Secretary Pompeo met today in Washington with Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez. They discussed how to improve regional security, strengthen government institutions, and combat corruption.
SECRETARY POMPEO: Thank you. Thanks, Gerry, and thanks to the Detroit Economic Club for hosting me. It’s great to be with you. The whole Twitter thing up there makes me really nervous. (Laughter.) And to be – to have my name mentioned in the same sentence with folks like Rusk and Kissinger and Shultz, I find it odd and humbling and truly driving me every day to try to do my job in a way that honors our country in the same way that each of them did.
The United States condemns in the strongest possible terms the terrorist attack on Saturday night in Damboa, Nigeria.
MODERATOR: Good afternoon, everyone. Thank you for joining us for today's background call on individuals unjustly imprisoned by the Russian Government. We are joined today by [Senior State Department Official], who will be referred to as a senior State Department official, please.
The below is attributable to Spokesperson Heather Nauert:
Today U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo spoke with Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland.
Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs A. Wess Mitchell will travel to Europe from June 17 to 22. On June 18 he will be in Bucharest, Romania, to meet with senior officials and independent analysts to discuss regional security and economic cooperation.
The United States extends its best wishes to the people of Afghanistan in celebration of Eid al-Fitr. We welcome the ceasefire during the period of Eid. The Afghan people this year are spending the Eid holidays with their families with renewed hope of peace.
Melania and I wish Muslims across the United States and around the world a blessed Eid al-Fitr.
SECRETARY POMPEO: It’s truly an honor to be here in Seoul standing with Foreign Minister Kang and Foreign Minister Kono. It is an incredibly pivotal moment in history following on the historic summit between President Trump and Chairman Kim Jong-un.
The President has authorized the United States Agency for International Development and the U.S. Department of State to release approximately $6.6 million for the continuation of the vital, life-saving operations of the Syrian Civil Defense, more commonly known as the White Helmets, and the UN’s International, Impartial and Independent Mechanism (IIIM).