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2019-12-04

Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad Travels to Afghanistan and Qatar

Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad departed on December 3 for travel to Kabul and Doha.

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Under Secretary for Political Affairs David Hale’s Meeting with Sudanese Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok

Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs David Hale met today with Sudanese Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok. The Under Secretary congratulated Prime Minister Hamdok on leading Sudan’s civilian-led government and expressed unwavering U.S. support for Sudan’s democratic transition.

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The United States to Elevate Diplomatic Representation with Sudan

The Department of State warmly welcomes Sudanese Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok on his first visit to Washington. Today, we are pleased to announce that the United States and Sudan have decided to initiate the process of exchanging ambassadors after a 23-year gap.

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U.S.–Kazakhstan Enhanced Strategic Partnership Dialogue

Today, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for South and Central Asian Affairs Alice Wells welcomed Deputy Foreign Minister of Kazakhstan Yerzhan Ashikbayev for the U.S.-Kazakhstan Enhanced Strategic Partnership Dialogue (ESPD). The ESPD was established two years ago to provide an annual forum designed to build trust and advance our common agenda across the full range of bilateral and regional issues.

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Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs David Hale’s Travel to The Bahamas and Haiti

Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs David Hale will travel to The Bahamas on December 5 and to Haiti on December 6. In Nassau, he will meet with Prime Minister Hubert Minnis, National Security Minister Marvin Dames, disaster response authorities, and USAID implementing partners. They will discuss U.S. support for Hurricane Dorian recovery efforts and the U.S. commitment to ongoing bilateral cooperation.

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European Union Identifies Risks to 5G Networks

On December 3, the European Union (EU) Council identified serious risks posed to 5G telecommunications networks if they are built using untrusted vendors. We welcome this acknowledgement and urge our European partners and allies to ensure only trusted vendors participate in any part of their future 5G networks.


Secretary Pompeo’s Meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu

The below is attributable to Spokesperson Morgan Ortagus:
Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo met today with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Lisbon, Portugal. Secretary Pompeo and the Prime Minister reaffirmed the strength and importance of the U.S.-Israel bilateral relationship.

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

The following is attributable to Acting Spokesperson Pooja Jhunjhunwala:
On December 3, 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, in Washington, D.C. This was Prime Minister Hamdok's first visit to USAID.

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2019-12-03

International Day of Persons With Disabilities

Disability rights are at the heart of American values of human dignity and freedom. Today, on the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, we recommit ourselves to upholding the rights, dignity, and inclusion of persons with disabilities at home and around the world.

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Indictment charges Russians, Italians, others with attempting to evade security sanctions

Individuals and companies disguised destination of mining equipment
SAVANNAH, GA:  A newly unsealed superseding indictment has charged Russian and Italian nationals, a U.S. Citizen and various companies in a conspiracy to evade international trade sanctions.

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