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Space Diplomacy: Saudi Arabia Signed the Artemis Accords

In joining the Artemis Accords, Saudi Arabia shows its commitment to sustainable space exploration guided by a common set of principles. In signing the agreement, Saudi Arabia becomes the 21st Artemis Accords country.

July 19, 2022

Meet Dr. Michael R. Carpenter, the U.S. Permanent Representative to the OSCE

Ambassador Michael Carpenter, an American diplomat, was nominated by President Biden to serve as the Permanent Representative of the USA to the OSCE - Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, and was confirmed by the United States Senate in November, 2021. On November 29, 2021, he assumed office as ambassador after presenting his credentials at the OSCE in Vienna.

January 20, 2022

Joint Statement of the Leaders of the Five Nuclear-Weapon States: Austria's Foreign Minister Calls for Concrete Action

"We finally need concrete progress towards nuclear disarmament according to the obligations of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, but unfortunately the development is going in the wrong direction", says Alexander Schallenberg.

January 10, 2022

U.S. Senate Confirmed Victoria Kennedy to Be Ambassador to Austria

The U.S. Senate has confirmed Victoria Reggie Kennedy (67), the widow of the late senator Edward M. Kennedy, to be the US ambassador to Austria, sending her to Vienna to continue a Kennedy family diplomatic tradition. Read about Ms. Kennedy's memories as a descendant of Lebanese immigrants, about her first trip to Austria as a college student in the 1970s, and about what she wants to do to further strengthen and deepen U.S.-Austrian relations.

November 24, 2021

Travel from Austria to the U.S. - Biden's New Policy Will End the Need for National Interest Exceptions

As announced by Biden and the White House around the UN General Assembly, as of early November it will again be possible for all adult foreign nationals, i.e. including Austrians and other foreign nationals entering the U.S. via Vienna, to enter the U.S., thus also eliminating the need for national interest exemptions (NIE). More details in the article.

September 22, 2021

U.S. Embassy Vienna: Biden Nominates Victoria Kennedy for Austria Ambassadorship

Victoria Reggie Kennedy, the widow of the late Senator Edward M. Kennedy, has been appointed U.S. Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the Republic of Austria by U.S. President Joe Biden, the White House announced.

July 22, 2021
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