State Department News

U.S. Department of State News: Ambassador Nathan A. Sales To Travel to Algeria, Tunisia, and Morocco

WASHINGTON – U.S. Department of State released the following statement: Ambassador Nathan A. Sales, the Coordinator for Counterterrorism, will be in Algeria, Tunisia, and Morocco August 26-30.  He will engage in bilateral discussions with his counterparts on counterterrorism cooperation, countering violent extremism, foreign terrorist fighters, and information sharing. _______ SOURCE: news provided by STATE.GOV

U.S. Department of State News: Moldova National Day

WASHINGTON – U.S. Department of State released the following statement: On behalf of President Trump and the American people, congratulations to all Moldovans on the anniversary of your independence. Since 1991, the United States has been a faithful partner in Moldova’s democratic and economic development.  We continue to support and encourage reforms that will allow … Continue reading U.S. Department of State News: Moldova National Day

U.S. Department of State News: On U.S. Appearance Before the International Court of Justice

WASHINGTON – U.S. Department of State released the following statement: Today, oral proceedings before the International Court of Justice (ICJ) began in The Hague on an application for provisional measures in a case brought by Iran against the United States, Alleged Violations of the 1955 Treaty of Amity, Economic Relations, and Consular Rights.  Iran’s filing … Continue reading U.S. Department of State News: On U.S. Appearance Before the International Court of Justice

U.S. Department of State News: Secretary Pompeo’s Call With Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono

WASHINGTON – U.S. Department of State released the following statement: The below is attributable to Spokesperson Heather Nauert:‎ On August 24, Secretary Michael R. Pompeo spoke with Japanese Foreign Minister Kono to discuss next steps on DPRK engagement. Secretary Pompeo and Foreign Minister Kono reaffirmed our commitment to the final, fully verified denuclearization of the … Continue reading U.S. Department of State News: Secretary Pompeo’s Call With Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono

U.S. Department of State News: Secretary Pompeo’s Call With Republic of Korea Foreign Minister Kang

WASHINGTON – U.S. Department of State released the following statement: The below is attributable to Spokesperson Heather Nauert:‎ On August 24, Secretary Michael R. Pompeo spoke with Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha of the Republic of Korea to discuss next steps on DPRK engagement.  Secretary Pompeo and Foreign Minister Kang reaffirmed the United States and the … Continue reading U.S. Department of State News: Secretary Pompeo’s Call With Republic of Korea Foreign Minister Kang

U.S. Department of State News: Presidential Memorandum on International Postal Practices

WASHINGTON – U.S. Department of State released the following statement: On August 23, President Donald J. Trump issued a Presidential Memorandum outlining bold actions to address international postal practices that undermine American economic prosperity and threaten our national security.  The United States delegation to the Universal Postal Union’s (UPU) Second Extraordinary Congress in Ethiopia will … Continue reading U.S. Department of State News: Presidential Memorandum on International Postal Practices

U.S. Department of State News: U.S. Permanent Mission to the Organization of American States (OAS) Announces Visit by White House Advisor Ivanka Trump and OPIC President Ray W. Washburne To Highlight Women’s Empowerment in the Americas

WASHINGTON – U.S. Department of State released the following statement: Today, the U.S. Permanent Mission to the Organization of American States (OAS) announced the scheduled visit by White House Advisor Ivanka Trump and Ray W. Washburne, President and CEO of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), to address the organization’s member states on Administration efforts … Continue reading U.S. Department of State News: U.S. Permanent Mission to the Organization of American States (OAS) Announces Visit by White House Advisor Ivanka Trump and OPIC President Ray W. Washburne To Highlight Women’s Empowerment in the Americas

U.S. Department of State News: Ukraine National Day

WASHINGTON – U.S. Department of State released the following statement: On behalf of President Trump and the American people, congratulations to all Ukrainians on your national day. The United States steadfastly supports Ukraine in the face of Russian aggression.  We pay tribute to those who have fought and sacrificed for freedom in Ukraine, and we … Continue reading U.S. Department of State News: Ukraine National Day

U.S. Department of State News: Uruguay’s Independence Day

WASHINGTON – U.S. Department of State released the following statement: On behalf of the Government of the United States of America, congratulations to the people of Uruguay on their 193rd anniversary of independence. For over 150 years, our nations have enjoyed a strong history of cooperation.  Our shared commitment to peacekeeping efforts has forged a … Continue reading U.S. Department of State News: Uruguay’s Independence Day

U.S. Department of State News: Assistant Secretary of State Manisha Singh Travels to Japan, Philippines, Singapore, and India

