Spokesperson Ned Price: Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken met today with Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry in Washington, D.C.  Secretary Blinken and Foreign Minister Shoukry discussed the strategic partnership between the United States and Egypt, noting that 2022 marks 100 years of …

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$800 Million in Additional U.S. Security Assistance for Ukraine

PRESS STATEMENT ANTONY J. BLINKEN, SECRETARY OF STATE APRIL 13, 2022 Against tremendous odds, with extraordinary courage, and in the face of Russia’s relentless brutality against civilians, Ukraine’s forces are regaining ground, as Russian forces retreat from Kyiv and the surrounding region.  Still, Russia’s premeditated, unprovoked, unjustified, and brutal war against Ukraine is far from …

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Statement from the President on Delivery of Air Defense Systems to Ukraine

APRIL 08, 2022 STATEMENTS AND RELEASES Since the outset of my administration, the United States has placed the highest priority on delivering critical military capabilities to Ukraine so it can defend itself against Russian aggression. The entire world has now witnessed the effectiveness of those weapons, as courageous Ukrainian forces have used them to repel …

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Remarks by Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield at a UN General Assembly Emergency Special Session to Suspend Russia from the UN Human Rights Council

Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield U.S. Representative to the United Nations New York, New York April 7, 2022 AS DELIVERED Thank you, Mr. President. This is an important and historic moment. Countries from around the globe have voted to suspend Russia from the UN Human Rights Council for its gross and systematic violations of human rights. We …

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Russia’s Suspension from the UN Human Rights Council

PRESS STATEMENT ANTONY J. BLINKEN, SECRETARY OF STATE APRIL 7, 2022 By suspending Russia from the UN Human Rights Council, countries around the world chose to hold Moscow to account today for gross and systematic violations of human rights in its premeditated, unprovoked, and unjustified war of choice against Ukraine.  We have seen growing evidence of Russia’s brutal disregard for international law and human …

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G7 Foreign Ministers’ Statement on Russia’s War of Aggression Against Ukraine

MEDIA NOTE OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON APRIL 7, 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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The United States Provides 1.5 Million Additional Doses of Pfizer’s Coronavirus Vaccine to Egypt

April 6, 2022   U.S. Coronavirus Vaccine Deliveries to Egypt Reach 25 Million Doses Cairo – On April 6, the United States delivered 1.5 million doses of Pfizer’s coronavirus vaccine to Egypt as part of its global campaign to defeat COVID-19.  The delivery is the latest milestone in U.S.-Egypt joint efforts to fight the virus, as U.S. deliveries of the vaccine to Egypt now total 25 million doses. Highlighting the timeliness …

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FACT SHEET: United States, G7 and EU Impose Severe and Immediate Costs on Russia

April 6, 2022 Today, the United States, with the G7 and the European Union, will continue to impose severe and immediate economic costs on the Putin regime for its atrocities in Ukraine, including in Bucha. We will document and share information on these atrocities and use all appropriate mechanisms to hold accountable those responsible. As …

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Remarks by Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield at a UN Security Council Briefing on the Humanitarian Impact of Russia’s War Against Ukraine

Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield U.S. Representative to the United Nations New York, New York April 5, 2022 AS DELIVERED Thank you, Madam President. Let me also start by thanking UAE and Ambassador Nussebeh for her successful presidency during the month of March. Madam President, as you begin your Security Council presidency, I want to thank the …

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Statement by National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan on Diplomacy in the Middle East Region

APRIL 01, 2022 STATEMENTS AND RELEASES As we approach the Holy Month of Ramadan this weekend, we welcome the proactive diplomacy underway with our friends and partners across the Middle East region.  These efforts are central to President Biden’s agenda of forging a more secure and integrated Middle East region through a combination of deterrence …

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Recognizing National Arab American Heritage Month

PRESS STATEMENT ANTONY J. BLINKEN, SECRETARY OF STATE APRIL 1, 2022 This month, we recognize National Arab American Heritage Month and honor the contributions of this diverse community to America. Immigrants with origins from the Arab world have been arriving to the United States since before our country’s independence and have contributed to our nation’s …

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$100 Million in New U.S. Civilian Security Assistance for Ukraine

MARCH 26, 2022 The United States intends to provide an additional $100 million in civilian security assistance to enhance the capacity of the Ukrainian Ministry of Internal Affairs to provide essential border security, sustain civil law enforcement functions, and safeguard critical governmental infrastructure in the face of President Putin’s premeditated, unprovoked, and unjustified attack. The …

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Joint Statement of the UN Commission on the Status of Women on the Situation of Women and Girls as a Result of Russian Aggression Against Ukraine

United States Mission to the United Nations Office of Press and Public Diplomacy For Immediate Release March 25, 2022 Joint Statement of the UN Commission on the Status of Women on the Situation of Women and Girls as a Result of Russian Aggression Against Ukraine The following is a joint statement delivered by Ambassador Linda …

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FACT SHEET: United States and Allies and Partners Impose Additional Costs on Russia

United States sanctions over 400 Russian elites, Duma members, and defense companies in coordination with the European Union and G7; U.S. has now sanctioned over 600 targets G7 and EU announce sanctions evasion initiative to prevent circumvention and backfilling of our unprecedented sanctions; continue to blunt Central Bank of the Russian Federation’s ability to deploy …

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Explanation of Vote Delivered by Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield on a Russian Drafted UN Security Council Resolution on the Humanitarian Situation

Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield U.S. Representative to the United Nations New York, New York March 23, 2022 AS DELIVERED Thank you, Madam President. Once again, Russia is attempting to use this Council to provide cover for its brutal actions. It really is unconscionable that Russia would have the audacity to put forward a resolution asking the international …

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Remarks by Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield at the UN General Assembly Emergency Special Session on Ukraine

Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield U.S. Representative to the United Nations New York, New York March 23, 2022 AS DELIVERED Good afternoon, colleagues. Before I begin, I want to express my great sorrow at learning that former Secretary of State and former USUN Ambassador Madeleine Albright has passed away. Secretary Albright was a mentor. She was my …

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War Crimes by Russia’s Forces in Ukraine

Since launching his unprovoked and unjust war of choice, Russian President Vladimir Putin has unleashed unrelenting violence that has caused death and destruction across Ukraine.  We’ve seen numerous credible reports of indiscriminate attacks and attacks deliberately targeting civilians, as well as other atrocities.  Russia’s forces have destroyed apartment buildings, schools, hospitals, critical infrastructure, civilian vehicles, …

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Remarks by Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield at a UN Security Council Briefing on Cooperation between the United Nations and the League of Arab State

Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield U.S. Representative to the United Nations New York, New York March 23, 2022 AS DELIVERED I want to thank Secretary-General Guterres, the League of Arab States Secretary-General Aboul Gheit, and Ms. Alaqil for their informative presentations. I particularly appreciate Ms. Alaqil’s message from youth in the Arab world, and I also welcome …

