The United States is pleased to be a signatory of the agreement to prevent unregulated commercial fishing on the high seas of the central Arctic Ocean. This is the first multilateral agreement of its kind to take a legally binding, precautionary approach to protect an area from commercial fishing before that fishing has begun.
Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo met September 27 with Burmese Minister for the Office of the State Counsellor Kyaw Tint Swe in New York on the margins of the UN General Assembly meetings.
The below is attributable to State Department spokesperson Heather Nauert:
On September 27, Deputy Secretary of State John J. Sullivan hosted a meeting with the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Foreign Ministers on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly.
The President and I have no more important priority than the safety and security of American citizens, including our diplomatic, military and other officials serving abroad. Threats to our personnel and facilities in Iraq from the Government of Iran, the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Quds Force, and from militias facilitated by and under the control and direction of the Quds Force leader Qasem Soleimani have increased over the past several weeks.
Secretary Michael R. Pompeo hosted the foreign ministers of Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates at the GCC+2 Ministerial today on the margins of the UN General Assembly in New York. The Secretary thanked the foreign ministers for their partnership with the United States.
SECRETARY POMPEO: Good morning. The 8,363rd meeting of the Security Council is called to order.
The provisional agenda for this meeting is non-proliferation/Democratic People’s Republic Of Korea. The agenda is adopted.
In accordance with Rule 37, I invite the representatives of Japan and the Republic of Korea to participate in this meeting. It is so decided.
On September 26, Deputy Secretary of State John J. Sullivan met with Argentine Foreign Minister Jorge Faurie on the margins of the United Nations General Assembly in New York.
Today, on the margins of the 73rd Session of the United Nations General Assembly, Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo released the 2018 Progress Report on the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) Strategy for Accelerating HIV/AIDS Epidemic Control (2017-2020).
MR PALLADINO: All right, thank you all for coming. We are honored to have with us today Ambassador Jim Jeffrey, our special representative for Syria. Ambassador Jeffrey will speak a little bit about the Syria small group meeting that took place today, as well as the United States strategy towards Syria. This briefing is on-the-record, off-camera, and embargoed until this briefing’s completion.
The text of the following statement on Syria was released by the Governments of Egypt, France, Germany, Jordan, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the United Kingdom, and the United States of America.