Secretary Tillerson’s Remarks on U.S.-Africa relations at George Mason University

March 6, 2018 Remarks by Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson “U.S.-Africa Relations: A New Framework” at George Mason University Fairfax, Virginia MR CABRERA: Good morning, everyone. Thank you so much for being with us today for a very, very special presentation. I’m honored to welcome our Secretary of State to George Mason, who, as ...
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Secretary Tillerson and EU High Representative Federica Mogherini Joint Statement to the Media

Remarks December 5, 2017 Brussels, Belgium MODERATOR:  (In progress) ladies and gentlemen, and welcome.  High Representative Vice President Federica Mogherini and U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson just had a bilateral meeting and will deliver press statements to update you on their discussions. High Representative, you have the floor. HIGH REPRESENTATIVE MOGHERINI:  Thank you, Maja, ...
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U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson To Travel to Brussels, Vienna, and Paris

Press Statement Heather Nauert Department Spokesperson Washington, DC (November 30, 2017) – U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will travel to Brussels, Belgium; Vienna, Austria; and Paris, France, December 4-8. On December 4, he will arrive in Brussels, where he will meet with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg and attend the December 5-6 NATO Foreign ...
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Secretary Tillerson delivers remarks at the Wilson Center in Washington D.C.

Washington, D.C., November 28 — U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson delivered remarks on “The U.S. and Europe: Strengthening Western Alliances” on Tuesday, November 28th at the Wilson Center in D.C.  The full transcript including the discussion with Wilson Center President and CEO Jane Harman is available here . A video of the remarks can be viewed ...
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International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

Press Statement Rex W. Tillerson Secretary of State Washington, DC November 22, 2017 In observance of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women (IDEVAW) on November 25 and the accompanying 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence, the United States reaffirms its commitment to defending the rights of women and girls to ...
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Secretary Tillerson’s Statement on the United States’ Engagement in South Asia

August 21, 2017 – Washington D.C. Statement by Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson This evening, President Trump announced the new integrated strategy for the U.S. approach to South Asia that will require diplomatically engaging Pakistan, Afghanistan and India to create the conditions for stability in the region. This new strategy signals clear support for ...
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Secretary Tillerson’s remarks on the 2016 International Religious Freedom Annual Report

On Monday August 15, 2017, U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson released the 2016 International Religious Freedom Annual Report at the U.S. Department of State. The report, which is a requirement pursuant to the International Religious Freedom Act of 1998, details the status of religious freedom in 199 countries, and documents reported violations or abuses committed by governments, terrorist groups, and individuals. ...
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U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s Remarks at a Press Availability

Remarks Rex W. Tillerson Secretary of State Press Briefing Room Washington, DC August 1, 2017 MS NAUERT: Hi, everybody. How are you today? QUESTION: Good. MS NAUERT: Look who I brought. (Laughter.) Secretary Tillerson joins us today. QUESTION: Welcome to our briefing room. MS NAUERT: Yes. QUESTION: Who is – who’s the little, little guy? ...
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On the Occasion of the 70th Anniversary of the Marshall Plan (June 6, 2017)

Press Statement Rex W. Tillerson Secretary of State Washington, DC June 6, 2017 Seventy years ago, on June 5, 1947, Secretary of State George C. Marshall laid out his bold vision for the United States to help the war-ravaged nations of Europe recover from the massive destruction of World War II. Marshall’s vision was central ...
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Press Releases: Secretary Tillerson’s Meeting With Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov (May 10, 2017)

Readout, Office of the Spokesperson, Washington, DC, May 10, 2017  (Image AP) The below is attributable to Department Spokesperson Heather Nauert: Secretary Tillerson met with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov today in Washington for more than an hour to discuss a range of issues including Ukraine, Syria, and bilateral concerns. The Secretary and Foreign Minister discussed the importance of defeating ISIS, de-escalating the violence in ...
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Press Release by Secretary Tillerson: On the Occasion of Europe Day (May 9, 2017)

Press Statement, Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson, Washington DC, May 9, 2017 In honor of Europe Day, I join all Americans in offering our best wishes to the citizens of the European Union. The United States and the European Union have a strong and enduring partnership based on our shared democratic values, strong economic ties, and mutual commitment to addressing global challenges. The United States deeply appreciates ...
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Secretary’s Remarks: Remarks at the Foreign Affairs Day Memorial Plaque Ceremony (May 5, 2017)