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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 March 22, 2022 AS DELIVERED Thank you, Madam President, and welcome back. Thank you, Special Coordinator Wennesland, for your briefing. We fully support your continued and close engagement with all parties to promote dialogue and peace. The United States remains committed to …

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Joint Statement Before a UN Security Council Meeting Highlighting Russia’s Disinformation About Ukraine

United States Mission to the United Nations Office of Press and Public Diplomacy For Immediate Release March 18, 2022 Joint Statement Before a UN Security Council Meeting Highlighting Russia’s Disinformation About Ukraine  The following is a joint statement as delivered by Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield, U.S. Representative to the United Nations, on behalf of Albania, France, …

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Remarks by Ambassador Thomas-Greenfield at another UN Security Council Meeting Called by Russia to Spread Disinformation About Ukraine

Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield U.S. Representative to the United Nations New York, New York March 18, 2022 AS DELIVERED Thank you, Mr. President. And thank you High Representative Nakamitsu for joining us today to repeat exactly what you gave us last week. And last week, we heard from the Russian representative a tirade of bizarre conspiracy …

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Remarks by Ambassador Thomas-Greenfield at a UN Security Council Meeting on the Humanitarian Crisis Caused by Russia’s War Against Ukraine

Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield U.S. Representative to the United Nations New York, New York March 17, 2022 AS DELIVERED Thank you, Mr. President. And thank you to the briefers for your briefing today. Just three weeks ago, Russia launched its unprovoked, unjustified, unconscionable full-scale invasion into Ukraine and assault on democracy. Now, over three million refugees …

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Welcoming the International Court of Justice’s Order Directing the Russian Federation to Immediately Suspend Military Operations in Ukraine

Welcoming the International Court of Justice’s Order Directing the Russian Federation to Immediately Suspend Military Operations in Ukraine PRESS STATEMENT NED PRICE, DEPARTMENT SPOKESPERSON MARCH 16, 2022 The International Court of Justice today issued a significant ruling in Ukraine’s case against the Russian Federation under the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide. The ruling …

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$1 Billion in New U.S. Security Assistance for Ukraine This Week

$1 Billion in New U.S. Security Assistance for Ukraine This Week PRESS STATEMENT ANTONY J. BLINKEN, SECRETARY OF STATE MARCH 16, 2022 In recent days, Russia has escalated its premeditated, unprovoked, and unjustified war on Ukraine, striking hospitals, demolishing schools, leveling civilian infrastructure, and killing hundreds of civilians.  As Ukrainian forces bravely continue to combat Russia’s renewed invasion, the United States …

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Fact Sheet on U.S. Security Assistance for Ukraine

Fact Sheet on U.S. Security Assistance for Ukraine MARCH 16, 2022 President Biden today announced an additional $800 million in security assistance to Ukraine, bringing the total U.S. security assistance committed to Ukraine to $1 billion in just the past week, and a total of $2 billion since the start of the Biden Administration. The …

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Promoting Accountability for Human Rights Abuses Perpetrated by the Governments of Russia and Belarus

PRESS STATEMENT ANTONY J. BLINKEN, SECRETARY OF STATE MARCH 15, 2022 The United States, with support from Allies and partners, is taking action to promote accountability for the Russian and Belarusian governments’ human rights abuses and violations within and outside their borders.  In doing so, we reiterate our condemnation of President Putin’s premeditated, unjustified, and unprovoked war against Ukraine, as well as …

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Remarks as Prepared for Delivery by First Lady Jill Biden at the 2022 International Women of Courage Award Ceremony

MARCH 14, 2022 From soft lullabies to battle cries for justice, women nurse and nurture, teach and build, lead and dream our world forward—each and every day. Women have never been silent, but women have been silenced: with violence, with hate, discrimination, and isolation, with work and care that is never done. Women have been told …

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Joint Statement by the G7 Announcing Further Economic Costs on Russia

MARCH 11, 2022 We the Leaders of the Group of Seven (G7) remain resolved to stand with the Ukrainian people and government who heroically resist Russian President Vladimir Putin’s military aggression and war of choice against their sovereign nation. This unprovoked and unjustified attack is causing enormous suffering and a tragic loss of life, including …

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U.S. Embassy Chargé d’Affaires Nicole Shampaine visits Maadi Girls STEM School

March 9, 2022 U.S. Embassy Chargé d’Affaires Nicole Shampaine visits Maadi Girls STEM School, Announces $200,000 for Egyptian Students to Compete in the International Science Fair in Atlanta Cairo – On International Women’s Day, U.S. Embassy Chargé d’Affaires Nicole Shampaine visited Maadi Girls STEM School in Cairo to highlight women and girls in STEM and …

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Targeting Russian Elites, Disinformation Outlets, and Defense Enterprises

PRESS STATEMENT ANTONY J. BLINKEN, SECRETARY OF STATE MARCH 3, 2022 The United States remains united with our allies and partners in our commitment to ensure the Government of Russia pays a severe economic and diplomatic price for its aggression against Ukraine.  Today we are targeting Russian elites and their financial networks and assets, major …

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FACT SHEET: The United States Continues to Target Russian Oligarchs Enabling Putin’s War of Choice

MARCH 03, 2022 Today, the United States, in coordination with Allies and partners, is targeting additional Russian elites and family members who continue supporting President Putin despite his brutal invasion of Ukraine. These individuals have enriched themselves at the expense of the Russian people, and some have elevated their family members into high-ranking positions. Others …

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Statement by Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield on the Refugee Crisis Caused by Putin’s War of Choice

United States Mission to the United Nations Office of Press and Public Diplomacy For Immediate Release March 3, 2022 Statement by Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield on the Refugee Crisis Caused by Putin’s War of Choice Today, we reached a grim milestone in Vladimir Putin’s war of choice against Ukraine. More than one million people have now …

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Statement by the President on the United Nations General Assembly Vote Condemning Russia’s Aggression Against Ukraine

MARCH 02, 2022 Today, for the first time in 40 years, the United Nations Security Council convened an Emergency Special Session of the General Assembly under the Uniting for Peace mechanism in response to Russia’s unprovoked, unjustified, and unconscionable war on Ukraine. This extraordinary move by the United Nations demonstrates the extent of global outrage …

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FACT SHEET: The United States Continues to Impose Costs on Russia and Belarus for Putin’s War of Choice

March 2, 2022 Today, the United States, in coordination with Allies and partners, is imposing additional economic costs on Russia and Belarus in response to President Putin’s brutal invasion of Ukraine. The United States will take actions to hold Belarus accountable for enabling Putin’s invasion of Ukraine, weaken the Russian defense sector and its military …

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Remarks by Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield at a UN General Assembly Emergency Special Session on Ukraine

Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield U.S. Representative to the United Nations New York, New York March 2, 2022 AS DELIVERED Mr. President, Mr. Secretary-General, my fellow delegates, to all those who dedicate themselves to the noble mission of this institution: Today, we call on Russia to stop its unprovoked, unjustified, unconscionable war. We call on Russia to …

