Tag: U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken

Analysis: The West owes Qatar a favour over Afghanistan. That was the point

DUBAI, Sept 8 – Since the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan, the world’s top diplomats have been beating a path to Qatar, long the gateway to the Taliban and now the essential go-between as the West tries to deal with the new Kabul government. This is no accident. Analysts describe Qatar’s emergence as a broker in […]

Risking China’s anger, Blinken meets representative of Dalai Lama in India

NEW DELHI, July 28 – U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken met a representative of the Dalai Lama in New Delhi on Wednesday, a move likely to anger Beijingwhich considers the Tibetan spiritual leader a dangerous separatist. Blinken met briefly with Ngodup Dongchung, who presented him with a […]

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi

DELHI, JULY 28: U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi earlier today.  Secretary Blinken conveyed greetings of President Biden and Vice President Harris to the Prime Minister. He briefed Prime Minister on his fruitful exchanges with EAM and NSA earlier in the day […]

Blinken to visit India with vaccines and China in focus

WASHINGTON, July 23 – U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken will travel next week to India, an important partner in U.S. efforts to counter China and in vaccine diplomacy that is hobbled by its own COVID-19 crisis. It will be Blinken’s first visit to the world’s largest democracy […]

Blinken visit to pope will reset U.S-Vatican ties after Trump years

Summary Visit follows four uneasy years during Trump presidency Under Biden, U.S., Vatican on same side on climate change Pompeo visit last year was seen as diplomatic blunder Vatican’s relations with China are a problem, experts say VATICAN CITY, June 24 – The last time a U.S. secretary […]

US, Europe, NATO close ranks to counter ‘aggressive’ China

BRUSSELS — The United States and European countries are closing ranks to respond to what the U.S. calls “aggressive and coercive” behavior by China, days after the U.S. and its allies launched coordinated sanctions against Chinese officials accused of rights abuses in the far-western Xinjiang region. Secretary of […]

Biden’s secretary of state makes overseas debut with visit to Japan, Korea

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Defence Secretary Lloyd Austin landed in Tokyo on Monday, starting a four-day visit to the region, highlighting Washington’s renewed focus on alliances in Indo-Pacific in the face of assertive China. The visit, from March 15 to 18, to Tokyo and Seoul […]

China, NKorea loom as Blinken, Austin head to Asia

WASHINGTON — Threats from China and North Korea will loom large over the Biden administration’s first Cabinet-level trip abroad, part of a larger effort to bolster U.S. influence and calm concerns about America’s role in Asia. A senior administration said Saturday that U.S. officials have tried to reach […]

Ethiopia rejects U.S. allegations of ethnic cleansing in Tigray

Ethiopia on Saturday rejected U.S. allegations there has been ethnic cleansing in Tigray, pushing back against the latest criticism of its military operation in its northern region by the new administration in Washington. U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said on Wednesday he wanted to see Eritrean forces […]

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