Remarks, Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson, Washington, DC, May 5, 2017  (Image AP) SECRETARY TILLERSON: Thank you, Barbara. I also want to thank our Armed Forces Color Guard for the presentation of the color, and obviously, for their service to our country. And I would say I was surprised and delighted to see one of my staff, Katie Nutt, singing the national anthem, but she did ...
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Press Release: Secretary Tillerson on World Press Freedom Day (May 3, 2017)

Press Release, Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson, Washington, DC, May 3, 2017 https://www.state.gov/secretary/remarks/2017/05/270607.htm Today, on World Press Freedom Day, we reaffirm our commitment to promoting the fundamental principles of a free press around the world. We honor those men and women who work tirelessly, often at great personal risk, to tell the stories we would not otherwise hear. ...
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Press Statement by Secretary Tillerson: On the Occasion of Poland’s Constitution Day (May 2, 2017)

https://www.state.gov/secretary/remarks/2017/05/270585.htm Press Statement by Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson, Washington, DC, May 2, 2017 On behalf of the United States of America, congratulations to the people of Poland on the 226th anniversary of your historic constitution. The United States and Poland are close friends, and our partnership continues to strengthen. We share democratic values, strong cultural and ...
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Joint Statement by Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, Secretary of Defense James Mattis, Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats

  Media Note, Office of the Spokesperson, Washington, DC, April 26, 2017 https://www.state.gov/r/pa/prs/ps/2017/04/270464.htm Past efforts have failed to halt North Korea’s unlawful weapons programs and nuclear and ballistic missile tests. With each provocation, North Korea jeopardizes stability in Northeast Asia and poses a growing threat to our Allies and the U.S. homeland. North Korea’s pursuit of nuclear weapons is ...
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Secretary’s Remarks: Yom HaShoah Remembrance Day (April 24, 2017)

Press Statement, Secretary of State, Rex W. Tillerson, Washington, DC, April 24, 2017 (Image AP) https://www.state.gov/secretary/remarks/2017/04/270416.htm Today on Yom HaShoah – Holocaust Remembrance Day, marking the anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto uprising – we honor the six million Jews systematically murdered by the Nazis and their collaborators. We also remember all individuals targeted for persecution and death by the ...
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Secretary of State Rex Tillerson Press Availability (April 19, 2017)

https://www.state.gov/secretary/remarks/2017/04/270341.htm Press Availability, Rex W. Tillerson, Secretary of State, Treaty Room, Washington, DC, April 19, 2017 SECRETARY TILLERSON: Good afternoon, all. The Trump administration is currently conducting across the entire government a review of our Iran policy. Today I’d like to address Iran’s alarming and ongoing provocations that export terror and violence, destabilizing more than one country at ...
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Remarks With Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov at a Press Availability (Apr 12, 2017)

Rex W. Tillerson, Secretary of State, Moscow, Russia, April 12, 2017 (Image AP) https://www.state.gov/secretary/remarks/2017/04/270136.htm FOREIGN MINISTER LAVROV: (Via interpreter) Good evening. This has been a long day. We have had talks with State Secretary of the U.S. Rex Tillerson. Right now, we have had a long conversation with President Vladimir Putin of Russia. It has lasted ...
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Interview of Secretary of State Tillerson With John Dickerson of CBS Face the Nation (April 9, 2017)

https://www.state.gov/secretary/remarks/2017/04/269632.htm QUESTION: We want to welcome Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to the broadcast. Mr. Secretary, thank you for being with us. As a start, what message was being sent to the Syrian leader with the U.S. military action? SECRETARY TILLERSON: Well, John, I think that the President was quite clear in his statement that he ...
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Interview of Secretary of State Tillerson With George Stephanopoulos of ABC This Week (Apr 9, 2017)

https://www.state.gov/secretary/remarks/2017/ QUESTION: So what will President Trump do now? Will Thursday’s strike be followed by a new strategy to remove Assad from power? That was my first question for Secretary of State Rex Tillerson in his first interview on This Week. SECRETARY TILLERSON: Well, George, I think our strategy in Syria, as you know, our priority, ...
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Secretary’s Remarks: Press Availability With Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu (March 30, 2017)

    Ankara, Turkey, March 30, 2017 SECRETARY TILLERSON: (In progress) Minister Cavusoglu, and I am privileged to be visiting Turkey today, a NATO ally and a friend of the United States in a very turbulent part of the world. I met with President Erdogan and the foreign minister to convey President Trump’s commitment to strengthening ...
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Press Release: Secretary of State Tillerson To Travel to Ankara and Brussels (March 24, 2017)

