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2019-01-02

Secretary Pompeo’s Meeting with Brazilian Foreign Minister Ernesto Araujo

Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo met today with Foreign Minister Ernesto Araujo in Brasilia, Brazil. The two leaders reaffirmed the strong partnership between the United States and Brazil and discussed opportunities to expand cooperation on economic, education, and security issues.

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2019-01-01

Secretary Pompeo’s Meeting with Peruvian Foreign Minister Néstor Popolizio Bardales

Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo met today with Peruvian Foreign Minister Néstor Popolizio Bardalesin Brasilia, Brazil. The two leaders discussed ongoing U.S.-Peru cooperation on counternarcotics and the importance of implementing a comprehensive approach to counternarcotics efforts.

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Trilateral Meeting

The text of the following statement was released by the Governments of the United States of America, Honduras, and Israel

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2018-12-28

Secretary Pompeo Travels to Brazil and Colombia To Strengthen Prosperity, Security, and Democracy

Secretary Pompeo is leading a Presidential Delegation to Brazil for the inauguration of President-elect Jair Bolsonaro, a leader who has expressed interest in closer ties with the United States and our regional allies. We welcome the opportunity to forge a close and comprehensive partnership with South America’s most populous democracy and the world’s eighth-largest economy.

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Senior State Department Official Previewing Secretary Pompeo’s Upcoming Travel to Brazil and Colombia

Hi. Good morning, everybody. Thanks for joining the call. I’m pleased to have the opportunity to preview the Secretary’s trip to Brazil and Colombia early next week. The Secretary will be leading the presidential delegation to the inauguration of Jair Bolsonaro in Brazil, and then we’ll visit Cartagena, Colombia.

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2018-12-27

Secretary Pompeo’s Trip to Brazil and Colombia

U.S. Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo will travel to Brazil and Colombia from December 31-January 2.
From December 31-January 2, Secretary Pompeo will lead the Presidential Delegation to Brasilia to attend the inauguration of Jair Bolsonaro, President-elect of Brazil.

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2018-12-23

Venezuelan Navy Actions in Guyana

On December 22, the Venezuelan Navy aggressively stopped ExxonMob‎il contracted vessels operating under an oil exploration agreement with the Cooperative Republic of Guyana in its Exclusive Economic Zone.

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2018-12-21

Live At State With Tibor P. Nagy, Assistant Secretary of State for the Bureau of African Affairs

Hello, and welcome to LiveAtState, the State Department’s interactive online press briefing platform. I’m delighted to welcome participants joining us today from across Africa and around the globe.

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Remarks at a UN Security Council Briefing on Peace and Security in Africa and the UN Integrated Strategy for the Sahel

Thank you Mr. President, and thank you to all of our briefers today for your briefings and for your dedicated work advancing peace and development in the Sahel.
We share the Special Advisor’s assessment that the Sahel is an important and culturally diverse region filled with potential, but that its people today face a daunting set of challenges.
We also agree that in this region, competition over natural resources exacerbated by natural disasters, including desertification and drought, contribute to the instability that we see today.

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Increasing U.S. Security Assistance to Ukraine’s Navy

In response to Russia’s dangerous escalation and unjustified November 25 attack on three Ukrainian naval vessels near the Kerch Strait, the Department of State, subject to Congressional approval, will provide an additional $10 million in Foreign Military Financing to further build Ukraine’s naval capabilities.

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