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Statement by President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. on the Situation in Burma

FEBRUARY 01, 2021  STATEMENTS AND RELEASES The military’s seizure of power in Burma, the detention of Aung San Suu Kyi and other civilian officials, and the declaration of a national state of emergency are a direct assault on the country’s transition to democracy and the rule of law. In a democracy, force should never seek to overrule the ...
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Statement on Discussions Between U.S. and Cambodia on Trafficking in Persons

A story today in Fresh News misrepresented what was said at a meeting of Cambodian and American officials to discuss Cambodian law enforcement efforts to combat trafficking in persons. Assessments of Cambodia’s efforts to combat human trafficking are grounded in fact. The trafficking in persons situation in Cambodia was most recently documented in the State ...
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Statement by White House Spokesperson Jen Psaki on Burma

The United States is alarmed by reports that the Burmese military has taken steps to undermine the country’s democratic transition, including the arrest of State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi and other civilian officials in Burma. President Biden has been briefed by National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan. We continue to affirm our strong support for ...
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U.S. Ambassador to Cambodia showcases Vermont artists

(PHNOM PENH, Cambodia) – U.S. Ambassador W. Patrick Murphy grew up in southern Vermont, and the artwork now hanging in his official residence in Cambodia reflects his deep ties to the Green Mountain State. Murphy and his wife Kathleen Norman, a fellow New Englander, have organized an art exhibition at the official Ambassador’s Residence during his ...
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Inaugural Address by President Joseph R. Biden, Jr.

JANUARY 20, 2021  SPEECHES AND REMARKS The United States Capitol 11:52 AM EST THE PRESIDENT: Chief Justice Roberts, Vice President Harris, Speaker Pelosi, Leader Schumer, Leader McConnell, Vice President Pence, distinguished guests, and my fellow Americans. This is America’s day. This is democracy’s day. A day of history and hope. Of renewal and resolve. Through a crucible for ...
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