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Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken will deliver remarks at the commemoration of the 25th anniversary of the U.S. embassy bombings in Kenya and Tanzania on Monday, August 7, 2023, at 8:30 a.m. EDT at the Department of State’s National Museum of American Diplomacy.

Secretary Blinken’s remarks will be streamed live on the Department homepage and the Department YouTube channel .  The event will be pooled to in-person press coverage.

Other event speakers include Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs Molly Phee, Former Ambassador to Kenya Prudence Bushnell, and Former Chargé d’Affaires in Tanzania Ambassador John Lange.

The August 7, 1998, terrorist attacks at the U.S. Embassies in Nairobi, Kenya and Dar es Salaam, Tanzania were carried out by al-Qaida and resulted in 224 deaths, including 56 U.S. government employees and contractors, and over 4,500 injuries.

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