Today, the United States imposed sanctions on four current or former officials of the Government of Venezuela: First Lady and Former Attorney General Cilia Adela Flores de Maduro, Executive Vice President Delcy Eloina Rodriguez Gomez, Minister of Communication and Information Jorge Jesus Rodriguez Gomez, and Minister of Defense Vladimir Padrino Lopez.
Today, President Donald J. Trump spoke with President Abdel Fattah Al Sisi of Egypt during the United Nations General Assembly. The two leaders underscored the importance of the strategic partnership between the United States and Egypt. President Trump reiterated his commitment to the security, stability, and prosperity of Egypt.
Today, President Donald J. Trump met with President Emmanuel Macron of France in New York.
SECRETARY POMPEO: Good morning, everyone. It’s an honor to be here in New York for the 73rd United Nations General Assembly, my first as Secretary of State. Kind of the Super Bowl of diplomacy. Americans can be proud of how our entire team is executing on the field today. I’m thrilled to be here with my friends Nikki and John, as well.
We are deeply saddened to confirm that a U.S. Foreign Service Officer was found dead in their residence in the overnight hours of Friday, September 21. Our deepest sympathies go out to the family and to the U.S. Embassy Antananarivo community.
Today, during a ministerial-level meeting on Burma, Ambassador Nikki Haley announced more than $185 million in additional humanitarian assistance for those in Burma and Bangladesh who have been affected by the Rakhine State crisis.
THE PRESIDENT: Thank you all for being here this morning. It is a great honor to address you on an issue that affects every nation across the globe: the world drug problem. And a big problem it is.
DEPARTMENT OF STATE WEEK AHEAD PUBLIC SCHEDULE SEPTEMBER 23-29, 2018 The Department of State’s Office of Press Relations for the 73nd United Nations General Assembly will be at the Palace Hotel Room 3819 and can be reached at (202) 485-1959.
Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo spoke yesterday with Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani of the Iraqi Kurdistan Regional Government to discuss strengthening security and economic cooperation between the Kurdistan Regional Government and the Government of Iraq.
The United States welcomes coordination on international efforts to implement UN Security Council Resolutions on North Korea’s illicit shipping activities, which prohibit ship-to-ship transfers of any goods or items to or from North Korean vessels of any goods or items going to or coming from North Korea.