International Day of Democracy

U.S. Department of State Press Statement Michael R. Pompeo, Secretary of State September 14, 2020 In recognition of the International Day of Democracy on September 15, we reaffirm the right of every citizen to take part in the processes of democratic self-governance.  Democracies are accountable to their citizens.  They respect the Rule of Law, protect …

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Historic Agreement between Israel and the Kingdom of Bahrain

U.S Department of State Press Statement Michael R. Pompeo, Secretary of State September 11, 2020 On the 19th anniversary of 9/11, we usher in a new era of peace. It’s humbling when the course of history changes seemingly overnight. In less than one month, under President Trump’s leadership, we have another historic agreement, this time …

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Historic Day for Peace in the Middle East

U.S Department of State Press Statement Michael R. Pompeo, Secretary of State August 13, 2020 Today is an historic day and a significant step forward for peace in the Middle East. After vigorous diplomatic outreach, President Trump, along with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Emirati Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Zayed, announced an agreement to …

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Secretary Pompeo’s Call with Tunisian President Saied

Readout Office of the Spokesperson August 8, 2020 The following is attributable to Spokesperson Morgan Ortagus: Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo spoke today with Tunisian President Kais Saied about matters facing the United Nations Security Council.  Secretary Pompeo and President Saied also discussed ways to advance the bilateral partnership.

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Statement by Secretary Michael R. Pompeo On the Occasion of Eid al-Adha

U.S Department of State Press Statement Michael R. Pompeo, Secretary of State July 31, 2020 On the occasion of Eid al-Adha, we wish Muslims in the United States and around the world Eid Mubarak.  Eid al-Adha is a time for compassion, generosity, and sacrifice – values demonstrated by Abraham’s commitment to God.  Eid marks the …

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Secretary Michael R. Pompeo’s Call with Tunisian Foreign Minister Erray

 READOUT July 14, 2020 Secretary Michael R. Pompeo’s Call with Tunisian Foreign Minister Erray The following is attributable to Spokesperson Morgan Ortagus:‎ Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo spoke today with Tunisian Minister of Foreign Affairs Noureddine Erray to discuss strengthening our cooperation on the United Nations Security Council, maturing the U.S.-Tunisia bilateral relationship, and …

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Press Statement by Michael R. Pompeo, Secretary of State on Syria Caesar Act Designations

Department of State Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release Press Statement by Michael R. Pompeo, Secretary of State June 17, 2020   More than six years ago, the brave photographer known as Caesar shocked the world by smuggling out of Syria the photographic proof that the Assad regime was torturing and executing many thousands …

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On the Occasion of Ramadan

U.S. Department of State Press Statement Michael R. Pompeo, Secretary of State April 23, 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, …

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Secretary Michael R. Pompeo Remarks to the Press

Secretary Michael R. Pompeo Remarks to the Press Michael R. Pompeo, Secretary Of State Press Briefing Room Washington, D.C. April 7, 2020 SECRETARY POMPEO:  Good morning, everyone.  Glad we’re all together, everybody healthy, everybody looking good, staying apart – all fantastic. I wanted to start with just a few brief items here this morning, beginning …

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Secretary Pompeo’s Call with Tunisian Prime Minister Fakhfakh

March 2, 2020 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 bilateral relationship between the United States and Tunisia with Prime Minister Fakhfakh’s government and strengthening economic and commercial …

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The United States Announces Assistance To Combat the Novel Coronavirus

Statement by Secretary Michael R. Pompeo February 7, 2020 This week the State Department has facilitated the transportation of nearly 17.8 tons of donated medical supplies to the Chinese people, including masks, gowns, gauze, respirators, and other vital materials.  These donations are a testament to the generosity of the American people. Today, the United States …

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International Religious Freedom Day

PRESS STATEMENT MICHAEL R. POMPEO, SECRETARY OF STATE OCTOBER 27, 2019 Freedom of religion is a cherished American value and a fundamental freedom. The Founding Fathers understood religious freedom not as the state’s creation, but as the unalienable birthright of human beings. Today, we commemorate the 21st anniversary of the 1998 International Religious Freedom Act …

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Secretary Pompeo’s Meeting with Tunisian Foreign Minister Khemaies Jhinaoui

Department of State Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release Readout July 16, 2019 The below is attributable to Spokesperson Morgan Ortagus:‎ Secretary Michael R. Pompeo met on July 16, 2019 in Washington, D.C., with Tunisian Foreign Minister Khemaies Jhinaoui as part of the third U.S.-Tunisia Strategic Dialogue. Secretary Pompeo discussed U.S. shared counterterrorism objectives …

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On the Occasion of Ramadan

U.S. Department of State Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release Statement by Secretary Pompeo May 5, 2019 On behalf of the U.S. Department of State, I extend best wishes to Muslim communities at home and abroad for a blessed Ramadan. For many Muslims, this month is an occasion to focus on spiritual rejuvenation, kindness …

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The International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

Press Statement Michael R. Pompeo Secretary of State Washington, DC November 23, 2018 Violence against women is a global issue that affects millions of people annually. Every woman and girl deserves a life free from violence. The United States is committed to advancing gender equality and preventing and responding to all forms of violence against women …

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Statement by Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo on International Religious Freedom Day

Today we commemorate the 20th anniversary of the signing of the 1998 International Religious Freedom Act (IRF Act) into law. The IRF Act expanded U.S. foreign policy capabilities to promote and defend religious freedom around the world. It builds on our founding fathers’ firm conviction that the freedom of individuals to believe as they see …

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Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo: Religious Freedom Belongs to Everyone

Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo Op-ed in USA Today July 24, 2018  Religious Freedom Belongs to Everyone Around the world, religious minorities are persecuted and stripped of human rights. This is an issue many countries must work together to solve. Last month, Mohammad Salas, a member of the Iranian Gonabadi Sufi dervish community persecuted …

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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo Remarks at Swearing-in Ceremony

Mike Pompeo Secretary of State Remarks  Ben Franklin Room Washington, DC May 2, 2018 This is truly humbling. Thank you very much, Mr. President, for those kind words. Thank you, Mr. Vice President, for being here today to honor me by swearing me in. Thank you, Ambassador Lawler. Ambassador Glendon, thank you so much for that …

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