The Ninth Ministerial Plenary Meeting of the Global Counterterrorism Forum (GCTF), co-chaired by the Netherlands and Morocco, took place today in New York on the margins of the UN General Assembly. Deputy Secretary of State John J. Sullivan represented the United States, and introduced two new U.S. co-led initiatives on terrorist travel and unmanned aerial system (UAS) threats.
"If the righteous many do not confront the wicked few, then evil will triumph." - President Donald J. Trump
Today, Under Secretary Hale convened a meeting on the South Sudan peace process on the margins of the 73rd UN General Assembly. Together with African regional leaders and other international partners, he discussed ongoing efforts to address the political, security, and humanitarian crises in South Sudan, including key actions needed to ensure successful implementation of the September 12 peace agreement.
The below is attributable to Spokesperson Heather Nauert:
Deputy Secretary of State John J. Sullivan met today with Qatari Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani on the margins of the United Nations General Assembly.
On September 24, Deputy Secretary of State John J. Sullivan met with Yemeni President Abd Rabbu Mansour Hadi on the margins of the United Nations General Assembly. The Deputy Secretary and the President discussed the political process and the dire humanitarian crisis in Yemen.
Today, President Donald J. Trump spoke with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel during the United Nations General Assembly. President Trump reaffirmed the unbreakable bond between the two countries and the commitment of the United States to ensuring the security of Israel.
THE PRESIDENT: Madam President, Mr. Secretary-General, world leaders, ambassadors, and distinguished delegates:
One year ago, I stood before you for the first time in this grand hall. I addressed the threats facing our world, and I presented a vision to achieve a brighter future for all of humanity.
Washington – Today, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) designated four members of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro’s inner circle, including First Lady and former Attorney General and President of the National Assembly Cilia Adela Flores de Maduro.
THE VICE PRESIDENT: President Duque, thank you for convening this Ministerial meeting, for your words today, and for working tirelessly both in Colombia, and now on the world stage, to form a comprehensive response to the Venezuelan migration crisis.
I know I’m part of the horrible traffic problem in New York during UNGA week, so I thank and apologize to any brave souls who fought the gridlock to get here. Hope you don’t hold that against me. Next time I will take the subway.