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
Vice President Michael R. Pence, Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo, and Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen M. Nielsen, along with Mexican Foreign Secretary Luis Videgaray and Secretary of Government Alfonso Navarrete, co-hosted the second Conference for Prosperity and Security in Central America, at the Department of State. The United States and Mexico reviewed progress on joint projects to augment the Northern Triangle governments’ efforts in these critical areas and address the drivers of illegal immigration. Learn more: https://go.usa.gov/xP5DV
After a 7.5 magnitude earthquake and tsunami struck Sulawesi in the Republic of Indonesia, the United States responded. Learn more and find out how you can help.