February 25, 2024

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Secretary Blinken’s Meeting with Greek Opposition Leader Alexis Tsipras
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Secretary Blinken’s Meeting with Greek Opposition Leader Alexis TsiprasThe following is attributable to Spokesperson Ned Price: Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken met today with Greek Opposition Leader Alexis Tsipras in Athens.  The Secretary underscored that the strategic partnership between the United States and Greece rests on the mutual commitment to democracy and expressed his appreciation that the U.S. – Greek relationship benefits...
Statement from President Joe Biden on Nigeria’s Upcoming Election
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Statement from President Joe Biden on Nigeria’s Upcoming ElectionStatement from President Joe Biden on Nigeria’s Upcoming Election I commend yesterday’s peace accord in Nigeria, signed by the political parties and candidates running in Nigeria’s presidential election on February 25.  By signing this pledge, the parties and candidates have committed to accept the results of the election, as announced by the Independent National Electoral...
U.S. Welcomes Kyrgyzstan’s Repatriation of Nationals from Northeast Syria
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U.S. Welcomes Kyrgyzstan’s Repatriation of Nationals from Northeast SyriaLast week, the Government of Kyrgyzstan repatriated 18 women and 41 children from displaced persons camps in northeast Syria.  We are grateful to Kyrgyzstan and to our local partners, the Syrian Democratic Forces, for working with us to help resolve the ongoing humanitarian and security challenges presented by al-Hol and Roj camps. ISIS remains a persistent threat to the region, including to the thousands of vulnerable residents in these displaced persons camps,...
Third Statement on Russia’s War on Ukraine and International Sport
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Third Statement on Russia’s War on Ukraine and International SportThe text of the following statement was agreed upon by the ministers of sport or their equivalent from the countries and individuals listed at the bottom of the statement. Begin text: Ministerial and senior representatives from our collective group of nations met on Friday 10 February. We were honored to be joined by President Zelenskyy, who...
Readout of White House Meeting with State Legislative Leaders on “Red Flag” Laws
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Readout of White House Meeting with State Legislative Leaders on “Red Flag” LawsToday, Julie Chavez Rodriguez, Senior Advisor to the President and White House Intergovernmental Affairs Director, Stefanie Feldman, Deputy Assistant to the President and Senior Advisor to the Domestic Policy Advisor, and Rosie Hidalgo, Special Assistant to the President and Senior Advisor on Gender-Based Violence, convened a meeting with state legislative leaders on Extreme Risk Protection...
Secretary Antony J. Blinken And Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis Before Their Meeting
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Secretary Antony J. Blinken And Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis Before Their MeetingPRIME MINISTER MITSOTAKIS:  Secretary, welcome to Athens.  You’re coming at a very, very challenging time.  It’s been a year since Russia has invaded Ukraine, and if anything, this unprovoked war has tested our alliance, but I think we’ve been able to respond.  As was actually appropriate, (inaudible) Greece has always supported Ukraine, also by providing...
Secretary Blinken’s Meeting with Greek Prime Minister Mitsotakis
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Secretary Blinken’s Meeting with Greek Prime Minister MitsotakisThe below is attributable to Spokesperson Ned Price: Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken met with Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis today in Athens.  The two underscored the strong U.S.-Greece relationship.  The Secretary thanked the Prime Minister for Greece’s regional leadership, including its continued support to Ukraine and its role as a regional energy hub. ...
Secretary Antony J. Blinken And Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias Before Their Meeting and the U.S.-Greece Strategic Dialogue Kick-Off
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Secretary Antony J. Blinken And Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias Before Their Meeting and the U.S.-Greece Strategic Dialogue Kick-OffFOREIGN MINISTER DENDIAS: Dear Secretary of State, it is with great pleasure that I welcome you in Athens.  It has been almost a year-and-a-half since our Third Strategic Dialogue in Washington.  In the meantime, we have seen war returning to Europe with the Russian invasion of Ukraine.  We have also witnessed a revisionist rhetoric in defiance...
Remarks by Vice President Harris at HUD Mortgage Announcement Event 
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Remarks by Vice President Harris at HUD Mortgage Announcement Event Bowie State UniversityBowie, Maryland 3:48 P.M. EST THE VICE PRESIDENT:  Good afternoon, everyone!  Good afternoon.  Please, have a seat.  Please, have a seat. CaShawn and Lewis, I want to thank you for that introduction and for just how you are inspiring so many folks.  We were talking backstage, and the two of them really have worked so hard...