The below is attributable to Spokesperson Morgan Ortagus:
Secretary Michael R. Pompeo met today with Kazakhstani Foreign Minister Beibut Atamkulov. The Secretary expressed strong support for the U.S.-Kazakhstani enhanced strategic partnership and looked forward to continuing to strengthen bilateral relations with the new government of President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev.
The Department of State has designated the Balochistan Liberation Army (BLA) and Hizballah operative Husain Ali Hazzima as Specially Designated Global Terrorists (SDGTs) under Executive Order (E.O.) 13224. Additionally, the Department of State has amended the terrorist designations of Jundallah to reflect the group’s new primary name Jaysh al-Adl and associated aliases.
The United States commends the Government of Italy for the repatriation of an Italian foreign terrorist fighter from Syria.
The United States strongly condemns today’s attack by the Iranian-backed Houthis on Abha Airport in Saudi Arabia, the third such attack in less than three weeks. These attacks are risking the lives of many and injuring innocent civilians. We call for an immediate end to these violent actions, which only exacerbate the conflict in Yemen and deepen mistrust.
The United States is providing more than $98 million in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) in response to the Ebola outbreak since it began in August 2018.
Last month, USAID Administrator Mark Green visited Ebola-affected areas in the DRC to observe programming and response efforts and met brave local community leaders and the health care and partner staff responding to the outbreak.
Assistant Secretary for African Affairs Tibor Nagy will travel to Portugal and the United Kingdom from July 3 to July 11, 2019. During stops in Lisbon and London, Assistant Secretary Nagy will meet with European partners to discuss common objectives to support Africa’s economic growth and security.
Assistant Secretary of State Kimberly Breier led the U.S. delegation to the 49th Organization of American States (OAS) General Assembly in Medellin, Colombia, June 26-27, 2019.
The United States strongly condemns the horrific attack in Kabul today that killed an unconfirmed number of people and wounded more than 100 others, including as many as 50 children.
U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Mark Green will travel to Paris, France, July 2-6.