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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