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Statement on Government of Hungary’s Legislation Impacting Non-Governmental Organizations

The United States is concerned by the Hungarian parliament's passage of legislation that unfairly burdens and targets Hungarian civil society, which is working to fight corruption and protect civil liberties. By portraying groups supported with foreign funding as acting against the interests of Hungarian society, this legislation would weaken the ability of Hungarians to organize and address concerns in a legitimate and democratic manner.

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On the Passing of Vanuatu’s President Lonsdale

On behalf of the Government of the United States, I want to convey my personal condolences to President Lonsdale’s family and the people of Vanuatu on the passing of Womtelo Reverend President Lonsdale.

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On Otto Warmbier

Today we received with deep sadness the news that Otto Warmbier has passed away.

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Attack on Hotel Kangaba in Mali

The United States expresses its condolences to the victims and their families of the June 18 terrorist attack at Hotel Kangaba “Le Campement” outside Bamako, Mali. We appreciate the efforts of Malian, French, and United Nations peacekeeping forces in responding to the attack and securing the compound.

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Readout of President Donald J. Trump’s Call with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of Canada

President Donald J. Trump spoke today with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of Canada to address various aspects of the strong bilateral relationship between their two countries. President Trump commended Prime Minister Trudeau for Canada’s recent announcement that it will increase military spending by 70 percent over the next decade. President Trump underscored the solid alliance that the United States enjoys with Canada.

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Ambassador Nikki Haley Calls for Action to Stop Atrocities in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

The United States has recently been made aware of new reports of the Congolese government engaging in severe human rights violations in the Kasai regions of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The latest report accuses the Congolese military of actively engaging in increased human rights violations, including summary executions of women and children and mass rape.

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State Department Terrorist Designations of Mohammad Shafi Armar, Oussama Ahmad Atar, and Mohammed Isa Yousif Saqar Al Binali

The Department of State has designated Mohammad Shafi Armar, Oussama Ahmad Atar, and Mohammed Isa Yousif Saqar Al Binali as Specially Designated Global Terrorists (SDGTs) under Section 1(b) of Executive Order (E.O.) 13224, which imposes sanctions on foreign persons determined to have committed, or pose a significant risk of committing, acts of terrorism that threaten the security of U.S. nationals, or the national security, foreign policy, or economy of the United States.

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Ambassador Nikki Haley Delivers Remarks at a UN Security Council Meeting on the African Union

The African Union has a unique capacity to anticipate crises, mediate conflicts, and deploy troops and police on short notice. They do this, moreover, in some of the most challenging environments in the world. We applaud the increasing leadership the AU has exercised in contributing to peace operations and battling terrorist and insurgent groups...

Readout of the Vice President’s Meeting with President Jovenel Moise of Haiti

The Vice President today met with President Jovenel Moise of Haiti in Miami, Florida. On behalf of President Trump, the Vice President congratulated President Moise for his election earlier this year, and recognized Haiti for filling key government leadership positions. The two leaders stressed the importance of pursuing an economic reform agenda to attract investment and generate growth.

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Remarks by U.S. Commerce Secretary at U.S. Africa Business Summit

Good morning. Thank you, Florie for that kind introduction.

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