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2017-07-25

Letter to the Global Coalition From Special Presidential Envoy for the Global Coalition To Counter ISIS

To mark this month’s gathering of our 73-member Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS here in Washington, I again congratulate the Government of Iraq, Iraqi Security Forces, Kurdish Peshmerga, and the entire Global Coalition on the liberation of Mosul. Prime Minister Abadi’s announcement of Iraq’s victory in Mosul was a significant milestone in the global fight against ISIS. Together, we have come a very long way – but there is more to do.

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Eighth U.S.-Laos Comprehensive Bilateral Dialogue

The United States and the Lao People’s Democratic Republic held their 8th annual Comprehensive Bilateral Dialogue on July 25 in Washington. Acting Assistant Secretary of State for East Asia and Pacific Affairs Susan Thornton led the U.S delegation, which included representatives from the U.S. Departments of State, Defense, and Commerce; Office of the U.S. Trade Representative; and the United States Agency for International Development.

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Remarks at a UN Security Council Open Debate on the Middle East

The United States shares everyone’s concern about the heightened tensions in Jerusalem. All parties should work to reduce these tensions, and we offer whatever assistance we can in helping to do this.

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2017-07-24

Four African Countries Approaching Control of Their HIV Epidemics as U.S. Continues Its Commitment to PEPFAR

Groundbreaking data from the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) show that the HIV epidemic is coming under control across all age groups in Swaziland, the country with the highest HIV prevalence in the world.

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2017-07-22

Quartet Envoys’ Joint Press Statement – July 22, 2017

The Envoys of the Middle East Quartet from the Russian Federation, the United States, the European Union and the United Nations are deeply concerned by the escalating tensions and violent clashes taking place in and around the Old City of Jerusalem.


2017-07-21

Statement from the Press Secretary on the Visit of Prime Minister Saad Hariri of Lebanon

President Donald J. Trump will host Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri at the White House on July 25. The two leaders will discuss issues of mutual concern, including the fight against terrorism, the economy, and refugees.

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United States Special Representative for Ukraine Negotiations Kurt Volker Travel to Ukraine, France, Belgium, Austria, and the United Kingdom

United States Special Representative for Ukraine Negotiations Kurt Volker will travel to eastern Ukraine on July 21 to meet with those who have been affected by Russian aggression and to discuss the importance of security and safety for all Ukrainians.


2017-07-20

Belgium National Day

On behalf of the United States of America, best wishes to the people of Belgium on the occasion of your national day.

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Troika and EU Joint Statement on South Sudan

The members of the Troika (Norway, the United Kingdom, and the United States) and the European Union condemn the continuing violence in South Sudan, especially the Government of South Sudan’s current offensive against SPLM-In Opposition (SPLM-IO) forces near Pagak, as well as ongoing road ambushes and attacks by the SPLM-IO.

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President Donald J. Trump’s Six Months of America First: Foreign Policy and National Security

In the first six months of his Administration, President Trump has put America First in world affairs and national security.

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