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2020-06-20

Millennium Challenge Corporation Board of Directors Approves Burkina Faso Compact

On June 17, the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) Board of Directors approved a compact for Burkina Faso, bringing the total value of MCC assistance to Burkina Faso to nearly $1 billion since 2008.

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On the Occasion of World Refugee Day

World Refugee Day is an opportunity to recognize the courage and the struggles of millions of refugees who have fled their homes due to persecution and conflict.

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2020-06-19

Sustaining U.S. Humanitarian Assistance Leadership in Response to COVID-19

The United States has been, and continues to be, the undisputed leader in global foreign assistance, and our leadership in response to the COVID-19 pandemic continues that record of generosity. Today, we’re providing approximately $93 million in new humanitarian assistance to bolster our ongoing response efforts, helping the world’s most vulnerable overcome the devastation inflicted by this deadly virus. This new funding will help people across the world, including throughout Asia, Africa, and Latin America.


Europe and the China Challenge

MR RASMUSSEN: It’s a great pleasure for me to welcome our next speaker, the American Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo. Good morning, Mr. Secretary. I think it’s morning in your time zone.


2020-06-18

The United States Targets Network Supporting Corrupt Venezuelan Actors Attempting to Evade Sanctions

Today, the United States imposed sanctions against active participants in a network of companies that transported oil stolen from the Venezuelan people under the guise of an oil-for-food scheme. This enterprise skimmed millions from funds that were claimed to have been for humanitarian aid, yet failed to deliver the promised food to the Venezuelan people.


Treasury Targets Sanctions Evasion Network Supporting Corrupt Venezuelan Actors

Washington – Today, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) designated three individuals and eight foreign entities, and identified two vessels as blocked property for their activities in or associated with a network attempting to evade United States sanctions on Venezuela’s oil sector.

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Department of State Offers Rewards for Information to Bring Colombian Drug Traffickers to Justice

Today, the U.S. Department of State announced rewards up to $10 million each for information leading to the arrest and/or conviction of Seuxis Hernandez-Solarte, aka “Jesus Santrich,” and Luciano Marin Arango, aka “Ivan Marquez.” Both are former senior leaders of the FARC who dropped out of the peace process and have a long history of involvement in drug trafficking activities, which resulted in their criminal indictments.

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Inauguration of Burundian President Evariste Ndayishimiye

The United States government congratulates President Evariste Ndayishimiye on his June 18 inauguration. Today’s inauguration is a historic moment that demonstrates Burundians’ continued commitment to a peaceful transfer of power.

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2020-06-17

Joint Statement of the United States and France on the Strategic Dialogue

The following is the text of a joint statement by the Governments of the United States of America and France.

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Statement by the President

Today, I have signed into law S. 3744, the "Uyghur Human Rights Policy Act of 2020" (the "Act"). The Act holds accountable perpetrators of human rights violations and abuses such as the systematic use of indoctrination camps, forced labor, and intrusive surveillance to eradicate the ethnic identity and religious beliefs of Uyghurs and other minorities in China.

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