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Message for U.S. Citizens: Absentee Voting Week is October 1-8, 2022

U.S. Embassy Skopje, North Macedonia (September 20, 2022) Message for U.S. Citizens: Absentee Voting Week is October 1-8, 2022. Be an Active Voter by taking the necessary steps to vote in the 2022 U.S. elections and participating in Absentee Voting Week! In some states voter registration and ballot request deadlines for the November 2022 are ...
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Ambassador Byrnes’ Remarks at the Southeast Europe Energy Forum

Regional Ambassadors Panel: “The U.S. Perspective for Southeast Europe’s Energy Role” (as prepared) September 9, 2022 Thessaloniki, Greece Thank you, I’m happy to be here today alongside my fellow ambassadors from across the region.  This regional focus is entirely the point because, while energy is essential to national security, it is not an exclusive national ...
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Ukraine’s Six Months of Resistance, Resilience, and Resolve

Ukraine, a country under attack by Russia since 2014, has now withstood half a year of massive bombings, sieges of cities, and atrocities against its people.  Ukraine is fighting to defend not only its democracy, but its very survival as an independent country. August 24th marks the 31st anniversary of Ukraine’s independence.  Sadly, the day ...
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U.S. Support for Human Rights Defenders

Protecting and supporting human rights defenders is a key priority of U.S. foreign policy. Because human rights defenders seek to hold their governments accountable to protect universally recognized human rights, defenders are often harassed, detained, interrogated, imprisoned, tortured, and even killed for doing their work. The Department’s objective is to enable human rights defenders to ...
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Worldwide Caution

WORLDWIDE CAUTION On July 31, 2022, the United States conducted a precision counterterrorism strike in Afghanistan that killed Ayman al-Zawahiri, Osama bin Laden’s deputy and successor as leader of al-Qa’ida.  Al- Zawahiri was one of the masterminds of the attacks against the United States on September 11, 2001 and had continued to urge his followers ...
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