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State Department Establishes New Office of the U.S. Coordinator for the Arctic Region to Lead Arctic Strategy and Engagement

The State Department has established a new Office of the U.S. Coordinator for the Arctic Region and appointed career U.S. diplomat Jim DeHart to lead the office as the U.S. Coordinator for the Arctic Region.   In his newly-established position, DeHart will work closely with relevant Departmental entities and others in the U.S. Government and beyond to develop, integrate, coordinate, and implement the Department’s strategic approach in the Arctic and on all ...
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Statement on the Visit to Norway by Ambassador Khalilzad

U.S. Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad visited Oslo July 25-27. In meetings with Foreign Minister Ine Marie Eriksen Søreide and other senior officials, Ambassador Khalilzad thanked Norway for its ongoing contribution to the NATO mission in Afghanistan and for its important efforts to advance the Afghan peace process. Ambassador Khalilzad provided an ...
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Expansion of National Interest Exception Travel

Eligible travelers   On July 16, the State Department announced that certain travelers subject to Presidential Proclamations 9993 and 9996 (which suspended travel to the United States from the Schengen Area, the UK, and Ireland), may qualify for a National Interest Exception for non-tourist travel to the United States.  Some of the categories of travelers ...
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Changes to Student Visas

The United States is the top global destination for international students, attracting students from almost every country across the globe.  We recognize the serious challenges the COVID-19 pandemic has posed to universities and students alike, and we hope that many international students who had planned to study this fall in the United States will be ...
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