International Day of Persons With Disabilities

Press Statement Michael R. Pompeo, Secretary of State December 3, 2019 Disability rights are at the heart of American values of human dignity and freedom. Today, on the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, we recommit ourselves to upholding the rights, dignity, and inclusion of persons with disabilities at home and around the world. As a nation, we recognize the rights …

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On the Occasion of Eid al-Adha

PRESS STATEMENT MICHAEL R. POMPEO, SECRETARY OF STATE AUGUST 11, 2019 Susan and I extend our warmest wishes to Muslims around the world who are celebrating Eid al-Adha – from our friends and allies to our Muslim colleagues across the State Department.  Eid al-Adha marks the end of the Hajj, in which millions of Muslims from around the world make the …

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Statement from U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo Regarding White House Actions to Combat Violence in Mali

On July 26, President Trump signed an executive order to address the deteriorating security situation in Mali. Extremist groups are exploiting ethnic tensions and expanding their networks well outside Mali’s borders. The UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) has faced more violence and danger than any other peacekeeping mission in UN history. We …

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On the 30th Anniversary of Tiananmen Square

PRESS STATEMENT MICHAEL R. POMPEO, SECRETARY OF STATE / JUNE 3, 2019 WASHINGTON, DC On June 4, we honor the heroic protest movement of the Chinese people that ended on June 4, 1989, when the Chinese Communist Party leadership sent tanks into Tiananmen Square to violently repress peaceful demonstrations calling for democracy, human rights, and …

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Secretary Pompeo Travels to The Netherlands To Address the Global Entrepreneurship Summit and Reinforce U.S.-Dutch Ties

Fact Sheet Office of the Spokesperson/ June 3, 2019 The free-enterprise system… is the only system where a business started in a dorm room can disrupt a billion-dollar industry, and where risk-takers can rise from the crowd if they’ll work hard and have a good idea.” – U.S. Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo, March …

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Michael R. Pompeo, Secretary of State On the Occasion of Eid al-Fitr

Press Statement Michael R. Pompeo, Secretary of State June 3, 2019 On behalf of the United States Department of State, I would like to wish all Muslims a blessed Eid al-Fitr. This holiday marks the end of Ramadan and is a time for celebration across Muslim communities worldwide.  It is a culmination of a month of fasting, sharing meals with family …

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Secretary of State Pompeo Wishes the U.S. Marine Corps a Happy 243rd Birthday

On behalf of the Department of State and all of our employees serving overseas and at home, I wish the United States Marine Corps congratulations on its 243rd birthday.  The Marine Corps and the Department of State share a long history and have forged one of the most important and enduring relationships that exists between …

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