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United States | Deputy Secretary Sullivan’s Call With Greek Foreign Minister George Katrougalos

United States – The below is attributable to Deputy Spokesperson Robert Palladino:‎ Deputy Secretary of State John J. Sullivan spoke today with Greek Foreign Minister George Katrougalos to congratulate him on his appointment as Foreign Minister and to commend the Greek Parliament’s ratification of the Prespa Agreement and the NATO Accession Protocol for the Republic … Continue reading United States | Deputy Secretary Sullivan’s Call With Greek Foreign Minister George Katrougalos

United States | Secretary Pompeo’s Travel to Iceland

United States – The United States was the first country to recognize Iceland’s independence in 1944. Over the past 75 years, the United States has developed a close relationship built on our strong defense cooperation, growing trade and investment, and people-to-people ties. PARTNERS IN SECURITY Under the 1951 Defense Agreement, the United States is committed … Continue reading United States | Secretary Pompeo’s Travel to Iceland

United States | Remarks at Meeting With Troops

United States – I travel the world trying to work on tough problems, to do everything I can to keep the American people safe and create peace and stability, and I can’t do any of that without our adversaries knowing that there are forces out there that, if they don’t do the things that we … Continue reading United States | Remarks at Meeting With Troops

United States | Remarks at Bemowo Piskie Training Area

United States – It’s truly an honor to be here alongside Foreign Minister Czaputowicz, Deputy Minister Lipinski, and the members of the NATO battle group, and my thanks also to Lieutenant Colonel Hebel for hosting us. It fills me with great pride to see American, British, Croatian, Polish, and Romanian troops serving alongside one another. … Continue reading United States | Remarks at Bemowo Piskie Training Area

United States | Secretary Pompeo’s Visit to Poland: Honoring Shared History and Building for Our Future

United States – For decades, the United States stood with Poles who were fighting for their political, economic, religious, and other human rights, just as we stand together today, as Allies. Thirty years ago, the people of Poland emerged from behind the Iron Curtain, and reclaimed their sovereignty and freedom. After resisting Soviet domination, Poland … Continue reading United States | Secretary Pompeo’s Visit to Poland: Honoring Shared History and Building for Our Future

United States | Greece Ratifies Prespa Agreement

United States – The United States welcomes the decision by Greece’s Parliament to ratify the Prespa Agreement. The leaders of Greece demonstrated vision, courage, and persistence in their pursuit of a solution to the name dispute, which will allow the future Republic of North Macedonia to take its rightful place in NATO and the EU. … Continue reading United States | Greece Ratifies Prespa Agreement

U.S. Department of State News: Macedonia Implements Prespa Agreement

WASHINGTON – Jan. 12, 2019 – The U.S. Department of State (DOS) released the following statement today: The United States welcomes the decision by Macedonia’s Parliament to adopt the constitutional amendments needed to ratify the Prespa Agreement with Greece.  Macedonia’s leaders demonstrated vision, courage, and persistence in their pursuit of a solution to the name … Continue reading U.S. Department of State News: Macedonia Implements Prespa Agreement

United States | Secretary Pompeo’s Meeting With Norwegian Foreign Minister Ine Soreide

United States – The below is attributable to Deputy Spokesperson Robert Palladino:‎ Secretary Michael R. Pompeo met today in Washington, DC, with Norwegian Foreign Minister Ine Soreide. They reaffirmed the close and enduring transatlantic partnership between the United States and Norway. Secretary Pompeo expressed appreciation for Norway’s role as a steadfast NATO Ally, including hosting … Continue reading United States | Secretary Pompeo’s Meeting With Norwegian Foreign Minister Ine Soreide

United States | Bulgaria’s Defense Modernization

United States – The United States welcomes Bulgaria’s defense modernization plans and looks forward to the country’s imminent selection of a new multirole fighter aircraft. As I emphasized during my phone call with Prime Minister Boyko Borissov on December 18, and as Deputy Secretary Sullivan underlined during his visit to Sofia last weekend, the United … Continue reading United States | Bulgaria’s Defense Modernization

United States | Deputy Secretary John Sullivan’s Meetings in Poland

United States – The below is attributable to Deputy Spokesperson Robert Palladino:‎ On Wednesday in Warsaw, Deputy Secretary John Sullivan reaffirmed to Foreign Minister Jacek Czaputowicz the United States’ ironclad commitment to the NATO Alliance and celebrated the centennial of Poland’s reclaimed independence. He applauded the continued strengthening of our bilateral relationship and commended Poland … Continue reading United States | Deputy Secretary John Sullivan’s Meetings in Poland

United States | Secretary Pompeo and Secretary Mattis’ Meeting with Canada’s Foreign Minister Freeland and Defense Minister Sajjan

