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Secretary Pompeo’s Visit to Poland: Honoring Shared History and Building for Our Future

For decades, the United States stood with Poles who were fighting for their political, economic, religious, and other human rights, just as we stand together today, as Allies.

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Telephonic Press Briefing with Kay Bailey Hutchison U.S. Permanent Representative to NATO

Moderator: Greetings to everyone from the U.S.-European Media Hub in Brussels. I would like to welcome our participants dialing in from across Europe and thank all of you for joining this discussion.

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Secretary Pompeo’s Meeting With Hungarian Prime Minister Orban

Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo met with Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban in Budapest today to discuss U.S.-Hungary bilateral relations, including ongoing U.S. efforts to bolster the U.S.-Hungary security relationship, counter Russian aggression, and strengthen NATO.

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Secretary Pompeo’s Travel to Hungary and Slovakia: Honoring Shared History and Building for a Shared Future

The United States is committed to a strong, united, and capable transatlantic alliance rooted in the principles of common defense, democracy and fundamental freedoms.

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Secretary Pompeo’s Meeting with UN World Food Programme Executive Director David Beasley

Secretary Michael R. Pompeo met yesterday with UN World Food Programme Executive Director David Beasley. The Secretary and the Executive Director emphasized the need for a political agreement that ends the conflict and brings peace, prosperity, and security to Yemen, and also discussed ongoing U.S.-World Food Programme cooperation to relieve Yemen’s dire humanitarian situation, especially increased food security needs.

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President Donald J. Trump Is Committed to Women’s Economic Empowerment Around the World

“By investing in women around the world, we’ve investing in families, we’re investing in prosperity, and we’re investing in peace.” – President Donald J. Trump

Upcoming Nigerian Elections

The United States government supports a free, fair, transparent, and peaceful election that reflects the will of the Nigerian people. It is critical that the Independent National Electoral Commission operates free from outside pressure and intimidation and in a totally objective manner.

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Under Secretary for Political Affairs David M. Hale Travel to West Africa

Under Secretary for Political Affairs David Hale will travel to West Africa from February 10-12, 2019. His visit will aim to strengthen commercial ties, advance peace and security through regional partnerships, promote the potential of Africa’s youth, and convey America’s unwavering commitment to Africa.

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Excerpts of the Department Press Briefing – February 7, 2019

MR PALLADINO: No, we’re going to – I’ve got a couple toppers and – that I’d like to start with. And I’m pleased to announce that Lea Gabrielle will be our new special envoy and coordinator of the Global Engagement Center. Lea will provide the permanent leadership we have needed to bolster the Global Engagement Center’s operations, and she will begin her duties on Monday.

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Treasury Sanctions Turkish National as Foreign Sanctions Evader Due To Repeated Violations of U.S. Sanctions Against Iran

WASHINGTON – Today, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) took unprecedented action to concurrently designate a foreign sanctions evader and announce a directly related settlement with a U.S. company. OFAC sanctioned a Turkey-based individual, Evren Kayakiran, who directed a foreign subsidiary of a U.S. company to violate U.S. sanctions against Iran and then attempted to conceal those violations.

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