Secretary Blinken: Tackling the Crisis and Seizing the Opportunity: America’s Global Climate Leadership

Antony J. Blinken, Secretary of State Chesapeake Bay Foundation Philip Merrill Environmental Center, Annapolis, Maryland April 19, 2021 SECRETARY BLINKEN:  Well, good afternoon, everyone.  And Will, thank you for a wonderful introduction.  And thank you for lending us this absolutely spectacular setting and backdrop – certainly the best setting and backdrop I’ve had in my …

Read More»

Remarks by President Biden on the Way Forward in Afghanistan

Good afternoon. I’m speaking to you today from the Roosevelt — the Treaty Room in the White House. The same spot where, on October of 2001, President George W. Bush informed our nation that the United States military had begun strikes on terrorist training camps in Afghanistan. It was just weeks — just weeks after …

Read More»

The United States Officially Rejoins the Paris Agreement

PRESS STATEMENT ANTONY J. BLINKEN, SECRETARY OF STATE February 19, 2021 On January 20, on his first day in office, President Biden signed the instrument to bring the United States back into the Paris Agreement. Per the terms of the Agreement, the United States officially becomes a Party again today. The Paris Agreement is an …

Read More»

Remarks by President Biden on America’s Place in the World

U.S. Department of State Headquarters Harry S. Truman Building Washington, D.C. 2:45 P.M. EST THE PRESIDENT:  Mr. Secretary, it’s great to be here with you.  And I’ve been looking forward a long time to be able to call you “Mr. Secretary.” Good afternoon, everyone.  It’s an honor to be back at the State Department under …

Read More»

Inaugural Address by President Joseph R. Biden, Jr.

January 20, 2021 The United States Capitol 11:52 AM EST THE PRESIDENT: Chief Justice Roberts, Vice President Harris, Speaker Pelosi, Leader Schumer, Leader McConnell, Vice President Pence, distinguished guests, and my fellow Americans. This is America’s day. This is democracy’s day. A day of history and hope. Of renewal and resolve. Through a crucible for …

Read More»

Under Secretary Keith Krach’s Remarks on Economic Security

Bom dia. Obrigado. I want to give a special thanks to Welber Barral for moderating today’s discussion, and for his service to Brazil and the bilateral partnership. Let me thank as well the Fundação Getúlio Vargas for helping us get this out to as large a group as possible. It’s been a great honor to …

Read More»

U.S. and Brazil Statements to Press at Itamaraty Palace

Under Secretary Keith Krach Remarks Introduction: U.S.-Brazil Relations Hello everyone. It’s great to be here in Brazil. Thank you, Ambassador Costa e Silva, for your warm welcome. I’m here at a time when the US Brazil partnership momentum is as strong as it’s ever been. We share a vibrant friendship that spans two centuries of …

Read More»

Opening Remarks by Under Secretary Keith Krach during Japan-U.S.-Brazil Exchange

Under Secretary Keith Krach Japan-U.S.-Brazil Exchange As prepared for delivery. Good morning. It’s a great honor to be here today to launch the first-ever Japan-U.S.-Brazil Exchange, or “JUSBE.” Building on the ties between our peoples and governments, this new forum will allow our nations to work closely together to advance our shared values—values such as …

Read More»

Amb. O’Brien Remarks at the Joint Press Conference at Itamaraty

Amb. O’Brien Remarks at the Joint Press Conference at Itamaraty (As delivered.) Mr. President, Foreign Minister, thank you for hosting me. It’s an honor to be here. And I bring you greetings, Mr. President, from your friend President Donald J. Trump, the 45th President of the United States. Brazil and the United States are the …

Read More»

Brazil-US Commercial Relationship: Potential Deliverables in the Near Term U.S. Ambassador to Brazil, Todd Chapman

