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Secretary Michael R. Pompeo and Advisor to the President Ivanka Trump to Host The Women’s Global Development Prosperity One-Year Anniversary Event

Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo and Advisor to the President Ivanka Trump will co-host an event celebrating the one-year anniversary of the launch of the White House’s Women’s Global Development and Prosperity (W-GDP) Initiative at 9:00 a.m. on Wednesday, February 12, 2020, in the Benjamin Franklin Room at the Department of State.

Senior State Department Officials Previewing Secretary Pompeo’s Travel to Germany, Senegal, Angola, Ethiopia, Saudi Arabia, and Oman

SENIOR STATE DEPARTMENT OFFICIAL THREE: Good afternoon, everybody. Great to have all of you on the phone again for another trip with Secretary Pompeo. This call is, of course, about our upcoming travel to Germany, Africa, and the Middle East.

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Special Representative Ambassador James Jeffrey Travels to Europe and the Middle East

Special Representative for Syria Engagement and Special Envoy for the Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS Ambassador James Jeffrey, joined by Special Envoy for Syria Joel Rayburn, departs today on travel to Turkey, Germany, and locations in the Middle East.

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Statement by USAID Administrator Mark Green on the Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 Budget Request

Today, President Trump released his Budget Request for Fiscal Year (FY) 2021, which includes $41 billion for the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). The Budget Request proposes $19.6 billion in funds USAID fully or partially manages to support the President's commitment to serve the needs of American citizens, ensure their safety, promote their prosperity, preserve their rights, and defend their values, as outlined in the National Security Strategy.

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Secretary Pompeo’s Meeting With EU High Representative Borrell

Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo met with EU High Representative Josep Borrell today in Washington, DC. Secretary Pompeo and High Representative Borrell discussed prospects for peace in the Middle East, U.S.-EU trade relations, and holding Iran and Russia accountable for their destabilizing actions.

The United States Takes Action Against Maduro’s Improper Use of the Venezuelan People’s Air Carrier

On February 7, the United States identified the Venezuelan state-owned airline Consorcio Venezolano de Industrias Aeronáuticas y Servicios Aéreos, S.A. (CONVIASA) as blocked property of the Government of Venezuela pursuant to Executive Order (E.O.) 13884. Instead of acting as a bridge between peoples, this airline is being used to ferry Maduro and his inner circle to confer with dictators, authoritarian regimes, and other criminals around the world.

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The United States Announces Assistance to Combat the Novel Coronavirus

This week the State Department has facilitated the transportation of nearly 17.8 tons of donated medical supplies to the Chinese people, including masks, gowns, gauze, respirators, and other vital materials. These donations are a testament to the generosity of the American people.

Secretary Pompeo’s Call with Spanish Foreign Minister Gonzalez Laya

Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo spoke today with Spanish Foreign Minister Arancha Gonzalez Laya.

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Treasury Pressures Illegitimate Maduro Regime by Identifying Blocked National Airline

Washington – The U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) today identified the Venezuelan state-owned airline Consorcio Venezolano de Industrias Aeronauticas y Servicios Aereos, S.A. (CONVIASA) as subject to sanctions as part of the Government of Venezuela, pursuant to Executive Order (E.O.) 13884.

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U.S. Concerns Over Electoral Process in Guinea

The United States is concerned about the Government of Guinea’s current plans to hold legislative elections and a constitutional referendum on March 1. We question whether the process will be free, fair, and transparent and accurately reflect the will of all eligible voters.

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