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Secretary Blinken to Deliver Remarks at the Alliance for Afghan Women’s Economic Resilience (AWER) Summit

Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken will deliver remarks at the AWER Summit on Tuesday, February 27, 2024, at 9:30 a.m. ET at the U.S. Department of State.  The Summit will be co-hosted by the U.S. Department of State and Boston University.    

The AWER Summit will convene the private sector, civil society, academia, and governments to share the newest AWER initiatives and engage stakeholders on how they can partner with the Alliance to advance shared objectives.  

AWER is a public-private partnership between the Department of State and Boston University, launched by Secretary Blinken in 2022.  It aims to catalyze innovative and scalable collaborations to support Afghan women and girls’ access to education, employment, and entrepreneurship.  

Pre-set time for video cameras from the 23rd Street entrance: 8:45 a.m.  

Final access time for writers and still photographers from the 23rd Street entrance: 9:15 a.m.  

Media representatives may attend this event upon presentation of one of the following: (1) A U.S. Government-issued identification card (Department of State, White House, Congress, Department of Defense or Foreign Press Center), (2) a media-issued photo identification card, or (3) a letter from their employer on letterhead verifying their employment as a journalist, accompanied by an official photo identification card (driver’s license, passport).  

Please submit any media inquiries to [email protected].

Official news published at https://www.state.gov/secretary-blinken-to-deliver-remarks-at-the-alliance-for-afghan-womens-economic-resilience-awer-summit/

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