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US State Department: Pompeo’s Call with Australian Prime Minister
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US State Department: Pompeo’s Call with Australian Prime Minister

Washington, DC (STL.News) The below is attributable to Spokesperson Morgan Ortagus: Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo spoke yesterday with Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison.  During the call, the Secretary and the Prime Minister affirmed the unbreakable bond that exists between the United States and Australia and committed to continue working together to deepen and broaden the U.S.-Australia Alliance.  Secretary Pompeo thanked Prime Minister Morrison for his steadfast support in promoting our shared values of democracy, human rights, the rule of law, and our common strategic interests, even in the face of economic threats from the People’s Republic of China.  They noted the increasing importance of the Quad’s collective efforts to advance a free, open, and inclusive Indo-Pacif...
Secretary Pompeo’s Call with Colombian President Duque
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Secretary Pompeo’s Call with Colombian President Duque

Washington, DC (STL.News) The US Department of State released the following: The following is attributable to Principal Deputy Spokesperson Cale Brown: Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo spoke yesterday with Colombian President Ivan Duque.  Secretary Pompeo and President Duque discussed their mutual goal of a peaceful transition to democracy in Venezuela, as well as joint efforts to meet the needs of Venezuelan migrants and refugees forced to flee disastrous and repressive conditions in their country.  The Secretary expressed our gratitude to the Colombian people and government, who are now hosting more than 1.7 million Venezuelan refugees.  Secretary Pompeo also pledged to continue helping Colombia meet public health needs arising from COVID-19, as well as efforts to rebuild Provi...
Secretary Pompeo to Participate in the NATO Foreign Ministerial
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Secretary Pompeo to Participate in the NATO Foreign Ministerial

Washington, DC (STL.News) The US Department of State released the following statement: Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo will take part in the virtual NATO Foreign Ministerial December 1-2, 2020.  The Secretary will join Allied foreign ministers to discuss the challenges to Transatlantic security, including an evolving threat environment. Over these two days, Secretary Pompeo will reaffirm the U.S. commitment to the NATO Alliance, which has ensured peace and prosperity for more than seven decades.  The Secretary and his counterparts from NATO and partner countries will highlight the Alliance’s successes and discuss current issues, including increasing our joint security capabilities and reaffirming the centrality of our Transatlantic values through the Forward-Looking Reflection P...
US Department of State: Secretary Pompeo’s Travel to Foreign Countries
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US Department of State: Secretary Pompeo’s Travel to Foreign Countries

Secretary Pompeo’s Travel to France, Turkey, Georgia, Israel, the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, and Saudi Arabia Washington, DC (STL.News) The US Department of State released the following statement: Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo will travel to France, Turkey, Georgia, Israel, the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, and Saudi Arabia November 13 – 23. In Paris, the Secretary will meet with President Macron, Foreign Minister Le Drian, and other senior officials to build on our transatlantic work on economic and security matters, and on counterterrorism and global threats. Following Paris, Secretary Pompeo will travel to Istanbul, Turkey to meet with His All Holiness the Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople, Bartholomew I, to discuss religious issues in Turkey and the region and to promot...
Secretary Pompeo’s Call with New Zealand Foreign Minister Mahuta
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Secretary Pompeo’s Call with New Zealand Foreign Minister Mahuta

Washington, DC (STL.News) The following is attributable to Principal Deputy Spokesperson Cale Brown: Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo spoke today with New Zealand Foreign Minister Nanaia Mahuta. Secretary Pompeo congratulated Foreign Minister Mahuta on her appointment as foreign minister, and they discussed issues important to the bilateral relationship, including development assistance and COVID-19 responses in the Pacific islands.  The Secretary and the Foreign Minister agreed to continue cooperating to promote our shared democratic ideals in the Indo-Pacific and international organizations STL.News References: US Department of State Washington, DC Can also be viewed on DSN News Today
Secretary Pompeo’s Call with Austrian Foreign Minister Schallenberg
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Secretary Pompeo’s Call with Austrian Foreign Minister Schallenberg