United States – Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo and Secretary of Defense James Mattis hosted Canadian Minister of Foreign Affairs Chrystia Freeland and Canadian Minister of Defense Harjit Sajjan for policy discussions at the Department of State in Washington, D.C. on December 14. The four reviewed joint security initiatives in the United States, Canada, … Continue reading United States | Secretary Pompeo and Secretary Mattis’ Meeting with Canada’s Foreign Minister Freeland and Defense Minister Sajjan

United States | Secretary Pompeo’s Meeting With Greek Acting Foreign Minister George Katrougalos

United States – The below is attributable to Deputy Spokesperson Robert Palladino:‎ Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo and Greek Acting Foreign Minister George Katrougalos launched the inaugural U.S.-Greece Strategic Dialogue today at the State Department. The two reaffirmed their commitment to deepen bilateral cooperation in key areas for the mutual benefit of both countries. … Continue reading United States | Secretary Pompeo’s Meeting With Greek Acting Foreign Minister George Katrougalos

United States | Deputy Secretary Sullivan Travels to Bratislava, Vienna, Sofia, Sarajevo, Skopje, and Warsaw

United States – Deputy Secretary of State John J. Sullivan will travel to Bratislava, Vienna, Sofia, Sarajevo, Skopje, and Warsaw from December 12-20. On December 12 in Bratislava, Slovakia, Deputy Secretary Sullivan will underscore the importance of U.S.-Slovak bilateral relations and urge senior Slovak officials to use their upcoming chairpersonship of the OSCE to strengthen … Continue reading United States | Deputy Secretary Sullivan Travels to Bratislava, Vienna, Sofia, Sarajevo, Skopje, and Warsaw

United States | Russia’s Violation of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty

United States – Since 2013, the United States has raised its concerns with Russia regarding Russian development of a ground-launched cruise missile (NATO designator: SSC-8, Russian designator: 9M729) with a range capability between 500 and 5,500 kilometers on repeated occasions. These include more than 30 engagements at all levels of the Russian government. Russia has … Continue reading United States | Russia’s Violation of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty

United States | Remarks With NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg Before Their Meeting

United States – SECRETARY GENERAL STOLTENBERG: Let me just welcome you, Secretary Pompeo. It’s great to have you back here in NATO at the NATO headquarters, and many thanks for your strong personal commitment to this alliance. I remember just a few hours after you were appointed as Secretary of State, you came directly to … Continue reading United States | Remarks With NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg Before Their Meeting

United States | Press Availability at NATO Headquarters

United States – SECRETARY POMPEO: Good evening, everyone. I want to begin this evening by expressing my condolences to the Bush family on the passing of a great man, President George H. W. Bush. He embodied literally the best of America in his devotion to public service and his ardent patriotism. My wife Susan and … Continue reading United States | Press Availability at NATO Headquarters

United States | Secretary Pompeo To Travel to Brussels

United States – U.S. Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo will travel to Brussels, Belgium, on December 3 – 5. Secretary Pompeo will participate in the semi-annual meeting of NATO Foreign Ministers to review progress made in implementing the agenda agreed by NATO Heads of State and Government at the Brussels Summit in July. Secretary … Continue reading United States | Secretary Pompeo To Travel to Brussels

United States | Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Bureau of Political-Military Affairs Marik String Travels to Lithuania and Bulgaria

United States – Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Bureau of Political-Military Affairs Marik String Travels to Lithuania and Bulgaria November 12-15, 2018. In Vilnius, Lithuania, Deputy Assistant Secretary String will join senior Department of State and Department of Defense officials on the U.S. delegation to the U.S.-Baltic Dialogue with senior government and military representatives from … Continue reading United States | Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Bureau of Political-Military Affairs Marik String Travels to Lithuania and Bulgaria

United States | Joint Statement Following the Annual Bilateral U.S.-Polish Strategic Cooperation Consultative Group (SCCG)

United States – The following is the text of a joint statement following the annual bilateral U.S.-Polish Strategic Cooperation Consultative Group (SCCG). Begin text: Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security Andrea Thompson, and Polish Under Secretary for Security Policy, Minister Bartosz Cichocki, co-chaired the bilateral Strategic Cooperation Consultative Group (SCCG) in … Continue reading United States | Joint Statement Following the Annual Bilateral U.S.-Polish Strategic Cooperation Consultative Group (SCCG)

United States | Turkey National Day

United States – On behalf of the Government of the United States of America, and the American people, I congratulate the people of Turkey as you celebrate the 95th anniversary of the founding of the Republic of Turkey. A robust partnership between our two governments is crucial to the security and well-being of all our … Continue reading United States | Turkey National Day

United States | Ambassador Nathan A. Sales To Travel to Brussels, Belgium

United States – Ambassador Nathan A. Sales, the Coordinator for Counterterrorism, will be in Brussels, Belgium October 26. He will brief NATO permanent representatives on the Administration’s recently released National Strategy for Counterterrorism, and discuss NATO’s critically important role in global counterterrorism efforts. SOURCE: news provided by STATE.GOV on October 26 2018.

