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United States | Remarks to the Traveling Press

United States – MS NAUERT: As many of you know, Ambassador Jeffrey is our newish Syria envoy and he’s had a lot of travels recently, so I thought with him here it would be a good opportunity for you – for him to update you on how things are going in Syria and some of … Continue reading United States | Remarks to the Traveling Press

United States | Assistant Secretary Christopher A. Ford Travels to Canada

United States – Assistant Secretary for International Security and Nonproliferation Christopher A. Ford is in Quebec, Canada, October 15–18, to participate in the G7 Nonproliferation Directors Group meeting and in joint sessions with the G7 Nuclear Safety and Security Group and the Global Partnership Against Weapons and Materials of Mass Destruction. While there, he will … Continue reading United States | Assistant Secretary Christopher A. Ford Travels to Canada

United States | 21st Century Border Management Initiative Executive Steering Committee Policy-Level Meeting

United States – The State Department hosted the 21st Century Border Management Initiative Executive Steering Committee on Monday, October 15, an annual policy-level conference to discuss the strategic partnership between the United States and Mexico to secure the border and improve border efficiency. The U.S. delegation was led by Department of State Acting Deputy Assistant … Continue reading United States | 21st Century Border Management Initiative Executive Steering Committee Policy-Level Meeting

United States | Assistant Secretary Marie Royce Travels to Spain

United States – Assistant Secretary of State for Educational and Cultural Affairs Marie Royce is visiting Spain from October 15–17 to represent the United States during the celebration of the 60th anniversary of the binational agreement between Spain and United States to establish the Fulbright Program. During her visit, Assistant Secretary Royce will deliver remarks … Continue reading United States | Assistant Secretary Marie Royce Travels to Spain

United States | Ceremony for the 2018 Secretary of State’s Award for Corporate Excellence

United States – Deputy Secretary of State John Sullivan will present this year’s Awards for Corporate Excellence (ACE) on Friday, October 5, 2018, at 4:00 p.m. in the Benjamin Franklin Room at the Department of State. Established in 1999, the award recognizes U.S. companies that represent American values well in their business practices worldwide. This … Continue reading United States | Ceremony for the 2018 Secretary of State’s Award for Corporate Excellence

United States | Application Period Open for Department of State and Environmental Protection Agency Virtual Air Quality Fellowship

United States – The Department of State and the Environmental Protection Agency are now accepting applications for the virtual air quality fellowship program. This fellowship is a vital component of the State Department and Environmental Protection Agency’s collaborative efforts to improve access to, and application of, continuous air quality data worldwide. The fellows will volunteer … Continue reading United States | Application Period Open for Department of State and Environmental Protection Agency Virtual Air Quality Fellowship

U.S. Department of State News: Secretary Mike Pompeo Interview With Chuck Todd of NBC

WASHINGTON – The following transcript was released today from the U.S. Department of State outlining an interview with Secretary Mike Pompeo: QUESTION: Mr. Secretary, welcome back to Meet the Press. SECRETARY POMPEO: Chuck, it’s great to be with you.  It’s great to host you here. QUESTION: Yes, it’s very nice to be here. Let me … Continue reading U.S. Department of State News: Secretary Mike Pompeo Interview With Chuck Todd of NBC

Bosnia and Herzegovina | Public Designation of Nikola Spiric Under Section 7031(c) of the Department of State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs Act of 2018

Bosnia and Herzegovina – The Department is publicly designating Mr. Nikola Spiric, a member of the House of Representatives in Bosnia and Herzegovina, under Section 7031(c) of the Department of State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs Act of 2018, due to his involvement in significant corruption. Section 7031(c) provides that, in cases where the Secretary … Continue reading Bosnia and Herzegovina | Public Designation of Nikola Spiric Under Section 7031(c) of the Department of State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs Act of 2018

South Africa | Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program Marks 40th Anniversary With Alumni Conference in Johannesburg, South Africa

