“On behalf of the Government of the United States of America and all Americans, I express my solidarity with the people of India and the city of Mumbai on the 10th anniversary of the Mumbai terrorist attack. We stand with the families and friends of the victims, whose loved ones were lost in this act of barbarism, including six American citizens. The barbarity of 26/11 shocked the entire world.” Read the Secretary’s full statement here.
"The United States is proud to observe the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against..."
Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo
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On Small Business Saturday, learn about the U. S. Department of State Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs Direct Line program, which provides opportunities for U.S. small and medium-sized businesses to hear from experts at U.S. diplomatic missions in over 190 countries, where our staffs are trained to identify promising market sectors and to help U.S. exporters capitalize on new opportunities. Read more and register for future Direct Line programs here.
Thanksgiving reminds us that sharing a meal brings communities closer together, at home and abroad. As a popular American holiday, it also helps us think about how important it is to give back and serve others. The Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs helps create these moments every day through exchange programs. Read about how exchange program participants spent Thanksgiving in the United States and find out how you can become involved in our exchange programs.
“I’m blessed to be leading the finest diplomatic corps in the world. The State Department team puts its heart and soul into the service of our nation. Susan and I appreciate these patriots’ and their families’ commitment to the mission, and wish all Americans a Happy Thanksgiving.” – Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo
Special Rep Brian Hook: When companies do business with #Iran’s regime, they’re likely financing terrorism—possibly on their own soil. Our sanctions aim to deprive the regime from its ability to export terrorism. We are on alert for sanction evasion and won’t hesitate to stop it.
Students. Teachers. Exchange participants and alumni. Colleges and universities. Professionals. Volunteers. What do they have in common? They all bring the power of international education to life during International Education Week (IEW)!
IEW is an annual celebration of international exchange programs. Held November 12-16, 2018, IEW is a joint initiative organized by the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education.
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Today we wish a happy #VeteransDay2018 to all who have bravely defended our nation and continue to do so. Learn how veterans at the State Department are continuing their service to our country through the #VIPFellowship program.
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Happy Veterans Day! Today we show our respect, gratitude, and support for the veterans who have bravely defended our country. One of the ways the State Department continues to show support is through the #VIPFellowship program, a professional fellowship that provides veterans with an on ramp to a career in foreign affairs. #VeteransDay
Happy 243rd birthday @marines! We celebrate the service and commitment of Marines and we are very thankful for the men and women who protect our diplomatic posts around the world. #MarineCorpsBirthday
The United States Marine Corps has supported U.S. diplomacy since the founding of our nation. Today, Marine Security Guards (MSGs) stand duty 24 hours each day, seven days a week, at U.S. embassies and consulates worldwide. Happy birthday, Marines!
Did you miss key foreign policy developments this week? Each week, we recap the latest U.S. Department of State highlights spanning a wide range of global issues, events, and initiatives. Read more: https://go.usa.gov/xPw2u
U.S. Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo will travel to Paris, France November 10-11.
On November 10, he will arrive in Paris, where he will join President Trump in commemorating the 100th anniversary of the end of the first World War, including visits to memorial sites and cemeteries to honor our shared sacrifice and reaffirm the Transatlantic Alliance. On November 11, Secretary Pompeo will attend the formal WWI commemoration ceremony at the Arc de Triomphe and a working lunch with international partners hosted by Foreign Minister Le Drian to discuss cooperation on global priorities, including ways to counter Iranian malign behavior and to advance the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula. The Secretary will also participate in the President’s meeting with French President Emmanuel Macron.
