USOSCE Ambassador James Gilmore met August 14 with Ambassador Gesa Bräutigam, Germany’s newly-arrived Ambassador to the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE), to discuss ways in which the United States and Germany cooperate to advance a broad range of shared security interests across the OSCE region.
SECRETARY POMPEO: Thank you. Thank you. Good afternoon, and thank you, Mr. President, and thank you, Ms. Viotti for your briefings. I also want to thank our Polish friends for using this council presidency to confront the complex challenges in the Middle East. As I argued in January of this year in Cairo, the Trump administration is reviving America’s leadership role in the region by building and supporting coalitions to tackle regional challenges. These aren’t talkfests; we care about outcomes, not gestures. And we should consider what’s been accomplished in just seven months.
Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo spoke today with Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry. He pledged continued bilateral cooperation in the fight against ISIS and al-Qaida.
Today, on World Humanitarian Day, we recognize the tireless efforts of humanitarian workers, who every day risk their personal safety on behalf of people whose lives are disrupted when crises hit.
The following is attributable to Spokesperson Tom Babington:
Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs, David Hale, will travel to Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan on August 20-23.
Today, on World Humanitarian Day, we recognize the tireless efforts of humanitarian workers, who every day risk their personal safety on behalf of people whose lives are disrupted when crises hit. We applaud the commitment of humanitarian aid workers who persist despite the dangers, and we especially honor those who have given their lives helping to protect the most vulnerable populations worldwide.
The United States congratulates the people of Sudan on the August 17 signing of the Constitutional Declaration and political agreement between the Forces for Freedom and Change and the Transitional Military Council.
Deputy Secretary Sullivan: Thank you, Ambassador Sarna for that kind introduction and thanks to the Ananta Centre and the Ministry of External Affairs for hosting this forum.
The below is attributable to Spokesperson Morgan Ortagus:
Deputy Secretary John J. Sullivan met today in New Delhi, India, with Indian Minister of External Affairs Subrahmanyam Jaishankar.