The Treaty Between the United States of America and the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics on the Elimination of Their Intermediate-Range and Shorter-Range Missiles, also known as the INF Treaty, required the destruction of U.S. and Soviet ground-launched ballistic and cruise missiles (“GLBMs” and “GLCMs”) with a range capability between 500 and 5,500 kilometers, and their associated launchers, support structures, and equipment, within three years after the Treaty entered into force in 1988.
President Donald J. Trump and First Lady Melania Trump will welcome President Ivan Duque Marquez and First Lady Maria Juliana Ruiz Sandoval of Colombia to the White House on Wednesday, February 13, 2019. President Trump and President Duque will build upon the strong partnership that exists between their nations in pursuit of a more prosperous, secure, and democratic Western Hemisphere.
Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo met with Colombian Foreign Minister Carlos Holmes Trujillo yesterday at the State Department. During the meeting, the two reaffirmed the strength of the U.S. Colombian bilateral relationship.
SECRETARY POMPEO: Good morning, everyone. What a glorious group to see assembled, and thank you all for traveling here to Washington for this important meeting. Over the course of the last year, five partners have now joined the coalition, which is now 79 nations strong. To our newest members, Kenya and Fiji: Welcome to the fight.
We, the Foreign Ministers and representatives of Egypt, France, Germany, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, the United Kingdom, and the United States of America, met today in Washington to continue our work in support of the UN’s efforts to achieve a political solution to the conflict in Syria on the basis of UN Security Council Resolution 2254.
THE PRESIDENT: Thank you very much, Mike. And you are doing a spectacular job. I say that on behalf of many people.
It’s an honor to be here today at the State Department among so many distinguished diplomats and others representing the nations of the Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS.
RECOGNIZING THE REGIONAL HUMANITARIAN CRISIS: Former President Nicolas Maduro's systematic economic mismanagement, corruption, and violent oppression have caused severe shortages of food and medicine and needless human suffering, resulting in an exodus of millions of Venezuelans to neighboring countries.
Today, Secretary Michael R. Pompeo and French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian met to discuss global efforts in the fight to defeat ISIS.
Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs David Hale will travel to Paris, France on February 7 and 8 in order to participate in a meeting of the Group of 7 Political Directors. France holds the G7 Presidency for 2019.
The United States and Morocco convened a working group of the U.S.-Morocco Strategic Dialogue in order to strengthen cooperation on our common interests in Africa.