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2020-08-27

USAID Announces $1.17 Million for Awards to Support Venezuelans

Today, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) announced $1.17 million for five BetterTogether Challenge awards to directly benefit Venezuelans in Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, and Venezuela.

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Secretary Michael R. Pompeo’s Meeting with Omani Sultan Haitham bin Tarik Al Said

Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo met today with Omani Sultan Haitham bin Tarik Al Said in Muscat, Oman.

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Moldova National Day

On behalf of the United States Government and the American people, I congratulate the people of Moldova as you celebrate your Independence Day.

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Deputy Secretary of State Biegun’s Meetings in Ukraine

During his August 26-27 visit to Ukraine, Deputy Secretary of State Stephen E. Biegun met with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, Prime Minister Shmyhal, Deputy Prime Minister Reznikov, and Foreign Minister Kuleba to discuss a broad range of multilateral and regional issues, including Ukraine’s reform agenda, the conflict in eastern Ukraine, and the situation in Belarus. Deputy Secretary Biegun reaffirmed unwavering U.S. support for Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity.

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2020-08-26

Commerce Department Adds 24 Chinese Companies to the Entity List for Helping Build Military Islands in the South China Sea

The Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) in the Department of Commerce (Commerce) added 24 Chinese companies to the Entity List for their role in helping the Chinese military construct and militarize the internationally condemned artificial islands in the South China Sea.

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Secretary Pompeo’s Meeting with United Arab Emirates Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan and National Security Advisor Sheikh Tahnoun bin Zayed Al Nahyan

Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo met today with United Arab Emirates Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan and National Security Advisor Sheikh Tahnoun bin Zayed Al Nahyan in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

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U.S. Imposes Restrictions on Certain PRC State-Owned Enterprises and Executives for Malign Activities in the South China Sea

The United States supports a free and open South China Sea. We respect the sovereign rights of all nations, regardless of size, and seek to preserve peace and uphold freedom of the seas in a manner consistent with international law. In July, I announced an updated policy regarding Beijing’s unlawful maritime claims in the South China Sea and emphasized that the United States was prepared to take firm action to oppose Beijing’s campaign of bullying.


Secretary Pompeo’s Meeting with Crown Prince of Bahrain, His Royal Highness Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa

Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo met today with the Crown Prince of Bahrain, His Royal Highness Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa in Manama, Bahrain.

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Secretary Pompeo’s Meeting with Bahraini King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa

Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo met with His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa today in Manama, Bahrain.

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2020-08-25

Secretary Pompeo’s Meeting with Sudanese Prime Minister Hamdok

Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo met with Sudanese Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok today in Khartoum. Secretary Pompeo and Prime Minister Hamdok discussed continued U.S. support for the civilian-led transitional government and noted that rescission of Sudan’s State Sponsor of Terrorism designation remains a critical bilateral priority for both countries.

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