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Remarks at a UN Security Council Briefing on the Humanitarian Situation in Ukraine and the Region

Ambassador Richard Mills Deputy U.S. Representative to the United Nations New York, New York February 28, 2022 AS DELIVERED Thank you, Under Secretary-General Griffiths and High Commissioner Grandi, for your truly sobering briefings. What you briefed only underscores, I think, what the Secretary-General has said, that this is a moment of great peril and great …

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Additional Measures Against the Russian Financial System

PRESS STATEMENT ANTONY J. BLINKEN, SECRETARY OF STATE FEBRUARY 28, 2022 In coordination with our allies and partners, the United States is taking further measures today against the Russian financial system in response to Russia’s continuing premeditated war against Ukraine.  Unwavering in our support for Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity, we will continue to act …

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G7 Ambassadors: We Must Stand with Ukraine

March 1, 2022 The Ambassadors of Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom, the United States, and the EU in Cairo. With the military attack on Ukraine, the Russian government is breaking with the most elementary rules of the international order in an unprecedented manner, before the eyes of the world. Today in Ukraine, …

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Explanation of Vote by Amb. Thomas-Greenfield on a UNSC Resolution Calling for an UNGA Emergency Special Session on Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine

Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield U.S. Representative to the United Nations New York, New York February 27, 2022 AS DELIVERED Colleagues, on Friday night we stood together outside this chamber to declare that the Russian veto would not stop us from holding Russia accountable for invading a sovereign state – a state that dared to be a …

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The United States Announces Additional Humanitarian Assistance for the People of Ukraine

PRESS STATEMENT ANTONY J. BLINKEN, SECRETARY OF STATE FEBRUARY 27, 2022 Our partnership with the people of Ukraine is steadfast and enduring, and we are focused on Ukraine’s urgent humanitarian needs as an important part of our response to Russia’s premeditated, unprovoked, and unjustified attack.  It is with the welfare of ordinary Ukrainians in mind …

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Joint Statement on Further Restrictive Economic Measures

FEBRUARY 26, 2022 We, the leaders of the European Commission, France, Germany, Italy, the United Kingdom, Canada, and the United States condemn Putin’s war of choice and attacks on the sovereign nation and people of Ukraine. We stand with the Ukrainian government and the Ukrainian people in their heroic efforts to resist Russia’s invasion. Russia’s …

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Additional Military Assistance for Ukraine

PRESS STATEMENT ANTONY J. BLINKEN, SECRETARY OF STATE FEBRUARY 26, 2022 Ukraine is a sovereign, democratic, and peace-loving nation. The United States and Ukraine have been partners since Ukraine declared its independence from the Soviet Union more than 30 years ago. After Russia invaded and partially occupied Ukraine in 2014, the United States intensified efforts …

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Imposing Sanctions on President Putin and Three Other Senior Russian Officials

PRESS STATEMENT ANTONY J. BLINKEN, SECRETARY OF STATE FEBRUARY 25, 2022 The United States is inflicting unprecedented costs on President Putin and those around him for their brutal and unprovoked assault on the people of Ukraine.  We are united with our allies and partners in our commitment to ensure the Russian government pays a severe …

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FACT SHEET: Joined by Allies and Partners, the United States Imposes Devastating Costs on Russia

FEBRUARY 24, 2022  Russia to Face Massive Costs from its Isolation from the Global Financial and Trade System and Cutting-Edge Technology Today, the United States, along with Allies and partners, is imposing severe and immediate economic costs on Russia in response to Putin’s war of choice against Ukraine. Today’s actions include sweeping financial sanctions and …

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Remarks by President Biden on Russia’s Unprovoked and Unjustified Attack on Ukraine

FEBRUARY 24, 2022 THE PRESIDENT:  Sorry to keep you waiting.  Good afternoon.  The Russian military has begun a brutal assault on the people of Ukraine without provocation, without justification, without necessity. This is a premeditated attack.  Vladimir Putin has been planning this for months, as I’ve been — as we’ve been saying all along.  He …

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Statement by President Biden on Russia’s Unprovoked and Unjustified Attack on Ukraine

FEBRUARY 23, 2022 The prayers of the entire world are with the people of Ukraine tonight as they suffer an unprovoked and unjustified attack by Russian military forces. President Putin has chosen a premeditated war that will bring a catastrophic loss of life and human suffering. Russia alone is responsible for the death and destruction …

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

“Implementation Plus: Global Climate Action in 2022”American University Cairo, Cairo, EgyptMonday, February 21, 2022 Good afternoon and thank you, Ambassador Cohen, for that generous introduction and for representing our nation and supporting our staff here in Egypt. Thanks also to President Dallal and everyone at AUC. At the outset, we know the world is appropriately …

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U.S.-Egypt Joint Press Release on Climate Change

February 21, 2022  Today in Cairo, U.S. Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry held consultations with Egyptian Minister of Foreign Affairs and COP 27 President Designate Sameh Shoukry.  Special Presidential Envoy Kerry and COP 27 President Designate Foreign Minister Shoukry issued the following joint press release.  Begin text:  The United States and Egypt recognize the urgency …

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Special Presidential Envoy for Climate Kerry’s Travel to Egypt

MEDIA NOTE OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON FEBRUARY 20, 2022 Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry will travel to Cairo, Egypt on February 20-21. On Monday, February 21 at 16:30 (GMT +2), Secretary Kerry will deliver an address at American University in Cairo on the future of international climate action in the leadup to COP27 …

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The United States Provides 2.2 Million Additional Doses of Pfizer’s Coronavirus Vaccine to Egypt

February 20, 2022 U.S. Coronavirus Vaccine Deliveries to Egypt Reach 23.5 Million Doses     Cairo – On February 20, the United States delivered 2.2 million doses of Pfizer’s coronavirus vaccine to Egypt as part of its global campaign to defeat COVID-19.  The delivery marks the latest milestone in U.S.-Egypt joint efforts to fight the virus.  To date, …

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The United States and Egypt Partner to Boost Tourism and Further Investment to Esna 

February 1, 2022 Luxor – The U.S. Government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), and the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities launched the Esna Tourism Promotion Campaign in Luxor Governorate. This campaign is part of the $8.6 million U.S. Government investment that restored historic landmarks and revitalized Esna’s tourism infrastructure, and will showcase …

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The United States Provides 1.8 Million Additional Doses of Pfizer Coronavirus Vaccine to Egypt

January 22, 2022  The United States Provides 1.8 Million Additional Doses of Pfizer Coronavirus Vaccine to EgyptU.S. Coronavirus Vaccine Donation to Egypt Totals More Than 21 Million Doses  Cairo – The U.S. Embassy in Cairo announces a new delivery of 1.8 million doses of Pfizer’s coronavirus vaccine as part of the U.S. Government’s global efforts to fight …

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The United States and the Ministry of Higher Education Inaugurate Career Centers at Tanta University to Prepare Students for Job Market

