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  • U.S. Reinforces Commitment to Secure, Stable, Democratic, and Self-Reliant Afghanistan at 2020 Conference

    U.S. Reinforces Commitment to Secure, Stable, Democratic, and Self-Reliant Afghanistan at 2020 Conference | site |



    (Information contained in U.S. Department of State Office of the Spokesperson press release fact sheet: November 24, 2020)


    The United States participated in the 2020 Afghanistan Conference on November 23-24, the sixth quadrennial gathering to coordinate international development support for Afghanistan. The conference was hosted virtually by the Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, the Government of Finland, and the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan. At the conference, the United States emphasized its commitment to a secure, stable, democratic, and self-reliant Afghanistan that is at peace with itself and its neighbors, and underscored the following:
    • The United States has announced the availability of up to approximately $600 million in civilian assistance for Afghanistan for calendar year
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  • Statement by U.S. Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo concerning Marking of Country of Origin

    Statement by U.S. Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo concerning Marking of Country of Origin | site |



    (Information contained in U.S. Department of State press release: November 19, 2020)

    Statement by U.S. Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo: Today, the Department of State is initiating new guidelines to ensure that country of origin markings for Israeli and Palestinian goods are consistent with our reality-based foreign policy approach.  In accordance with this announcement, all producers within areas where Israel exercises the relevant authorities – most notably Area C under the Oslo Accords - will be required to mark goods as “Israel”, “Product of Israel”, or “Made in Israel” when exporting to the United States.  This approach recognizes that Area C producers operate within the economic and administrative framework of Israel and their goods should be treated accordingly
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  • CDC says Ebola Outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo Ends

    CDC says Ebola Outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo Ends

    U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says Ebola Outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo Ends | site |


    (November 18, 2020) - - Today the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention published the following information: The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) joins the global public health community in marking the end of the Ebola Virus Disease (Ebola) outbreak in Equateur Province. Today marks 42 days, or two incubation periods, since the last survivor tested negative for the virus. This allows the DRC Ministry of Health (MOH) and the World Health Organization to officially announce the outbreak over. “This is a tremendous accomplishment, particularly in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic,” said CDC Director Robert R. Redfield, M.D. “CDC congratulates the DRC Ministry of Health and partners who have worked tirelessly to overcome challenges and bring this Ebola outbreak to an end.” Reaching this milestone is a gre...
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  • Ambassador Samuel D. Brownback On the 2020 Ministerial to Advance Freedom of Religion or Belief

    Ambassador at Large for International Religious Freedom Samuel D. Brownback On the 2020 Ministerial to Advance Freedom of Religion or Belief and the International Religious Freedom or Belief Alliance Ministers’ Forum | site |




    (November 17, 2020) - - Today the U.S. Department of State published the following information:



    Ambassador at Large for International Religious Freedom Samuel D. Brownback On the 2020 Ministerial to Advance Freedom of Religion or Belief and the International Religious Freedom or Belief Alliance Ministers’ Forum


    Special Briefing



    SAMUEL D. BROWNBACK, AMBASSADOR AT LARGE FOR INTERNATIONAL RELIGIOUS FREEDOM
    OFFICE OF INTERNATIONAL RELIGIOUS FREEDOM




    MR ICE: Thank you very much and good afternoon, everyone. I’m glad you could join us for this on-the-record briefing to discuss the 2020 Ministerial to Advance Freedom of...
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  • Boeing Forecasts Strong Growth in China’s Aviation Market Despite Near-term Challenges

    Boeing Forecasts Strong Growth in China’s Aviation Market Despite Near-term Challenges | site |


    China remains on track to become world’s largest aviation market


    20-year demand for commercial airplanes and services worth $3.1 trillion


    (November 12, 2020) - - On November 11-12, 2020 The Boeing Company published the following information: Beijing, Nov. 12, 2020 – Boeing [NYSE: BA] expects China’s airlines to acquire 8,600 new airplanes valued at $1.4 trillion and commercial aviation services valued at $1.7 trillion over the next 20 years, reflecting an expected robust recovery following the COVID-19 pandemic. Boeing shared its annual China market forecast today as part of the 2020 Commercial Market Outlook (CMO), which shows anticipated demand for commercial airplanes and services. China’s rapidly growing middle class, increased economic growth and growing urbanization are all factors in the Boeing forecast, suggesting th...
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  • U.S. says OSCE Moscow Mechanism Report Details Widespread Rights Violations in Belarus

