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Readout Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC April 21, 2019 The below is attributable to Spokesperson Morgan Ortagus: Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo spoke on April 20th with President Ashraf Ghani of Afghanistan. The Secretary condemned the Taliban’s recent announcement of a spring offensive and underscored the United States’ solidarity with the Afghan people’s Continue Reading
Press Statement Michael R. Pompeo Secretary of State Washington, DC April 21, 2019 The United States condemns in the strongest terms the terror attacks in Sri Lanka on Easter morning. Attacks on innocent people gathering in a place of worship or enjoying a holiday meal are affronts to the universal values and freedoms that we hold dear, and demonstrate yet again the brutal Continue Reading
Readout Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC April 19, 2019 The below is attributable to Spokesperson Morgan Ortagus: Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo spoke with U.K. Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt yesterday to discuss key global priorities, including resolving the conflicts in Libya and Yemen and ensuring the security of critical infrastructure, including 5G. On Continue Reading
April 19, 2019 United States Department of State Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor (DRL) Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO): DRL Access to Justice in Moldova This is the announcement of funding opportunity number SFOP0005749 Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number: 19.345 Type of Solicitation: Open Solicitation Application Deadline: Thursday, June 6, 2019 Continue Reading
Fact Sheet Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC April 19, 2019 Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo, Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan, Foreign Minister Taro Kono, and Defense Minister Takeshi Iwaya met in Washington, DC on April 19, 2019. Building upon their joint statement, the Ministers discussed the following shared priorities and initiatives through which Continue Reading
Press Availability Michael R. Pompeo Secretary of State Ben Franklin Room Washington, DC April 19, 2019 SECRETARY POMPEO: Good morning, everyone. I want to first thank Foreign Minister Kono and Defense Minister Iwaya for coming to Washington for this critical meeting between close allies. I want to thank also, of course, Acting Secretary Shanahan for his participation, Continue Reading
Readout Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC April 18, 2019 The below is attributable to Spokesperson Morgan Ortagus:‎ Today, Secretary Michael R. Pompeo offered his condolences to French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian on the fire at the Cathedral of Notre-Dame de Paris. The Secretary praised the quick response of Parisian firefighter and police units, which Continue Reading
Readout Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC April 18, 2019 The below is attributable to Spokesperson Morgan Ortagus: Secretary Michael R. Pompeo met today with Foreign Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan of the United Arab Emirates. The Secretary thanked the Foreign Minister for the United Arab Emirates’ support for UN Special Envoy for Yemen Martin Continue Reading
Press Statement Morgan Ortagus Department Spokesperson Washington, DC April 17, 2019 We congratulate the people of Indonesia on holding their first simultaneous presidential and legislative elections on April 17. The spirited campaigns and robust participation by Indonesia’s public, civil society, and media underscore the strength and dynamism of Indonesia’s democracy. The Continue Reading
Media Note Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC April 17, 2019 Today, the United States has affirmed its commitment to use all economic and diplomatic tools to promote accountability for the Ortega regime and to support the Nicaraguan people in their quest for freedom. The United States has sanctioned Laureano Ortega and Banco Corporativo SA (Bancorp), pursuant to Continue Reading
Notice to the Press Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC April 16, 2019 U.S. Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo will deliver remarks to the media TOMORROW Wednesday, April 17, at 9:30 a.m. in the Press Briefing Room at the Department of State. This event is open press coverage. Journalists who plan to cover this event in person must be seated in the Press Briefing Continue Reading
Media Note Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC April 16, 2019 The U.S. State Department’s Global Innovations through Science and Technology Initiative (GIST) hosted its Technology Idea (Tech-I) Competition at the Global Entrepreneurship Congress in Bahrain, April 14-16. The GIST Tech-I pitch competition brings together science and technology entrepreneurs from Continue Reading
Media Note Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC April 15, 2019 The Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations’ (OBO) Industry Advisory Group (IAG) will meet on Tuesday, May 14, 2019 from 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. The meeting is open to the public and will be held in the Loy Henderson Conference Room of the U.S. Department of State, located at 2201 C Street, NW (entrance Continue Reading
Media Note Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC April 15, 2019 Ambassador Nathan A. Sales, the Coordinator for Counterterrorism, will lead the U.S. interagency delegation to Jerusalem April 16 for the annual meeting of the U.S.-Israel Joint Counterterrorism Group, the State Department’s longest running strategic counterterrorism dialogue. The United States and Israel Continue Reading
Remarks Michael R. Pompeo Secretary of State Texas A&M University College Station, Texas April 15, 2019 SECRETARY POMPEO: Thank you. Thank you. Thank you very much. And thank you, Jerica, for that kind introduction. Now, as the Secretary of State, we do diplomacy, which means you have to get the protocol right. So, howdy. AUDIENCE: Howdy. SECRETARY POMPEO: It’s great Continue Reading