January 20, 2022 Tanta – The United States and the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research inaugurated two Centers for Career Development at Tanta University to prepare students for the workforce and connect them with jobs. The Tanta University Career Centers will provide opportunities for students to explore paths to successful careers in established …

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The United States and Egypt Inaugurate Disabilities Center at Cairo University

January 19, 2022 Cairo – The United States and Cairo University inaugurated a disability service center at Cairo University to empower students with disabilities. This new U.S. government supported center will advocate for university-wide policies and provide services and equipment to students with disabilities. At the inauguration ceremony, USAID’s Mission Director Leslie Reed said, “The …

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Remarks of U.S. Ambassador Jonathan R. Cohen – World Youth Forum 2022 

Remarks of U.S. Ambassador Jonathan R. Cohen Opening Pane – World Youth Forum 2022 January 10, 2022  Thank you, and first I want to also thank President Al Sisi for inviting me to participate in this panel.  I was an attendant at the last World Youth Forum in 2019, and I was very impressed by the inspirational young people I met …

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The U.S. Sends Additional 1.5 Million Doses of Pfizer Coronavirus Vaccine to Egypt

January 1, 2022 Cairo – The U.S. Embassy welcomed the arrival of an additional 1.5 million doses of Pfizer vaccine to Cairo on January 1, 2022.  This gift reflects the continuing U.S. commitment to support Egypt through this global health crisis. Chargé d’Affaires, a.i. Nicole Shampaine commented, “With today’s delivery of an additional 1.5 million Pfizer vaccine doses to …

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U.S. Embassy Awards U.S. Film Residency Programs to Egyptian Filmmakers at Cairo International Film Festival

December 5, 2021  Cairo – Once again, the U.S. Embassy in Cairo is supporting the Cairo International Film Festival to strengthen collaboration between Americans and Egyptians in the film and television sectors. Through Cairo Industry Days, the festival’s educational platform, the U.S. Embassy awarded Egyptian filmmakers Sara Shazli and Adham Al Sharif with in-person film …

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Strengthened Egypt, U.S. Ties Help Combat Dangers at Sea

November 29, 2021 By Ambassador Jonathan R. Cohen and Vice Adm. Brad Cooper Egypt Defense Expo 2021 highlights the promise and potential of the U.S.-Egypt partnership and Egypt’s growing leadership in regional security. For more than 40 years, U.S.-Egypt defense cooperation has been a fundamental component of our strategic partnership and future military-to-military inter-operability will …

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Secretary Antony J. Blinken and Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry Opening Remarks for the U.S.-Egypt Strategic Dialogue

REMARKS NOVEMBER 8, 2021 SECRETARY BLINKEN:  Well, good morning, everyone.  It’s really a pleasure to welcome Foreign Minister Shoukry and all of the members of the Egyptian delegation here as we open the Egypt-U.S. Strategic Dialogue.  Sameh, welcome again.  It’s great to have you back in Washington.  We had the opportunity to meet in Cairo many …

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U.S.-Egypt Strategic Dialogue November 8-9

U.S. State Department Office of the Foreign Ministry Spokesman4 November 2021Press release Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken will meet with Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shukri and his team in Washington, D.C., November 8-9 to participate in the U.S.-Egypt strategic dialogue. Secretary Blinken is joined by senior officials from the U.S. Agency for International Development …

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The United States Provides $125 million in Economic Assistance to Egypt

November 1, 2021  Cairo — The U.S. Government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), and the Ministry of International Cooperation announced seven bilateral assistance agreement amendments on November 1 worth $125 million.  This investment demonstrates continued support from the American people for joint U.S.-Egypt priorities, including education, health, trade and investment, governance, agribusiness, …

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FACT SHEET: President Biden Renews U.S. Leadership on World Stage at U.N. Climate Conference (COP26)

NOVEMBER 01, 2021 President Announces New Actions to Tackle Climate Change, Tap Economic Opportunity, and Tout Ambition of Collective Global Efforts On day one in office, President Joe Biden rejoined the Paris Agreement, restored U.S. leadership on the world stage, and reestablished our position to tackle the climate crisis at home and abroad. On day …

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U.S. Embassy –Live from the Cairo Jazz Festival  

 October 28, 2021   This year, the U.S. Embassy is supporting three American jazz acts at the Cairo Jazz Festival to connect American and Egyptian artists and jazz fans, alongside other international performers.  The festival will also screen two U.S. documentary films and discuss the history of jazz diplomacy. In highlighting U.S. participation, Ambassador Jonathan R. Cohen …

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U.S. Embassy Cairo Supports American Arts in Forever is Now Exhibition at Giza Pyramids   

Cairo – The U.S. Embassy in Cairo is pleased to be the platinum sponsor of Art d’Egypte’s Forever is Now contemporary art exhibition at the Giza Pyramids, and to support the participation and original art works of contemporary American artists Gisela Colon and Sherin Guirguis. The U.S. Embassy’s LE 3.5 million investment funded the travel of American curatorial director of the exhibition Simon Watson; the travel of Colon …

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United States Provides Additional $5 Million for Urgent Coronavirus Assistance in Egypt

October 14, 2021 Cairo – The U.S. Government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development, is providing over $5 million in urgent Coronavirus assistance for Egypt in cooperation with the Ministry of International Cooperation and the Ministry of Health and Population. This assistance will support health workers administering vaccines and strengthen the supply chain of …

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United States Donates 1.6 Million More COVID-19 Pfizer Vaccines to Egypt

October 16, 2021 Cairo – U.S. Ambassador Jonathan R. Cohen welcomed the arrival of a second shipment of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccines to Cairo.  The shipment of an additional 1.6 million Pfizer doses is part of a 500-million-dose donation from the United States to the countries of the African Union through COVAX, and will help protect Egyptians from …

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United States Donates 1.6 Million COVID-19 Pfizer Vaccines to Egypt 

September 30, 2021  United States Donates 1.6 Million COVID-19 Pfizer Vaccines to Egypt   Cairo, Egypt, September 30, 2021 –  U.S. Chargé d’Affaires, a.i. Nicole Shampaine and Assistant Minister of Health Dr. Mohamed Hassany welcomed the arrival of the first shipment of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccines to Cairo.  The 1.6 million Pfizer dose shipment is a direct donation from the United States to Egypt …

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The United States and Egypt Celebrate Success of $8 million Women’s Empowerment Project

September 26, 2021  The United States and Egypt Celebrate Success of $8 million Women’s Empowerment Project    Cairo – U.S. Chargé D’Affaires Nicole Shampaine, Minister of International Cooperation Dr. Rania Al Mashat, Minister of Social Solidarity Dr. Nevine El Kabbag, President of Egypt’s National Council for Women Dr. Maya Morsy, and UN Women Country Representative Christine Arab celebrated the successful completion of the Safe Cities Free …

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Secretary Blinken’s Meeting with Egyptian Foreign Minister Shoukry

