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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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