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Showing posts with label Antony Blinken. Show all posts
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Wednesday, June 9, 2021

US Welcomes Pledge by Myanmar Shadow Government to Help Rohingya

VOA
VOA News
Updated June 07, 2021
U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken welcomed a pledge by a shadow government in Myanmar to address discrimination and human rights abuses against minority Rohingya Muslims.

Blinken said in a tweet Sunday that the pledge by the National Unity Government (NUG) is "an important signal to all those working for an inclusive, democratic future."

Tuesday, February 23, 2021

U.S.'s Blinken vows 'firm action' against Myanmar military

REUTERS
Reuters Staff
FEBRUARY 22, 2021
FILE PHOTO: U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken speaks speaks during a visit by U.S. President Joe Biden to the State Department in Washington, U.S., February 4, 2021. REUTERS/Tom Brenner


WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States will keep up “firm action” against Myanmar authorities violently cracking down on opponents of a military coup, Secretary of State Antony Blinken said on Sunday, after two protesters were shot dead over the weekend.

Myanmar’s security forces have been unable to stop more than two weeks of daily protests and a civil disobedience movement demanding the reversal of the Feb. 1 coup and the release of detained elected leader and Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi.

Thursday, February 18, 2021

Blinken, Indonesian Foreign Minister Share 'Deep Concern' On Myanmar - US State Dept.

UrduPoint
Muhammad Irfan
Tue 16th February 2021 
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Indonesian Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi shared a "deep concern" over the military coup in Myanmar and discussed Jakarta's efforts to bring peace in Afghanistan, Department of State spokesperson Ned Price said in a readout of the conversation on Tuesday


WASHINGTON (UrduPoint News / Sputnik - 16th February, 2021) US Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Indonesian Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi shared a "deep concern" over the military coup in Myanmar and discussed Jakarta's efforts to bring peace in Afghanistan, Department of State spokesperson Ned price said in a readout of the conversation on Tuesday.

Monday, February 8, 2021

Blinken holds first call with Chinese counterpart

THE HILL
Tal Axelrod -
02/05/21

CARLOS BARRIA/POOL/AFP via Getty Images


Secretary of State Antony Blinken spoke with his Chinese counterpart Friday, the first conversation between the two diplomats amid an adjustment in the relationship between Washington and Beijing.

Blinken had a phone call with Chinese Director of the Office of the Central Commission for Foreign Affairs Yang Jiechi to extend his best wishes for a happy lunar new year, according to a readout of the call from the State Department. The secretary of State pushed Yang on reports of human rights abuses against Uighur Muslims in Xinjiang and the crackdown of civil rights in Tibet and Hong Kong, among other security-related issues.

Blinken Presses China Diplomat on Human Rights, Hong Kong

Bloomberg
Bloomberg News
February 6, 2021,

Antony Blinken Photographer: Jim Lo Scalzo/EPA/Bloomberg

The U.S. and China’s top diplomats sparred on democracy and human rights in a phone conversation which was the highest level of communications between the two countries since the Biden administration began.

Secretary of State Antony Blinken “stressed” to Yang Jiechi, who sits on the Communist Party’s 25-member Politburo, that the U.S. will keep standing up for human rights and democratic values including in Xinjiang, Tibet and Hong Kong, the State Department said. Yang told Blinken the three regions are China’s internal affairs, and foreign forces shouldn’t interfere, according to a statement from the Chinese foreign ministry.

Friday, January 22, 2021

Biden to review whether Rohingya persecution genocide

AA
Michael Gabriel Hernandez 
WASHINGTON 
20.01.2021 

Incoming president's pick to lead State Department says he would oversee process should he be confirmed by Senate
 
Antony Blinken, President-elect Joe Biden's nominee to lead the State Department 
 

The incoming Biden administration will launch an interagency review to determine whether Myanmar's persecution of its Rohingya minority amounts to genocide, President-elect Joe Biden's nominee to lead the State Department said Tuesday.

Antony Blinken said during his confirmation hearing before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee that if confirmed, he would oversee the process.
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