AmCham Brasil Good morning to you all.  It is a distinct pleasure for me to be with all of you today. I thank Luiz Pretti, Deborah Vieitas, Abrão Neto and everyone from the AmCham team for putting this event together. I have the privilege today to speak with you all about a topic to which …

Read More»

Amb. Todd Chapman: The Brazil-US Strategic Relationship: Past, Present and Future 

The Brazil-US Strategic Relationship: Past, Present and Future U.S. Ambassador to Brazil, Todd Chapman Fundação Getúlio Vargas, São Paulo August 20, 2020 Good afternoon to all.  What a distinct pleasure for me to be with you all today, It is truly an honor to be speaking with the international relations students of Fundação Getulio Vargas – such an important institution which has …

Read More»

The Threat Posed by the Chinese Government and the Chinese Communist Party to the Economic and National Security of the United States 

Christopher Wray Director Federal Bureau of Investigation Hudson Institute, Video Event: China’s Attempt to Influence U.S. Institutions Washington, D.C. July 7, 2020 The Threat Posed by the Chinese Government and the Chinese Communist Party to the Economic and National Security of the United States Remarks as delivered.  Good morning. I realize it’s challenging, particularly under …

Read More»

Remarks by Commerce Secretary Wilbur L. Ross at AMCHAM Centennial

As prepared for Delivery July 30, 2019 SAO PAULO, BRAZIL, AMCHAM CENTENNIAL Intro by Mr. Luiz Pretti, Chairman of the Board of AmCham-Brasil and President of Cargill Brazil Thank you for the kind words. It’s great to be here for the Chamber’s centennial celebration. AmCham-Sao Paulo has long been an important partner for the Department …

Read More»

China’s New Road in the Americas: Beyond Silk and Silver

Remarks Kimberly Breier Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs Washington, DC April 26, 2019 Thank you, Eric, and thank you to the Council for hosting me today. It’s a great honor for me to be here and to give these first remarks as Eric noted. This is a conversation that could not be more timely. …

Read More»

Declaration on Delivery of Humanitarian Aid to Venezuelans in Need

Remarks by Chargé d’Affaires William Popp (as prepared for delivery) The United States is proud to stand with Brazil and more than 50 countries that have recognized Venezuelan Interim President Juan Guaidó. We are grateful for the support and leadership of President Bolsonaro, his government and Brazilian institutions in pursuing a peaceful and constitutional return …

Read More»

Remarks at FAPESP on Biomedical Research and Innovation

Alex M. Azar II FAPESP [São Paulo Research Foundation] São Paulo, Brazil The growing cost of healthcare is a challenge in the United States, as I know it is in Brazil. But we cannot let these costs tempt us to eat the seeds of tomorrow’s health innovations. I look forward to discussing how we can …

Read More»

Secretary Mattis Remarks: Brazil’s Escola Superior de Guerra

SECRETARY MATTIS REMARKS: BRAZIL’S ESCOLA SUPERIOR DE GUERRA Rio de Janeiro, 14 August 2018 (As delivered)  MC: Present in the auditorium, His Excellence James Norman Mattis, U.S. Secretary of Defense, accompanied by His Excellence Army General Décio Luis Schons, Commander of the Brazilian War College, and military officers. General Schons:  Good morning, everyone, ladies and gentlemen. It’s for …

Read More»

Remarks by Vice President Pence and President Temer of Brazil in Joint Press Statements

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Vice President For Immediate Release June 26, 2018 REMARKS BY VICE PRESIDENT PENCE AND PRESIDENT TEMER OF THE FEDERATIVE REPUBLIC OF BRAZIL IN JOINT PRESS STATEMENTS Itamaraty Palace Brasilia, Brazil PRESIDENT TEMER:  (As interpreted.)  First of all, I wish to say that it gives me great pleasure to have Vice …

Read More»

Secretary’s Remarks at the General Assembly of the Organization of American States (OAS)

Just as we did when this first body met 70 years ago, the United States continues to place a great deal of value on the OAS and its role in forging a hemisphere distinguished by democracy, peace, respect for human rights, and cooperation. We must all do our part to strengthen the OAS to deal …

Read More»

Remarks by Vice-President Pence at First Plenary Session of the Summit of the Americas

 Secretary General Almagro, President Vizcarra, Presidents, Prime Ministers, and leaders from across the Western Hemisphere — it is my great honor to join you today, as Vice President of the United States of America, at the 8th Summit of the Americas.

