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Secretary Pompeo’s Travel to India, Sri Lanka, Japan, and the Republic of Korea

Secretary Pompeo will travel to India, Sri Lanka, Japan, and the Republic of Korea June 24-30 to broaden and deepen our partnerships with key countries to advance our shared goal of a free and open Indo-Pacific region.

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The Women, Peace, and Security Act, signed into law by President Trump in 2017, demonstrates the United States' commitment to addressing the challenges faced by women and girls in conflict- and disaster-affected areas around the world. Consistent with the President's National Security Strategy, which recognizes the critical link between women's empowerment and more peaceful, prosperous societies, the U.S. Strategy on Women, Peace, and Security (WPS) will strengthen our efforts to advance women's leadership in preventing and resolving conflict, countering violent extremism, and supporting post-conflict recovery.

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USAID Administrator Mark Green Travels To Africa

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Mark Green will travel to the Democratic Republic of the Congo; and the Republics of Rwanda, Kenya, and Mozambique from June 14 to June 22, 2019.

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Statements to the Press with Georgian Prime Minister Mamuka Bakhtadze As Part of the U.S.-Georgia Strategic Partnership Commission

SECRETARY POMPEO: Yes. Look, Georgia is home to an ancient culture and a proud people. Its history has played out against an incredible backdrop – the tall peaks of the Caucasus Mountains and the shores of the Black Sea. In the center of its capital city, Tbilisi, is the statue of St. George famously slaying the dragon. The monument shows who Georgians truly are: fearless and undaunted.

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10th Anniversary Joint Declaration on the U.S. – Georgia Strategic Partnership

Today, on June 11, 2019, and in recognition of the 10th anniversary of our Charter on Strategic Partnership, the United States and Georgia reaffirm our commitment to the U.S. – Georgia strategic partnership and the core principles of our friendship.

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Treasury Designates Syrian Oligarch Samer Foz and His Luxury Reconstruction Business Empire

WASHINGTON – Today, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) is designating 16 individuals and entities associated with an international network benefiting the Assad regime.

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Release of the United States Strategy on Women, Peace, and Security

Women around the world have an essential role in conflict prevention and resolution, security provision, peace processes, and countering terrorism. For over a decade, the United States has been a leader in promoting global peace and stability by empowering women to take on those roles and addressing challenges faced by women and girls in conflict and disaster affected areas.


Special Representative Ambassador James Jeffrey Travels to Egypt

Special Representative for Syria Engagement and Special Envoy for the Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS Ambassador James Jeffrey and Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs and Special Envoy for Syria Joel Rayburn arrived in Cairo, Egypt today for meetings on June 11, 2019.

Assistant Secretary Nagy Travels to Eastern and Southern Africa

Assistant Secretary for African Affairs Tibor Nagy will travel to Sudan, Ethiopia, Mozambique, and South Africa from June 12-23, 2019. In Sudan, he will meet with members of the Forces for Freedom and Change (FFC) and the Transitional Military Council.

Excerpts of the Department Press Briefing – June 10, 2019

Okay, first. On Friday the U.S. Treasury designated Iran’s largest petrochemical holding group, Persian Gulf Petrochemical Industries Company, and its network of 39 subsidiary petrochemical companies and sales agents for supporting the IRGC, a designated foreign terrorist organization and WMD proliferator. We intend to target any company in the petrochemicals sector or elsewhere that provides financial support to it. The maximum pressure campaign continues and will continue.

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