Assistant Secretary for the Bureau of African Affairs Tibor P. Nagy will travel to the United Kingdom, France, Togo, Guinea, Mali, and Nigeria October 29 - November 10.
The below is attributable to Spokesperson Heather Nauert:
Secretary Michael R. Pompeo spoke with UN Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura and discussed the Special Envoy’s progress on convening a constitutional committee.
The United States is closely following the migrant caravan, in which thousands of migrants from Honduras and other countries continue to make a dangerous journey through Guatemala and into Mexico. Many migrants are attempting to transit these countries and in the process are violating their sovereignty, their laws, and their procedures.
Secretary Pompeo met with Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto and Foreign Secretary Luis Videgaray yesterday in Mexico City.
Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs Alice Wells will travel to Dhaka and Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, October 20-23.
SECRETARY POMPEO: First of all, thank you, Foreign Secretary Videgaray, for hosting me today. I appreciate it. I also want to thank President Pena Nieto and President-elect Lopez Obrador,
The United States reiterates its strong support for religious freedom and the freedom of members of religious groups, including Ukraine’s Orthodox community, to govern their religion according to their beliefs, free of outside interference.
SECRETARY POMPEO: So I came here to do a couple things. First, to thank the Panamanian people for being such good partners with the United States for so many years, also to meet with President Varela to talk about the important strategic issues in which our two countries are engaged. I was hoping to get here in time to see the Comfort, but I missed it by a few hours. It was doing such good work for the region helping take good medical care of so many people. But I wanted to get here. We have important issues in front of us in the region and for Panama, and I wanted to get here to see President Varela to discuss them with him.
I am pleased to announce that following the May 14 opening of the U.S. Embassy to Israel in Jerusalem, we plan to achieve significant efficiencies and increase our effectiveness by merging U.S. Embassy Jerusalem and U.S. Consulate General Jerusalem into a single diplomatic mission. I have asked our Ambassador to Israel, David Friedman, to guide the merger.
SECRETARY POMPEO: So I’d had on my list to go see President Varela for a while. It took me six months to get here. They have been an important partner of ours for a long time.