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2019-09-24

GCC+2 Ministerial at the United Nations General Assembly

The below is attributable to Spokesperson Morgan Ortagus:

Secretary Michael R. Pompeo hosted the foreign ministers of Bahrain, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates at the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) +2 Ministerial today on the margins of the UN General Assembly in New York.

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Joint Statement on the Fourth C5+1 Ministerial

The text of the following statement was released by the Governments of the United States of America, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan on the occasion of the Fourth C5+1 Ministerial.

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USAID Announces $52 Million in Development Assistance for Programs Inside Venezuela

Today, United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Mark Green, while standing alongside Venezuelan lawmakers, human-rights activists, and the Venezuelan Ambassador to the United States, Carlos Vecchio, announced $52 million in development assistance to help Venezuela's Interim President Juan Guaido, his government, and the Venezuelan people as they seek to restore citizen-responsive, democratic governance to their country.

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Under Secretary Hale’s Meeting with Libyan Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj

The below is attributable to Spokesperson Morgan Ortagus:
Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs David Hale met with Libyan Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj in New York yesterday. Under Secretary Hale thanked Prime Minister al-Sarraj for the Government of National Accord’s continued partnership with the United States on a range of issues, including counterterrorism.

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USAID Administrator Mark Green’s Meeting with His Excellency Abdalla Hamdok, Ph.D., Prime Minister of the Republic of Sudan

The following is attributable to Acting Spokersperson Pooja Jhunjhunwala:
On September 23, 2019, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Mark Green met with His Excellency Abdalla Hamdok, Ph.D., Prime Minister of the Republic of Sudan, on the margins of the United Nations General Assembly in New York. Administrator Green welcomed Dr. Hamdok on his first visit to the United States as the new Prime Minister of Sudan, and as his country's first civilian Head of Government in 30 years.

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2019-09-23

Remarks by President Trump at the United Nations Event on Religious Freedom | New York, NY

PRESIDENT TRUMP: That’s very nice. Thank you very much. That’s very nice. And I want to thank Mike. Today, it’s a true honor to be the first President of the United States to host a meeting at the United Nations on religious freedom. And an honor it is. It’s long overdue. And I was shocked when I was given that statistic that I would be the first. That’s very sad, in many ways. And it’s great to be with you.


The Human Rights Crisis in Xinjiang

Deputy Secretary of State John J. Sullivan is co-hosting an invitation-only panel discussion for United Nations delegations and non-governmental partners on the Human Rights Crisis in Xinjiang.

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Secretary Michael R. Pompeo At the United Nations Event on Religious Freedom

SECRETARY POMPEO: Thank you all. I want to thank the many world leaders who are here today. Thank you, Vice President Pence, for your work on this issue. I especially want to thank President Trump for being a champion of people of faith all around the world. The Bible says that “Whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable, if anything is excellent or praiseworthy,

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Ambassador at Large for International Religious Freedom Samuel Brownback On President Trump’s Core Event on Religious Freedom

MODERATOR: Everybody, we’re fortunate enough to be joined by our Ambassador at Large for International Religious Freedom Sam Brownback. This briefing is provided on the record. We’ve got about 25 minutes, I think, for this. We believe we’ll be joined by survivors of religious persecution who were in the event from earlier today, so we’re leaving the front seats open for them, however they will not take questions here. Okay, all right.


Deputy Secretary of State John J. Sullivan Leads U.S. Delegation to Ministerial-level Meeting of Rio Treaty

Deputy Secretary of State John J. Sullivan led the U.S. delegation to a ministerial-level meeting of the Rio Treaty on September 23 in New York, NY, convened by the state parties. This meeting discussed regional next steps to address the worsening crisis in Venezuela; the previous time the OAS convened this meeting was to discuss collective action following the attacks of September 11, 2001. The historic nature of this meeting highlights the depth of collective concern over the Venezuela crisis.

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