Blinken talked about his work as the highest US diplomat and refugees in a brief video clip posted to his Twitter account Wednesday.

“Delighted to catch up with my friend @Grover and meet new ones,” Blinken wrote within the submit.

In a tweet final week, Blinken recalled his 2016 chat about refugees with Grover on the United Nations, saying he missed his Sesame Street pals and hoped to reconnect quickly.

The Muppet replied that “so much has changed,” however that Blinken “will be glad to know I am still cute, fuzzy, and blue!”

In Wednesday’s clip, the highest US diplomat spoke not solely with Grover, however with Noor and Aziz — six-year-old Rohingya Muppets unveiled on the favored kids’s present final 12 months. The twin Muppets stated they lived in a refugee camp in Bangladesh and had to flee their house as a result of it wasn’t secure.

“I’m glad Noor and Aziz can learn and play with their @sesamestreet friends. All children deserve a safe and joyful childhood,” Blinken tweeted.

Grover replied, “It is so wonderful that I could introduce you to my new friends and talk about all the things we have in common, even though we are far apart!”

The Biden administration raised the US’ refugee ceiling to 62,500 in May after months of delay and a extremely scrutinized announcement in April that it could not elevate the traditionally low cap of 15,000. President Joe Biden stated he plans to set a aim of 125,000 refugee admissions for fiscal 12 months 2022.


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