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Statement from the President

As we celebrate LGBT Pride Month and recognize the outstanding contributions that LGBT people have made to our great Nation, let us also stand in solidarity with the many LGBT people who live in dozens of countries worldwide that punish, imprison, or even execute individuals on the basis of their sexual orientation.

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Assistant Secretary of State for International Security and Nonproliferation Dr. Christopher A. Ford Travels to Brazil and Argentina

Assistant Secretary of State for International Security and Nonproliferation Dr. Christopher A. Ford will travel to Brazil and Argentina on June 1-6, 2019.

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Secretary Pompeo Travels to Switzerland To Strengthen Economic Security and Bilateral Ties

Secretary Pompeo will travel to Switzerland on May 31, where he will meet with President Ueli Maurer and Foreign Minister Ignazio Cassis. The Secretary’s visit will mark the first official visit of a U.S. Secretary of State to Bern in more than 20 years. The Secretary will underscore our countries’ strong economic partnership, security cooperation, and bilateral ties.

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Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo And German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas At a Joint Press Availability

FOREIGN MINISTER MAAS: (Via interpreter) Dear Mike – dear Mike, a very warm welcome on the occasion of your first visit to Berlin as foreign minister, as foreign secretary. We are delighted to have you here.

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Proclamation on National Caribbean-American Heritage Month, 2019

During National Caribbean-American Heritage Month, we acknowledge the significant ways Caribbean Americans have shaped our culture and heritage. Americans with roots in the Caribbean have greatly enriched our society, contributing to the arts, business, journalism, technology, government, religion, the military, sports, and many other fields.


Response to the Head of the OSCE Mission to Moldova, Ambassador Claus Neukirch

Thank you, Mr. Chair.
The United States welcomes you, Ambassador Neukirch, in your second appearance at the Permanent Council in this capacity.

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On the Occasion of the Farewell to OSCE SMM Chief Monitor Ambassador Ertuğrul Apakan

Thank you, Mr. Chair, his Excellency.
Ambassador Apakan, on behalf of the United States of America, I would like to express my appreciation and gratitude for your work and dedication in serving five years as the SMM’s first Chief Monitor.

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Continuing Efforts by Kosovo Police to Combat Corruption

Thank you, Madam Chair.
The United States applauds law enforcement efforts by the Kosovo government to combat corruption and strengthen the rule of law.

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Ongoing Violations of International Law and Defiance of OSCE Principles and Commitments by the Russian Federation in Ukraine

SMM reporting in recent weeks has portrayed a worrying period of volatility in eastern Ukraine. Over the past ten days, the SMM reported several spikes in ceasefire violations, including persistent small-arms fire directed at its mini-UAVs.

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Department Press Briefing – May 30, 2019

QUESTION: He said that – or at least according to reports of this call – he said that China and India and potentially other countries have been allowed to continue to take delivery of oil from Iran after the sanctions waivers were not renewed.

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