Fact Sheet: United States Engagement with the G20 

Office of the Spokesperson February 21, 2024    Secretary Blinken will travel to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to attend the G20 Foreign Ministers’ Meeting February 21-22 to deepen cooperation and tackle issues of global concern including food insecurity, climate change, global health, workers’ rights, and geopolitical instability.  The United States, together with our partners, is taking …

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Fact Sheet: U.S. Relations with Brazil 

 Secretary Antony J. Blinken’s visit to Brasilia, Brazil on February 20, 2024, underscores the United States’ commitment to supporting Brazil’s goals during its Presidency of the Group of 20 (G20).  Secretary Blinken will meet with Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva in advance of the G20 Foreign Ministers Meeting in Rio de Janeiro. The …

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Secretary Blinken’s Travel to Brasilia, Rio de Janeiro, and Buenos Aires

PRESS STATEMENT Matthew Miller, Department Spokesperson Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken will travel to Brasilia and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and Buenos Aires, Argentina, February 20-23. In Brasilia, Secretary Blinken will meet with President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva to discuss bilateral and global issues. The Secretary will emphasize U.S. support for Brazil’s G20 …

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Brazil National Day

PRESS STATEMENT ANTONY J. BLINKEN, SECRETARY OF STATE SEPTEMBER 7, 2022 On behalf of the United States of America, I congratulate the people of Brazil on the 200th anniversary of your independence on September 7th. As the two largest democracies in the Western Hemisphere, the United States and Brazil share a commitment to support democracy …

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The Stakes of Russian Aggression for Ukraine and Beyond

SPEECH ANTONY J. BLINKEN, SECRETARY OF STATE BERLIN-BRANDENBURG ACADEMY OF SCIENCES BERLIN, GERMANY JANUARY 20, 2022 SECRETARY BLINKEN: Good afternoon. First, let me say how honored I am by the presence of so many friends, colleagues, leaders across different communities here in Germany, and also leaders in the partnership that links our two countries. I’m …

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Secretary Antony J. Blinken on Release of the 2020 International Religious Freedom Report

Remarks to the Press Antony J. Blinken, Secretary of State Press Briefing Room Washington, DC MR PRICE: Good morning, everyone, and thank you for joining us today. I’m very pleased to have the opportunity to introduce Secretary Blinken, who will speak to the Department’s International Religious Freedom Report. We will then hear from Office of …

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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 …

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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 …

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Readout of Secretary Blinken’s Call with Brazilian Foreign Minister Ernesto Araújo

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release READOUT February 11, 2020 Secretary Blinken’s Call with Brazilian Foreign Minister Ernesto Araújo The below is attributable to State Department Spokesperson Ned Price: Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken spoke today with Brazilian Foreign Minister Ernesto Araujo. The Secretary and the Foreign Minister reaffirmed …

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