Read More»

Remarks of Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on U.S. engagement in the Western Hemisphere

Thank you, thank you so much. And thank you, Greg, for that very kind, warm introduction, inviting me back home today. And I want to thank those at the Clements Center of National Security and the Robert Strauss Center for International Security and Law for hosting the event as well.

Read More»

Remarks at an Emergency UN Security Council Briefing on Iran

In the past week, what has happened on the ground throughout the nation of Iran is something the world must take note of. It is a spontaneous expression of fundamental human rights. The Iranian people are rising up in over 79 locations throughout the country. It is a powerful exhibition of brave people who have …

Read More»

Remarks by Vice President Mike Pence to The United Nations Security Council

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Vice President For Immediate Release Security Council Chamber 11:16 A.M.  EDT THE VICE PRESIDENT:  Mr. President, Chairperson Faki, President Ramos-Horta, distinguished members of the Security Council, it’s a great honor to be with you today in the midst of the 72nd United Nations General Assembly. As we gather at …

Read More»

Remarks by President Trump and President Abbas of the Palestinian Authority Joint Statement

Almost 24 years ago, it was on these grounds that President Abbas stood with a courageous peacemaker, then-Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin. Here at the White House, President Abbas signed a Declaration of Principles — very important — which laid the foundation for peace between the Israelis and Palestinians.

Read More»

President Donald J. Trump’s Address to a Joint Session of Congress

Tonight, as we mark the conclusion of our celebration of Black History Month, we are reminded of our Nation’s path toward civil rights and the work that still remains. Recent threats targeting Jewish Community Centers and vandalism of Jewish cemeteries, as well as last week’s shooting in Kansas City, remind us that while we may …

Read More»

President Donald J. Trump Statement Regarding Recent Executive Order Concerning Extreme Vetting

America is a proud nation of immigrants and we will continue to show compassion to those fleeing oppression, but we will do so while protecting our own citizens and border. America has always been the land of the free and home of the brave. We will keep it free and keep it safe, as the …

Read More»

Remarks at COP22 to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change

John Kerry Secretary of State Marrakech, Morocco November 16, 2016   SECRETARY KERRY: Thank you so much, everybody. I apologize for being a few moments late. There was a fire and then there was some traffic backed up, and so here I am and here are you, and thank you for being here. Let me …

Read More»

Remarks by U.S. Secretary of Treasury Lew at Meeting with Brazilian Finance Minister Meirelles

Brazil’s economy appears poised to return to growth, following the deepest recession in over 100 years. Our work with the Ministry of Finance has reaffirmed my view that the Temer Administration is taking ambitious steps to regain Brazil’s economic footing and restore confidence to consumers and investors alike.

Read More»

Address by President Obama to the 71st Session of the UN General Assembly

From the depths of the greatest financial crisis of our time, we coordinated our response to avoid further catastrophe and return the global economy to growth. We’ve taken away terrorist safe havens, strengthened the nonproliferation regime, resolved the Iranian nuclear issue through diplomacy.

