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Assistant Secretary of State for Consular Affairs Carl Risch travels to Kenya and Ghana

Assistant Secretary will underscore our deep and sustained commitment to the protection of U.S. citizens overseas and the facilitation of legitimate travel to the United States

Assistant Secretary of State for Consular Affairs Carl Risch is traveling June 10-15 to Nairobi, Kenya, and Accra, Ghana. The Assistant Secretary will meet with embassy staff and observe consular operations in Nairobi. While in Ghana, he will meet with Ghanaian officials as well as consular staff. In both cities,…

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Readout of World Bank's First Regional Summit for the Women Entrepreneurs Finance Initiative

Ivanka Trump gave the keynote speech during the first ever West Africa Regional Summit of the World Bank Women Entrepreneurs Finance Initiative

Advisor to the President Ivanka Trump gave the keynote speech during the first ever West Africa Regional Summit of the World Bank Women Entrepreneurs Finance Initiative (We-Fi), meeting with and hearing from local government officials, business leaders, and women entrepreneurs from the region. The United States was a founding member…

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Situation in Libya

This unilateral military campaign against Tripoli is endangering civilians and undermining prospects for a better future for all Libyans

The United States is deeply concerned about fighting near Tripoli. We have made clear that we oppose the military offensive by Khalifa Haftar's forces and urge the immediate halt to these military operations against the Libyan capital. Forces should return to status quo ante positions. All involved parties have a…

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On the Occasion of the Republic of Senegal's National Day (Statement by Michael R. Pompeo)

The United States remains committed to strengthening our partnership with Senegal, advancing our trade relationship, and engendering prosperity for both our nations

Statement by Michael R. Pompeo On behalf of the United States, I extend my sincere congratulations to the people and Government of Senegal as you celebrate your 59th anniversary of independence. We congratulate Senegal for your steadfast commitment to peace and promotion of democratic values, as shown by your recent…

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Deputy Secretary Sullivan's Meeting With Malian Prime Minister Soumeylou Boubeye Maiga

Deputy Secretary Sullivan offered his deepest condolences to those affected by the violence in the Mopti region of Mali, most of whom were civilians

The below is attributable to Deputy Spokesperson Robert Palladino:‎ Deputy Secretary of State John J. Sullivan met today with Malian Prime Minister Soumeylou Boubeye Maiga. Deputy Secretary Sullivan offered his deepest condolences to those affected by the violence in the Mopti region of Mali, most of whom were civilians. The…

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Commemoration of 40th Anniversary of Signing of the Treaty of Peace Between the Arab Republic of Egypt and the State of Israel (Statement by Michael R. Pompeo)

Following the Camp David Accords, the Egypt-Israel Peace Treaty laid the foundation for a new chapter in the Middle East

Statement by Michael R. Pompeo Today marks 40 years since Egyptian President Anwar Sadat and Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin met at the White House and took a courageous step in choosing peace. Following the Camp David Accords, the Egypt-Israel Peace Treaty laid the foundation for a new chapter in…

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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…