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2019-11-12

Senior State Department Official Previewing the Upcoming D-ISIS Ministerial and Syria Small Group Meetings

MODERATOR: Hey, good afternoon everybody, and thanks for joining us for the call today. We want to take a few minutes to preview the upcoming D-ISIS ministerial that we’ll host later this week. We’ll also delve into the Syria Small Group meetings the Secretary is hosting here in Washington.

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Power Africa and Africa50 Announce New Partnership to Implement Energy and Transmission Projects

JOHANNESBURG — On November 12, Power Africa and Africa50 signed a memorandum of understanding for a new partnership focused on attracting power sector financing and developing innovative public private partnership models in sub-Saharan Africa. Africa50 will be the nineteenth development partner to join the Power Africa initiative. This new partnership between Power Africa and Africa50 provides a foundation for collaboration in the energy sector at the country and regional level throughout sub-Saharan Africa.

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Secretary Pompeo’s Lunch Meeting with Qatari Foreign Minister Mohammed bin Abdulrahman bin Jassim Al Thani

The below is attributable to Spokesperson Morgan Ortagus:
Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo met today with Qatari Foreign Minister Mohammed bin Abdulrahman bin Jassim Al Thani in Washington D.C.

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Secretary Michael R. Pompeo’s Call with Iraqi Prime Minister Adil Abd al-Mahdi

The following is attributable to Spokesperson Morgan Ortagus:
Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo spoke today with Iraqi Prime Minister Adil Abd al-Mahdi. Secretary Pompeo emphasized that peaceful public demonstrations are a fundamental element of all democracies. The Secretary deplored the death toll among the protesters as a result of the Government of Iraq’s crackdown and use of lethal force, as well as the reports of kidnapped protesters.

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2019-11-11

Statement from President Donald J. Trump Regarding the Resignation of Bolivian President Evo Morales

The resignation yesterday of Bolivian President Evo Morales is a significant moment for democracy in the Western Hemisphere.

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Situation in Hong Kong

The United States is watching the situation in Hong Kong with grave concern. ‎We condemn violence on all sides, extend our sympathies to victims of violence regardless of their political inclinations, and call for all parties— police and protestors— to exercise restraint.‎ We repeat President Trump’s call for a humane resolution to the protests.

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2019-11-10

U.S. Response To OAS Report On New Elections In Bolivia

We commend the professional work of the Organization of American States (OAS) technical mission which found numerous troubling irregularities with Bolivia’s October 20 elections. We fully support the OAS and Bolivian calls for new elections and a new Electoral Tribunal that can ensure free and fair elections that reflect the will of the Bolivian people. In order to restore credibility to the electoral process, all government officials and officials of any political organizations implicated in the flawed October 20 elections should step aside from the electoral process.

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2019-11-08

Further Financial Sanctions to Address Human Rights Abuses and Corruption in Nicaragua

On November 7, the United States, acting in support of the Nicaraguan people and their calls for a return to democratic governance, again demonstrated its commitment to use all economic and diplomatic tools to hold the Ortega regime accountable for human rights abuses and rampant corruption.

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USAID Announces Nearly $56 Million in Additional Humanitarian Assistance to Contain Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo

The United States, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), is providing nearly $56 million in additional humanitarian assistance to help end the ongoing outbreak of Ebola in the Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), the second-largest outbreak of the disease on record.

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Secretary Michael R. Pompeo’s Meeting with German Defense Minister Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer

The below is attributable to Spokesperson Morgan Ortagus:‎
Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo met today with German Defense Minister Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer in Berlin.

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