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Deputy Secretary of State

The Deputy Secretary Antony J. Blinken serves as the principal deputy, adviser, and alter ego to the Secretary of State; serves as Acting Secretary of State in the Secretary's absence; and assists the Secretary in the formulation and conduct of U.S. foreign policy and in giving general supervision and direction to all elements of the Department. Specific duties and supervisory responsibilities have varied over time.

U.S.-Brazil Partnership

Deputy Secretary Blinken (June 30): "Rich in diversity, resolute in spirit, Brazil and the United States forged nations that we united not by a single religion or heritage, but by a common commitment to the ideals of freedom and dignity. Today we are the two largest democracies in the Western Hemisphere. Our partnership is strengthened by the range of regional and global priorities that we share – from advancing human rights to protecting the environment to promoting peace and security." Full Text»


U.S.-China Strategic & Economic Dialogue

Date: 06/24/2015 Description: Deputy Secretary Blinken delivers remarks at the S&ED Roundtable with U.S. and Chinese CEOs, at the Blair House. - State Dept Image

Deputy Secretary Blinken (June 24): "We’ve had a couple of very productive, interesting, challenging days in our Security & Economic Dialogue. On the security side, I would simply say that we have worked well and hard to deepen the cooperation that we’ve been demonstrating in many areas both between ourselves and around the world, and also to address forthrightly some of the differences that we have." Full Text» More»

General Assembly of the Organization of American States (OAS)

Deputy Secretary Blinken (June 15): "Today, we have a new secretary general, a new strategic vision statement, and renewed attention to genuine reform. This year has also been an important one for the United States and our relationships across the hemisphere." Full Text» Remarks at Reception» DipNote»


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