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Readout of President Biden’s Meeting with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey

President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. met today with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey on the margins of the G20 Summit. President Biden underscored his desire to maintain constructive relations, expand areas of cooperation, and manage our disagreements effectively. He expressed appreciation for Turkey’s nearly two decades of contributions to the NATO mission in Afghanistan. ...
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A Proclamation on Advancing the Safe Resumption of Global Travel During the COVID-⁠19 Pandemic

The continued spread of the SARS-CoV-2 virus that causes coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a global threat to our health and safety.  COVID-19 has resulted in more than 733,000 deaths in the United States and more than 4,932,000 deaths worldwide.  New variants of SARS-CoV-2 have also emerged globally, and variants that are more transmissible or cause ...
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Treasury Visit Highlights Urgency of Ongoing Relief Aid to Syrian People

ISTANBUL – Last week, the U.S. Treasury Department’s Deputy Assistant Secretary (DAS) for Strategic Policy Scott Rembrandt held a virtual meeting in Istanbul with representatives from non-governmental organizations (NGOs) engaged in humanitarian assistance for the Syrian people. DAS Rembrandt reinforced the U.S. government’s support for the flow of relief aid to vulnerable populations in the ...
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Remarks by President Biden Before the 76th Session of the United Nations General Assembly

United Nations Headquarters New York, New York 10:01 A.M. EDT THE PRESIDENT:  Mr. President, Mr. Secretary-General, my fellow delegates, to all those who dedicate themselves to this noble mission of this institution: It’s my honor to speak to you for the first time as President of the United States. We meet this year in a ...
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Syria: Eighth Anniversary of the Ghouta Chemical Weapons Attack

Eight years ago, on the early morning of August 21, 2013, the Assad regime released the nerve agent sarin on its own people in the Ghouta district of Damascus, killing more than 1,400 Syrians, many of them children.  The United States estimates that the Assad regime has used chemical weapons against the Syrian people at least 50 times since ...
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