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2019-10-29

Ambassador Nathan A. Sales Travels to Senegal

On October 30, Ambassador Nathan A. Sales, the Coordinator for Counterterrorism, will meet with senior Senegalese officials in Dakar to reaffirm the strong U.S. commitment for Senegal’s counterterrorism efforts and to support Senegal’s role as a regional counterterrorism leader.

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Political Situation in Lebanon

In light of Prime Minister Hariri’s resignation, the United States calls on Lebanon’s political leaders to urgently facilitate the formation of a new government that can build a stable, prosperous, and secure Lebanon that is responsive to the needs of its citizens.

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Celebrating American Innovation: The 50th Anniversary of the Birth of the Internet

On October 29, 1969, researchers working under the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency sent the first host-to-host message between laboratories at the University of California Los Angeles and the Stanford Research Institute. This marked the birth of the Internet as we know it. Today, more than half the world’s population is online and the Internet contributes trillions to the global economy.


Meeting of the President’s Interagency Task Force to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons

It was an honor to chair this Administration’s second meeting of the President’s Interagency Task Force to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons. I was pleased to be joined by several members of the U.S. Advisory Council on Human Trafficking – each of them profiles in courage and leadership. I was also honored to present the Presidential Award for Extraordinary Efforts to Combat Trafficking in Persons to Truckers Against Trafficking Executive Director Kendis Paris and the Responsible Business Alliance.


2019-10-28

Secretary Michael R. Pompeo’s Call with Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry

Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo spoke today with Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry. The Secretary and the Foreign Minister highlighted the importance of the strong strategic partnership between the United States and Egypt and exchanged views on regional issues. The Secretary also raised concerns over human rights and Americans detained in Egypt.

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Successful U.S.-Caribbean Resilience Partnership Working Group In Barbados Concludes With $9.5 Million In Disaster Resilience Funding

Working together to build resilience in the Caribbean, representatives from the United States, eighteen Caribbean countries, the Caribbean Disaster Management Agency, the eastern Caribbean’s Regional Security System, universities, and other non-governmental partners gathered for the first working group of the U.S.-Caribbean Resilience Partnership on October 23-24 in Barbados.

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Successful U.S.-Caribbean Resilience Partnership Working Group in Barbados Concludes with $9.5 Million in Disaster Resilience Funding

Working together to build resilience in the Caribbean, representatives from the United States, eighteen Caribbean countries, the Caribbean Disaster Management Agency, the eastern Caribbean’s Regional Security System, universities, and other non-governmental partners gathered for the first working group of the U.S.-Caribbean Resilience Partnership on October 23-24 in Barbados.

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Ministerial Meeting of the Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS’s Small Group

U.S. Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo looks forward to hosting the Foreign Ministers of the Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS for an extraordinary meeting on November 14 in Washington, D.C. to review next steps in the joint campaign to achieve the enduring defeat of ISIS. The D-ISIS Coalition remains vitally important to our efforts and our commitment, as a Coalition, to this effort remains unwavering.

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Remarks at a UN Security Council Open Debate on the Situation in the Middle East, Including the Palestinian question

Thank you, Madame President.
This is one of the more complex issues that the Council has to navigate, so I want to thank the Special Coordinator for his good faith efforts, and for the even-handed perspective he brings to these briefings.

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U.S., Russia, China and Pakistan Joint Statement on Peace in Afghanistan

The text of the following statement was cooperatively released by the Governments of the United States of America, Russia, China, and Pakistan on the occasion of the joint meetings on Afghanistan, held in Moscow on October 24 – 25, 2019.

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