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Office of the Spokesperson Department of State Washington, DC April 1, 2020 The statement below is attributable to Spokesperson Morgan Ortagus: Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo spoke with Sudanese Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok today. Secretary Pompeo and Prime Minister Hamdok reaffirmed the importance of a successful democratic transition in Sudan and the importance of […]

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Office of the Spokesperson Department of State Washington, DC March 31, 2020 The statement below is attributable to Spokesperson Morgan Ortagus:‎ Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo spoke today with former Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemarriam Desalegn. Secretary Pompeo highlighted the importance of the U.S.-Ethiopian bilateral relationship and stressed the importance of continued collaboration on key […]

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Office of the Press Secretary The White House   March 30, 2020 Memorandum on Extension of Deferred Enforced Departure for Liberians Since March 1991, certain Liberian nationals and persons without nationality who last habitually resided in Liberia (collectively, “Liberians”) have been eligible for either Temporary Protected Status (TPS) or Deferred Enforced Departure (DED), allowing them to […]

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MCC CEO Sean Cairncross’ Remarks at the Powering Africa Summit For Immediate Release Millennium Challenge Corporation February 24, 2020 MIAMI, FLORIDA, February 24, 2020 – Today, MCC CEO Sean Cairncross delivered remarks at the 6th Annual Powering Africa Summit in Miami, Florida. The Summit brought together more than 370 energy leaders from Africa with innovative […]

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Morgan Ortagus Department of State Spokesperson Washington, DC March 9, 2020   The United States condemns in the strongest possible terms today’s attack on Sudanese Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok’s convoy in Khartoum and offers our condolences to the loved ones of victims killed or injured in the attack. We continue to monitor the situation closely […]

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Morgan Ortagus, Department of State Spokesperson March 4, 2020 The Department of State is pleased to announce that the United States and the Republic of Gabon have assumed the co-secretariat of the Friends of Gulf of Guinea, also known as the FoGG, for calendar year 2020.  Working together, we will promote unimpeded global commerce and […]

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Office of the Spokesperson Department of State Washington, DC March 3, 2020   The statement below is attributable to Spokesperson Morgan Ortagus:‎ Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo met with Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) President Félix Tshisekedi today in Washington, DC.  Secretary Pompeo and President Tshisekedi discussed strengthened ties between the United States […]

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Washington, DC March 3, 2020 Background Now in its 14th year, the Secretary of State’s IWOC Award recognizes women around the globe who have demonstrated exceptional courage and leadership in advocating for peace, justice, human rights, gender equality, and women’s empowerment, often at great personal risk and sacrifice.  Since the inception of this award in […]

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Office of the Spokesperson Department of State Washington, DC March 2, 2020 The statement below is attributable to Spokesperson Morgan Ortagus:‎ Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo spoke today with Tunisian Prime Minister Elyes Fakhfakh.  Secretary Pompeo congratulated Prime Minister Fakhfakh on forming a new government.  The Secretary expressed his commitment to continuing the strong […]

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