Washington, DC (STL.News) The below is attributable to Principal Deputy Spokesperson Cale Brown:? Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo spoke today with Austrian Foreign Minister Alexander Schallenberg and offered, on behalf of the American people, his condolences on the tragic loss of four lives in the terrorist attacks perpetrated by an Islamic State supporter in Vienna on November 2.  Secretary Pompeo also wished a speedy recovery to all those wounded in the attack.  He condemned the heinous attack in the strongest possible terms and offered further U.S. support for the investigation.  Secretary Pompeo emphasized that the United States remains committed to our close cooperation with Austria in the fight against terrorism. STL.News References: US Department of State Washington, DC ...
Secretary Pompeo – Virtual Remarks to the NATO Youth Summit
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Secretary Pompeo – Virtual Remarks to the NATO Youth Summit

Washington, DC (STL.News) Secretary Pompeo: Congratulations to the participants of the #NATO2030 Youth Summit.  You’re about to discuss the next decade of the most successful military Alliance in history.  You all represent the future of NATO and it’ll be up to you to make the Alliance even stronger for the next generation. ? YouTube video provided courtesy of the US Department of State STL.News References: YouTube
Secretary Pompeo’s Meeting with Ecuadoran Foreign Minister Gallegos
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Secretary Pompeo’s Meeting with Ecuadoran Foreign Minister Gallegos

Washington, DC (STL.News) The following is attributable to Principal Deputy Spokesperson Cale Brown: Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo met with Ecuadoran Foreign Minister Luis Gallegos today in Washington, DC. Secretary Pompeo and Foreign Minister Gallegos discussed collaboration on bilateral priorities, including anti-corruption efforts, security issues, and economic ties. Secretary Pompeo recognized the Government of Ecuador’s commitment to strengthen democracy and to ensure a free, fair, and transparent election in February.  The Secretary expressed strong U.S. support for Ecuador’s efforts to ensure that fishing vessels do not engage in illegal, unregulated, and unreported fishing in Ecuador’s waters and to promote regional cooperation on the issue.  Secretary Pompeo and Foreign Mi...
US Department of State: Burma’s Parliamentary Elections
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US Department of State: Burma’s Parliamentary Elections

Washington, DC (STL.News) Michael R. Pompeo, Secretary Of State released the following statement: The United States recognizes that Burma’s parliamentary elections, the second competitive national election since the end of military rule, mark an important step in the country’s democratic transition.  Millions of people, including young people voting for the first time, exercised their right to elect their representatives.  We appreciate the efforts of all who worked to make these elections possible, particularly in light of the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic. Nevertheless, we are concerned by the large number of unelected seats constitutionally reserved for the military; the disfranchisement of groups including Rohingya; cancellation of voting in parts of several states and re...
US Department of State: On U.S. Dedication to Human Rights
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US Department of State: On U.S. Dedication to Human Rights

Washington, DC (STL.News) Michael R. Pompeo, Secretary Of State released the following statement: The United States has been, and always will be, a leader in transparent, rights-respecting governance.  Our continued commitment to the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) process underscores the United States’ long-standing role as a global leader in advancing human rights. As a country whose government derives its authority from the consent of its people, respect for human rights is intrinsic to our national identity.  We are committed to the promotion and protection of human rights, as reflected in our own founding documents and the principles of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, to which the United States and all other members of the United Nations have committed.  As our UPR report...
US Department of State: Syria Sanctions on Anniversary of Assad’s Attack
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US Department of State: Syria Sanctions on Anniversary of Assad’s Attack

Syria Sanctions Designations on the Anniversary of Assad’s Attack Against the People of Douma, Syria Washington, DC (STL.News) Michael R. Pompeo, Secretary Of State released the following statement: Today, the Department of State and the Department of the Treasury sanctioned 19 individuals and entities under the Caesar Syria Civilian Protection Act of 2019 and other sanctions authorities. Just over five years ago, on October 30, 2015, Bashar al Assad’s forces, backed by Iran and Russia, killed over 70 Syrian civilians, and injured nearly 500 more in the Douma marketplace bombing.  Today, the Assad regime continues its futile attempt to impose a military solution to the Syrian conflict.?  In remembrance of the victims of the brutal Douma marketplace attack and other atrocities committed b...
US Department of State: Four PRC & Hong Kong Officials Threatening
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US Department of State: Four PRC & Hong Kong Officials Threatening

