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2017-10-26

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson At a Press Availability in Geneva, Switzerland

SECRETARY TILLERSON: Well, obviously this has been a – although a number of days, not a long trip, but it’s been a lengthy trip in terms of the number of stops. And so I have a number of, I think, observations I want to offer you. So I’ve put them down on paper here so I don’t overlook some things. So I’m going to go through that and then welcome your questions at that point.


2017-10-25

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson And Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj At a Press Availability

India and the United States have had close relations now for more than 70 years and we are natural allies, in the words of Prime Minister Modi. We are grateful for his friendship and his vision of a closer U.S.-India relationship and a vision we certainly share. The United States supports India’s emergence as a leading power and will continue to contribute to Indian capabilities to provide security throughout the region. In this regard, we are willing and able to provide India advanced technologies for its military modernization efforts. This includes ambitious offers from American industry for F-16 and F-18 fighter planes. I’m grateful to my friend and colleague, Secretary of Defense Mattis, that he was able to visit India last month, and he and I both look forward to the inaugural 2+2 dialogue early next year.

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Kenya Elections

The United States urges all Kenyans to remain calm, reject violence, and uphold the principles of their Constitution in the election scheduled for tomorrow.

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Remarks of U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, Future Investment Initiative Conference

I am here in Saudi Arabia to commemorate the opening of the new Terrorist Financing Targeting Center. The Memorandum of Understanding establishing the intent to create the Center was signed during President Trump’s first international trip andthe creation of this Center is a major step forward in our ability to disrupt the finances and operations of terrorist organizations.

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USAID ANNOUNCES $6.3 MILLION IN AWARDS TO BOLSTER SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA’S OFF-GRID ENERGY SECTOR

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) will advance off-grid energy solutions in sub-Saharan Africa through several new awards announced today at the Unlocking Solar Capital: Africa Conference in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire. The awards provide capital to companies engaged in household solar-systems and micro-grids to expand operations, scale innovations, test new business models, and finance new rural-electrification connections to millions of people.

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Secretary of State Rex Tillerson And Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj At a Press Availability

India and the United States have had close relations now for more than 70 years and we are natural allies, in the words of Prime Minister Modi. We are grateful for his friendship and his vision of a closer U.S.-India relationship and a vision we certainly share. The United States supports India’s emergence as a leading power and will continue to contribute to Indian capabilities to provide security throughout the region. In this regard, we are willing and able to provide India advanced technologies for its military modernization efforts. This includes ambitious offers from American industry for F-16 and F-18 fighter planes. I’m grateful to my friend and colleague, Secretary of Defense Mattis, that he was able to visit India last month, and he and I both look forward to the inaugural 2+2 dialogue early next year.


2017-10-24

Response to Protests in Togo

The United States is deeply concerned about rising levels of violence and restrictions on freedom of expression and assembly in Togo related to protests over proposed constitutional reforms. We are particularly troubled by reports of excessive use of force by security forces and reports that Government-sponsored vigilantes are using force and the threat of force to disrupt protests and intimidate civilians.

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Statement by Ambassador Haley on Russia’s Veto of the Renewal of the Joint Investigative Mechanism on Chemical Weapons

Russia has once again demonstrated it will do whatever it takes to ensure the barbaric Assad regime never faces consequences for its continued use of chemicals as weapons.


United States and Ukraine Hold Nonproliferation Working Group Meeting in Kyiv

The United States and Ukraine held a Nonproliferation Working Group Meeting in Kyiv, Ukraine, on October 24. The regularly-held meeting is one of several exchanges the United States and Ukraine hold each year to strengthen bilateral cooperation to address the threat posed by the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction and their means of delivery, advanced conventional weapons, and sensitive dual-use technologies.

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Status of the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program

Based on Section 6(a) of Executive Order 13780, “Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States,” the U.S. government undertook a 120-day review of the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program (USRAP) to identify and implement additional security screening processes in order to uphold the safety of the American people.


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