Secretary Blinken’s Meeting with Spanish Foreign Minister Albares

Office of the Spokesperson
October 6, 2021

The below is attributable to Spokesperson Ned Price:

Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken met with Spanish Foreign Minister José Manuel Albares today in Paris.  The Secretary conveyed deep U.S. appreciation for Spain’s continued support of the relocation and transit of individuals from Afghanistan.  Secretary Blinken and Foreign Minister Albares discussed plans for future diplomatic engagement and humanitarian assistance in Afghanistan, along with ways that Spain and the United States can cooperate to address issues of democracy and human rights in Latin America and a range of other global and regional issues, including ongoing efforts to support the Venezuelan people as they work to restore democracy in their country.