Today, the Departments of State and the Treasury took joint action against Russia’s continued and blatant disregard for international norms. Read more: https://go.usa.gov/xExhRSanctions Announcement on Russia
"This week, as we release To Walk the Earth in Safety, the Department’s annual report on U.S. support worldwide for clearing landmines and other explosive remnants of war, it takes me back to one of the most powerful and moving experiences since becoming Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security this year. In August, I traveled to Vietnam’s Quang Tri province, along what had once been the Demilitarized Zone between North and South Vietnam." Read more: https://go.usa.gov/xExU7Vietnam: In a Legacy of War, a Path to Partnership
This week, as we release To Walk the Earth in Safety, the Department’s annual report on U.S. support worldwide for clearing landmines and other explosive remnants of war, it takes me back to one of the most powerful and moving experiences since becoming Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security this year.
The Office of Weapons Removal and Abatement in the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Political-Military Affairs has released the 17th Edition of To Walk the Earth in Safety, a report underscoring the accomplishments of the U.S. Conventional Weapons Destruction Program. For more than 20 years, the United States has led the international donor community in promoting peace and security worldwide by partnering with nations to reduce the availability of excess, loosely-secured, or otherwise at-risk small arms and light weapons and munitions, as well as to address humanitarian hazards from landmines and unexploded ordnance in post-conflict countries. Read more: https://go.usa.gov/xExUV | Read the report here: https://go.usa.gov/xExUpTo Walk the Earth in Safety: New Report Showcases U.S. Global Leadership in Landmine Clearance and Conventional Weapons Destruction
Ambassador Nikki Haley delivers remarks at a UN Security Council Meeting on the Middle East on December 18, 2018. A transcript is available at https://usun.state.gov/remarks/8869.UN Security Council Meeting on the Middle East
Ambassador James Jeffrey, U.S. Special Representative for Syria Engagement, delivers keynote address at the Atlantic Council's "The Future of U.S. Policy in Syria" program on December 17, 2018.Ambassador James Jeffrey on "The Future of U.S. Policy in Syria"
The United States and Mexico seek to continue modernizing our bilateral engagement to reflect changes in the world and to ensure our citizens directly benefit. We are committed to promoting strong regional economic growth, good jobs, and expanded opportunity for all of our citizens.
This declaration reflects the importance both countries attach to our bilateral relationship. The spirit of cooperation between our countries is strong with institutional, economic, familial, and cultural bonds that link the United States and Mexico and are the foundation of our bilateral relationship.
Read more here: https://go.usa.gov/xExUQ
Secretary Pompeo holds a joint press availability with Secretary of Defense James Mattis, Canadian Minister of Foreign Affairs Chrystia Freeland, and Canadian Minister of Defense Harjit Sajjan, at Department of State on December 14, 2018. A transcript is available here: https://go.usa.gov/xExUNU.S.-Canada 2+2 Ministerial - Joint Press Availability
Secretary Pompeo and Acting Greek Minister of Foreign Affairs George Katrougalos deliver brief statements as part of the U.S.-Greece Strategic Dialogue at the Department of State on December 13, 2018. Read more about Secretary Pompeo's meeting with Acting Foreign Minister Katrougalos here: https://go.usa.gov/xEqSQU.S.-Greece Strategic Dialogue
"The United States commends participants from the Yemen consultations in Sweden for making progress on key initiatives, including a cease-fire and withdrawal of forces in Hudaydah, prisoner exchanges, and opening humanitarian corridors to the city of Taiz. Although many details remain subject to further discussion, these consultations between the Republic of Yemen Government and the Houthis marked a pivotal first step. All parties have an opportunity to build upon this momentum and improve the lives of all Yemenis. Moving forward, all must continue to engage, de-escalate tensions, and cease ongoing hostilities. This is the best way to give these and future consultations a chance to succeed. The United States thanks UN Special Envoy Martin Griffiths for his leadership on these efforts, continued optimism, and ability to inspire reconciliation. We also thank the Government of Sweden for hosting, as well as the governments of Kuwait, Oman, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, and the many others that helped facilitate and support the consultations. The work ahead will not be easy, but we have seen what many considered improbable begin to take shape. Peace is possible. The end of these consultations can be the beginning of a new chapter for Yemen."
-- Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo
#ICYMI This week, Deputy Secretary of State John J. Sullivan hosted the first ministerial in many years dedicated to counterterrorism cooperation in the Western Hemisphere. Learn more: https://go.usa.gov/xEqSZState Department Hosts Ministerial on Counterterrorism Cooperation in the Western Hemisphere
Deputy Secretary Sullivan hosted the first ministerial in many years dedicated to counterterrorism cooperation in the Western Hemisphere in Washington, D.C. Senior officials from thirteen key North, Central, and South American partner countries and multiple U.S. agencies attended the gathering.
The work of the State Department benefits the “Peach State” of Georgia -- from Atlanta to Savannah -- in a number of areas including education, entrepreneurship, and food security.
Assistant to the President for National Security Strategy, Ambassador John Bolton, delivered remarks laying out the Trump Administration's new Africa strategy at the Heritage Foundation in Washington, DC on December 13. Read more: https://go.usa.gov/xEqS4A New Africa Strategy
Ambassador John Bolton delivered remarks laying out the Trump Administration's new Africa strategy at the Heritage Foundation in Washington, DC on December 13.
Secretary Pompeo delivers remarks to the press at the United Nations, in New York City on December 12, 2018. A transcript is available here: https://go.usa.gov/xEqSaSecretary Pompeo Delivers Remarks to the Press at the United Nations