September 22, 2021 Secretary Blinken’s Meeting with Egyptian Foreign Minister Shoukry The below is attributable to Spokesperson Ned Price: Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken met with Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry today in New York City on the margins of the UN General Assembly.  Secretary Blinken and Foreign Minister Shoukry discussed regional issues, including Israeli-Palestinian relations, diplomatic efforts on Libya, Egypt’s leadership in founding the …

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U.S.-Egypt Military Cooperation Committee 

September 21, 2021   U.S.-Egypt Military Cooperation Committee  Cairo – The United States and the Arab Republic of Egypt held the 32nd U.S.-Egypt Military Cooperation Committee (MCC) in Cairo, Egypt on September 20-21.  Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for the Middle East Dana Stroul led the U.S. delegation.  Air Force Commander Lieutenant General Abbas Helmy led the Egyptian …

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U.S. forces participate in Exercise Bright Star in Egypt 

September 5, 2021 By: U.S. Central Command Public Affairs TAMPA, Fla.  –  The U.S., along with forces from partner nations, have joined the Arab Republic of Egypt for Exercise Bright Star 2021 at Mohamed Naguib Military Base, Egypt on Sept.  2 – 16. This exercise will build off the success of Bright Star 2018. Approximately 600 U.S. military …

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U.S. Ambassador Visits Upper Egypt Heritage Sites, Funded with Millions of U.S. Dollars

August 29, 2021 Cairo, Egypt – U.S. Ambassador to Egypt Jonathan R. Cohen visited U.S. government-funded cultural heritage sites and met local officials, program partners, and U.S. exchange alumni in Sohag and Luxor governorates August 28-29, 2021. Ambassador Cohen said, “This has been a productive visit to Upper Egypt – from the Red and White …

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The United States and Egypt Extend Science and Technology Cooperation Agreement

August 31, 2021 Cairo– Ambassador Jonathan R. Cohen and Deputy Minister of Higher Education for Scientific Research Affairs Dr. Yasser Refaat Abdelfattah extended the U.S.- Egypt Agreement on Science and Technology Cooperation for five years at a signing ceremony on August 31, 2021.  This agreement was originally signed in 1995. Ambassador Cohen said: “This agreement …

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U.S. Ambassador and Tourism Minister Inaugurate Renovated Site in Esna

Press Release                        August 29, 2021 ESNA – U.S. Ambassador Jonathan R. Cohen visited Esna on Sunday, August 29, with Minister of Tourism and Antiquities Dr. Khaled El Enany and Luxor Governor Mostafa Alham to inaugurate the recently renovated Wakalet el-Geddawy, a caravansery built in 1792 to store trade goods and lodge traveling merchants.  Together, they …

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U.S. Ambassador Meets Sohag Governor, Visits Abydos, the Red and White Monasteries

Press Release                        June 24, 2021 Sohag, Egypt – U.S. Ambassador Jonathan R. Cohen met Sohag Governor Major General Tarek Mohamed El Fiqi and visited the Seti I Temple at Abydos and Sohag’s Red and White Monasteries on August 28. The Ambassador affirmed continued support for U.S.-Egypt partnerships that advance cultural preservation, tourism, and broad-based economic …

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U.S. Embassy Launches 6th Cohort of the Mentor Program

U.S. Embassy – Cairo Press Release                        August 19, 2021 Cairo – Today, U.S. Embassy Minister Counselor for Public Affairs, Lauren Lovelace, delivered closing remarks to the graduates of the 2021 Mentor Program, noting, “this program taps into the cumulative experience of dedicated English teachers throughout Egypt, and amplifies their ability to help hundreds of their …

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United States Delivers 20 Brand New Buses to North Sinai Governorate

U.S. Embassy – Cairo Press Release August 16, 2021 Cairo – Today, the United States, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), delivered 20 new, locally-manufactured buses to the North Sinai Governorate.  These buses, worth $1.8 million, equivalent to EGP 28.4 million, will ensure that communities in Central Sinai have access to workplaces, commerce, …

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First Visit by U.S. Warship to Egypt’s Berenice Naval Base

Cairo – Guided-missile cruiser USS Monterey (CG 61) visited Egypt’s Berenice Naval Base on August 12, marking the first time a U.S. warship has pulled into the Red Sea base, which officially opened in January 2020.  During the visit, the ship hosted Vice Adm. Brad Cooper, commander of U.S. Naval Forces Central Command (NAVCENT), U.S. 5th …

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Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Working Group I Contribution to the Sixth Assessment Report

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Working Group I Contribution to the Sixth Assessment Report PRESS STATEMENT ANTONY J. BLINKEN, SECRETARY OF STATE AUGUST 9, 2021 The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s (IPCC) newest report makes it clear – climate change is already a crisis.    Today, the United States joined nearly 200 IPCC member governments in approving the Working Group I contribution to the IPCC’s Sixth Assessment Report.  This is the first volume in a …

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Statement by the Department of Defense

JUNE 27, 2021 (Attributable to Pentagon Press Secretary John Kirby) “At President Biden’s direction, U.S. military forces earlier this evening conducted defensive precision airstrikes against facilities used by Iran-backed militia groups in the Iraq-Syria border region. The targets were selected because these facilities are utilized by Iran-backed militias that are engaged in unmanned aerial vehicle …

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U.S. Ambassador Visits North Sinai 

June 24, 2021 Cairo – Last week, U.S. Ambassador to Egypt Jonathan R. Cohen traveled to Al Arish, North Sinai, where he met North Sinai Governor Major General Mohamed Abdel-Fadel Shousha, toured a U.S. Government funded seawater desalination plant, and discussed security issues with Egypt’s Second Field Army Commander. Ambassador Cohen toured Al Arish’s main desalination …

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U.S. National Guard Visits Egypt to Begin Long-term Military Partnership

June 15, 2021 Cairo – On June 14, the U.S. State of Texas and the Arab Republic of Egypt formalized a long-term partnership under the U.S. National Guard’s State Partnership Program. Adjutant General of the State of Texas, Major General Tracy R. Norris and Egypt’s Assistant Minister of Defense for International Affairs signed the partnership …

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Secretary Blinken’s Meeting with Egyptian President Al Sisi 

READOUT OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON MAY 26, 2021 The below is attributable to Spokesperson Ned Price: Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken met today in Cairo with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al Sisi. The Secretary conveyed President Biden’s appreciation to President Sisi for Egypt’s critical mediation efforts in support of a ceasefire between Israel and …

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Readout of President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. Call with President Abdel Fattah Al Sisi of Egypt

MAY 24, 2021 President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. spoke today with President Abdel Fattah Al Sisi of Egypt. President Biden thanked Egypt for its successful diplomacy and coordination with the United States to end the recent hostilities in Israel and Gaza and ensure violence does not reoccur. The two leaders consulted on the urgent need to …

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Statement by President Joe Biden on Secretary of State Antony Blinken’s Visit to the Middle East

