Secretary Antony J. Blinken and the Foreign Ministers of the GCC Nations Before Their Meeting

REMARKS ANTONY J. BLINKEN, SECRETARY OF STATE PALACE HOTEL NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK SEPTEMBER 23, 2021 SECRETARY BLINKEN:  Well, good afternoon, everyone.  And friends, colleagues, welcome.  It’s so good to see you all in New York.  I want to start by congratulating the GCC secretary general, the member-states, the staff, and the secretariat on the occasion of the GCC Charter’s 40th anniversary.  …

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Readout of Vice President Harris Call with Crown Prince Salman Bin Hamad Al Khalifa of Bahrain

SEPTEMBER 02, 2021 Vice President Harris spoke today with His Royal Highness, Crown Prince Salman Bin Hamad Al Khalifa of Bahrain. The Vice President thanked the Crown Prince for Bahrain’s vital support to save thousands of lives, including Americans and vulnerable Afghans, as part of U.S. evacuation efforts from Afghanistan. The Vice President expressed her …

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Secretary Blinken’s Call with Bahraini Foreign Minister al-Zayani

Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken spoke today with the Bahraini Minister of Foreign Affairs, Dr. Abdullatif bin Rashid al-Zayani.  The Secretary thanked the Foreign Minister for Bahrain’s humanitarian support and role in facilitating the safe transit of U.S. citizens and evacuees from Afghanistan.  The Secretary and Foreign Minister also discussed key policy objectives, including …

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Gratitude to Bahrain for Facilitating the Transit of U.S. Citizens and Embassy Personnel from Afghanistan

PRESS STATEMENT ANTONY J. BLINKEN, SECRETARY OF STATE AUGUST 20, 2021 The United States is grateful to Bahrain for its humanitarian efforts and its gracious offer to facilitate the safe transit of U.S. citizens and evacuees.  The United States greatly appreciates the Bahraini government’s support; it is emblematic of our strong and enduring partnership.  We have no higher priority than the …

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U.S. Under Secretary of State for Economic Growth, Energy, and Environment Holds Talks with Journalists

Hello everyone. It’s great to be here in the Kingdom of Bahrain. Your country has certainly been making the news recently with its visionary leadership. Bahrain’s signing of the historic Abraham Accords Declaration and agreement to normalize relations with Israel represented brave steps towards a secure, stable, and prosperous Middle East. We also applaud Bahrain …

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Abraham Accords: Declaration of Peace, Cooperation, and Constructive Diplomatic and Friendly Relations

VIEW THE SIGNED DOCUMENT  HERE . His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa bin Salman al-Khalifa and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu have agreed to open an era of friendship and cooperation in pursuit of a Middle East region that is stable, secure and prosperous for the benefit of all States and peoples in the region. In this …

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President Donald J. Trump is Promoting Peace and Stability in the Middle East

Today, nations across the region and throughout the world are joining together, united in their determination to build a better future. President Donald J. Trump SECURING HISTORIC AGREEMENTS: President Donald J. Trump hosted the official signing ceremony for the historic peace agreements between Israel and Arab nations. Today, President Trump presided over the signing ceremony …

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Joint Statement of the United States, the Kingdom of Bahrain,and the State of Israel

President Donald J. Trump, His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa bin Salman al-Khalifa of the Kingdom of Bahrain, and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel spoke today and agreed to the establishment of full diplomatic relations between Israel and the Kingdom of Bahrain.This is a historic breakthrough to further peace in the Middle East. Opening …

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Secretary Pompeo Travels to Israel, Sudan, Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates, and Oman

Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo will travel to Israel, Sudan, Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates, and Oman August 23-27. He will meet with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem to discuss regional security issues related to Iran’s malicious influence, establishing and deepening Israel’s relationships in the region, as well as cooperation in protecting the …

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President Donald J. Trump Has Secured a Historic Deal Between Israel and the United Arab Emirates to Advance Peace and Prosperity In the Region

Our vision is one of peace, security, and prosperity—in this region, and in the world. Our goal is a coalition of nations who share the aim of stamping out extremism and providing our children a hopeful future that does honor to God. President Donald J. Trump   SECURING A HISTORIC AGREEMENT: President Donald J. Trump has …

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The United States and the Kingdom of Bahrain Issue Joint Statement on Iran Arms Embargo Following Consultations

Special Representative for Iran and Senior Advisor to the Secretary of State of the United States, Brian Hook, held discussions on Iran with His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, the Crown Prince, Deputy Supreme Commander and First Deputy Prime Minister and His Excellency Foreign Minister Dr. Abdullatif bin Rashid Al Zayani on …

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Meeting Between Administration Officials and King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa and Crown Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa

Yesterday, Senior Advisor to the President Jared Kushner, Special Representative for International Negotiations Jason Greenblatt,and United States Special Representative for Iran Brian Hook visited the Kingdom of Bahrain and met with King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa and Crown Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa. They discussed increasing cooperation between the United States and Bahrain, and the Trump Administration’s efforts to facilitate peace between the Israelis and Palestinians. Additionally, …

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U.S. Secretary of State Visits Bahrain

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo visited Bahrain on January 11, 2019, as part of a regional tour in the Middle East. The Secretary met with King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, Crown Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, and Foreign Minister Khalid bin Ahmed Al Khalifa in Manama. The Secretary thanked the King, the Crown Prince, and the Foreign Minister for Bahrain’s continued …

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Secretary of Defense James N. Mattis’ Meeting with Bahrain King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa

Secretary of Defense James N. Mattis met with Bahrain King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa on October 27, 2018, at the Guadaybiya Palace to reaffirm the longstanding defense relationship between the United States and Bahrain. The leaders discussed a broad range of defense issues. The Secretary thanked his Majesty for hosting him during the IISS-chaired …

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Deputy Secretary Sullivan’s Travel to Manama

Deputy Secretary of State John J. Sullivan traveled to Manama, Bahrain from October 12-13, 2018.  The Deputy Secretary met with senior officials to discuss critical regional and bilateral issues, including counterterrorism cooperation and countering the Iranian regime’s malign influence.  He also engaged with U.S. Embassy staff, as well as with representatives from the business community …

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Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs Visits Bahrain

Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs Andrew Peek visited Bahrain on July 9 for meetings with Bahraini officials.  Please see the following links for the media interviews DAS Peek conducted while in Bahrain: BNA interview English: http://www.bna.bh/portal/en/news/848642 BNA interview Arabic:  http://www.bna.bh/portal/news/848610 BTV interview: https://youtu.be/irRX65HGsZo?t=1189  

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U.S. Embassy Statement on the Visit of Acting Assistant Secretary Stuart Jones

Acting Assistant Secretary Stuart Jones visited the Bahrain March 14-15 to support the AmCham MENA Forum, where he delivered the keynote address.  He also met with the Crown Prince and other senior Bahraini officials to discuss our strategic partnership, growing commercial ties through the U.S.-Bahrain FTA – now in its 11th year – and key …

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Bahrain, United States Sign Tax Agreement

On Wednesday, January 18, His Excellency Minister of Finance Sheikh Ahmed bin Mohammed Al Khalifa and U.S. Ambassador William Roebuck signed an agreement between the Government of the United States of America and the Government of the Kingdom of Bahrain to implement the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA). The agreement defines information with respect …

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