WASHINGTON – U.S. Department of State released the following statement: Assistant Secretary of State for Economic and Business Affairs Manisha Singh will travel to Tokyo, Manila, Singapore, and Mumbai, August 26-September 5, 2018.  During her travel, the Assistant Secretary will share the Administration strategy for ensuring a free and open Indo-Pacific region, including the recent … Continue reading U.S. Department of State News: Assistant Secretary of State Manisha Singh Travels to Japan, Philippines, Singapore, and India

U.S. Department of State News: Secretary Pompeo’s Call With Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan

WASHINGTON – U.S. Department of State released the following statement: The below is attributable to Spokesperson Heather Nauert:‎ Secretary Michael R. Pompeo spoke today with Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan and wished him success.  Secretary Pompeo expressed his willingness to work with the new government towards a productive bilateral relationship.  Secretary Pompeo raised the importance … Continue reading U.S. Department of State News: Secretary Pompeo’s Call With Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan

U.S. Department of State News: Secretary Pompeo’s Call With Canadian Foreign Minister Freeland

WASHINGTON – U.S. Department of State released the following statement: The below is attributable to Spokesperson Heather Nauert:‎ Secretary Michael R. Pompeo spoke yesterday with Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland.  The Secretary reiterated the United States’ commitment to our close partnerships with both Canada and Saudi Arabia and the hope for a quick resolution of … Continue reading U.S. Department of State News: Secretary Pompeo’s Call With Canadian Foreign Minister Freeland

U.S. Department of State News: Remarks on the Appointment of Special Representative for North Korea Stephen Biegun

WASHINGTON – U.S. Department of State released the following statement: SECRETARY POMPEO:  Good morning, everyone.  I’m excited to announce this morning that Steve Biegun is joining our team as the special representative for North Korea. Steve will direct U.S. policy towards North Korea and lead our efforts to achieve President Trump’s goal of the final, … Continue reading U.S. Department of State News: Remarks on the Appointment of Special Representative for North Korea Stephen Biegun

U.S. Department of State News: Secretary Pompeo’s Call With Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov

WASHINGTON – U.S. Department of State released the following statement: The below is attributable to Spokesperson Heather Nauert:‎ Secretary Michael R. Pompeo spoke today with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov about Ukrainian political prisoner Oleh Sentsov, who has been on a hunger strike for more than three months in a Russian prison.  The Secretary noted … Continue reading U.S. Department of State News: Secretary Pompeo’s Call With Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov

U.S. Department of State News: U.S.-Ghana Cyber Study Visit

WASHINGTON – U.S. Department of State released the following statement: Senior representatives from the United States and Ghana participated in a U.S.-Ghana Cyber Study visit to facilitate stronger bilateral cooperation on cyber issues, including building government capacity to address emerging challenges and shared threats. The visit covered key cyber and Internet policy topics, such as … Continue reading U.S. Department of State News: U.S.-Ghana Cyber Study Visit

U.S. Department of State News: Secretary Pompeo’s Meeting With UK Foreign Secretary Hunt

WASHINGTON – U.S. Department of State released the following statement: The below is attributable to Spokesperson Heather Nauert:‎ Secretary Michael R. Pompeo met today with UK Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt.  They discussed a number of global issues, including the ongoing threat posed by Russia’s dangerous and destabilizing activity and Iran’s malign behavior, the defeat ISIS … Continue reading U.S. Department of State News: Secretary Pompeo’s Meeting With UK Foreign Secretary Hunt

U.S. Department of State News: Secretary Pompeo’s Meeting With Qatari Foreign Minister Mohammad bin Abdulrahman Al Thani

WASHINGTON – U.S. Department of State released the following statement: The below is attributable to Spokesperson Heather Nauert: Secretary Michael R. Pompeo met yesterday with Qatari Foreign Minister Mohammad bin Abdulrahman Al Thani.  They affirmed their mutual interest in promoting security and stability in the region and their continued commitment to the strong bilateral relationship … Continue reading U.S. Department of State News: Secretary Pompeo’s Meeting With Qatari Foreign Minister Mohammad bin Abdulrahman Al Thani

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

U.S. Department of State News: Secretary Pompeo’s Meeting With Jordanian Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates Ayman Safadi

WASHINGTON – U.S. Department of State released the following statement: The below is attributable to Spokesperson Heather Nauert: Secretary Michael R. Pompeo met today in Washington with Jordanian Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates Ayman Safadi. The Secretary and Foreign Minister Safadi discussed regional developments, including efforts to bring peace and stability to Syria and … Continue reading U.S. Department of State News: Secretary Pompeo’s Meeting With Jordanian Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates Ayman Safadi

U.S. Department of State News: The Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations Announces Industry Advisory Group Meeting