Designations of Four PRC and Hong Kong Officials Threatening the Peace, Security, and Autonomy of Hong Kong Washington, DC (STL.News) Michael R. Pompeo, Secretary Of State released the following statement: The People’s Republic of China (PRC) and Hong Kong-based officials continue to dismantle the promised autonomy and freedoms of Hong Kong through politically motivated arrests.  Today, the U.S. Department of State is designating four PRC and Hong Kong officials in connection with implementing the PRC-imposed National Security Law and threatening the peace, security, and autonomy of Hong Kong, pursuant to Executive Order 13936. The Department of State is designating Li Jiangzhou, Edwina Lau, and Steve Li Kwai-Wah as having been leaders or officials of entities, including any government e...
US Department of State: On Departure of Ambassador James F. Jeffrey
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US Department of State: On Departure of Ambassador James F. Jeffrey

Washington, DC (STL.News) Michael R. Pompeo, Secretary Of State released the following statement: Ambassador James F. Jeffrey, who has served for almost two and a half years as the Special Representative for Syria Engagement and Special Envoy for the Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS, will retire from his roles this month.  In August 2018 Ambassador Jeffrey came out of retirement at my request to serve as my point person on Syria, and he assumed the additional role of Special Envoy in the global fight against ISIS in January 2019.  He achieved remarkable results in each capacity, advancing our efforts toward a political resolution to the Syrian crisis and creating the conditions for an enduring defeat of ISIS. Ambassador Jeffrey helped build and maintain an international coalition that gre...
US Department of State: Ambassador A. Sales Designated Special Envoy
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US Department of State: Ambassador A. Sales Designated Special Envoy

Coordinator for Counterterrorism Ambassador Nathan A. Sales Designated Special Envoy to the Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS Washington, DC (STL.News) Michael R. Pompeo, Secretary Of State released the following statement: I am pleased to announce that I have designated Ambassador Nathan A. Sales, the Department’s Coordinator for Counterterrorism, to assume the additional role of the Special Envoy to the Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS following the retirement of Special Envoy James Jeffrey.  With this additional responsibility, Ambassador Sales will lead and coordinate U.S. Department of State relations with the Global Coalition and efforts to ensure the lasting defeat of ISIS. Ambassador Sales’ current responsibilities include leading the Bureau of Counterterrorism and serving as my pri...
The United States and Kuwait Launch Fourth Strategic Dialogue
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The United States and Kuwait Launch Fourth Strategic Dialogue

Washington, DC (STL.News) The US Department of State released the following statement: Today, the United States opened the fourth U.S.-Kuwait Strategic Dialogue with the State of Kuwait launching a series of bilateral working groups in a virtual format.  These bilateral working groups will take place over the next two weeks on: Political, Human Rights and Development;  Education and Scientific Cooperation;  Security; Consular, Customs, and Border Protection;  Trade and Investment;  and Defense.  The Strategic Dialogue will culminate with a meeting between Secretary Michael R. Pompeo and Kuwaiti Foreign Minister Ahmed Nasser Al-Mohamed Al-Sabah on November 24 in Washington, DC. STL.News References: US Department of State Washington, DC Michael R. Pompeo Kuwait  
US Department of State: Pompeo’s Meeting with Korea Foreign Minister
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US Department of State: Pompeo’s Meeting with Korea Foreign Minister

Secretary Pompeo’s Meeting with Republic of Korea Foreign Minister Kang Washington, DC (STL.News) The following is attributable to Principal Deputy Spokesperson Cale Brown: Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo met today with Republic of Korea Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha in Washington, D.C., and reaffirmed the enduring strength and importance of the U.S.-ROK Alliance, the linchpin to peace and security for the Indo-Pacific region. During the meeting, Secretary Pompeo and Foreign Minister Kang discussed bilateral and regional priorities, including coordination on ensuring peace on the Korean Peninsula and expanding cooperation through the U.S. Indo-Pacific Strategy and the ROK New Southern Policy.  The Secretary and the Foreign Minister reinforced our joint commitment to defending the r...