Watch U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley deliver remarks on Iran and child soldiers, at the UN Security Council, on October 18, 2018.
U.S. Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo meets with Mexican Foreign Secretary Luis Videgaray Caso in Mexico City on October 19, 2018. In Mexico City, Secretary Pompeo will also meet with President Enrique Peña Nieto, as well as with Foreign Secretary-designate Marcelo Luis Ebrard Casaubon. Secretary Pompeo will reaffirm the U.S. commitment to cooperating with both the current administration and the incoming administration of President-elect Andrés Manuel López Obrador on economic issues, shared security challenges, and reducing illegal immigration. Read more about the Secretary’s travel to Panama and Mexico here.
U.S. Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo meets with Panamanian President Juan Carlos Varela in Panama City, Panama on October 18, 2018. Read more about the Secretary’s meeting with the President here, and follow the Secretary’s trip to Panama and Mexico here.
Watch Advisor to the President Ivanka Trump discuss this year’s annual meeting of the President’s Interagency Task Force to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons (PITF). The Task Force, a cabinet-level entity created by the Trafficking Victims Protection Act (TVPA) of 2000, consists of some 15 agencies across the federal government responsible for coordinating U.S. government-wide efforts to combat trafficking in persons. On October 11, 2018, PITF met to discuss the Administration’s efforts to tackle human trafficking.
For more information about the meeting, read President Trump’s remarks, Secretary Pompeo’s statement, the White House fact sheet, and the State Department Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons’ DipNote blog entry. Learn how you can help fight human trafficking here.
Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo traveled to Ankara, Turkey on October 17, 2018. In Ankara, Secretary Pompeo met with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu. For more on the Secretary’s trip, go to https://www.state.gov.
Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo will travel to Ankara, Turkey on October 17, 2018. In Ankara, the Secretary will meet with Turkish Foreign Minister Cavusoglu to welcome the decision to release Pastor Andrew Brunson and to discuss other issues of bilateral importance. The Secretary will also discuss the Jamal Khashoggi case and reiterate the U.S. offer to assist Turkey in its investigation. Follow the Secretary’s trip on https://www.state.gov.
Today, Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo met with King Salman, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, and Foreign Minister al-Jubeir in Riyadh. Read what Secretary Pompeo said about his meetings: https://go.usa.gov/xPNtJ | Read more about the Secretary’s trip: https://go.usa.gov/xPND9
Today, the U.S. Treasury Department sanctioned a vast network of businesses providing financial support to the Basij, Iran’s Revolutionary Guard’s militia that recruits, trains, and deploys child soldiers. Read more: https://go.usa.gov/xPNwj
Today, the U.S. Department of the Treasury sanctioned a vast network of businesses providing financial support to the Basij, Iran’s Revolutionary Guard’s militia that recruits, trains, and deploys child soldiers. Read more: https://go.usa.gov/xPNw8
U.S. Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo meets with Saudi King Salman bin Abdul-Aziz at the Royal Court in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia on October 16, 2018. Read more about the Secretary’s trip here: https://go.usa.gov/xPND9
U.S. Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo arrives in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia on October 16, 2018. Read more about the Secretary’s trip here: https://go.usa.gov/xPND9
At the request of President Donald J. Trump, Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo will travel to Riyadh, Saudi Arabia today. The President has called for a prompt and open investigation into the disappearance of Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Follow the Secretary’s trip on https://www.state.gov.
Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo released the State Department’s report detailing the magnitude of the Iranian regime’s destructive behavior at home and abroad. The report covers Iran’s support for terrorism, its missile program, illicit financial activities, threats to maritime security and cybersecurity, human rights abuses, as well as environmental exploitation. Download the report here (PDF): https://go.usa.gov/xP5k4
A #GirlForce To Be Reckoned With: A Conversation With Afghan Girls Robotics Team Leader Fatemah Qaderyan
The Secretary of State’s Office of Global Women’s Issues works in close coordination with partners across the U.S. government to ensure the support and empowerment of girls is central to our foreign policy efforts. On this year’s International Day of the Girl Child, the office hosted the Afghan girls robotics team in Washington, D.C. Read more: https://go.usa.gov/xP5Kt
On October 10, the hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) departed Naval Station Norfolk on an 11-week medical support mission to Central and South America as part of U.S. Southern Command’s Enduring Promise initiative. Working with health and government partners in Ecuador, Peru, Colombia, and Honduras, the embarked medical team will provide care on board and at land-based medical sites, helping to relieve pressure on national medical systems caused partly by an increase in cross-border migrants. The development reflects the United States’ enduring promise of friendship, partnership, and solidarity with the Americas. [U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Daniel E. Gheesling]
Happy birthday to America’s seapower, the U.S. Navy!
“Thank you Sailors, past and present, for your service, sacrifice, and commitment to keeping America safe.” – Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo, October 13, 2018
Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo participates in the Department’s Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration, at the Department of State, on October 12, 2018. Read more about 50 years of Hispanic Heritage Month and how we are celebrating the contributions of Hispanic Americans to U.S. foreign policy: https://go.usa.gov/xP5WY
This week, Secretary Pompeo met with Chairman Kim in North Korea, chaired the Interagency Task Force to #EndTrafficking, remarked on the release of Pastor Brunson, and the United States and Mexico co-hosted #CentAm2018. Read more: https://go.usa.gov/xP5cc
Secretary Michael R. Pompeo delivers remarks and administers the Oath of Office to the 195th Foreign Service Generalist Class, at the Department of State, October 12, 2018. To learn more about the Foreign Service, go to careers.state.gov.
This week, Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo traveled to Tokyo, Japan; Pyongyang, DPRK; Seoul, Republic of Korea; and Beijing, China. Read more about his trip: https://go.usa.gov/xP5DH