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Inaugural Address by President Joseph R. Biden, Jr.

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 ...
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U.S. Senior Delegation Visits Erbil

Assistant Secretary for Near Eastern Affairs David Schenker and Deputy Assistant Secretary for Iraq Affairs David Copley accompanied by U.S. Ambassador Matthew Tueller visited Erbil December 9th and 10th and met with IKR political leadership, including KDP President Masoud Barzani, IKR President Nechirvan Barzani, PUK Co-Leader Bafel Talabani, KRG PM Masrour Barzani, and KRG High ...
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U.S. Government Allocated an Extra $500,000 for the Restoration of Lalish Temple

Consul General Robert Waller visited Lalish Temple, met with Yezidi leaders and announced an additional $500,000 for the renovation of Lalish Temple, which brings the allocated amount to a total of $1 million. Consul General Waller then toured the temple and reviewed the ongoing renovation process of the sacred Yezidi temple.
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U.S. Government Grants AUK with $4 Million to Support American-Style Education

Consul General Robert Waller visited the American University of Kurdistan (AUK) and met with its president, Dr. Randall Rhodes. They announced the “Support to American-Style Higher Education in Iraq” program, with a $4 million grant from the U.S. Department of State. AUK is now partnered with six U.S. universities. This grant will support accreditation processes ...
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USAID Funds a New COVID-19 Isolation Ward in Duhok

Consul General Waller joined UNDP and USAID representatives, along with Governor Ali Tatar and Minister of Health Saman Hussein Muhammad, in a ribbon cutting ceremony for a newly established Covid-19 Isolation Ward in Duhok. The 20-bed ward is designed to handle the most severe Covid-19 patients and will later be repurposed to treat patients with ...
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