U.S. Secretary of State meets with South African Foreign Minister in London, both discuss Ethiopia’s Tigray crisis, COVID-19, ISIS and Mozambique

U.S. Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken on Wednesday met with South African Foreign Minister Naledi Pandor in London, United Kingdom, and both leaders discussed a range of issues, including the coronavirus pandemic, the humanitarian crisis in Ethiopia’s Tigray region, ISIS in Mozambique and climate change.

Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken meets with President Joseph R. Biden, Jr., Vice President Kamala D. Harris, National Security Advisor to the President Jake Sullivan, and National Security Advisor to the Vice President Nancy McEldowney at the U.S. Department of State in Washington, D.C., on February 4, 2021. [State Department Photo by Ron Przysucha 
Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken meets with President Joseph R. Biden, Jr., Vice President Kamala D. Harris, National Security Advisor to the President Jake Sullivan, and National Security Advisor to the Vice President Nancy McEldowney at the U.S. Department of State in Washington, D.C., on February 4, 2021. [State Department Photo by Ron Przysucha

“Secretary Blinken and Foreign Minister Pandor underscored the need to expand global COVID-19 vaccine production and to cooperate on climate ambition and regional security issues such as the ongoing violence by ISIS-Mozambique,” said State Department Spokesperson Ned Price.

Price said Secretary Blinken also “conveyed the importance of multilateral organizations in addressing humanitarian and human rights crises, including in Ethiopia’s Tigray region.”

He added that Secretary Blinken and Foreign Minister Pandor also reiterated their commitment to advance planning for a bilateral Strategic Dialogue.

Secretary of State Antony Blinken is attending the G7 Foreign and Development Ministers’ Meeting in London, United Kingdom, May 3-5, 2021, the first such meetings to occur in-person in two years and a month before the G7 Leaders’ Summit in June. Along with reaffirming U.S.-UK ties in London, the Secretary will also visit Kyiv, Ukraine to affirm U.S. support for Ukrainian security and democratic reforms.

He recently concluded his first virtual visit to Africa, with Nigeria and Kenya his first stops.

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Simon Ateba is Chief White House Correspondent for Today News Africa. Simon covers President Joe Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris, the U.S. government, the United Nations, the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank and other financial and international institutions in Washington D.C. and New York City.

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