Remarks of Secretary Michael R. Pompeo at the Department of State’s Energy Resources Governance Initiative Event

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson Secretary Michael R. Pompeo At the Department of State’s Energy Resources Governance Initiative Event September 26, 2019 New York City, New York SECRETARY POMPEO: Thank you, and thank you all for joining us this morning. I want to begin by welcoming Australia, Botswana, and Peru, founding partners …

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Statement by Secretary Pompeo on International Day of Democracy

U.S DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release STATEMENT BY SECRETARY MICHAEL R. POMPEO September 15, 2019 International Day of Democracy On this International Day of Democracy, we reflect on our nation’s unwavering commitment to the unalienable rights that create the foundation of our democracy. In the United States, those rights are …

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Deputy Secretary Sullivan’s Meeting with Paraguayan President Mario Abdo Benítez 

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson September 8, 2019 The below is attributable to Spokesperson Morgan Ortagus:‎ On September 6, Deputy Secretary of State John J. Sullivan in Asunción, Paraguay, with President Mario Abdo Benítez.  He was joined by Advisor to the President Ivanka Trump.  They discussed our shared interest in efforts to create economic opportunity, combat corruption, and build …

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The United States Takes Action Against Corruption Network of Maduro-Aligned Associates

Statement by Secretary Pompeo July 25, 2019 On July 25, the United States sanctioned five individuals involved in a complex network of bribery and money laundering that has been stealing from the people of Venezuela for years, as well as an additional five individuals and 13 entities connected to these corrupt actors.  Among the individuals …

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Opening remarks by President Trump and President Putin of the Russian Federation, in joint press conference

July 16th, 2018 Presidential Palace Helsinki, Finland PRESIDENT PUTIN:  (As interpreted.)  Distinguished Mr. President, ladies and gentlemen: Negotiations with the President of the United States Donald Trump took place in a frank and businesslike atmosphere.  I think we can call it a success and a very fruitful round of negotiations. We carefully analyzed the current …

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Secretary Pompeo remarks at the 2018 Trafficking in Persons Report Launch Ceremony

 Remarks Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo at the 2018 Trafficking in Persons Report Launch Ceremony Dean Acheson Auditorium Washington, D.C. MS JOHNSTONE:  Hello, and welcome to the Department of State.  My name is Kari Johnstone and I’m the acting director for the Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons. Thank you all for …

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Secretary Tillerson remarks at the 2017 Trafficking in Persons Report Launch Ceremony

AMBASSADOR COPPEDGE: Good morning. AUDIENCE: Good morning. AMBASSADOR COPPEDGE: Welcome to the Department of State. We have quite the full room. My name is Susan Coppedge and I am the Ambassador-at-Large for the Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons. Thank you all for joining us today for the release of the  17th Annual Trafficking in Persons Report. (Applause.) I was looking for …

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Address by Ambassador Leslie Bassett during the official US Independence Day celebration. (July 1, 2016)

Tonight we celebrate the independence of the United States, also commemorating the 100 years of the United States National Parks Service, and recognizing the importance of Mother Earth to all of us worldwide. At a time when climate challenges are more important than ever, we are proud to recognize that Paraguay and the United States, …

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Address by Ambassador Leslie A. Basset during signing of Agreement for the Fulbright-CAL Program (June 17, 2016)

Mr. Minister Mr. Mora, Director of the Carlos Antonio Lopez Scholarship Office Ing. Luis Lima, President of CONACYT Senior officials of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Santiago Garcia – President of the Fulbright Association: It is a pleasure to be here to add a new and exciting chapter in the history of the Fulbright Program …

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Remarks by Ambassador Leslie A. Bassett during Border and Financial Crime Investigation Training (June 9, 2016)

Good Morning. It is a pleasure for me to be here with you all today. I extend a warm welcome to Minister Boidanich, to the invited authorities and to all those present here. I would like to acknowledge and thank the leadership of the Office of the Prosecutor, the National Police, Migrations, Customs, SENAD and …

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The United States and Paraguay: Focused on the Future – Remarks by Leslie A. Bassett at UNA Law School, (May 18th 2016)

President Cartes Other dignitaries TBD Thank you very much for this honor.  Paraguay is a country of great promise working hard to provide for the welfare of its citizens, and to ensure all of them have access to government services.  On behalf of the United States government, and as a symbol of our continuing friendship …

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