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Day: March 2, 2023

Background Press Call by Senior Administration Officials Previewing the Biden-Harris Administration’s National Cyber Strategy
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Background Press Call by Senior Administration Officials Previewing the Biden-Harris Administration’s National Cyber StrategyVia Teleconference 5:02 P.M. EST MODERATOR:  Hi everyone.  And thanks for joining.  This is [Moderator] from NSC.  Before we get started, a quick housekeeping: Everyone on this call should have received the embargoed copy of the factsheet and an embargoed version of the strategy.  All of that is embargoed until 5:00 a.m. tomorrow for reference. ...
Secretary Blinken’s Meeting with Acting Uzbekistani Foreign Minister Saidov
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Secretary Blinken’s Meeting with Acting Uzbekistani Foreign Minister SaidovThe below is attributable to Spokesperson Ned Price: Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken met with Acting Uzbekistani Foreign Minister Bakhtiyor Saidov in Tashkent, Uzbekistan.  The Secretary opened the meeting by emphasizing the United States’ support for Uzbekistan’s sovereignty, independence, and territorial integrity. Secretary Blinken and Acting Foreign Minister Saidov discussed topics of bilateral importance...
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Statement from White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre on the Visit of President Ursula von der Leyen of the European CommissionPresident Joe Biden looks forward to welcoming President Ursula von der Leyen of the European Commission to the White House on Friday, March 10, 2023.  The leaders will review the strong cooperation between the United States and the European Union to support Ukraine as it defends its sovereignty and democracy and to impose costs on Russia...
Economic Resilience in Central Asia Initiative
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Economic Resilience in Central Asia InitiativeThe Biden-Harris administration launched the Economic Resilience Initiative in Central Asia (ERICEN) in September 2022 to catalyze transformative economic growth across Central Asia in the wake of Russia’s unprovoked war of aggression in Ukraine.  The United States provided $25 million in FY 2022 funding to diversify trade routes, expand investment in the region, and increase employment opportunities...
FACT SHEET: President Biden’s Sweeping Pandemic Anti-Fraud Proposal: Going After Systemic Fraud, Taking on Identity Theft, Helping Victims
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FACT SHEET: President Biden’s Sweeping Pandemic Anti-Fraud Proposal: Going After Systemic Fraud, Taking on Identity Theft, Helping VictimsPast underinvestment in basic government technology and the crush of demand during the pandemic, combined with ill-considered decisions to take down basic fraud controls at the onset of the pandemic led to a historic degree of outright fraud and identity theft of emergency benefits. This systemic fraud particularly impacted the pandemic small business programs and...
U.S.-Uzbekistan Relations – United States Department of State
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U.S.-Uzbekistan Relations – United States Department of StateSince establishing diplomatic relations in 1992, the United States and Uzbekistan have developed a broad-based relationship, cooperating in such areas as border and regional security programs, economic relations, political and civil society issues, and English language training. Uzbekistan is important to U.S. interests in ensuring stability, prosperity, and security in the broader Central Asian region....
FACT SHEET: President Biden Signs National Security Memorandum to Counter Weapons of Mass Destruction Terrorism and Advance Nuclear and Radioactive Material Security
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FACT SHEET: President Biden Signs National Security Memorandum to Counter Weapons of Mass Destruction Terrorism and Advance Nuclear and Radioactive Material SecurityToday, President Biden signed National Security Memorandum (NSM) 19 to Counter Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) Terrorism and Advance Nuclear and Radioactive Material Security worldwide. This comprehensive new strategy advances several of President Biden’s most enduring national security priorities: protecting our nation and the international community from the existential threats posed by WMD terrorism and...
Secretary Antony J. Blinken and Kazakhstan Foreign Minister Mukhtar Tileuberdi At a Joint Press Availability
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Secretary Antony J. Blinken and Kazakhstan Foreign Minister Mukhtar Tileuberdi At a Joint Press AvailabilityMODERATOR:  (Via interpreter) We are about to start the press conference.  I’d like to give the floor to the Secretary of State of the United States, Antony Blinken, and the minister of foreign affairs of Kazakhstan, Mukhtar Tileuberdi.  You can pose your questions after we give the floor to our speakers.  The floor goes to Mukhtar...