African Lion 21 exercise wraps up in Morocco, Tunisia, Senegal

TAN TAN, Morocco – African Lion, U.S. Africa Command’s premier joint annual exercise, successfully wrapped up its 17th iteration in Morocco, Tunisia and Senegal, June 18. Military leaders from the United States, African, European and NATO partners attended the closing ceremony held in one of the exercise training locations in Tan Tan, Morocco. “I would …

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African Lion 21 Eexercise Kicks off in Morocco, Tunisia, Senegal

AGADIR, Morocco – African Lion, U.S. Africa Command’s premier joint annual exercise, kicks off in Morocco, Tunisia and Senegal for its 17th iteration June 7. With 7,800 participants from nine nations and NATO, African Lion is U.S. Africa Command’s largest exercise. The training is focused on enhancing readiness for U.S. and partner nation forces. “African …

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Exercise Phoenix Express Concludes in Tunisia

EL AOUINA, Tunisia   U.S. Naval Forces Europe and Africa (NAVAF) Director of maritime partnership program, Rear Adm. Jeffrey S. Spivey joined Tunisian Minister of Defense Brahim Bertegi and U.S. Ambassador to Tunisia, Donald Blome in marking the successful completion of the 16th multinational maritime exercise Phoenix Express 2021 (PE21) in Tunisia on May 28, 2021.  …

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Statement by President Joe Biden on Secretary of State Antony Blinken’s Visit to the Middle East

Following up on our quiet, intensive diplomacy to bring about a ceasefire between Israel and Hamas, I have asked my Secretary of State, Tony Blinken, to travel to the Middle East this week. During his trip, Secretary Blinken will meet with Israeli leaders about our ironclad commitment to Israel’s security. He will continue our Administration’s efforts …

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Secretary Blinken’s Travel to Jerusalem, Ramallah, Cairo, and Amman

Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken will travel to Jerusalem, Ramallah, Cairo, and Amman May 24-27, 2021. Secretary Blinken is undertaking this trip at the request of President Biden. He will first travel to Jerusalem, where he will meet with Israeli President Reuven Rivlin, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Foreign Minister Gabi Ashkenazi, and other senior …

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Remarks by President Biden on the Middle East

THE PRESIDENT:  Folks, I’ve just spoken with Prime Minister Netanyahu.  Earlier today, I spoke with President Al Sisi of Egypt. And Minister — Prime Minister Netanyahu informed me that Israel has agreed to a mutual, unconditional ceasefire to begin in less than two hours.  The Egyptians have now informed us that Hamas and the other …

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Violence in Jerusalem

PRESS STATEMENT NED PRICE, DEPARTMENT SPOKESPERSON MAY 7, 2021 The United States is extremely concerned about ongoing confrontations in Jerusalem, including on the Haram al-Sharif / Temple Mount and in Sheikh Jarrah, which have reportedly resulted in scores of injured people. There is no excuse for violence, but such bloodshed is especially disturbing now, coming …

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Special Briefing via Telephone With Assistant Secretary for Near Eastern Affairs David Schenker

U.S. Department of State The Dubai Regional Media Hub For Immediate Release Special Briefing via Telephone David Schenker Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs October 22, 2020 Moderator:  Thank you.  Greetings to everyone from the U.S. Department of State’s Dubai Regional Media Hub.  I would like to welcome our participants dialing in from …

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Abraham Accords Signing Ceremony

White House Abraham Accords Signing Ceremony with President Donald Trump, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, UAE’s Foreign Minister Abdullah bin Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan and Bahrain Foreign Minister Abdullatif bin Rashid Al Zayani. Remarks by President Trump, Prime Minister Netanyahu, Minister bin Zayed, and Minister Al Zayani at the Abraham Accords Signing Ceremony September …

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Joint Statement by the United States, Israel, and the United Arab Emirates

