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Coronavirus - Africa: The United States continues to lead the Global Response to COVID-19

Americans have now provided more than $4.9 billion in donations and assistance globally for COVID-19 response

The United States is leading the global response to COVID-19 with foreign assistance funding. The U.S. Government (USG) has allocated $20.5 billion for the development of vaccines and therapeutics, preparedness efforts, and other foreign assistance. Our global efforts build upon decades of U.S. investment in life-saving health and humanitarian assistance,…

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Coronavirus - Republic of the Congo: National Day of the Republic of the Congo

As the world continues to deal with the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, we commend Congo’s efforts to ensure the safety of its people

By Michael R. Pompeo, Secretary of State On behalf of the Government of the United States and the American people, I congratulate the Republic of the Congo and its citizens as you celebrate the 60th anniversary of your independence. As the world continues to deal with the effects of the…

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Coronavirus: Côte d’Ivoire Independence Day

As our countries continue to combat COVID-19, we are encouraged by our shared commitment to defeating the pandemic

By Michael R. Pompeo, Secretary of State On behalf of the Government of the United States of America, I send my best wishes to the government and people of Côte d’Ivoire as you celebrate 60 years of independence. As our countries continue to combat COVID-19, we are encouraged by our shared commitment to defeating the…

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Coronavirus: Benin Independence Day

We are committed to working together to ensure continued progress as we combat the COVID-19 pandemic together

By Michael R. Pompeo, Secretary of State On behalf of the Government of the United States and the American people, I send congratulations to the Government of Benin and the Beninese people on the 60th anniversary of your independence. As President Talon and I discussed during our meeting earlier this…

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Coronavirus - Liberia: On the Occasion of Liberia’s Independence Day

Longstanding U.S. investments made in Liberia’s health sector during the Ebola outbreak have been critical to slowing the spread of COVID-19 in Liberia

By Michael R. Pompeo, Secretary of State On behalf of the Government of the United States and the American people, I extend my congratulations to the people of Liberia as you mark 173 years of independence. The United States and Liberia share deep historical and cultural bonds, and we are…

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Coronavirus - Africa: New Humanitarian and Health Assistance bolsters U.S. Leadership in Response to COVID-19

This new assistance is part of more than $12.5 billion allocated across the U.S. Government to benefit the global response

By Michael R. Pompeo, Secretary of State The American people’s generosity remains unmatched in the global fight against COVID-19. The Department of State and USAID are providing an additional $208 million in new humanitarian and health assistance to bolster our ongoing response efforts, helping the world’s most vulnerable overcome the…

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Coronavirus: South Sudan National Day

This year we are also proud to support your response to the global COVID-19 pandemic

By Michael R. Pompeo, Secretary of State On behalf of the Government of the United States of America, I congratulate the people of South Sudan as you mark nine years of independence. The United States continues to support the people of South Sudan in your pursuit of peace and stability.…

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Coronavirus - Djibouti: On the Occasion of the Republic of Djibouti’s National Day

The Horn faces the simultaneous challenges of COVID-19, a desert locust infestation, and devastating flood damage

By Michael R. Pompeo, Secretary of State On behalf of the government and people of the United States, I congratulate the people of Djibouti as you celebrate the 43rd anniversary of your nation’s independence. Djibouti continues to be an important partner of the United States as we work together to…

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The Republic of Mauritius National Day

The United States and Mauritius have long enjoyed a strong bilateral relationship

On behalf of the United States of America, I extend my congratulations to the Mauritian people in recognition of the 52nd anniversary of your independence. The United States and Mauritius have long enjoyed a strong bilateral relationship. Our common dedication to democracy and our countries’ excellent cooperation in maritime security…