Press Statement by Mark C. Toner, Acting Spokesperson, Department of State, Washington, DC, March 24, 2017 U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will travel to Ankara, Turkey, on March 30, to meet with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and other senior Turkish government officials, continuing the United States’ high-level engagement with our NATO Ally. Secretary Tillerson will ...
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Tillerson: Remarks on the President’s Executive Order Signed Today (March 6, 2017)

Rex W. Tillerson, Secretary of State, March 6, 2017 https://www.state.gov/secretary/remarks/2017/03/268230.htm SECRETARY TILLERSON: Hello. Good morning and thank you for joining us. The executive order signed by the President earlier today, Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States, is a vital measure for strengthening our national security. It is the President’s solemn duty ...
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Tillerson: On President Trump’s Speech to Joint Session of Congress (March 1, 2017)

Press Statement by Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson https://www.state.gov/secretary/remarks/2017/03/268088.htm As the President laid out in his address to Congress , the State Department will continue to engage to advance U.S. interests in the world in cooperation with our partners and allies. We will also continue to support policies and institutions that keep Americans safe, including a robust NATO where ...
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Secretary Tillerson’s First Day as Secretary of State (Feb. 2, 2017)

The below is attributable to Acting Spokesperson Mark Toner: On his first day at the State Department, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson made a number of introductory calls to key allies and partners. In addition to his meeting with Germany’s Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel, Secretary Tillerson also spoke by phone with Mexican Foreign Secretary Luis ...
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Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s Remarks to Employees (Feb 2, 2017)

SECRETARY TILLERSON: Well, good morning, all. We apologize for being late. It seemed that this year’s prayer breakfast, people felt the need to pray a little longer. (Laughter.) But I certainly welcomed them all, so – thank you for such a warm reception. And it’s a pleasure to be here, obviously. I’ve been anxious to ...
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Press Release: Communique on the Brussels Conference on Afghanistan

Communique on the Brussels Conference on Afghanistan   Media Note Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC October 5, 2016 The following is the text of a joint communique issued by the 75 countries and over 22 international organizations participating in the Brussels Conference on Afghanistan. The Brussels Conference was opened by H.E. Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, ...
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Remarks by the President at the Signing of the Judicial Redress Act Bill

The President: Well, I want to congratulate the members of Congress who are standing behind me here today. The bill I’m about to sign is entitled the Judicial Redress Act bill. And what it does in the simplest terms is makes sure that everybody’s data is protected in the strongest possible way with our privacy ...
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DCM Shub speech at the BBH Conference

We’ve also welcomed the unprecedented levels of support for a good Paris outcome by key actors from businesses, sub-national governments, the faith community, and many others in civil society.  Earlier this year, the White House launched the American Business Act on Climate pledge, voicing their support for a strong outcome at Paris – and also ...
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Ambassador Gardner on The Atlantic – Our Shared Resource: Making the Vision Reality

It is a pleasure to be here today at the opening of this event celebrating what has been achieved through the Atlantic Ocean Research Alliance since the Galway Statement was signed in May 2013.  I also welcome the chance to celebrate the European Commission’s announcement of the new Horizon 2020 – Blue Growth projects that ...
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Ambassador Gardner’s July 4 Remarks

Welcome to this July 4 celebration, two days early. Here at the U.S. Mission to the EU and the U.S. Embassy to Belgium, we like to stay ahead of events. Out team played well last night, but we are gracious in defeat: I would like to congratulate our host country for the magnificent performance of ...
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Blog on the U.S.-EU Summit and President Obama’s Visit to Brussels: Off to a Fast and Exciting Start

Off to a Fast and Exciting Start   I arrived in Brussels to assume my duties just in time: I presented my credentials to Council President Van Rompuy and European Commission President Barroso one week before President Barack Obama came to town. The excitement in the Mission and among our EU partners and contacts in Brussels ...
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U.S.-EU Summit in Brussels

President Obama was in Brussels on March 26, 2014, for the U.S.-EU Summit, a press conference with European Council President Herman Van Rompuy and European Commission President José Manuel Barroso, and a speech on transatlantic relations . The joint U.S.-EU summit statement reaffirmed the “strong partnership” between the European Union and the United States, and addressed a number of issues, most notably the crisis in ...
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