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Secretary of State Antony Blinken meets with members of civil society in eastern Congo, including Panzi Hospital and Foundation Founder Dr. Dennis Mukwege, second from left, at the U.S. Ambassador's Residence in Kinshasa, Congo, Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2022. Blinken is on a ten day trip to Cambodia, Philippines, South Africa, Congo, and Rwanda. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, Pool)
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December 6, 2022

U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit: A Growing Partnership

The Summit will discuss U.S.-Africa relations and shared global priorities.


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    University of Maryland College Park and United States Department of State will Collaborate to Build Capacity in the Area of Quantum Technology

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  • December 5, 2022

    Secretary Blinken’s Call with Rwandan President Kagame

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    2022 Australia-U.S. Ministerial Consultations

    Secretary of State and Secretary of Defense will meet with Australian Foreign Minister Penny Wong and Australian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Defence Richard Marles on December 6, when they co-host the 32nd annual Australia-U.S. Ministerial (AUSMIN) consultations.

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