Assistant Secretary Kimberly Breier will travel to Argentina and Colombia May 9 through 13 to strengthen regional cooperation in promoting democracy, economic prosperity, and security. From May 9 to 12, Assistant Secretary Breier will travel to Buenos Aires to deepen the U.S.-Argentine partnership in promoting democratic governance, combating terrorism and transnational crime, and advancing free, fair, and reciprocal trade.
The arbitrary arrest yesterday evening of Edgar Zambrano, First Vice President of Venezuela’s National Assembly, is an unacceptable and illegal act that is yet another reflection of the repression of the former Maduro regime.
The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) strongly condemns yesterday's attack by the Taliban on Counterpart International, a U.S. non-profit organization and implementing partner of USAID in Kabul, Afghanistan.
The United States strongly condemns the Taliban attack against Counterpart International, a U.S. nonprofit organization and USAID implementing partner in Kabul.
The increase in the number of infectious-diseases outbreaks (e.g., Ebola, Zika, and yellow fever) around the world and the risk posed by an accidental or deliberate release of dangerous pathogens highlight the need for a sustained, multi-sectoral, and coordinated United States response. U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is proud to be working with more than ten other Federal Departments and agencies in this critically important effort.
The Islamic Republic of Iran has engaged in an escalating series of threatening actions and statements in recent weeks. The response of the United States and our partners and allies has been clear: We do not seek war. But Iran’s forty years of killing American soldiers, attacking American facilities, and taking American hostages is a constant reminder that we must defend ourselves.
United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Mark Green met yesterday with Colombian Vice President Marta Lucía Ramírez in Washington, D.C. Administrator Green and Vice President Ramírez discussed the enduring partnership between the United States and Colombia to promote a sustainable peace, including through market-oriented investments in rural areas to provide economic opportunities for communities affected by violence, especially for women entrepreneurs.
The below is attributable to Spokesperson Morgan Ortagus:
Secretary Michael R. Pompeo and Foreign Minister Ernesto Araujo of Brazil spoke by phone today. They reaffirmed the strong U.S.-Brazil partnership and our deepened cooperation to promote democracy, prosperity, and security in the hemisphere.
On May 14, 2018, the U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem officially opened for business. Now, as we near the first anniversary of that momentous event, I am pleased to report that I have provided my determination to Congress that the relevant elements of the Jerusalem Embassy Act of 1995 have been addressed. Accordingly, no further Presidential waiver of the funding restriction under the Act is necessary.
In honor of Europe Day, I offer my best wishes to the citizens of the European Union on behalf of all Americans. The United States and the European Union have a strong and enduring partnership born out of shared history, values, and decades of cooperation. We are a force for peace and democracy in the world.