Daily Archives: August 30, 2018

Previewing the Upcoming U.S.-India 2+2 Ministerial Dialogue

MODERATOR: Good afternoon, everyone. Thank you for joining today’s call on the upcoming United States-India 2+2 ministerial dialogue. As a reminder, today’s call is on background. For your own situational awareness, joining us today [is] [Senior Administration Official One], who …

As conflicts become more complex, UN chief urges ‘diplomacy for peace’

As war and the mediation of peace have become increasingly complex, innovative thinking is needed to save and improve the lives of millions, UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres told the Security Council on Wednesday.

In his address to the Security …

Turkish economy strong enough to overcome pressure: Erdogan

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Wednesday that Turkey would overcome the economic hardships it is currently facing due to external economic pressure amid a diplomatic row with the United States.

Speaking at the Media Oscars award ceremony held by …

Russia’s Harassment of International Shipping Transiting the Kerch Strait and Sea of Azov

The United States condemns Russia’s harassment of international shipping in the Sea of Azov and the Kerch Strait. Russia has delayed hundreds of commercial vessels since April and in recent weeks has stopped at least 16 commercial ships attempting to …

Vietnam National Day

On behalf of the Government of the United States of America, I extend to the people of Vietnam my best wishes for your National Day on September 2nd.

This year, I was able to see firsthand the remarkable growth in …

Saudi Media Minister awards 4th cinema license to Lux Entertainment Company

Saudi Media Minister Dr. Awwad bin Saleh Al-Awwad, who is also chairman of the General Commission for Audiovisual Media, handed over here on Wednesday the fourth license for operation of cinemas to Lux Entertainment Company, in partnership with Al-Hokair Group …