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Remarks by President Trump on the Strategy in Afghanistan and South Asia

I am here tonight to lay out our path forward in Afghanistan and South Asia. But before I provide the details of our new strategy, I want to say a few words to the servicemembers here with us tonight, to those watching from their posts, and to all Americans listening at home.


Readout of President Donald J. Trump’s Call with President Emmanuel Macron of France

President Donald J. Trump spoke today with President Emmanuel Macron of France. They discussed the need to confront the increasingly dangerous situation associated with North Korea’s destabilizing and escalatory behavior.

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Brady & Reichert Express Strong Support for AGOA as U.S. Co-Hosts Forum in Togo

Today, House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady (R-TX) and Trade Subcommittee Chairman Dave Reichert (R-WA) issued the following statements as the United States and Togo co-host the 2017 African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) Forum this week to further strengthen important economic ties between the United States and Africa.

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Cote d’Ivoire’s National Day

On behalf of the Government of the United States, congratulations to the people of Côte d’Ivoire, as you celebrate your national independence on August 7th.

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Ambassador Haley on the UN Secretary-General’s Recommendation to Renew the Mandate of the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon

On Friday, August 4, UN Secretary-General António Guterres submitted a letter to the Security Council recommending that the Council renew the mandate of the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL), which is due to expire on August 31.

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U.S. Delegation at 2017 AGOA Forum in Togo

Senior Bureau Official for African Affairs Peter Barlerin will travel to Togo from August 7 – August 10 as part of the delegation led by U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer to attend the 2017 African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) Forum, held August 8-10 in Lomé, Togo.

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Ambassador Haley on the Latest UN Report on Massacres in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

Last week, the UN released another disturbing report on the violence in the Kasai provinces in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). During March and June of this year, UN investigators confirmed 251 people were killed, 62 of whom were children, with nearly half being under the age of eight.

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USAID administrator Mark Green welcome remarks to employees

Good morning. It's good to see all of you. Thank you for your kind welcome. I can't tell you what an honor and relief it is to finally be here with you.


Presidential Election in Rwanda

The United States congratulates the people of Rwanda on their active and peaceful participation in the presidential election held August 4. However, we are disturbed by irregularities observed during voting and reiterate long-standing concerns over the integrity of the vote-tabulation process.

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FACT SHEET: Resolution 2371 (2017) Strengthening Sanctions on North Korea

Resolution 2371 (2017), adopted unanimously by the United Nations Security Council on August 5, 2017, strengthens UN sanctions on North Korea in response to its two intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) tests conducted on July 3, 2017 and July 28, 2017.

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