MAY 24, 2021 STATEMENTS AND RELEASES Following up on our quiet, intensive diplomacy to bring about a ceasefire between Israel and Hamas, I have asked my Secretary of State, Tony Blinken, to travel to the Middle East this week. During his trip, Secretary Blinken will meet with Israeli leaders about our ironclad commitment to Israel’s security. …

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Remarks by President Biden on the Middle East

MAY 20, 2021 Cross Hall THE PRESIDENT:  Folks, I’ve just spoken with Prime Minister Netanyahu.  Earlier today, I spoke with President Al Sisi of Egypt. And Minister — Prime Minister Netanyahu informed me that Israel has agreed to a mutual, unconditional ceasefire to begin in less than two hours.  The Egyptians have now informed us …

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U.S. Ambassador Visits Alexandria and Damietta to Highlight U.S.-Egypt Partnership 

May 19, 2019  Cairo – U.S. Ambassador Jonathan R. Cohen visited Alexandria and Damietta on May 17th – 19th to reaffirm the strong partnership between the United States and Egypt in the Delta, where for decades the United States has worked with Egyptian partners to support job creation, environmental protection, and access to clean water. In Alexandria, Ambassador Cohen …

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Ambassador Jonathan R. Cohen visits Bibliotheca Alexandria

Underscoring the U.S. government’s interest in science education and climate change, Ambassador Jonathan R. Cohen visited the Bibliotheca Alexandria and learned about their U.S.-supported Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math initiatives, which reached over 11,500 students in the last year alone.  Thanks to Dr. Mostafa El Feki and his team for the warm welcome!  The Ambassador …

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President Biden and the First Lady congratulate Orthodox Christians around the world on the occasion of Easter

Statement by President Joe Biden on the Occasion of Orthodox Easter MAY 02, 2021 Jill and I extend warm wishes to all our friends in the Orthodox Christian community observing Easter. On this occasion of joy and renewal, Orthodox Christians worldwide rejoice in the miracle of the Resurrection and affirm commitments to spiritual disciplines and …

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United States and Egypt Sign Military Logistics Cross Servicing Memorandum of Understanding

Cairo – On April 27, the United States of America and the Arab Republic of Egypt signed a memorandum of understanding to facilitate reciprocal provision of military logistic support, supplies, and services.  The Acquisition and Cross-Servicing Memorandum of Understanding (ACSMOU) was signed by U.S. Central Command Director of Logistics and Engineering Major General Jeffrey Drushal and Egyptian Assistant Minister of Defense for International Affairs Major …

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Egypt Becomes 34th Member Nation of the Combined Maritime Forces

Egypt has become the 34th member of the Combined Maritime Forces (CMF), April 12. CMF is an enduring multinational coalition committed to upholding the International Rules Based Order by countering illicit non-state actors on the high seas and promoting security, stability and prosperity. Vice Adm. Samuel Paparo, command of U.S. Naval Forces, U.S. 5th Fleet …

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Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group Enters 5th Fleet’s Area of Responsibility 

April 4, 2021 The aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69), flagship of the Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group (IKE CSG), along with guided-missile cruiser USS Monterey (CG 61) and guided-missile destroyers USS Mitscher (DDG 57) and USS Thomas Hudner (DDG 116), completed a southbound Suez Canal transit into the Red Sea, April 02. The …

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April 1, 2021  Cairo – The Regional English Language Office (RELO) at the U.S. Embassy in Cairo is happy to announce the call for applications to the English Language Microscholarship program class of 2021-2023 begins on Thursday, April 1 and will last until April 30, 2021.   Fully funded by the U.S. Department of State …

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U.S. Congratulates Egypt on Arrival of COVID-19 Vaccines from COVAX 

April 1, 2021  CAIRO — The United States congratulates Egypt on the successful arrival of nearly one million doses of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine on March 31, 2021.  This shipment was made possible through COVAX, a global initiative to support equitable access to COVID-19 vaccines.  The United States is contributing $4 billion to support COVAX, making …

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United States Announces $14.5 Million to Prepare Egyptian University Students for Careers 

March 22, 2021 CAIRO – The U.S. government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), will be providing an additional $14.5 million to prepare Egyptian public university students for career success.  The funding, which brings total U.S. government investment in Career Centers to $33 million, will establish 30 Centers for Career Development at 22 public universities …

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U.S. Central Command’s Major General Benedict Visits Egypt to Discuss Bilateral Defense Relations 

March 19, 2021 Cairo – U.S. Central Command’s Director for Strategy, Plans, and Policy Major General Scott Benedict visited Egypt, March 17-19.  During his visit, MajGen Benedict met with senior Egyptian officials including Assistant Minster of Defense of Foreign Relations Major General Mohamed Salah, the Egyptian Armament Authority Director, MG Osama Ezzat, and visited Inshas Air Force Base in Sharqeya …

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Egyptian ENS Sharm El-Sheikh, USS Somerset Perform Passing Exercise  

March 16, 2021 Cairo Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command Commander, U.S. FIFTH Fleet Commander, Combined Maritime Forces Public Affairs Office www.cusnc.navy.mil  RED SEA – The Egyptian guided-missile frigate ENS Sharm El-Sheikh (FFG 901) and U.S. amphibious transport dock ship USS Somerset (LPD 25) conducted a passing exercise (PASSEX), March 14. A PASSEX is an exercise …

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U.S. Embassy Cairo Supports American Photographers for Photopia’s Cairo Photo Week 2021 

March 11, 2021  Cairo – The U.S. Embassy in Cairo is partnering with photography hub Photopia to welcome three American photographers to Egypt for the second annual Cairo Photo Week from March 11 – 20, 2021. The diverse group of photographers includes Maggie Steber, documentary photographer and one of National Geographic Magazine’s 2013 Women of Vision; …

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U.S. collaborates with Google to provide training and mentorship to hundreds of small businesses in Egypt 

March 9, 2021 Cairo – The United States government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), is collaborating with Google to train and mentor hundreds of Egyptian women and youth business owners, as well as business advisors, in 2021. Through a focus on digital skills and online marketing, the program will help entrepreneurs build and promote …

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Readout: Secretary Blinken’s Call with Egyptian Foreign Minister Shoukry

READOUT OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON FEBRUARY 23, 2021 The below is attributable to Spokesperson Ned Price: Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken spoke today with Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry.  The Secretary and the Foreign Minister highlighted the importance of the strong strategic partnership between the United States and Egypt, particularly in security and ongoing …

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U.S. Central Command commander Gen. Frank McKenzie visits Egypt

February 22, 2021 U.S. Central Command commander Gen. Frank McKenzie met with Egyptian President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi & Chief of Staff of the Egyptian Armed Forces Lieutenant Gen. Mohamed Farid Hegazy today. The leaders discussed shared security concerns and agreed that the strategic nature of the U.S.-Egypt defense relationship makes it critical for regional security …

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Remarks by President Biden on America’s Place in the World

FEBRUARY 04, 2021 U.S. Department of State Headquarters Harry S. Truman Building Washington, D.C. 2:45 P.M. EST THE PRESIDENT:  Mr. Secretary, it’s great to be here with you.  And I’ve been looking forward a long time to be able to call you “Mr. Secretary.” Good afternoon, everyone.  It’s an honor to be back at the …

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Inaugural Address by President Joseph R. Biden, Jr.

