Secretary Pompeo Announces the Latest Lifesaving PEPFAR Results

In advance of World AIDS Day on December 1, Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo delivered remarks at the State Department’s technical summit for the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR). The secretary announced that the program has saved more than 17 million lives thanks to bipartisan support and our many partners around the ...
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Secretary Pompeo to Visit the Region after Successful UN Talks

Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo will travel to Tokyo, Pyongyang, Seoul, and Beijing October 6-8. This visit comes as a follow-up after Secretary Pompeo chaired a United Nations Security Council meeting on nonproliferation and the DPRK, in conjunction with the 73rd United Nations General Assembly. Trip announcement Secretary Pompeo Chairs UN Security Council Meeting on North Korea
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Special Representative for North Korea Stephen Biegun Visits the Region

Newly appointed U.S. special representative for North Korea Stephen Biegun is making his first diplomatic trip abroad to the capitals of South Korea, China and Japan. In the September 10–15 trip, Biegun will meet with his counterparts and continue diplomatic efforts to achieve the “final, fully verified denuclearization of North Korea” that Chairman Kim Jong ...
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New State Department Senior Adviser is a Scholar, Author

On swearing in Kiron Skinner as the new State Department Director of Policy Planning, Secretary Pompeo said her international relations expertise will allow her to provide independent and strategic views on long-term policy formulation. Secretary Pompeo tweeted that it is “A true pleasure to swear in Kiron Skinner as our 30th director of Policy Planning ...
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Secretary Pompeo Reaffirms U.S. Dedication to ASEAN and Regional Allies

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo traveled to Singapore August 3-4 to participate in the annual ASEAN-centered ministerial meetings in support of the United States’ vision of a free and open Indo-Pacific. On the margins of the ASEAN Ministerial meetings, the Secretary also held bilateral meetings, including with Japan’s Foreign Minister Taro Kono. Read more via the DipNote blog
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Secretary Pompeo Addresses the Indo-Pacific Business Forum

Speaking at the Indo-Pacific Business Forum in Washington on July 30, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said that the Indo-Pacific is one of the greatest engines of the future global economy, and America will remain involved in the region. He said, “Our Indo-Pacific vision excludes no nation. We seek to work with anyone to promote ...
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Secretary of State Pompeo Visits Japan

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo visited Tokyo July 7-8 to meet with Prime Minister Abe and participate in trilateral discussions with Foreign Minister Taro Kono and South Korean Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha. They discussed the shared commitment to the final, fully verified denuclearization of the DPRK, as well as other bilateral and regional issues. Secretary ...
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State Department Releases 2018 Trafficking in Persons Report

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said, “This year’s TIP Report highlights the critical work of local communities to stop traffickers and provide support to victims. Human trafficking is a global problem, but it’s a local one too.” At a special ceremony in Washington, Secretary Pompeo and Ivanka Trump honored this year’s Trafficking in Persons (TIP) ...
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President Trump Hosts Prime Minister Abe in Washington

President Donald Trump held bilateral meetings with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in Washington last week to discuss issues of common concern including the upcoming summit between President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in Singapore. Ambassador Bill Hagerty also traveled to Washington in support of the summit meeting. The Ambassador met with Secretary of ...
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