Acting Assistant Secretary for European and Eurasian Affairs Philip T. Reeker will travel to Ukraine, Slovakia, and Italy December 3-10.
On December 4, Ambassador Reeker will meet with the U.S. Embassy team and Ukrainian officials in Kyiv.
On December 3, the United States identified six PDVSA-owned vessels, pursuant to E.O. 13884 or 13850, being used by the former Maduro regime to ship oil to Cuba. In addition, the Esperanza was identified as the new name for the vessel previously named the Nedas, which was blocked on April 12, 2019.
The U.S. Department of State’s Diplomatic Security Service (DSS) and the government of Senegal today opened the SPEAR Summit Challenge, a five-day tactical law enforcement training and competition for U.S.-trained Special Program for Embassy Augmentation and Response (SPEAR) teams from across Africa.
On behalf of the Government of the United States of America, I congratulate the people of the Central African Republic and join you in celebrating your national day on December 1.
EU communications ministers will gather in Brussels on Tuesday to discuss how to safeguard emerging fifth-generation (5G) wireless networks. Their decisions could have lasting impacts on European countries’ ability to protect their people’s privacy, and ultimately, safeguard their freedoms.
On this Remembrance Day, we remember and honor all victims of chemical warfare. The use of chemical weapons has caused some of the most horrific deaths and injuries in modern history.
We congratulate European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, High Representative Josep Borrell, the new College of European Commissioners, and European Council President Charles Michel as they assume office.
The United States continues to support the UN Secretary General, Antonio Guterres, and the UN Special Envoy for Syria, Geir Pedersen, in their efforts to facilitate the work of the Syria Constitutional Committee. This past week, the drafting committees had the second round of meetings which were meant to move the process forward of drafting a constitution that reflects the will of the entirety of the Syrian people.
A U.S. delegation will travel to Bogota, Colombia, December 2-4 to attend the meeting of the Inter-American Treaty of Reciprocal Assistance (TIAR) Organ of Consultation. The delegation will include Michael Kozak, Acting Assistant Secretary for the State Department’s Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs and Carlos Trujillo, U.S. Ambassador to the U.S. Organization of American States.
The United States participated in the World Radiocommunication Conference 2019 (WRC-19), held in Sharm el Sheikh, Egypt from October 28 to November 22. Ambassador Grace Koh, the U.S. Head of Delegation, led representatives from multiple U.S. government agencies and the private sector who participated in the Conference.