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President Biden Launches the SelectUSA Investment Summit 2021

President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. provided prerecorded remarks to launch the  2021 SelectUSA Investment Summit  held virtually June 7-11, 2021. President Biden joined Cabinet Secretaries, Governors, CEOs, and other public and private sector leaders eager to strike global business investment deals for the United States and share insights on the latest innovations and trends in an effort to support ...
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Indonesia Joins USTDA’s Global Procurement Initiative

Arlington, VA – On June 3, the U.S. Trade and Development Agency welcomed Indonesia as its 13th partner under the Global Procurement Initiative: Understanding Best Value (GPI). Under this partnership, USTDA will train public procurement officials to obtain the greatest value for money for Indonesia’s public infrastructure investments. Indonesia’s induction into the GPI was formalized through ...
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Alert: U.S. citizens may directly return to the United States with certain expired U.S. passports

Location: Indonesia, countrywide Event: U.S. citizens may directly return to the United States with certain expired U.S. passports. If you are overseas and your passport expired on or after January 1, 2020, you may be able to use your expired passport to return directly to the United States until December 31, 2021. You qualify for this exception ...
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2020 Report on International Religious Freedom

The U.S. Department of State released an annual Report to Congress on International Religious Freedom – the International Religious Freedom Report – which describes the status of religious freedom in every country. The report covers government policies violating religious belief and practices of groups, religious denominations and individuals, and U.S. policies to promote religious freedom ...
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Statement from Secretary Blinken on World Press Freedom Day

On May 3, the United States joins the international community in celebrating World Press Freedom Day.  Information and knowledge are powerful tools, and a free and independent press is the core institution connecting publics to the information they need to advocate for themselves, make informed decisions, and hold governmental officials accountable.  The United States advocates ...
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