JANUARY 20, 2021 The United States Capitol 11:52 AM EST THE PRESIDENT: Chief Justice Roberts, Vice President Harris, Speaker Pelosi, Leader Schumer, Leader McConnell, Vice President Pence, distinguished guests, and my fellow Americans. This is America’s day. This is democracy’s day. A day of history and hope. Of renewal and resolve. Through a crucible for …

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State Department Terrorist Designations of HASM and Its Leaders and Maintenance of PIJ FTO Designation

MEDIA NOTE OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON JANUARY 14, 2021 The Department of State has increased sanctions against Harakat Sawa’d Misr – also known as HASM – by designating the group as a Foreign Terrorist Organization (FTO) under section 219 of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA). HASM was previously designated as a Specially Designated Global …

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Terrorist Designation of Ansarallah in Yemen

PRESS STATEMENT MICHAEL R. POMPEO, SECRETARY OF STATE JANUARY 10, 2021 The Department of State will notify Congress of my intent to designate Ansarallah – sometimes referred to as the Houthis – as a Foreign Terrorist Organization (FTO), under section 219 of the Immigration and Nationality Act, and as a Specially Designated Global Terrorist (SDGT) …

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Secretary of the Treasury Steven Mnuchin Visits Egypt 

January 5, 2021   Cairo – Secretary of the Treasury Steven Mnuchin visited Egypt January 5 and 6 to reaffirm the enduring U.S. commitment to Egypt, discuss ongoing efforts to facilitate an agreement on the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam, and explore areas of further economic and security cooperation.  During his visit, Secretary Mnuchin met with President Abdel Fattah …

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USTDA Supports Major Refinery Upgrades in Egypt

December 17, 2020 Cairo, Egypt – Today, the U.S. Trade and Development Agency awarded grants to the Amreya Petroleum Refining Company (“APRC”) and Suez Oil Processing Company (“SOPC”) for feasibility studies to modernize each company’s refinery. “These grants are a part of USTDA’s ongoing collaboration with the Ministry of Petroleum and Mineral Resource to make …

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Statement by secretary Pompeo: Russian Influence in the Mediterranean

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson  STATEMENT BY SECRETARY MICHAEL R. POMPEO Russian Influence in the Mediterranean December 15, 2020 Earlier this month, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, in comments at the MED Dialogue, accused the United States of playing political games in the Mediterranean and stalling the appointment of a new UN …

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U.S. Goal:  Clean Water for all Egyptians – $3.5 billion Invested 

  November 17, 2020   CAIRO – U.S. Ambassador to Egypt Jonathan R. Cohen, Minister of International Cooperation Dr. Rania Al Mashat, and U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Mission Director Leslie Reed visited Egypt’s Holding Company for Water and Wastewater (HCWW) and Cairo’s main water treatment plant at Rod El Farag on November 17, 2020.  The U.S. …

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Helicopter Crash in Egypt

PRESS STATEMENT MICHAEL R. POMPEO, SECRETARY OF STATE NOVEMBER 13, 2020 We mourn the terrible loss of five American soldiers who died yesterday in service of our country as a part of the Multinational Force and Observers (MFO) in Egypt.  Our great men and women in uniform put their lives on the line every day …

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Ceasefire in Libya

  PRESS STATEMENT MICHAEL R. POMPEO, SECRETARY OF STATE OCTOBER 26, 2020 We welcome the announcement of Libyans signing a nationwide, immediate ceasefire agreement at the UN-facilitated 5+5 Joint Military Commission talks in Geneva on October 23.  We commend Libyan leadership on all sides for taking this courageous step.  We also appreciate the vital role …

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Joint Statement of the United States, the Republic of Sudan, and the State of Israel

Joint Statement of the United States, the Republic of Sudan, and the State of Israel   President Donald J. Trump, Sudanese Chairman of the Sovereignty Council Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, Sudanese Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok, and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spoke today to discuss Sudan’s historic progress towards democracy and opportunities to advance peace in …

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AmChams of Egypt, Greece and Cyprus sign agreement to promote increased trade and investment among the United States, Egypt, Greece, and Cyprus 

  Remarks of U.S. Ambassador to Egypt Jonathan R. Cohen AmCham Egypt hosted signing event October 21, 2020 New Partnerships Good afternoon dear friends in Cairo, Athens, Nicosia, and Washington. I am so happy to be here with you today. Congratulations. For decades, the American Chamber of Commerce in Egypt has been the U.S. Embassy’s …

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Acting USAID Administrator John Barsa Travels to Upper Egypt

October 8, 2020 Minya – U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Acting Administrator John Barsa, Deputy Assistant to the President Sarah Makin and Chief Advisor for International Religious Freedom Samah Norquist, traveled to Minya to meet with local partners advancing religious freedom and the area’s economic development. In Minya, together with U.S. Ambassador Jonathan R. …

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Acting USAID Administrator John Barsa Meets with Egyptian Government and Religious Leaders

October 7, 2020 Cairo – U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Acting Administrator John Barsa, Deputy Assistant to the President Sarah Makin and Chief Advisor for International Religious Freedom Samah Norquist, met today in Egypt with Government of Egypt counterparts, religious leaders, and faith-based organizations. During their second day in Cairo, Acting Administrator Barsa, joined …

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United States Commits Nearly $23 million to Support Economic Governance and Women’s Empowerment in Egypt 

October 7, 2020 Today the United States, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), and Egypt’s Ministry of International Cooperation signed an agreement to add $22.8 million to the five-year Inclusive Economic Governance bilateral assistance agreement. In line with Egypt’s Vision 2030, this funding is intended to improve the investment environment and empower women …

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Acting USAID Administrator John Barsa Travels to Egypt

October 6, 2020 Cairo – U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Acting Administrator John Barsa is visiting the Arab Republic of Egypt from October 6-8, 2020 in support of the United States’ commitment to economic development and religious freedom. He is joined by Deputy Assistant to the President Sarah Makin and USAID Chief Advisor for …

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U.S. funding to IAEA Supports Cancer Treatment in Egypt 

September 23, 2020    Vienna – The U.S. Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) is allocating $1 million in funding to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) to help Egypt enhance radiation therapy for cancer patients through the provision of a medical linear accelerator, or “LINAC.” This $1 million in funding is part of a much …

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U.S. Ambassador Visits Esna and Luxor to Highlight U.S.-Egypt Partnership

