Online Press Briefing with Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Laura Stone, SCA, and JoAnne Wagner, Deputy Chief of Mission, U.S. Embassy Dhaka

Bangladesh is a relationship with enormous potential and a country with enormous potential, and we really do hope to grow on that.  So the administration is looking to grow our relationship with Bangladesh as a key Indo-Pacific partner.

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United States Continues to Call for Justice and Accountability in Burma

Three years after Burma’s security forces launched brutal attacks against hundreds of thousands of Rohingya men, women, and children, most of whom are Muslim, in response to attacks by militants on security posts in northern Rakhine State.

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UPDATE: The United States Continues to Lead the Global Response to COVID-19

The U.S. is leading the global response to COVID-19 with foreign assistance funding, having allocated $20.5 billion for the development of vaccines and therapeutics, preparedness efforts, and other foreign assistance.

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Remarks By Secretary Esper at an International Institute for Strategic Studies Webinar on the U.S. vision for Security in the Indo-Pacific Region

Presenters:  Secretary of Defense Mark T. Esper; Dr. John Chipman, Director- General, International Institute for Strategic Studies July 21, 2020   SECRETARY OF DEFENSE MARK T. ESPER: Well, thank you, John. And thank you for that kind introduction. It’s — it’s great to be here with you today. Good morning from the Pentagon. Again, I …

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What Still Needs to Happen to Win the Fight Against Human Trafficking

In late 2019, we learned of the harrowing plight of Suma Akter, a Bangladeshi woman in Saudi Arabia who secretly recorded and shared on social media her story of abuse and exploitation abroad.

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UPDATE: The United States Continues to Lead the Global Response to COVID-19

The United States continues to lead the global effort to respond to and end the COVID-19 pandemic. Building upon decades of investment in life-saving health and humanitarian assistance, the American people should be proud of the real results we are achieving through our help to nations around the world, which also helps protect the homeland.

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Digital Briefing with Ambassador Alice G. Wells, Acting Assistant Secretary, Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs

Hello, I would like to welcome journalists to today’s virtual press briefing with Ambassador Alice Wells, Acting Assistant Secretary for the Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs. 

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UPDATE: The United States Continues to Lead the Global Response to COVID-19

Through the American people’s generosity and the U.S. Government’s action, the United States continues to demonstrate global leadership in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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On-The-Record Briefing Ambassador at Large for International Religious Freedom Samuel Brownback

MR BROWN:  Everybody knows Ambassador Brownback.  He’s going to read out some of his recent travels and talk to you generally about efforts related to religious freedom.  This will be on the record, and you can use the audio, for those who have radio, for the duration of the opening statement and for questions.  So, …

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Statement of Alice G. Wells, Acting Asst. Secretary, Bureau of SCA, Before The House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Asia & The Pacific

South Asia is a cornerstone of the President’s initiative to advance a free and open Indo-Pacific in which all nations are independent, strong, and prosperous. Our support for human rights in those nations is a key component of the accountable governance required for the initiative to succeed and for the people of the region to …

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Winners for the 2019 Secretary of State’s Award for Corporate Excellence

The U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs is pleased to announce the four winners for the 2019 Secretary of State’s Award for Corporate Excellence (ACE).  The winners will be presented with the award in a ceremony on October 31, 2019, at 3:00 p.m. EDT at the State Department.

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