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Tunisia National Day

Tunisia’s impressive democratic transition continues to serve as an inspiration to the world

By Michael R. Pompeo, Secretary of State, Washington, DC On behalf of the Government of the United States of America, I offer congratulations to the Tunisian people on the occasion of the 63rd anniversary of Tunisia's independence. Tunisia’s impressive democratic transition continues to serve as an inspiration to the world.…

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Deputy Secretary Sullivan Travels to South Africa and Angola

In South Africa, the Deputy Secretary will visit Pretoria and Johannesburg, where he will meet with South African government officials to discuss bilateral trade, and regional and multilateral priorities

Deputy Secretary of State John J. Sullivan will travel to South Africa and Angola from March 12 to 18, 2019.  His visit will focus on promoting U.S. trade and investment, as well as advancing peace and security, including with respect to the humanitarian crisis in Venezuela. Throughout the trip, the Deputy…

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Mauritius National Day

The United States is committed to our cooperation that advances trade and investment and celebrates our long partnership in the region

On behalf of the Government of the United States, I congratulate all citizens of Mauritius on the 51st anniversary of your country’s independence on March 12. The United States is committed to our cooperation that advances trade and investment and celebrates our long partnership in the region. We have worked…

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Secretary's Remarks: Senegal Presidential Election Congratulatory Message

We value our relationship with Senegal, which is rooted in the shared ideals of prosperity, security, and good governance

The United States congratulates President Macky Sall on his election to a second term as President of the Republic of Senegal. We salute the Senegalese people and all of the presidential candidates for their demonstrated commitment to a peaceful election, which reflects Senegal’s strong democratic values and traditions. We value…

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Africa: The Gambia's National Day

Remarks by Secretary of State: The United States celebrates with The Gambia as you honor this historic day

By Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo, Secretary of State, Washington, DC On behalf of the United States, I congratulate the people of The Gambia as you celebrate the 54th anniversary of your independence on February 18. We remain committed to a strong partnership with The Gambia and look forward…

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The Gambia's National Day (Statement by Michael R. Pompeo)

The United States celebrates with The Gambia as you honor this historic day

Press Statement by Michael R. Pompeo On behalf of the United States, I congratulate the people of The Gambia as you celebrate the 54th anniversary of your independence on February 18. We remain committed to a strong partnership with The Gambia and look forward to continued cooperation on efforts to…

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Flintlock 2019 Announced

Flintlock is U.S. Africa Command’s premier and largest annual Special Operations Forces exercise

More than 2,000 service members from more than 30 African and western partner nations will participate in Flintlock 2019 at multiple locations in Burkina Faso and Mauritania from February 18 – March 1, 2019. Flintlock is an annual, African-led, integrated  military and law enforcement exercise that has strengthened key partner…

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Collected Department Releases: Joint Communique on the U.S.-Algeria Strategic Dialogue

The two governments agreed to sustain cooperation to advance shared interests in regional stability and a defeat of terrorist groups including AQIM and ISIS

The United States and Algeria convened the fourth session of the Strategic Dialogue on January 29, 2019, with Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo and Minister of Foreign Affairs Abdelkader Messahel chairing their respective delegations. Secretary Pompeo and Minister Messahel reviewed the close and productive partnership between the United States…

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U.S. Response to Constitutional Court Decision in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

We are committed to working with the new Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) government

The United States welcomes the Congolese Constitutional Court’s certification of Felix Tshisekedi as the next President of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). We are committed to working with the new DRC government. We encourage the government to include a broad representation of Congo’s political stakeholders and to address…