The Kingdom of Bahrain, in partnership with the United States, will host the “Peace to Prosperity” economic workshop in Manama on June 25 and June 26, 2019. This workshop is a pivotal opportunity to convene government, civil society, and business leaders to share ideas, discuss strategies, and galvanize support for potential economic investments and initiatives that could be made possible by a peace agreement.
Washington – Today, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) designated a Mexican magistrate judge and a former Mexican governor due to their involvement in corruption activities. OFAC designated Mexican magistrate judge Isidro Avelar Gutierrez pursuant to the Foreign Narcotics Kingpin Designation Act (Kingpin Act) because of his actions on behalf of the Cartel de Jalisco Nueva Generacion
Washington, D.C. – Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), the U.S. Government’s development finance institution, Acting President and Chief Executive Officer David Bohigian will travel to the Bahamas, Jamaica, Haiti, the Dominican Republic, and St. Lucia from May 19 – 22.
The text of the following joint statement was issued by the governments of the Caribbean states and the United States on the Tenth Anniversary of the Caribbean Basin Security Initiative, following the Caribbean-United States Security Cooperation Dialogue in Washington, DC on May 16, 2019.
U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Mark Green visited Panamá City, Panamá on May 15. The Administrator met with the Foundation for the Refugee Education Trust (RET), a USAID partner that is helping to strengthen the resilience of schools in Panamá
Today the State Department submitted to Congress the sixth annual report on the U.S. government’s actions to implement the Sergei Magnitsky Rule of Law Accountability Act (“Russia Magnitsky Act”).
Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo spoke yesterday with Omani Sultan Qaboos bin Sa'id Al Sa'id. The Secretary thanked the Sultan for Oman’s enduring partnership with the United States, as well as its continued engagement and dialogue on the region’s most challenging issues.
Action Further Exposes Those Involved in the Death of Sergei Magnitsky and Its Cover-up, and Highlights the Systemic Human Rights Abuses in Chechnya
Washington – Today, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) designated five individuals and one entity pursuant to the Sergei Magnitsky Rule of Law Accountability Act of 2012 (the Magnitsky Act).
Mr. President, the last six months in the Sahel have been concerning. The security situation continues to deteriorate. Radical elements have pushed intercommunal violence to an all-time high. The massacre in Ogossagou points towards a potential epidemic of intercommunal violence throughout the region.
ADMINISTRATOR GREEN: Thank you, thank you, Foreign Minister, for those kind words. Ladies and gentlemen, civil society leaders, officials from Ecuador, officials from the U.S. Embassy, more importantly, friends. It's good to see you all in this spectacular building. I would like an office like this, but I don't think that the White House would permit me. It's a beautiful, beautiful place.