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Secretary Blinken’s Meeting with Spanish Foreign Minister Albares
January 18, 2022

The below is attributable to Spokesperson Ned Price:

Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken hosted Spanish Foreign Minister José Manuel Albares today in Washington, D.C. The Secretary and Foreign Minister discussed the importance of coordinating actions in support of Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity and reiterated that any further Russian aggression toward Ukraine would result in a severe response. The Secretary and the Minister reaffirmed their commitment to strengthening cooperation between the United States and Spain to address shared challenges, such as promoting democracy and human rights in Latin America, strengthening transatlantic security, and a broad range of other global issues.