September 19, 2020 Luxor and Esna – U.S. Ambassador Jonathan R. Cohen visited Luxor and Esna on Saturday, September 19 to reaffirm the strong U.S.-Egypt partnership in wastewater management, agribusiness strengthening, and cultural heritage preservation with Minister of International Cooperation Dr. Rania Al-Mashat, and Secretary General of Luxor Governorate General Emad Abou El Azayem. In Luxor, Ambassador Cohen joined Minister Al Mashat, Secretary …

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U.S. Ambassador Visits Cultural Heritage Preservation Sites in Luxor

Luxor – U.S. Ambassador Jonathan R. Cohen visited Luxor on Thursday, September 17 to visit Egyptian cultural heritage sites that the U.S. has helped preserve. Together with Luxor Deputy Governor Mohamed Abdel Kader, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Mission Director Leslie Reed, and U.S. Embassy Defense Attaché Major General Ralph H. Groover, Ambassador Cohen …

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United States and PepsiCo Egypt/Chipsy for Food Industries Renew Partnership in Egypt to Improve Farmer Livelihoods

Press Release                    September 14, 2020 Cairo – The U.S. government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and Chipsy for Food Industries, a PepsiCo Egypt company, renewed a partnership that boosts the productivity of farmers and builds a more transparent and sustainable potato supply chain. U.S. Ambassador Jonathan Cohen, PepsiCo Egypt CEO Mohamed Shelbaya, …

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President Donald J. Trump Has Brokered a Historic Deal Between Israel and the Kingdom of Bahrain

The White House Foreign Policy September 11, 2020 “Now that the ice has been broken, I expect more Arab and Muslim countries will follow the United Arab Emirates’ lead.” President Donald J. Trump SECURING ANOTHER HISTORIC AGREEMENT: President Donald J. Trump has brokered a deal to establish full diplomatic relations between Bahrain and Israel – …

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Joint Statement of the United States, the Kingdom of Bahrain,and the State of Israel

President Donald J. Trump, His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa bin Salman al-Khalifa of the Kingdom of Bahrain, and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel spoke today and agreed to the establishment of full diplomatic relations between Israel and the Kingdom of Bahrain. This is a historic breakthrough to further peace in the Middle East. …

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President Donald J. Trump Has Secured a Historic Deal between Israel and the United Arab Emirates to Advance Peace and Prosperity in the Region

The White House Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release August 13, 2020“Our vision is one of peace, security, and prosperity—in this region, and in the world.  Our goal is a coalition of nations who share the aim of stamping out extremism and providing our children a hopeful future that does honor to God.” …

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U.S. Donates Ventilators to Support Egypt’s COVID-19 Response, Strengthen ICU Capacity

August 9, 2020 The United States Government, through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), has provided the Government of Egypt with a donation of 250 ventilators for intensive care units. The donation delivers on President Trump’s pledge to provide these critically needed supplies, and supports Egypt’s urgent response to the pandemic. These made-in-America …

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Secretary Pompeo’s Call with Egyptian Foreign Minister Shoukry

U.S Department of State Readout Office of the Spokesperson August 6, 2020 The below is attributable to Principal Deputy Spokesperson Cale Brown: Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo spoke today with Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry.  Secretary Pompeo and Foreign Minister Shoukry discussed regional issues, including the importance of supporting a UN-brokered ceasefire in Libya …

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White House Readout of Phone Call between President Trump and President Sisi

July 20, 2020 President Donald J. Trump spoke with President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi of Egypt on July 20. The two leaders affirmed the need for immediate de-escalation in Libya, including through a ceasefire and progress on economic and political negotiations. President Trump also reiterated the commitment of the United States to facilitating a fair and …

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Consular Services Update

The U.S. Embassy in Egypt has canceled all routine immigrant and nonimmigrant visa appointments – including diversity visas – through September 30, 2020.   The Consular section may provide emergency and mission-critical visa services as resources and local conditions allow.  If you have emergency travel, please contact us through  www.ustraveldocs.com  and we will make a determination on your case. We continue to …

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United States Commits $90 million in Development Assistance to Egypt

July 9, 2020 CAIRO – The United States, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), and the Ministry of International Cooperation celebrated in a virtual event the signing of six bilateral assistance agreement amendments worth $90 million. These agreements demonstrate continued support for Egypt’s development and prosperity from the American people. The six amendments …

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U.S.-LNA Discussion on Militia Demobilization

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Urgent Message for Visa Applicants

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Statement by the Department of Defense

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

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United States Commits $6 Million in Bilateral Assistance for Egypt

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Menoufia University Center for Career Development Launches with U.S. Support

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United States and Egypt Inaugurate Wastewater System in Beni Suef

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U.S. Embassy Builds U.S.-Egyptian Film and Television Industry Connections at Cairo Industry Days November 21 – 25, 2019

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U.S. Embassy and Arab Academy Promote Wildlife Conservation at CODE WILD EGYPT

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Sanctioning the Government of Turkey in Response to the Ongoing Military Offensive in Northeast Syria

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Statement from the Press Secretary

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United States Supports New Alexandria University Center of Excellence for Water

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U.S. Supports Conservation of Upper Egypt Historical Monuments

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U.S. Embassy Builds American-Egyptian Film Industry Connections at El Gouna Film Festival

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U.S. Expands Support for Water Services in Assiut

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United States Signs Agreements for $59 Million in Bilateral Assistance for Egypt

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Greenblatt and Hook: Israeli-Palestinian Peace Would Be Iran’s Worst Nightmare

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Twenty Egyptian Women Graduate from USAID-Funded STEM Programs

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USAID and PepsiCo Egypt Sign a Memorandum of Understanding to Support Egyptian Farmers

July 21, 2019 Cairo – Today, the U.S. Government through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) signed a Memorandum of Understanding with PepsiCo Egypt to expand cooperation between USAID and PepsiCo’s subsidiary Chipsy for Food Industries to improve farmer livelihoods. Specifically, the joint program will increase transparency and sustainability in the potato supply chain. …

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USAID, Ministry of Education and Technical Education, and Private Sector Celebrate Graduation of First Cohort of Logistics Specialists

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Religious Freedom and Interfaith Dialogue Exchange Program Launches in Washington, D.C. MEDIA NOTE

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USAID, Ministry of Higher Education, AUC Inaugurate Centers for Career Development at Zagazig University

July 15, 2019 Cairo – Today, students at Zagazig University have additional resources to prepare for and find jobs after they graduate.  Zagazig University inaugurated three Centers for Career Development through a partnership between the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), the Ministry of Higher Education, and the American University in Cairo.  These Centers will …

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Closing Remarks by U.S. Deputy Chief of Mission at the Social Media Days Summit

14 July 2019 Greek Campus Closing Remarks by U.S. Deputy Chief of Mission Dorothy Shea at the Social Media Days Summit Mesa’ al-kheir!  Good afternoon.  It’s been an honor for all of us at U.S. Embassy Cairo to be a part of this great event, the Middle East and North Africa’s largest social media forum.  …

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Peace to Prosperity 

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2018 Report on International Religious Freedom: Egypt

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2019 Trafficking in Persons Report: Egypt

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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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