U.S.-Djibouti Bi-National Forum

MEDIA NOTE OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON MARCH 2, 2022 Assistant Secretary for African Affairs Molly Phee and Djiboutian Foreign Minister Mahmoud Ali Youssouf concluded the 6th annual U.S.-Djibouti Bi-National Forum today.  In these high-level discussions launched by Secretary of State Anthony Blinken on February 4, Assistant Secretary Phee and Foreign Minister Youssouf reviewed the longstanding …

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Secretary Blinken’s Call with Djiboutian Foreign Minister Youssouf

READOUT OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON FEBRUARY 4, 2022 The following is attributable to Spokesperson Ned Price: Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken spoke today with Djiboutian Foreign Minister Mahmoud Ali Youssouf.  The Secretary and Foreign Minister launched policy consultations under the 2022 U.S.-Djibouti Bi-National Forum.  Secretary Blinken underscored the importance of the U.S.-Djibouti partnership and thanked Foreign Minister Youssouf …

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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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Escalating Violence in Ethiopia’s Tigray Region

PRESS STATEMENT MICHAEL R. POMPEO, SECRETARY OF STATE NOVEMBER 4, 2020 The United States is deeply concerned by reports that the Tigray People’s Liberation Front carried out attacks on Ethiopian National Defense Force bases in Ethiopia’s Tigray region on November 3.  We are saddened by the tragic loss of life and urge immediate action to restore the peace and de-escalate tensions.  …

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2018 Trafficking in Persons Report

“This year’s report focuses on effective ways local communities can address human trafficking proactively and on how national governments can support and empower them. Local communities are the most affected by this abhorrent crime and are also the first line of defense against human trafficking. By engaging and training law enforcement, religious leaders, teachers, tribal …

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