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Day: February 23, 2023

Readout of Vice President Harris’ Meeting with Members of the National Space Council’s Users’ Advisory Group
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Readout of Vice President Harris’ Meeting with Members of the National Space Council’s Users’ Advisory GroupToday, Vice President Harris, as Chair of the National Space Council, convened members of the Space Council’s Users’ Advisory Group (UAG) at the White House. The Vice President laid out her vision for the work of the UAG and thanked members for their leadership and service. UAG members discussed their perspectives and ideas related to...
G7 Foreign Ministers’ Statement at the Munich Security Conference
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G7 Foreign Ministers’ Statement at the Munich Security ConferenceStatement by Hayashi Yoshimasa, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan in his capacity as Chair of the G7 Foreign Ministers’ Meeting at the Munich Security Conference. Begin Text: The G7 Foreign Ministers of Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom, the United States, and the High Representative of the European Union met for the...
Secretary Antony J. Blinken with Niki Lymperaki of Mega TV
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Secretary Antony J. Blinken with Niki Lymperaki of Mega TVQUESTION:  Secretary Blinken, thank you so much for being with us today. SECRETARY BLINKEN:  It’s a pleasure. QUESTION:  I would like to start by asking you whether you’re here in Greece coming from Türkiye with a concrete initiative.  We’ve seen, and you’ve said in an interview, that Türkiye has made some steps towards improving relations...
Marking Losar, the Tibetan New Year
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Marking Losar, the Tibetan New YearI extend my warmest wishes to all those celebrating Losar, the Tibetan New Year.  On this first day of the Year of the Water Hare, we celebrate the perseverance, compassion, and strength of Tibetans across the globe, including the over 26,000 members of the Tibetan diaspora in the United States.  The United States reaffirms our...
President Biden Announces U.S. Nomination of Ajay Banga to Lead World Bank
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President Biden Announces U.S. Nomination of Ajay Banga to Lead World BankToday, President Biden announced that the United States is nominating Ajay Banga, a business leader with extensive experience leading successful organizations in developing countries and forging public-private partnerships to address financial inclusion and climate change, to be President of the World Bank. Statement from President Biden: “Ajay is uniquely equipped to lead the World Bank at this...
Memorandum on United States Conventional Arms Transfer Policy
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Memorandum on United States Conventional Arms Transfer PolicyNATIONAL SECURITY MEMORANDUM/NSM-18 MEMORANDUM FOR THE SECRETARY OF STATE               THE SECRETARY OF THE TREASURY               THE SECRETARY OF DEFENSE               THE SECRETARY OF COMMERCE               THE SECRETARY OF ENERGY               THE DIRECTOR OF NATIONAL INTELLIGENCE               THE ASSISTANT TO THE PRESIDENT FOR NATIONAL SECURITY AFFAIRS SUBJECT:       United States Conventional Arms Transfer Policy Section 1.  Purpose.  The United States Conventional...
Joint Statement on the U.S.-Greece Strategic Dialogue
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Joint Statement on the U.S.-Greece Strategic DialogueThe text of the following statement was released by the Governments of the United States of America and Greece on the occasion of the fourth Strategic Dialogue. Begin Text The Governments of the United States and Greece held the fourth United States – Greece Strategic Dialogue in Athens, Greece on February 21, 2023.  Greek Minister...
Secretary Antony J. Blinken and Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias at a Joint Press Availability
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Secretary Antony J. Blinken and Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias at a Joint Press AvailabilityFOREIGN MINISTER DENDIAS: (Via interpreter) Dear Minister, for the second time today I’d like to welcome you to Athens. Ladies and gentlemen, we have just inaugurated with the – my U.S. counterpart the Fourth Strategic Dialogue between Greece and the U.S.  We also held a constructive discussion on the overall framework of our bilateral relations....