South Africa – The Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program will celebrate 40 years of bringing international professionals to the United States to engage in study and collaborate with U.S. counterparts at “African Humphrey Voices: Building a Better Future for Our Continent,” a Pan-African alumni conference Sept. 14–16, 2018, in Johannesburg, South Africa. The three-day event … Continue reading South Africa | Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program Marks 40th Anniversary With Alumni Conference in Johannesburg, South Africa

U.S. Department of State News: Department of State Antiterrorism Assistance Program Graduates First All-Female Iraqi Police Class

WASHINGTON – U.S. Department of State today released the following statement: On July 26, the Department of State’s Antiterrorism Assistance (ATA) program graduated its first class of all-female Iraqi law enforcement officers at a training facility in Jordan. U.S. representatives from U.S. Embassy Amman and Embassy Baghdad joined Jordanian and Iraqi officials at the graduation … Continue reading U.S. Department of State News: Department of State Antiterrorism Assistance Program Graduates First All-Female Iraqi Police Class

U.S. Department of State News: British American Parliamentary Group To Engage With U.S. Members of Congress

WASHINGTON – U.S. Department of State today released the following statement: On July 23, six British Members of Parliament (MPs) will arrive in Washington, D.C. to participate in the British American Parliamentary Group (BAPG) exchange program.  The MPs will meet with Republican and Democratic members of Congress before traveling to their counterpart U.S. Representatives’ home … Continue reading U.S. Department of State News: British American Parliamentary Group To Engage With U.S. Members of Congress

U.S. Department of State News: United States, Cuba Hold Fourth Law Enforcement Dialogue in Washington, DC

WASHINGTON – U.S. Department of State today released the following statement: The United States and Cuba held the fourth Law Enforcement Dialogue in Washington, DC on Tuesday, July 10.  During the dialogue, the United States and Cuba addressed topics of bilateral interest on national security matters, including fugitives and the return of Cuban nationals with … Continue reading U.S. Department of State News: United States, Cuba Hold Fourth Law Enforcement Dialogue in Washington, DC

U.S. Department of State News: Developments in Hudaydah

WASHINGTON – U.S. Department of State published the following statement today: The United States is closely following developments in Hudaydah, Yemen. I have spoken with Emirati leaders and made clear our desire to address their security concerns while preserving the free flow of humanitarian aid and life-saving commercial imports. We expect all parties to honor … Continue reading U.S. Department of State News: Developments in Hudaydah

U.S. Department of State News: On the Death of Pakistani Exchange Student Sabika Sheikh

WASHINGTON – Mike Pompeo, Secretary of State released the following statement regarding the death of Pakistani Exchange Student Sabika Sheikh: I send my deepest condolences to the family and friends of Sabika Sheikh, who was killed in the tragic shooting at Santa Fe High School in Texas, yesterday.  Sabika was in the United States on … Continue reading U.S. Department of State News: On the Death of Pakistani Exchange Student Sabika Sheikh

U.S. Secretary Tillerson To Scheduled to Travel to Amman, Ankara, Beirut, Cairo & Kuwait City

WASHINGTON (STL.News) U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will travel to Amman, Jordan; Ankara, Turkey; Beirut, Lebanon; Cairo, Egypt; and Kuwait City, Kuwait, February 11–16. In Jordan, the Secretary will meet with His Majesty King Abdullah II ibn Al-Hussein and Jordanian Minister of Foreign Affairs Ayman Al-Safadi.  The Secretary will underscore the enduring strength of … Continue reading U.S. Secretary Tillerson To Scheduled to Travel to Amman, Ankara, Beirut, Cairo & Kuwait City

State Department and Chinese Officials Discuss Synthetic Opioids on Sidelines of Mexico Conference

WASHINGTON, DC/December 5, 2017 (STL.News) Earlier today, on the sidelines of a global conference on substance use in Mexico, State Department and Chinese officials met to discuss challenges posed by synthetic opioids. The bilateral meeting took place following a recent fruitful discussion on counter-narcotics between Presidents Trump and Xi in Beijing last month. Acting Principal … Continue reading State Department and Chinese Officials Discuss Synthetic Opioids on Sidelines of Mexico Conference