Ambassador Pratt’s Welcoming Remarks at the Media Forum at the IGAD Center for Excellence

March 22, 2022 Distinguished guests, invitees, and participants, good to see you this morning.  I am delighted to be here for the opening of the IGAD Center of Excellence for Preventing and Countering Violent Extremism’s Media Forum.  The United States values the important role of IGAD’s P/CVE Center and we have supported it in its …

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Ambassador Pratt visits Obock and Markazi Refugee Camp

Yesterday Ambassador Pratt visited Obock where he met with the Deputy Prefet and representatives of the Regional Council to discuss the challenges and opportunities in the region.  They discussed the success of USAID projects that provided training for young people and had improved literacy, as well as opportunities for more engagement in the region.   They …

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The United States and Africa: Building a 21st Century Partnership

SPEECH ANTONY J. BLINKEN, SECRETARY OF STATE ECONOMIC COMMUNITY OF WEST AFRICAN STATES ABUJA, NIGERIA NOVEMBER 19, 2021 SECRETARY BLINKEN:  Good morning, everyone.  Thank you very much, Vice President Koroma.  Thank you for the very kind introduction, but thank you especially for your leadership here at ECOWAS – not just today, but every single day.  And it’s very good to be here …

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United States Donates COVID-19 Vaccines for Djibouti

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Presidential Proclamation on Ending Discriminatory Bans on Entry to the United States

 COMMUNIQUE DE PRESSE Pour diffusion immédiate  Djibouti   Réf. :  Presidential Proclamation on Ending Discriminatory Bans on Entry to the United States On January 20, 2021, President Biden signed a Presidential Proclamation titled “Ending Discriminatory Bans on Entry to the United States.”  This proclamation ends the travel restrictions under Presidential Proclamations 9645 and 9983 and …

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U.S. Army Gen. Stephen Townsend Visits Djibouti

 COMMUNIQUE DE PRESSE Pour diffusion immédiate  Djibouti   Réf. :  U.S. Army Gen. Stephen Townsend Visits Djibouti U.S. Army Gen. Stephen Townsend, Commander, U.S. Africa Command, and U.S. Ambassador to Djibouti Larry E. André met with Djiboutian Foreign Minister Mahmoud Ali Youssouf on November 26, 2020.  During the visit, the leaders discussed security in Djibouti and …

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