Under Secretary Hale’s Call with Burmese State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi

Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs David Hale spoke today with Burmese State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi to reaffirm American support for democratic reforms and humanitarian relief efforts in Burma and a credible, transparent, and inclusive national election in November.
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Joint Press Statement of the United States, the European Union, the United Kingdom, and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees

The United States, the United Kingdom, the European Union, and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees will bring the international community together this month to address the Rohingya crisis.
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Remarks by Deputy Secretary of State Stephen Biegun

I am pleased to be here to celebrate yet the latest chapter of cooperation between the United States and Bangladesh, a relationship that dates back many decades and has bound the Bangladeshi people and the American people most closely together over these many years.
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Women’s Equality Day

PRESS STATEMENT MICHAEL R. POMPEO, SECRETARY OF STATE AUGUST 26, 2020   One hundred years ago, American women braved censure, repudiation, and imprisonment to devote themselves to a simple cause: that women should have the right to vote and help build the foundation of representative government by and for the People. Through their perseverance and resolve, these fearless women campaigned in ...
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United States Continues to Call for Justice and Accountability in Burma

Three years after Burma's security forces launched brutal attacks against hundreds of thousands of Rohingya men, women, and children, most of whom are Muslim, in response to attacks by militants on security posts in northern Rakhine State.
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UPDATE: The United States Continues to Lead the Global Response to COVID-19

The U.S. is leading the global response to COVID-19 with foreign assistance funding, having allocated $20.5 billion for the development of vaccines and therapeutics, preparedness efforts, and other foreign assistance.
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Secretary Michael R. Pompeo At a Press Availability

On behalf of the United States, I want to extend our deepest condolences to all those who were affected by the massive explosion at the port of Beirut yesterday.
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New Humanitarian and Health Assistance Bolsters U.S. Leadership in Response to COVID-19

The American people’s generosity remains unmatched in the global fight against COVID-19. The Department of State and USAID are providing an additional $208 million in new humanitarian and health assistance to bolster our ongoing response efforts, helping the world’s most vulnerable overcome the devastation inflicted by this deadly virus. With today’s announcement, the State Department ...
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Secretary Pompeo’s Call with Bangladeshi Foreign Minister Momen

Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo spoke today with Bangladeshi Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen to reaffirm the importance of the U.S.-Bangladesh relationship and discuss our continued cooperation to address the COVID-19 pandemic.
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UPDATE: The United States Continues to Lead the Global Response to COVID-19

The United States continues to lead in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, illustrated by recent announcements of new foreign assistance that are made possible through the American people’s generosity and the U.S. Government’s action.
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Secretary Pompeo’s Statement On the Occasion of Eid al-Fitr

Susan and I extend our warmest wishes to Muslims around the world who are celebrating Eid al-Fitr. Over the past month, Muslims at home and abroad have fasted, centered around spiritual reflection, community and values of gratitude, compassion, and generosity, and have adapted to practicing their faith and observing Ramadan in a world changed by ...
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UPDATE: The United States Continues to Lead the Global Response to COVID-19

Through the American people’s generosity and the U.S. Government’s action, the United States continues to demonstrate global leadership in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Statement by Secretary Pompeo on the World Press Freedom

On World Press Freedom Day, recognized around the world on May 3, we highlight the critical role of independent media in facilitating the open exchange of information and ideas so vital to free, prosperous, and secure democratic societies.
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Secretary of State Pompeo’s Message on Ramadan, 2020

On behalf of the American people, I extend my best wishes to Muslim communities in the United States and around the world as they mark the start of the holy month of Ramadan. Ramadan is a time of introspection, service, and compassion
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United States Announces New Humanitarian Assistance for Displaced Rohingya and Members of Other Affected Communities in Bangladesh and Burma

On March 3, the United States announced more than $59 million in additional humanitarian assistance for Rohingya refugees and host communities in Bangladesh and internally displaced Rohingya and members of other affected communities in Burma. 
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European Union Identifies Risks to 5G Networks

On December 3, the European Union (EU) Council identified serious risks posed to 5G telecommunications networks if they are built using untrusted vendors.  We welcome this acknowledgement and urge our European partners and allies to ensure only trusted vendors participate in any part of their future 5G networks.
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Harassment of the Family Members of Uighur Activists and Survivors in Xinjiang, China

The United States remains deeply troubled by multiple reports that the government of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) has harassed, imprisoned, or arbitrarily detained family members of Uighur Muslim activists and survivors of Xinjiang internment camps who have made their stories public.  In some cases, these abuses occurred shortly after meetings with senior State ...
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