Read More»

WEEKLY ADDRESS: Upholding the Legacy of Those We Lost on September 11th

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary  WASHINGTON, DC — In this week’s address, President Obama marked the 15th anniversary of the September 11th attacks and paid tribute to the victims, survivors, first responders, and those who have served our country. The President said that although a lot has changed over the past  15 years, …

Read More»

Remarks After Meeting With Brazilian Foreign Minister Jose Serra

Remarks John Kerry Secretary of State Palacio Itamaraty Rio de Janeiro, Brazil FOREIGN MINISTER SERRA: (Via interpretation) Good afternoon. I want to begin by saying that the visit of Secretary John Kerry and the very productive meeting we just had may represent the first step of a new phase in the relationship between Brazil and …

Read More»

Meeting With Olympic Athletes From Team USA

Remarks John Kerry Secretary of State Naval Academy Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Secretary Kerry: I don’t want to temper this energy at all, but I want to say how proud we are of all of you just for getting here, being here and representing the United States of America. And so many of you I’ve …

Read More»

U.S. Speaker Discusses Sports for Educational Development in the Lead to 2016 Olympics and Paralympics

Rio de Janeiro, July 11, 2016 – As part of its Olympic and Paralympic cultural and educational “Sports for All” campaign, PA Rio hosted the Commissioner of the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) Jacqie McWilliams for a program on sports for educational development.  During her visit to Rio de Janeiro, the speaker engaged with Brazilian educators …

Read More»

Remarks by President Obama and Prime Minister Abe of Japan

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release Hiroshima Peace Memorial Hiroshima, Japan 5:45 P.M. JST PRESIDENT OBAMA:  Seventy-one years ago, on a bright, cloudless morning, death fell from the sky and the world was changed.  A flash of light and a wall of fire destroyed a city and demonstrated that mankind …

Read More»

Remarks by President Obama in Address to the People of Vietnam

National Convention Center Hanoi, Vietnam 12:11 P.M. ICT PRESIDENT OBAMA:  Xin chào!  (Applause.)  Xin chào Vietnam!  (Applause.)  Thank you.  Thank you so much.  To the government and the people of Vietnam, thank you for this very warm welcome and the hospitality that you have shown to me on this visit.  And thank all of you …

Read More»

Remarks by the First Lady at 2016 Olympics 100 Days Out Countdown

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the First Lady For Immediate Release Times Square New York, New York 12:18 P.M. EDT MRS. OBAMA:  Hi, everybody.  Good morning — or afternoon  — or wherever we are.  (Laughter.)  Hello.  Thank you so much for joining us as we start the 100 Day Countdown to the thrilling moment when …

Read More»

Remarks by the President on the Cybersecurity National Action Plan

The White House Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release Oval Office February 17, 2016 3:23 P.M. EST THE PRESIDENT:  Several weeks ago, I announced a Cybersecurity National Action Plan that addresses what increasingly the American people understand as one of our greatest challenges. The Internet has brought incredible opportunity, incredible wealth.  It gives …

Read More»

Ambassador Ayalde’s Remarks at the Private Equity Brazil Forum

Remarks of United States Ambassador to Brazil Liliana Ayalde at the Private Equity Forum December 8, 2014, Hotel Unique, Sao Paulo, Brazil Good afternoon.  It’s truly an honor to have the opportunity to address such a distinguished group at this 6th now Annual Private Equity Brazil Forum 2014. I’m particularly grateful to Ahmad Sahar, Partner of Latin Markets, for …

Read More»

Ambassador Ayalde’s Remarks at The Brazil-U.S. Business Council Plenary Session National Confederation of Industry Headquarters

Let me start off by thanking our hosts today—the National Confederation of Industry.  There is a long history of CNI providing support to the U.S. Embassy here in Brazil.  In just the past few years, CNI has graciously hosted events featuring Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz, and former Undersecretary for …

Read More»

Remarks by Ambassador Ayalde at the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for the U.S. Pavilion at the Rio Oil & Gas Expo and Conference 2014

I would like to begin by thanking Joan and her team at Kallman Worldwide for working so hard with the show organizer and our Foreign Commercial Service to make this U.S. Pavilion possible. I am very happy to be at this impressive exhibit and I’m extremely pleased that we are the largest exhibitor at this …

Read More»
Show More ∨