United States | Belgium To Purchase F-35 Fighter Aircraft, Reaffirming Enduring Partnership With the United States

United States – The United States welcomes the decision by the Government of Belgium to purchase thirty-four new F-35 fighter aircraft. Belgium is now poised to fly the F-35 alongside its closest NATO Allies and longtime partners. The United States is proud of our enduring air partnership with Belgium, a country whose air power has … Continue reading United States | Belgium To Purchase F-35 Fighter Aircraft, Reaffirming Enduring Partnership With the United States

U.S. Department of State News:Macedonia’s Referendum on the Prespa Agreement

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of State released the following statement: The United States welcomes the results of the Republic of Macedonia’s September 30 referendum, in which citizens expressed their support for NATO and European Union (EU) membership by accepting the Prespa Agreement between Macedonia and Greece.  The United States strongly supports the Agreement’s full … Continue reading U.S. Department of State News:Macedonia’s Referendum on the Prespa Agreement

SKOPJE, Macedonia | Merkel in Macedonia to back ‘yes’ vote on referendum

SKOPJE, Macedonia— German chancellor Angela Merkel visited Macedonia Saturday, the third western leader to do so this week in a show of support for the government ahead of an upcoming referendum to change the country’s name and qualify for NATO membership. Macedonians vote Sept. 30 on a proposal to change the former Yugoslav republic’s name … Continue reading SKOPJE, Macedonia | Merkel in Macedonia to back ‘yes’ vote on referendum

United States | Deputy Secretary John Sullivan’s Meeting With Lithuanian Foreign Minister Linas Linkevicius

United States – The below is attributable to Spokesperson Heather Nauert:‎ Deputy Secretary Sullivan met with Lithuanian Foreign Minister Linas Linkevicius on August 31. The Deputy Secretary and Foreign Minister discussed relations with Russia, the outcomes of the NATO Summit, and the transatlantic relationship. —– SOURCE: news provided by STATE.GOV on Friday, August 31, 2018.

U.S. Department of State News: Secretary Pompeo’s Meeting With Macedonian Foreign Minister Dimitrov

WASHINGTON – U.S. Department of State released the following statement: The below is attributable to Spokesperson Heather Nauert: Secretary Michael R. Pompeo met on August 21 with Macedonian Foreign Minister Nikola Dimitrov.  The Secretary congratulated his counterpart on the historic Prespa Agreement between Macedonia and Greece.  The Secretary expressed his support for the Prespa Agreement, … Continue reading U.S. Department of State News: Secretary Pompeo’s Meeting With Macedonian Foreign Minister Dimitrov

ANKARA, Turkey | The Latest: US urges solution to pastor case in Turkey

ANKARA, Turkey — The Latest on Turkey’s currency crisis (all times local): 4:00 p.m. The top U.S. diplomat in Turkey has called for the cases against an American pastor and others held in Turkey to be resolved “without delay” and in a “fair and transparent manner.” Jeffrey Hovelier, the U.S. Charge d’Affaires, spoke to reporters … Continue reading ANKARA, Turkey | The Latest: US urges solution to pastor case in Turkey

BUCHAREST, Romania | Romanians stage anti-government protest for 3rd evening

BUCHAREST, Romania — Thousands of Romanians have gathered for the third consecutive evening to demand the resignation of the government. Protesters waving Romanian, NATO and European Union flags assembled Sunday evening in a square outside the government offices, where clashes with riot police left more than 500 seeking medical treatment two nights before. Protesters shouted … Continue reading BUCHAREST, Romania | Romanians stage anti-government protest for 3rd evening

U.S. Department of State News: Secretary Pompeo’s Call With Georgian President Giorgi Margvelashvili

WASHINGTON – U.S. Department of State released the following statement The below is attributable to Spokesperson Heather Nauert:‎ Secretary Michael R. Pompeo called Georgian President Margvelashvili on August 7, 2018.  During the call, Secretary Pompeo thanked Georgia for its participation in NATO’s Resolute Support Mission in Afghanistan and our robust bilateral security cooperation.  The two … Continue reading U.S. Department of State News: Secretary Pompeo’s Call With Georgian President Giorgi Margvelashvili

WARSAW, Poland | Photo exhibit documents revival of Polish Jewish life

WARSAW, Poland — American photographer Chuck Fishman was just 21 when he began traveling behind the Iron Curtain in 1975 to document a Jewish community on the verge of dying out after centuries of existence in Poland. He couldn’t have foreseen a Jewish revival that came after the fall of communism in 1989. A new … Continue reading WARSAW, Poland | Photo exhibit documents revival of Polish Jewish life