Happy Women’s Entrepreneurship Day! The @statedept proudly supports women entrepreneurs worldwide through exchange programs offered through the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. These life-changing opportunities connect international #WomenInSTEM with American mentors, laying the groundwork for global collaboration and long-term mentorship between different countries centered on problem-solving innovation. @TechWomen is one such program, bringing together American women in Northern California with their counterparts in the Middle East, Central Asia, North Africa, and sub-Saharan Africa for a professional mentorship and exchange program at leading technology companies. Help us celebrate women leaders in entrepreneurship later this month at #GES2017, which focuses on the theme “Women First, Prosperity for All.” Follow @GES2017 for updates.
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Today at the U.S. Department of State, Secretary Tillerson hosted a Ministerial on trade, security, and governance with leaders from across the African continent. The U.S. is committed to working with African partners to promote open markets, free and fair trade, democracy and the rule of law, and effective responses to global terrorist threats.
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson met with African Union Chairperson Moussa Faki yesterday as the U.S. Department of State hosted the fifth annual U.S.-African Union High Level Dialogue. During the dialogue, U.S. and African leaders discussed may issues, including strengthening democratic institutions, spurring economic growth, trade and investment, advancing peace and security, and promoting opportunity and development.
Earlier today in Burma, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson met with Burmese State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Secretary Tillerson was in Naypyidaw, Burma to address the humanitarian crisis in Rakhine State and to meet with senior leaders to discuss U.S. support for Burma’s democratic transition.
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson met with UN Secretary-General Antònio Guterres today in Manila, #Philippines. Secretary Tillerson traveled to Manila with President Trump to reaffirm the enduring U.S. commitment to the U.S.-Philippines alliance and to participate in the U.S.-ASEAN 40th Anniversary Commemorative Summit.
This week, 247 business and social entrepreneurs from Latin America and the Caribbean arrived in Washington, D.C. for the closing forum of the Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative (YLAI) Professional Fellows Program. For the past five weeks, the YLAI fellows have been collaborating with their counterparts in businesses and civil society organizations in 24 U.S. cities, strengthening two-way business ties between the United States and Latin America and the Caribbean. Upon completing the exchange, Fellows will return to their ventures with new insight, resources, ongoing support from U.S. counterparts, and an improved network. #YLAI2017
U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson joined U.S. and Republic of Korea troops today for lunch at Camp Humphreys in the Republic of Korea.
While in South Korea, Secretary Tillerson also accompanied President Trump to meetings with senior Korean officials to discuss the U.S.-Republic of Korea alliance and shared global priorities.
U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson met with Japan’s Minister for Foreign Affairs Taro Kono today in Tokyo. While in Japan, Secretary Tillerson will participate in President Trump’s bilateral summit meeting with Prime Minister Abe, engage with Japanese and American business leaders, and meet with the families of Japanese citizens abducted by the North Korean regime. Secretary Tillerson will also support President Trump’s focus on bolstering the U.S.-Japan Alliance, and pressing for more balanced trade that fosters strong domestic demand-driven growth and free and fair trade practices.
State Department Spokesperson Heather Nauert is on travel with a U.S. delegation in #Bangladesh. The delegation is in the region to discuss ways to address humanitarian and human rights concerns and improve the delivery of humanitarian assistance to displaced persons.
Earlier today, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson signed the appointment papers for Assistant Secretary for European and Eurasian Affairs Wess Mitchell, before his swearing-in ceremony at the U.S. Department of State.
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Department of State Spokesperson Heather Nauert addressed representatives from the diplomatic corps at a reception in support of the United States’ bid to host the 2023 World’s Fair in Minnesota.
The United States is one of three countries competing to host the 2022/2023 World’s Fair. Minnesota’s proposed three-month specialized exposition would take place between May and August 2023 under the banner “Healthy People, Healthy Planet” with a focus on health, wellness, and medical technology.
Earlier today, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson met with UN Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura at the U.S. Mission to the United Nations in Geneva.
Secretary Tillerson traveled to Geneva to meet with officials to discuss a number of current global humanitarian crises.
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson met with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi earlier today at the Prime Minister’s House in New Delhi, #India.
During his trip, Secretary Tillerson also met with senior Indian leaders to discuss further strengthening U.S.-India strategic partnership and collaboration on security and prosperity in the Indo-Pacific region.
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson pays respects to Mahatma Gandhi at Gandhi Smriti in New Delhi, #India.
Each year on October 24, the international community celebrates United Nations (UN) Day to mark the anniversary of the entry into force in 1945 of the UN Charter.
Today, President Donald Trump issued a presidential proclamation recognizing the more than seven decades of contributions the UN has made to peace and security among nations. The President’s proclamation noted:
“The United Nations was founded on the vision that diverse nations could cooperate to preserve sovereignty, enhance security, build prosperity, and promote human rights and fundamental freedoms. Its purpose remains as essential today as ever before. As the world faces increasing transnational threats ‑‑ including the spread of terrorism and mass atrocities around the globe, the risk of famine and humanitarian crises, and nuclear proliferation by rogue regimes that threaten others with the most destructive weapons known to humanity ‑‑ we call on all member states to reaffirm their commitments to the obligations and responsibilities enshrined in the United Nations Charter.” #UNDay
Secretary Tillerson met with Pakistani Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi today in Islamabad, #Pakistan. The two leaders discussed U.S.-Pakistan bilateral cooperation, expanding economic ties between the two countries, and Pakistan’s critical role in the success of the U.S. strategy in South Asia.
Earlier today, Secretary Tillerson met with Afghan President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan. During their meeting, Secretary Tillerson and President Ghani reaffirmed the U.S.-Afghan commitment to achieving peace, stability, and long-term prosperity in #Afghanistan.
Secretary Tillerson met with HH the Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani during his visit to Doha, #Qatar on October 22.
While in Doha, Secretary Tillerson also met with other Qatari leaders and U.S. military officials to discuss joint counterterrorism efforts, the ongoing Gulf dispute, and other regional and bilateral issues, including #Iran and #Iraq.
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson greets Saudi King Salman following the Saudi Arabia-Iraq Coordination Committee Meeting at the Saudi Royal Court in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
Secretary Tillerson also met with various Saudi leaders during his trip to discuss the conflict in Yemen, the ongoing Gulf dispute, Iran, and a number of other important regional and bilateral issues.
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Today at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), Secretary of State Rex Tillerson delivered remarks on the strong partnership between the United States and India. #USIndia