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Office of the Spokesperson Department of State Washington, DC April 13, 2018 Assistant Secretary of State for Consular Affairs Carl Risch will travel to Morocco, Nigeria, and Ethiopia from April 15–21. While in Morocco and Ethiopia, Assistant Secretary Risch will meet with counterparts to discuss a range of consular issues including international legal obligations to […]

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  Heather Nauert Department of State Spokesperson Washington, DC April 11, 2018 We were saddened to learn about the crash of an Algerian military aircraft this morning. We extend our deepest condolences to the families and friends of the victims of today’s tragedy, as well as our partners and colleagues in the Algerian military. Our […]

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  Heather Nauert Department of State Spokesperson Washington, DC April 10, 2018 President Donald J. Trump announced today the lifting of travel restrictions for Chadian nationals following a period of review in which the Government of Chad improved their identity-management and information sharing practices. On September 24, following an extensive review and engagement period with […]

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File Photo   Heather Nauert Department of State Spokesperson Washington, DC April 9, 2018 The United States congratulates the people of Sierra Leone on its peaceful presidential elections held on March 31. The election proves the strength and resilience of Sierra Leone’s democracy, and we look forward to working with President Julius Maada Bio to […]

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File Photo John J. Sullivan Acting Secretary of State Washington, DC April 7, 2018 We stand today with the people of Rwanda in commemorating the 1994 genocide during which more than 800,000 men, women, and children were brutally murdered. On this solemn occasion, we remember those who lost their lives and honor the courage of those […]

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Photo: US Government   Office of the Spokesperson Department of State Washington, DC April 6, 2018 The Department of State is pleased to once again participate in Flintlock, U.S. Africa Command’s (AFRICOM) annual and largest Special Operations Forces exercise. Flintlock exercises have taken place regularly since 2005 with partner nations from the Trans-Sahara Counterterrorism Partnership […]

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U.S. Department of State Honors Global Emerging Young Leaders 04/05/2018 06:32 PM EDT   Media Note Office of the Spokesperson Department of State Washington, DC April 5, 2018 In recognition of the positive role young people play in building sustainable peace, the U.S. Department of State is honoring outstanding young leaders from around the world. […]

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Photo: State Department Readout Office of the Spokesperson Department of State Washington, DC April 3, 2018 The statement below is attributable to Spokesperson Heather Nauert: Acting Secretary of State John J. Sullivan met today with Moroccan Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Nasser Bourita. Acting Secretary Sullivan thanked Foreign Minister Bourita and the Moroccan […]

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File Photo Heather Nauert Department of State Spokesperson Washington, DC April 2, 2018 Following his re-election, we look forward to continuing to work with President Abdelfattah al-Sisi to advance our strategic partnership and address our common challenges, while encouraging respect for and protection of basic rights and freedoms. The United States values its strong partnership […]

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  Office of Global Women’s Issues Department of State Washington, DC On March 23, Acting Under Secretary for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs & Department Spokesperson Heather Nauert hosted the annual International Women of Courage (IWOC) Awards at the U.S. Department of State to honor 10 extraordinary women from around the world. First Lady of […]

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