The Week At State • A review of the week's events at the State Department, September 13-19, 2021

Published on 21 Sep 2021, 15:47
In "The Week at State," Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken and Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III co-host the Australia–U.S. Ministerial Consultations (AUSMIN), and Secretary Blinken participates in an event marking "One Year Anniversary of the Abraham Accords: Normalization Agreements in Action." For the latest, visit and subscribe to our newsletter at .

0:00 The Week at State Introduction
0:06 Secretary Blinken on Afghanistan to House Committee on Foreign Affairs
0:47 Secretary Blinken on Afghanistan to Senate Committee on Foreign Relations
1:38 Hispanic Heritage Month
1:49 Secretary Blinken meets Lithuanian Foreign Minister Landsbergis
1:56 Spokesperson Price on Abraham Accords
2:38 Yom Kippur
2:50 President Biden on AUKUS trilateral defense partnership
3:46 2021 Australia-U.S. Ministerial (AUSMIN)
4:59 Major Economies Forum on Energy and Climate
5:08 Secretary Blinken - One Year Anniversary of the Abraham Accords
6:32 COVID-19 vaccine donations
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