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Blair House Diplomatic Reception

On January 16, 2020, Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar hosted ambassadors and high level officials from more than 30 countries representing more than 1.7 billion people at the Blair House for a meeting to further advance the Trump Administration's work within global health policy to promote a positive vision for women's health, protect the lives of the most vulnerable, defend the important role of the family, and encourage respect for national sovereignty. The meeting also served to further strengthen collaborative efforts among nations going forward in 2020.

Secretary Azar standing at a podium addressing seated attendees at the Blair House Reception.
Secretary Alex M. Azar II addressing ambassadors and high level officials at the Blair House Reception on January 16, 2020.

During the meeting, Secretary Azar reaffirmed the Trump Administration's support for an international right to life and opposition to efforts by organizations like the United Nations to use diplomatic channels and declarations to undermine the sovereignty of individual nations on these matters. / Counselor to the President Kellyanne Conway, Minister of State for Family and Youth Affairs Katalin Novák of Hungary, and the Deputy Chief of Mission Minister-Counselor Fernando Pimentel of Brazil also delivered remarks to the assembled officials.

Read Secretary Azar's Remarks at the Blair House Diplomatic Reception.

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Content last reviewed on June 8, 2020