On the Occasion of Eid al-Fitr

PRESS STATEMENT ANTONY J. BLINKEN, SECRETARY OF STATE MAY 2, 2022 On behalf of the United States of America, I extend my warmest greetings to Muslims and all those celebrating Eid al-Fitr in the United States and around the globe. This celebration marks the completion of Ramadan, a month of fasting, reflection, charity, and generosity. …

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Secretary Blinken’s Meeting with Crown Prince and Prime Minister Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa of Bahrain

OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON MARCH 2, 2022 The following is attributable to Spokesperson Ned Price: Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken met today with the Crown Prince and Prime Minister of Bahrain, His Royal Highness Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, in Washington, D.C. The Secretary and Crown Prince welcomed the launch this week of the …

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Bahrain National Day

Antony J. Blinken, Secretary of State On behalf of the Government of the United States and the American people, I congratulate His Majesty King Hamad and the people of the Kingdom of Bahrain on the occasion of the country’s National Day. Bahrain is a vital friend and partner of the United States. We saw that …

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Secretary Antony J. Blinken On the Passing of Former Secretary of State Colin L. Powell

SECRETARY BLINKEN: I’d like to say a few words about an extraordinary leader and a great man whom we lost today, Colin Powell. Secretary Powell was beloved here at the State Department – at C Street – and at our embassies and consulates around the world. He came to the State Department after a long and …

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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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