The Week At State • A review of the week’s events at the State Department, April 26 – May 2, 2021

This week at State, Secretary Blinken attended President Biden’s address to a Joint Session of Congress and conducted a virtual trip to Kenya and Nigeria. For the latest, visit https://www.state.gov.

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