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2020-10-21

Secretary Pompeo’s Travel to India, Sri Lanka, Maldives, and Indonesia

Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo will travel to New Delhi, India; Colombo, Sri Lanka; Malé, Maldives; and Jakarta, Indonesia October 25 – 30.


2020-10-20

Remarks at the Ministerial Roundtable for the Central Sahel

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Thank you for the chance to discuss U.S. engagement in the Sahel. The Secretary of State’s approval of a Diplomatic Framework for the Sahel and the creation of my position as Special Envoy earlier this year reflects the U.S. government’s commitment to the region.

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U.S., Israel, UAE Announce Establishment of Abraham Fund Following Accords Commitment

TEL AVIV – The United States, Israel, and the United Arab Emirates are proud to announce the establishment of the Abraham Fund, which fulfills a commitment made in the Abraham Accords. Through this fund, the U.S. International Development Finance Corporation (DFC), the UAE, and Israel will mobilize more than $3 billion in private sector-led investment and development initiatives to promote regional economic cooperation and prosperity in the Middle East and beyond.

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Special Envoy Pham Participates in Ministerial Roundtable for the Central Sahel

U.S. Special Envoy for the Sahel Region Ambassador J. Peter Pham represented the United States at the Ministerial Roundtable for the Central Sahel on responding to the crisis in Burkina Faso, Mali, and Niger as part of the High-Level Humanitarian Event co-hosted by Denmark, Germany, the European Union, and the United Nations. Jenny McGee, the U.S. Agency for International Development’s Associate Administrator for Relief, Response, and Resilience and Richard Albright, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for the State Department’s Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration joined Ambassador Pham in representing the United States.

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Progress on New START

We appreciate the Russian Federation’s willingness to make progress on the issue of nuclear arms control.

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Joint Statement of the U.S.-Saudi Arabia Strategic Dialogue

The following is the text of a joint statement by the Governments of the United States of America and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
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The Governments of the United States and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia held a meeting of the U.S.-Saudi Strategic Dialogue on October 14, 2020, in Washington, D.C. 

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U.S. Nominates Christopher Liddell for OECD Secretary General

The United States is pleased to nominate Christopher Liddell as the U.S. candidate for the position of Secretary General of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). The OECD is a uniquely valuable forum where the United States works with the other advanced free market democracies to develop best practices and standards that enhance growth and create jobs.

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2020-10-19

Secretary Pompeo’s Call with President Aoun of Lebanon

Secretary Michael R. Pompeo spoke today with Lebanese President Michel Aoun and welcomed the start of negotiations between Lebanon and Israel to agree on a common maritime boundary. Secretary Pompeo also observed the one year anniversary of the October 17 protests.

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The United States Designates Al Qa’ida Financial Facilitator

Today, the United States continued to disrupt the financial and logistical networks that support Al Qa’ida (AQ) operations in the Middle East and around the world by designating a financial facilitator.


Joint Statement by the United States, the Kingdom of Bahrain, and the State of Israel

Yesterday, delegations from the Kingdom of Bahrain, the United States of America, and the State of Israel met in Manama.

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