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Letter to His Excellency António Guterres

January 21, 2021 His Excellency Mr. António Guterres Secretary-General United Nations New York Excellency: This letter constitutes a retraction by the Government of the United States of the letter dated July 6, 2020, notifying you that the Government of the United States intended to withdraw from the World Health Organization (WHO), effective July 6, 2021.  ...
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Inaugural Address by President Joseph R. Biden, Jr., as Prepared for Delivery at the United States Capitol

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 the ages America has been tested anew and America has risen to ...
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President Biden Removes Presidential Proclamation 9983 Visa Restrictions on Kyrgyzstan

The United States Embassy is pleased to announce that on January 20 President Biden signed an executive order to remove immigrant and diversity visa restrictions that had suspended the entry of Kyrgyz immigrants. We commend the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic for the significant travel-related security improvements they have made over the past 12 months.  Kyrgyz electronic passports containing biometric identification chips have been developed and are in the final stages of preparation. These passports will guarantee secure and convenient travel ...
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U.S. Embassy Statement on 2021 Kyrgyz Presidential Elections

The United States congratulates the Kyrgyz people for their active engagement in the Presidential Elections on January 10.  We commend the Central Election Commission for holding a well-organized election despite the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic. The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe’s (OSCE) Office of Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) conducted ...
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CDC Provides Equipment to the Kyrgyz Republic, Increasing Its Monthly COVID Testing Capacity by More than 80,000

Last week, the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) began delivering $652,000 worth of laboratory supplies and equipment to healthcare facilities in Bishkek, Naryn, and Osh cities and the At-Bashy district of the Kyrgyz Republic. The donated supplies will be used to conduct tests for COVID-19. This contribution is expected to raise ...
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