On Progress Toward Peace

On Progress Toward Peace PRESS STATEMENT MICHAEL R. POMPEO, SECRETARY OF STATE DECEMBER 11, 2020   The agreement reached yesterday between Israel and Morocco to normalize relations is another remarkable step toward peace. In the coming weeks, Israel and Morocco will assume full diplomatic relations. This agreement will also grant overflights and direct flights to and from Israel and will promote …

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Communiqué on the 2020 Conference on Afghanistan

The following is the text of a joint communiqué issued by the 66 countries and 32 international organizations participating in the 2020 Afghanistan Conference. Begin text: The 2020 Afghanistan Conference took place at the Palais des Nations in Geneva with participants from 66 countries and 32 international organizations. The Conference was held in a virtual …

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Appointment of U.S. Coordinator for the Arctic Region

The Department of State has appointed  Jim DeHart as the U.S. Coordinator for the Arctic Region .  Serving as the principal advisor to the Secretary and the Deputy Secretary on all Arctic matters, DeHart will lead and coordinate the Department’s policy-making and diplomatic engagement on Arctic-related issues to advance U.S. interests in the region related to safety and security, sustainable economic growth, and cooperation among …

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The Charter of the United Nations turns 75

When  the Charter of the United Nations  was signed on June 26, 1945, it set the stage for a post-World War II era dedicated to the resolution of international disputes by peaceful means. Fifty of the U.N.’s original 51 member countries signed the charter at the San Francisco Conference (Poland signed the charter two months later). The charter proclaimed the U.N.’s …

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The Best of Both Worlds: Public-Private Partnerships Solve Problems

Good solutions are often the result of the private sector working with national and local governments. That’s why on November 9-10, the U.S. Embassy in Copenhagen hosted a workshop focused on the use of public-private partnerships (PPP). These partnerships work great as a means to address global challenges related to environment, science, technology and health (ESTH) issues. Public-private partnerships …

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