Media Note Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC April 15, 2019 International law enforcement, security, counternarcotics, and judicial officials arrived in the United States this week for the fifth annual Towards a More Safe and Secure World International Visitor Leadership Program. Participants from 56 countries will meet with their counterparts in 16 U.S. cities to Continue Reading
April 15, 2019 ***THE DAILY PUBLIC SCHEDULE IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE*** DEPARTMENT OF STATE PUBLIC SCHEDULE APRIL 15, 2019 SECRETARY MICHAEL R. POMPEO Secretary Pompeo is on travel to Dallas and College Station, Texas from April 14-15. Please click here for more information. 10:00 a.m. LOCAL Secretary Pompeo meets with members of the Iranian-American diaspora community, in Continue Reading
Interview Michael R. Pompeo Secretary of State Lima, Peru April 14, 2019 QUESTION:  The main topic of your visit is to discuss the situation of Venezuela.  For how long is it possible to intensify the diplomatic pressure? SECRETARY POMPEO:  So the main topic of my visit to South America is really twofold: first, to be with our friends, democratic countries with free Continue Reading
Interview Michael R. Pompeo Secretary of State Cucuta, Colombia April 14, 2019 QUESTION: On the bridge as we were walking out, there were people shouting, “Liberty,” and “Maduro must go.” And with the help of Mark, my fabulous bilingual cameraman, I asked them what they wanted from the United States. And they said, “Intervention.” My question is: I understand you said that Continue Reading
Remarks Michael R. Pompeo Secretary of State Cucuta, Colombia April 14, 2019 SECRETARY POMPEO: Good evening. It’s truly an honor to be here with you, President Duque. I want to commend your government and the people of Colombia for the support that you’ve offered to the Venezuelans in their true hour of need. The United States and freedom-loving nations around the world Continue Reading
April 14, 2019 ***THE DAILY PUBLIC SCHEDULE IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE*** DEPARTMENT OF STATE PUBLIC SCHEDULE APRIL 14, 2019 SECRETARY MICHAEL R. POMPEO 4:30 p.m. LOCAL Secretary Pompeo visits the Center for Transitional Assistance for Migrants, in Cucuta, Colombia. (POOLED CAMERA SPRAY AT TOP) 5:05 p.m. LOCAL Secretary Pompeo visits the Simon Bolivar Bridge, in Cucuta, Continue Reading
Interview Michael R. Pompeo Secretary of State Asuncion, Paraguay April 13, 2019 QUESTION: Thank you, Secretary Pompeo, for another time, another opportunity to talk to you. SECRETARY POMPEO: It’s great to be with you again. QUESTION: Thank you. Let’s begin with one of the hottest topics, Venezuela. This is one of the topics you have been talking about for quite a long Continue Reading
Readout Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC April 13, 2019 The below is attributable to Spokesperson Morgan Ortagus:‎ Secretary Michael R. Pompeo spoke today with Foreign Minister Ernesto Araujo of Brazil. They reaffirmed the close friendship between the United States and Brazil and pledged to continue working together to address the political, economic, and Continue Reading
Remarks Michael R. Pompeo Secretary of State Palacio de Gobierno Lima, Peru April 13, 2019 MODERATOR: (Via translation) Ladies and gentlemen, good afternoon. With the presence of the Secretary of State of the United States of America, Mr. Michael Pompeo, and the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Peru, Ambassador Nestor Popolizio Bardales, we will begin with a statement to the Continue Reading
Press Statement Morgan Ortagus Department Spokesperson Washington, DC April 12, 2019 Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo will travel to Dallas and College Station, Texas, April 14–15. In Dallas, April 15, the Secretary will meet with members of the Iranian-American diaspora community. He will solicit their thoughts and discuss issues pertaining to U.S. policy on Iran. In Continue Reading
Interview Michael R. Pompeo Secretary of State Santiago, Chile April 12, 2019 QUESTION:  Mr. Secretary, thank you for your time with CNN Chile. SECRETARY POMPEO:  It’s wonderful to be with you. QUESTION:  Regarding to Venezuela, it has been three months since Juan Guaido is president in charge.  We are in another stage.  Why are you coming here now in South America 72 Continue Reading
Interview Michael R. Pompeo Secretary of State Santiago, Chile April 12, 2019 QUESTION: Mr. Pompeo, thank you for your time. You’re visiting Chile, Paraguay, Peru, and Colombia to reinforce commitment to democracy and human rights in Venezuela, and you have said that every option is on the table. Military intervention – is it still an option? SECRETARY POMPEO: President Continue Reading
April 13, 2019 ***THE DAILY PUBLIC SCHEDULE IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE*** DEPARTMENT OF STATE PUBLIC SCHEDULE APRIL 13, 2019 SECRETARY MICHAEL R. POMPEO Secretary Pompeo is on travel to Chile, Paraguay, Peru, and Colombia from April 11–15.  Please click here for more information. 8:30 a.m. LOCAL Secretary Pompeo meets with Paraguayan President Abdo Benitez and Paraguayan Foreign Continue Reading
Robert Palladino Deputy Spokesperson Department Press Briefing Washington, DC April 11, 2019 TRANSCRIPT: 2:46p.m. EDT MR PALLADINO: Earlier today, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo had the honor of swearing in the new United States Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism Elan S. Carr. As special envoy, he will advise the Secretary of State and lead United States Continue Reading
Media Note Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC April 11, 2019 On April 11, the U.S. Department of State hosted senior members of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) and a number of OPCW Executive Council representatives. The discussion focused on key U.S. policy priorities relevant to chemical weapons and reinforced our demonstrated and Continue Reading