THE PRESIDENT: Madam President, Mr. Secretary-General, world leaders, ambassadors, and distinguished delegates:
Washington – Today, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) designated four members of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro’s inner circle, including First Lady and former Attorney General and President of the National Assembly Cilia Adela Flores de Maduro.
Today, President Donald J. Trump met with President Emmanuel Macron of France in New York.
SECRETARY POMPEO: Good morning, everyone. It’s an honor to be here in New York for the 73rd United Nations General Assembly, my first as Secretary of State. Kind of the Super Bowl of diplomacy. Americans can be proud of how our entire team is executing on the field today. I’m thrilled to be here with my friends Nikki and John, as well.
We are deeply saddened to confirm that a U.S. Foreign Service Officer was found dead in their residence in the overnight hours of Friday, September 21. Our deepest sympathies go out to the family and to the U.S. Embassy Antananarivo community.
SECRETARY POMPEO: Good morning, everyone. It’s an honor to be here in New York for the 73rd United Nations General Assembly, my first as Secretary of State. Kind of the Super Bowl of diplomacy.
Today, during a ministerial-level meeting on Burma, Ambassador Nikki Haley announced more than $185 million in additional humanitarian assistance for those in Burma and Bangladesh who have been affected by the Rakhine State crisis.
THE PRESIDENT: Thank you all for being here this morning. It is a great honor to address you on an issue that affects every nation across the globe: the world drug problem. And a big problem it is.
DEPARTMENT OF STATE WEEK AHEAD PUBLIC SCHEDULE SEPTEMBER 23-29, 2018 The Department of State’s Office of Press Relations for the 73nd United Nations General Assembly will be at the Palace Hotel Room 3819 and can be reached at (202) 485-1959.
Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo spoke yesterday with Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani of the Iraqi Kurdistan Regional Government to discuss strengthening security and economic cooperation between the Kurdistan Regional Government and the Government of Iraq.