WASHINGTON – U.S. Department of State released the following statement: The Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations’ (OBO) Industry Advisory Group (IAG) will meet on Friday, September 21, 2018 from 1:30 p.m. until 3:30 p.m. The meeting is open to the public and will be held in the Loy Henderson Conference Room of the U.S. Department … Continue reading U.S. Department of State News: The Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations Announces Industry Advisory Group Meeting

U.S. Department of State News: Passing of Former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan

WASHINGTON – U.S. Department of State released the following statement: I am saddened to hear of the passing of former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan and express my condolences to the Annan family and to the people of his home country of Ghana. Mr. Annan spent his life advocating for peace and human dignity during his … Continue reading U.S. Department of State News: Passing of Former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan

U.S. Department of State News: Afghanistan Independence Day

WASHINGTON – U.S. Department of State released the following statement: On behalf of President Trump and the American people, I warmly congratulate the Afghan people as they celebrate their 99th anniversary of independence on August 19. We commend the people of Afghanistan’s resolve and determination in continuing to strive for a future of peace and … Continue reading U.S. Department of State News: Afghanistan Independence Day

U.S. Department of State News: Hungary National Day

WASHINGTON – U.S. Department of State released the following statement: On behalf of the Government of the United States, it is my pleasure to congratulate the people of Hungary on the occasion of Saint Stephen’s Day. Hungary is a close friend and ally of the United States. We value our cooperation on many important issues, … Continue reading U.S. Department of State News: Hungary National Day

U.S. Department of State News: Statement On Afghan Government’s Ceasefire Announcement

WASHINGTON – U.S. Department of State released the following statement: The United States welcomes the announcement by the Afghan government of a ceasefire conditioned on Taliban participation.  This plan responds to the clear and continued call of the Afghan people for peace. The last ceasefire in Afghanistan revealed the deep desire of the Afghan people … Continue reading U.S. Department of State News: Statement On Afghan Government’s Ceasefire Announcement

U.S. Department of State News: Gabon National Day

WASHINGTON – U.S. Department of State released the following statement: On behalf of the Government of the United States of America, I offer my heartfelt congratulations to the people of the Gabonese Republic on the 58th anniversary of your independence on August 17th. Exchanges between our peoples continue to increase through programs such as the … Continue reading U.S. Department of State News: Gabon National Day

U.S. Department of State News: U.S. Delegation Attends the 30th Pacific Islands Forum

WASHINGTON – U.S. Department of State released the following statement: A high-level U.S. government delegation comprised of senior officials from the U.S. Department of State, U.S. Department of Defense, U.S. Coast Guard, and the U.S. Agency for International Development will attend the 30th Pacific Islands Forum (PIF) Leaders Session with Forum Dialogue Partners on September … Continue reading U.S. Department of State News: U.S. Delegation Attends the 30th Pacific Islands Forum

U.S. Department of State News: Maduro Regime Crackdown Following August 4 Incident

WASHINGTON – U.S. Department of State released the following statement: The United States condemns the political violence that occurred on August 4, and urges the Maduro regime to respect the rule of law, exercise restraint, and safeguard the presumption of innocence for all accused. The Venezuelan government’s response to this incident has been to arbitrarily … Continue reading U.S. Department of State News: Maduro Regime Crackdown Following August 4 Incident

U.S. Department of State News: Vietnam’s Conviction of Peaceful Activist Le Dinh Luong

WASHINGTON – U.S. Department of State released the following statement: We are deeply concerned that a Vietnamese court has convicted Le Dinh Luong to 20 years in prison and 5 years probation under vague charges of “attempting to overthrow the people’s administration.” The trend of increased arrests and harsh sentences for peaceful activists in Vietnam … Continue reading U.S. Department of State News: Vietnam’s Conviction of Peaceful Activist Le Dinh Luong

U.S. Department of State News: Syria Stabilization Efforts Continue With Coalition Contributions

WASHINGTON – U.S. Department of State released the following statement: The enduring defeat of ISIS is a top priority of this Administration and of the State Department.  Our diplomats are working closely with the Department of Defense to support upcoming operations in eastern Syria by the Syrian Democratic Forces, and with Coalition capitals to support … Continue reading U.S. Department of State News: Syria Stabilization Efforts Continue With Coalition Contributions

U.S. Department of State News: World Humanitarian Day

WASHINGTON – U.S. Department of State released the following statement: Today, on World Humanitarian Day, we recognize the commitment and dedication of humanitarian aid workers who risk everything to serve those in need, and we honor those who have lost their lives to protect the world’s most vulnerable people. The United States has a long … Continue reading U.S. Department of State News: World Humanitarian Day