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Readout of Special Presidential Envoy McGurk’s Trip to Syria

On June 28-29, Special Presidential Envoy for the Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS Brett McGurk was in Syria to consult with local partners on the campaign to defeat ISIS. He also witnessed first-hand the humanitarian and stabilization assistance that is underway in liberated areas north of Raqqa, and held intensive discussions with local leaders and councils on post-liberation governance issues.


Fact Sheet: Aviation Enhanced Security Measures for All Commercial Flights to the United States

The United States and the global aviation community face an adaptive and agile enemy. Terrorist groups continue to target passenger aircraft, and we have seen a “spider web” of threats to commercial aviation as terrorist pursue new attack methods. Based on these concerns, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is working to raise the baseline of global aviation security to keep the traveling public safe, in coordination with our international partners.

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Remarks by Secretary Mattis and Minister von der Leyen at the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany

STAFF: Please be seated. Ladies and gentlemen, the Director of the Marshall Center, Lieutenant General Retired, Keith W. Dayton.

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Ambassador Haley Announces Over Half a Billion Dollar Budget Cut in UN Peacekeeping

Today, following a U.S.-led effort, the United Nations budget committee significantly reduced the annual peacekeeping budget by over half a billion dollars, forcing the UN to work smarter and more efficiently in delivering its mandates.

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Statement from the Press Secretary on President Donald J. Trump’s Visit to France on Bastille Day

President Donald J. Trump has accepted French President Emmanuel Macron’s invitation to visit France on Bastille Day. President Trump looks forward to reaffirming America’s strong ties of friendship with France, to celebrating this important day with the French people, and to commemorating the 100th anniversary of America’s entry into World War I.

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Secretary Tillerson Meeting With Kuwaiti Minister of State for Cabinet Affairs and Acting Minister of Information Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah Al-Sabah

Today Secretary Tillerson met with Kuwaiti Minister of State for Cabinet Affairs and Acting Minister of Information Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah Al-Sabah. The Secretary reaffirmed his strong support for Kuwait’s efforts to mediate the dispute between Qatar and Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Bahrain, and Egypt. During the meeting the leaders reaffirmed the need for all parties to exercise restraint to allow for productive diplomatic discussions.

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2017 Trafficking in Persons Report Fact Sheets

Here are the 2017 Trafficking in Persons Report Fact Sheets in different languages.


Remarks by President Trump and Prime Minister Modi of India in Joint Press Statement

PRESIDENT TRUMP: Thank you very much. Prime Minister Modi, thank you for being here with us today. It’s a great honor to welcome the leader of the world’s largest democracy to the White House.

Fact Sheet: The United States and India — Prosperity Through Partnership

President Donald Trump hosted Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the White House on June 26, 2017. The visit reinforced the close ties between the United States and India that have strengthened both great democracies. Highlights of this cooperation include:

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Madagascar National Day

On behalf of the citizens of the United States of America, congratulations to the people of Madagascar as you celebrate the anniversary of your independence on June 26.

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