The accord reached between the United States, Israel, and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on August 13, 2020, is a courageous step toward a more stable, integrated, and prosperous Middle East. The accord inverts traditional thinking about the way to address the region’s problems and challenges, focusing on pragmatic steps that have tangible, practical outcomes. …

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Press Briefing on United Arab Emirates-Israel Relations with Senior Advisor Jared Kushner

U.S. Department of State Special Briefing via Telephone Jared Kushner, Senior Advisor to the President of the United States August 17, 2020 Moderator:  Good afternoon to everyone from the Department of State’s London Media Hub.  I’d like to welcome our participants dialing in from the Middle East and from around the world for this on-the-record press …

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Joint Statement of the United States, the State of Israel, and the United Arab Emirates

The White House Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release August 13, 2020 President Donald J. Trump, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel, and Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the United Arab Emirates spoke today and agreed to the full normalization of relations between Israel …

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President Donald J. Trump Has Secured a Historic Deal between Israel and the United Arab Emirates to Advance Peace and Prosperity in the Region

The White House Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release August 13, 2020 “Our vision is one of peace, security, and prosperity—in this region, and in the world.  Our goal is a coalition of nations who share the aim of stamping out extremism and providing our children a hopeful future that does honor to …

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Assistant Secretary of State for Political-Military Affairs R. Clarke Cooper Travels to Mauritania, Algeria, and Tunisia

U.S Department of State Media Note Office of the Spokesperson February 26, 2020 Assistant Secretary of State for Political-Military Affairs R. Clarke Cooper travels to Mauritania, Algeria, and Tunisia February 27-March 4, 2020, to expand U.S. security cooperation and defense trade that enhances our shared security across Africa and the Maghreb. In Mauritania February 27-28, …

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DFC CEO Adam Boehler Named Executive Chairman of Prosper Africa

DFC, U.S. International Development Finance Corporation February 20, 2020 WASHINGTON – Today, President Donald J. Trump has selected U.S. International Development Finance Corporation (DFC) Chief Executive Officer Adam Boehler to serve as Executive Chairman of Prosper Africa. Announced in 2018,  Prosper Africa  is a U.S. Government-led initiative which aims to substantially increase two-way trade and investment between the …

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Highlights From The Prosper Africa Conference

Tunis – February 6, 2020 “Prosper Africa and the Joint Economic Committee demonstrated our commitment  to strengthening the U.S.-Tunisia economic relationship and helping Tunisia become a gateway to Africa for U.S. firms.” – Ambassador Donald Blome, speaking at the Prosper Africa opening ceremony. U.S.-Tunisia Joint Economic Commission (JEC) At the third session of the U.S.-Tunisia …

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USAID and the United Bank for Africa Sign Memorandum of Understanding to Advance the Two-Way Trade and Investment Goals of Prosper Africa

Tunis, Tunisia 06 February 2020 U.S Agency for International Development (USAID) through the Prosper Africa initiative is partnering with the United Bank for Africa (UBA) to increase two-way trade and investment between the United States and the nations of Africa.   This partnership ensures businesses are equipped with the technical and financial tools they need to …

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PROSPER AFRICA: SPEAKERS AND SCHEDULE CONFIRMED

Tunis, Tunisia 06 February 2020 Tony Elumelu, Nigerian philanthropist and entrepreneur, Chairman of the United Bank for Africa group, and founder of the largest African philanthropic initiative devoted to supporting entrepreneurs and entrepreneurship, has been confirmed as the keynote speaker for the Prosper Africa conference, taking place February 6, 2020, in Tunis, Tunisia. The Prosper …

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U.S. Policy on Iran

May 8, 2019 Secretary Pompeo warns Iran is violating Iraqi sovereignty U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo visited Baghdad on May 7 to meet with Iraqi leaders. Speaking with reporters before and after his meetings, Pompeo expressed concern about Iran’s escalating activity within Iraq. “We don’t want anyone interfering in their country,” he said. May 8, 2019 Latest U.S. sanctions target Iran’s metal sectors President Trump signed an executive order …

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