Press Releases: United States Announces $18 Million in Additional Humanitarian Assistance for Ukraine Crisis

Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Population, Refugees, and Migration Simon Henshaw announced May 23 in Kyiv that the United States is providing $18 million in additional U.S. humanitarian assistance to help those affected by Russian aggression in eastern Ukraine and Crimea. With this new … [Read more...]

Press Releases: Acting Assistant Secretary for Consular Affairs Travels to Colombia

Acting Assistant Secretary for Consular Affairs Michele T. Bond will visit Colombia, May 27–29, for the U.S.-Colombia Consular Dialogue. She will meet her counterpart, Ambassador Javier Dario Higuera Angel, Director of Migration, Consular and Citizen Services, at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to … [Read more...]

Press Releases: Under Secretary Novelli Travel to Belgium and Portugal

Under Secretary for Economic Growth, Energy, and the Environment Catherine Novelli will travel to Belgium and Portugal, June 1–5.In Brussels, she will give remarks at the Lisbon Council on growing the transatlantic digital economy. She will also meet with senior EU officials, European Parliament … [Read more...]

Press Releases: Under Secretary of State Wendy R. Sherman Travel to Vienna and Geneva

Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Wendy Sherman and the U.S. negotiating team will travel on May 27 to Vienna, Austria, to take part in the EU-coordinated P5+1 nuclear negotiations with Iran. On May 30, Under Secretary Sherman will join Secretary Kerry in Geneva, Switzerland, for meetings with … [Read more...]

Press Releases: Secretary Kerry Travels to Abuja, Geneva, Madrid, and Paris

Secretary of State John Kerry will travel to Abuja, Nigeria, on May 29 to lead the official U.S. delegation on behalf of President Obama for the inauguration of Nigerian President-elect Muhammadu Buhari.The Secretary will travel later that day to Geneva, Switzerland, to meet with Iranian Foreign Minister … [Read more...]

Press Releases: Ethiopia’s May 24 Parliamentary and Regional Elections

The United States commends the people of Ethiopia for their civic participation in generally peaceful parliamentary and regional elections on May 24. We acknowledge the National Electoral Board’s organizational efforts and the African Union’s role as the only international observer mission on the … [Read more...]

Press Releases: United States Concerned About Security Sector Reform in Lesotho

The United States is concerned that no one has been held accountable for the August 2014 political unrest and violence between the military and police, yet the Government of Lesotho has reinstated one of the most polarizing figures from that difficult period as Commander of the Lesotho Defense Force. Other … [Read more...]

Press Briefing by Press Secretary Josh Earnest, 05/26/15

James S. Brady Press Briefing Room 12:50 P.M. EDT MR. EARNEST:  Good afternoon, everybody.  Hope you all enjoyed your Memorial Day weekend.  Before we get started, I just want to point out that you heard from the President already this morning on two critically important issues that are on his … [Read more...]

Press Releases: On the Occasion of Azerbaijan’s Republic Day

On behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States, I congratulate the people of Azerbaijan as you observe Republic Day on May 28.Ninety-seven years ago, the people of Azerbaijan established the first secular democratic republic in the Muslim world. And since you declared independence from the … [Read more...]

Press Releases: Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs Daniel Russel Travel to New York City

Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs Daniel Russel will travel to New York City on Wednesday, May 27, 2015 for a series of engagements to foster better understanding and discussion of U.S.–Korea relations among foreign policy experts and stakeholders in the … [Read more...]