FACT SHEET: The United States Strengthens Cooperation with Middle East Partners to Address 21st Century Challenges

JULY 16, 2022 Today, President Biden met in Jeddah with the leaders of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) – Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates – the Republic of Egypt, the Republic of Iraq, and the Kingdom of Jordan (together known as the GCC+3). Named the “Jeddah Security and Development Summit,” this was the first summit of its kind among these nine …

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Joint Statement Following the Summit of the Leaders of the United States and the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Countries

JULY 16, 2022 At the invitation of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, King of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the leaders of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) member states and the United States met today in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.  The leaders noted the previous U.S.-GCC Summits held …

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Readout of President Biden’s Meeting with King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa of Bahrain

JULY 16, 2022 President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. met today with King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa of Bahrain in Jeddah. The President underscored the United States’ appreciation for the longstanding strategic partnership with Bahrain, including its hosting of the U.S. Navy Forces Central Command/5th Fleet. The two leaders affirmed their commitment to strengthening defense, …

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Secretary Blinken’s Travel to Israel, the West Bank, and Saudi Arabia

Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken will accompany President Biden to Israel, the West Bank, and Saudi Arabia July 13-16 to consult with Israeli, Palestinian, Gulf and regional partners on a range of priorities, including deepening U.S. ties across the region, regional security, support for a two-state solution, and countering shared threats, including those posed …

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Statement by President Biden on Russia’s Unprovoked and Unjustified Attack on Ukraine

FEBRUARY 23, 2022 The prayers of the entire world are with the people of Ukraine tonight as they suffer an unprovoked and unjustified attack by Russian military forces. President Putin has chosen a premeditated war that will bring a catastrophic loss of life and human suffering. Russia alone is responsible for the death and destruction …

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Statement by President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. on the United States Election to the Human Rights Council (HRC)

Today, I am proud that the United States was elected to serve on the UN Human Rights Council for a three year term. I am grateful for the support of nations from around the world for our campaign, and I look forward to the United States once more being a constructive voice that works to …

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Inaugural Address by President Joseph R. Biden, Jr.

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 the ages America …

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Letter to His Excellency António Guterres

His Excellency Mr. António Guterres Secretary-General United Nations New York Excellency: This letter constitutes a retraction by the Government of the United States of the letter dated July 6, 2020, notifying you that the Government of the United States intended to withdraw from the World Health Organization (WHO), effective July 6, 2021.  The United States …

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Proclamation on Ending Discriminatory Bans on Entry to The United States

BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA A PROCLAMATION The United States was built on a foundation of religious freedom and tolerance, a principle enshrined in the United States Constitution.  Nevertheless, the previous administration enacted a number of Executive Orders and Presidential Proclamations that prevented certain individuals from entering the United States — first from primarily …

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