Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken spoke today with Uzbekistan Foreign Minister Abdulaziz Kamilov. The Secretary affirmed the United States’ support for Uzbekistan’s sovereignty, territorial integrity, and independence. The Secretary thanked the Foreign Minister for Uzbekistan’s support of Afghanistan peace negotiations and Afghanistan’s integration into the Central Asian economic space. Noting the two countries would soon celebrate 30 years of diplomatic relations, the Secretary and the Foreign Minister praised the growth in the bilateral relationship and looked forward to holding an inaugural Strategic Partnership Dialogue in late 2021. The Secretary welcomed Uzbekistan’s progress on its reform agenda, including when it comes to combatting trafficking in persons, protecting religious freedom, and expanding space for civil society. He also emphasized the importance of promoting the protection of fundamental freedoms, including the need to have a free and competitive electoral process.
Washington, DC (STL.News) The US Department of State released the following statement: At the Global Coalition Ministerial in Rome on June 28, the U.S. Department of State wishes to reaffirm its commitment to the Coalition and its goals. […]
Washington, DC (STL.News) Today, Mayor Muriel Bowser and the DC Child and Family Services Agency (CFSA) announced the opening of 10 Family Success Centers in targeted neighborhoods in Wards 7 and 8. Each center will connect […]
Washington, DC (STL.News) Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken released the following statement: On behalf of the Government of the United States of America, I congratulate the people of South Sudan on ten years of independence. The United […]