Yesterday, during bilateral meetings in Washington, D.C., Deputy Secretary of State John J. Sullivan and the Sudanese Foreign Minister Dirdeiry Mohamed Ahmed discussed the launch of the “Phase II” framework for our bilateral engagement. Phase II is designed to expand our bilateral cooperation, facilitate meaningful reforms to enhance stability in Sudan, and achieve further progress in a number of areas of longstanding concern. The United States welcomes Sudan’s commitment to making progress in key areas. Those key areas include expanding counterterrorism cooperation, enhancing human rights protections and practices, including freedoms of religion and press, improving humanitarian access, ceasing internal hostilities and creating a more conducive environment for progress in Sudan’s peace process, taking steps to address certain outstanding terrorism-related claims, and adhering to UN Security Council resolutions related to North Korea. As part of this process, the United States is prepared to initiate the process of rescinding Sudan’s designation as a State Sponsor of Terrorism if the determination is made that all of the relevant statutory criteria have been met, and if Sudan makes progress in addressing each of the six key areas of mutual concern prioritized by the Phase II framework. The United States is ready to cooperate with Sudan and to monitor progress as we seek meaningful developments for the benefit of the Sudanese people and the region.
The United States condemns, in the strongest possible terms, the November 5 kidnapping of students and staff from the Presbyterian Secondary School of Nkwen near Bamenda, Cameroon. We call for the immediate and safe return of these students and staff to their families. The United States expresses grave concern over the burgeoning Anglophone Crisis in Cameroon’s Northwest and Southwest regions. We urge an immediate halt to the indiscriminate targeting of civilians and burning of houses by Cameroonian government forces and to attacks perpetrated by both Anglophone separatists against security forces and civilians. The systematic intimidation based on ethnic and religious affiliation, including in Yaoundé and Douala, must stop. In memory of American missionary Charles Wesco and all others who have lost their lives in the Anglophone Crisis, we urge all sides to end the violence and enter into broad-based reconciliatory dialogue without preconditions.U.S. Concerned Over Violence Uptick in Cameroon
Find out how the State Department's work benefits the people of the “Centennial State,” Colorado. #State4StatesFrom Denver to Durango: The State Department's Impact on Colorado
The State Department's work benefits the “Centennial State” of Colorado and directly impacts its agro-business, eco-tourism, academic, and defense sectors among other areas.
"On behalf of the Department of State, I would like to wish all those celebrating #Diwali a joyous and prosperous holiday.
"Also known as the 'Festival of Lights,' this special occasion celebrates the triumph of light over darkness. Nearly a billion celebrants from around the world will light the diya, or lamp, as a reminder that good ultimately overcomes evil, understanding over ignorance, and kindness over animosity. Diwali is also a time of reflection and prayer when observers perform seva, or selfless service, without any expectation of reward or payment.
"As those celebrating decorate their homes with vibrant lights, I would also like to recognize the achievements of our friends in the United States observing Diwali who make important contributions to our country on a daily basis.
"Again, to those celebrating this joyous time I wish you a happy Diwali."
-- Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo
Yesterday, Secretary Michael R. Pompeo met with Republic of Cyprus Foreign Minister Nikos Christodoulides at the State Department. Secretary Pompeo and Foreign Minister Christodoulides agreed on the importance of enhancing the U.S.-Republic of Cyprus relationship and welcomed the signing by Foreign Minister Christodoulides and Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs A. Wess Mitchell of the Statement of Intent on strengthening and developing the bilateral security relationship. The Statement of Intent will advance shared interests in combatting terrorism, enhancing maritime and border security, and promoting regional stability. The Secretary reaffirmed longstanding U.S. policy on resources in the Republic of Cyprus’ Exclusive Economic Zone and also said the United States continues to support Cypriot-led, UN-facilitated efforts to reunify the island as a bizonal, bicommunal federation, which would benefit all Cypriots.Secretary Pompeo's Meeting With Republic of Cyprus Foreign Minister Nikos Christodoulides
Learn how the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) is working with #Malawi to revamp the nation’s power sector and advance economic opportunity for women.Women Are Powering Change in Malawi
With the completion of our five-year compact, MCC and the Government of Malawi have set the stage for more reliable power to be delivered across the country. At the same time, infrastructure upgrades and institutional reforms have secured the foundation for private sector investment while optimizing the potential benefits to women and local communities by promoting women’s economic empowerment through new job opportunities and reforms that incent...