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Secretary Antony J. Blinken and NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg at a Moderated Conversation with Rosa Balfour

“We sometimes forget that it is a truly remarkable institution, a remarkable initiative bringing together now 30 countries covering almost a billion people on a voluntary basis, and we come together around shared values of democracy, freedom, openness, and a rules-based international order to make sure that countries can move forward together peacefully.” REMARKS ANTONY ...
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Blinken presses Beijing on violations of rules-based order

Secretary of State Antony Blinken is defending the rules-based international order in the face of the People’s Republic of China’s global threat to democratic values and human rights. In his first meeting with China’s top diplomat, Yang Jiechi, Blinken stood up for the international system that promotes cooperation between countries and advances individual freedoms and ...
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World Water Day

PRESS STATEMENT ANTONY J. BLINKEN, SECRETARY OF STATE MARCH 22, 2021 Water is an invaluable resource that we rely on for nearly everything we do. Reliable access to water underpins health, economic opportunity, and security in every country, and ensuring global access to safe and adequate water for basic needs is now more important than ...
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Maintaining Permanent Residence Status during COVID-19

U.S. immigration law assumes that a person admitted to the United States as an immigrant will live in the United States permanently once they’ve become a lawful permanent resident (LPR). The current Presidential Proclamations restricting travel to the United States from the United Kingdom do not apply to LPR’s who have valid status. Therefore, if ...
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China targets Uyghurs with sham trials, long sentences

The People’s Republic of China is stepping up baseless prosecutions of Uyghur and other Muslim minorities, sentencing innocent people to years in prison, a new report says. In a February 24 report, Human Rights Watch says that the PRC’s judicial system in Xinjiang has sentenced 250,000 Uyghur and other ethnic minorities to prison, and that ...
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