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2020-08-12

Secretary Michael R. Pompeo Remarks to the Czech Senate: “Securing Freedom in the Heart of Europe”

SECRETARY POMPEO:  Thank you all.  Dobry den.  Let me try it that way.  How did I do?  All right.  That’s all you’re going to suffer of my Czech today.
Minister Petricek, Speaker of the Chamber of Deputies Vondracek, Senator Fischer, who I’ll be speaking with after my remarks, members of the parliament, and other distinguished guests

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2020-08-11

The Clean Network Safeguards America’s Assets

“The spread in the United States of mobile applications developed and owned by companies in the People’s Republic of China (China) continues to threaten the national security, foreign policy, and economy of the United States.”

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The Clean Network Safeguards America’s Assets

“The spread in the United States of mobile applications developed and owned by companies in the People’s Republic of China (China) continues to threaten the national security, foreign policy, and economy of the United States.”
—President Donald J. Trump, August 6, 2020

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USAID and the Inter-American Development Bank Announce Awards For Entrepreneurial Solutions to Benefit Venezuelans

Today, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) announced approximately $1.8 million for awards under the BetterTogether/JuntosEsMejor Challenge to benefit Venezuelans and their host communities in the Federative Republic of Brazil; the Republics of Colombia, Perú, and Trinidad and Tobago; and the Boliviarian Republic of Venezuela. The awards will fund solutions that will increase access to jobs, education, and financial services, and combat exploitation and xenophobia.

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Chad’s Independence Day

On behalf of the Government of the United States and the American people, I congratulate the Chadian people on the 60th anniversary of your independence.

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Deputy Secretary of State Stephen E. Biegun at the Women’s Global Development and Prosperity Virtual Event

AMBASSADOR CURRIE: Good afternoon, everyone, and thank you joining us here at the State Department. I am Kelley Currie, the Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women’s Issues here, and it’s my pleasure to welcome you here to the department today as we recognize and celebrate the progress and partnerships achieved through the Women’s Global Development and Prosperity Initiative.

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Secretary Michael R. Pompeo At the “Thank You America” Memorial

SECRETARY POMPEO:  Well, good afternoon and welcome, everyone.
Thank you, Mr. Foreign Minister, Mayor.  It’s delightful to be here in Pilsen today.

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2020-08-10

Presidential Elections in Belarus

The United States is deeply concerned about the conduct of the August 9 presidential election in Belarus, which was not free and fair. Severe restrictions on ballot access for candidates, prohibition of local independent observers at polling stations, intimidation tactics employed against opposition candidates, and the detentions of peaceful protesters and journalists marred the process. We regret that OSCE/ODIHR observers did not receive a timely invitation to monitor the vote. Free and fair elections, genuinely contested, are the basis for the authority and legitimacy of all governments.

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Deputy Secretary of State Stephen E. Biegun to Host Women’s Global Development and Prosperity Virtual Event

Tomorrow, Tuesday, August 11, at 2:00 p.m., Deputy Secretary of State Stephen E. Biegun will host the Women’s Global Development and Prosperity Virtual Event at the U.S. Department of State to celebrate the launch of the Women’s Global Development and Prosperity (W-GDP) Initiative Pillar Three Action Plans and USAID Fund.

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Russian Decree Targeting RFE/RL and Voice of America in Russia

The United States is deeply concerned by the recent draft decree published by Russian authorities targeting U.S. Agency for Global Media (USAGM)-funded entities in Russia. For more than 70 years, Voice of America (VOA) and Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) have been vital sources of independent news and information for the people of Russia.


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