    U.S. says Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe's Moscow Mechanism Report Details Widespread Rights Violations in Belarus | site |



    (November 5, 2020) - - Today, November 5, 2020, the U.S. Department of State published the following statement made by U.S. Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo: The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE)’s Moscow Mechanism report on Belarus released on November 5 describes sustained human rights violations and abuses committed on a massive scale and with impunity by the Belarusian authorities during the fraudulent August 9 election and its aftermath. The abuses against peaceful demonstrators, opposition activists, and journalists include torture, arbitrary detention, and curtailment of the exercise of freedom of expression, association, and peaceful assembly. We remain inspired by the resilience and dignity of the Belarusian people. The United States continues to call on the Belarusian autho...
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  • U.S. says Sudan is Making Progress

    U.S. says Sudan is Making Progress

    U.S. says Sudan is Making Progress| site |


    (November 2, 2020) - - The U.S. Department of State published today, November 2, 2020, the following statement made by U.S. Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo: Today, the White House issued a notice for the continuation of the national emergency with respect to Sudan declared in Executive Order 13067 of 1997. This notice maintains certain Sudan-related authorities, which the United States relies on to implement our sanctions obligations under UN Security Council resolutions related to the conflict in Darfur. However, it does not reflect negatively on our improved bilateral relationship with Sudan or on the performance of the civilian-led transitional government and does not have any impact on the decision or procedures to rescind Sudan’s State Sponsor of Terrorism (SST) designation. Although there remains more to be done, the United States applauds the dramatic progress that the civilian led transitional government...
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  • CDC Opens New South America Regional Office in Brazil

    CDC Opens New South America Regional Office in Brazil

    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Opens New South America Regional Office in Brazil | site |


    (October 29, 2020) - - Today, October 29, 2020, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention published the following information: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) today opened its new South America regional office in Brasilia, Brazil. The new regional office strengthens CDC’s ability to meet its mission of protecting Americans by responding more rapidly to health threats wherever they occur and building key relationships to tackle shared health priorities. “The United States is one of the strongest advocates of global health security in the world, in addition to being the single largest bilateral health donor, and these commitments have special importance within our own hemisphere,” Health and Human Services Secretary Alex M. Azar II said at the opening event. “Creating the CDC South American Regional Office is vital to building a ...
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  • U.S. Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo commends Cease Fire in Libya

    U.S. Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo commends Cease Fire in Libya

    U.S. Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo commends Cease Fire in Libya| site |


    (October 26, 2020) - - Today, October 26, 2020, the U.S. Department of State published the following statement made by U.S. Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo: We welcome the announcement of Libyans signing a nationwide, immediate ceasefire agreement at the UN-facilitated 5+5 Joint Military Commission talks in Geneva on October 23. We commend Libyan leadership on all sides for taking this courageous step. We also appreciate the vital role the UN Acting Special Representative of the Secretary General Stephanie Williams played in facilitating the talks. It is crucial for this progress to continue and for all parties to the conflict to support this success. As the agreement states, all foreign fighters must leave the country within 90 days and allow Libyans to decide their own future. We look forward to the outcomes of the UN-facilitated Libyan Political Dialogue Forum and to supporting ...
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  • U.S. Department of Commerce Strengthens Commercial Ties and Expands Digital Attaché Program in the UAE

    U.S. Department of Commerce Strengthens Commercial Ties and Expands Digital Attaché Program in the UAE| site |



    (October 23, 2020) - - Today, October 23, 2020, the U.S. Department of Commerce published the following information: To coincide with the first meeting of the new United States-United Arab Emirates Strategic Dialogue, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross announced the Department is working to conclude two memorandums of understanding with Emirati government agencies promoting foreign direct investment, innovation, and entrepreneurship as well as the expansion of the International Trade Administration’s (ITA) Digital Attaché Program to Dubai, UAE. This move provides U.S. companies with two on-the-ground resources in the Middle East, one in Cairo and one in Dubai, that will develop new opportunities in this critical region and support the Department’s increased engagement with countries across the Middle East on important digital trade issue...
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