Secretary Antony J. Blinken Remarks to the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) “The Power and Purpose of American Diplomacy

SPEECH ANTONY J. BLINKEN, SECRETARY OF STATE WASHINGTON, D.C. SEPTEMBER 13, 2023   SECRETARY BLINKEN: Thank you. Good morning, everyone. AUDIENCE: Good morning. SECRETARY BLINKEN: Dean Steinberg, Jim, thank you for the honor of joining the SAIS community to help inaugurate this truly magnificent new home. Jim has contributed so much over his remarkable career, …

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Secretary Blinken’s Speech on Russia’s Strategic Failure and Ukraine’s Secure Future

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson June 2, 2023 ANTONY J. BLINKEN, SECRETARY OF STATE SPEECH HELSINKI CITY HALL HELSINKI, FINLAND   MAYOR VARTIAINEN: Your Excellencies, ladies and gentlemen, dear friends, it is my great pleasure to warmly welcome you all to the beautiful capital of Finland, Helsinki, and the Helsinki City Hall. …

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Joint Statement from Chairman Menendez and Ranking Member Risch on U.S.-Bulgaria Bilateral Relationship March 04, 2021

Joint Statement from Chairman Menendez and Ranking Member Risch on U.S.- Bulgaria Bilateral Relationship March 04, 2021 WASHINGTON – U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) and Ranking Member Jim Risch (R-Idaho) issued the following statement on the U.S.-Bulgaria relationship as the country begins the official campaigning period for parliamentary elections: “The United States and Bulgaria have a robust and growing relationship that, like the NATO alliance …

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PRESS STATEMENT ANTONY J. BLINKEN, SECRETARY OF STATE MARCH 3, 2021

PRESS STATEMENT ANTONY J. BLINKEN, SECRETARY OF STATE MARCH 3, 2021   On behalf of the Government of the United States of America, I congratulate all Bulgarians on the occasion of your National Day. As enduring friends, Allies, and partners, the United States and Bulgaria share a commitment to freedom, human rights, democratic and accountable …

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Bulgaria National Day

Michael R. Pompeo, Secretary of State On behalf of the Government of the United States, I send my best wishes to all Bulgarians on your National Day. The deep friendship between the United States and Bulgaria is rooted in our shared commitment to democracy, prosperity, and security.  The past year has seen our relationship rise to …

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State Department Releases 2017 Trafficking in Persons Report

 “Human trafficking is one of the most tragic human rights issues of our time. It splinters families, distorts global markets, undermines the rule of law, and spurs other transnational criminal activity. It threatens public safety and national security.  But worst of all, the crime robs human beings of their freedom and their dignity. That’s why …

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Ambassador Rubin Visits the School of Politics

Ambassador Rubin spoke on March 9 in Pravets  about U.S.-European Union relations and the EU’s critical role in shaping and sustaining a strong and successful Europe.  Ambassador Rubin was hosted by the New Bulgarian University’s Dimitri Panitza School of Politics, which is holding a four-day educational model for civic leaders, titled “Bulgaria in the EU …

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