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Secretary Pompeo’s Participation in the EU Foreign Affairs Council

The below is attributable to Spokesperson Morgan Ortagus:

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On the Occasion of the Official Birthday of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

On behalf of the United States government, I congratulate Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the people of the United Kingdom as they celebrate the Queen’s Birthday.


José Daniel Ferrer Receives the Truman-Reagan Medal of Freedom Award

Human rights defender José Daniel Ferrer has spent most of his adult life imprisoned for trying to make Cuba a free nation. Ferrer has worked tirelessly to ensure all Cubans have a voice in the affairs of their own country. The Castro regime has responded by beating and torturing Ferrer, harassing and threatening his family and colleagues, and imprisoning him simply for demanding a better life for Cubans. Despite these abuses, Ferrer has persisted.

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Deputy Secretary Biegun’s Participation in the International Coalition for the Sahel Virtual Ministerial

The following is attributable to Spokesperson Morgan Ortagus:
Deputy Secretary of State Stephen E. Biegun participated in the first ministerial meeting of the International Coalition for the Sahel on June 12.

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Special Representative Jeffrey’s Call with Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Vershinin

Special Representative for Syria Engagement Ambassador James Jeffrey spoke by phone today with Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Vershinin on the situation in Syria.

Briefing with Assistant Secretary for Near Eastern Affairs David Schenker On the U.S.-Iraq Dialogue and Developments in Libya

MS ORTAGUS: Great, thank you. Welcome back, everybody. It’s our busy day. It’s our third briefing of the day, so thanks to everybody that had the time to dial in. And I’m glad we have the opportunity to gather for this on-the-record briefing with my friend, Assistant Secretary David Schenker, from our Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs. You all know him well.

U.S. Government Support to El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Mexico During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Since the outbreak of COVID-19, the U.S. government has committed more than $1 billion worldwide in emergency health, humanitarian, economic, and development assistance aimed at helping governments, international organizations, and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) fight the pandemic, including nearly $112 million for the countries of the Western Hemisphere and over $22 million for El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Mexico.

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Joint Statement on the U.S.-Iraq Strategic Dialogue

The text of the following statement was released by the Governments of the United States of America and the Republic of Iraq.

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State Department Releases Women, Peace, and Security Implementation Plan

The United States is leading by example in women’s empowerment on the global stage. Today the Department of State released its Plan to Implement the U.S. Strategy on Women, Peace, and Security. 

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On the Occasion of Russia Day in the Russian Federation

On behalf of the U.S. government and the American people, I congratulate the citizens of Russia as you celebrate “Russia Day.” On this holiday, we celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Declaration of Russian State Sovereignty, which recognized the democratic aspirations and sovereignty of the people of Russia, their centuries of history, culture, and traditions, and their inalienable right to a life of dignity.

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