Secretary Tillerson will travel to Ankara, #Turkey, on March 30, to meet with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and other senior Turkish government officials. On March 31, the Secretary will visit #NATO in Brussels, #Belgium. [ Go.usa.gov Link ]

Secretary of State Tillerson To Travel to Ankara and Brussels

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Each week, DipNote will recap the latest U.S. Department of State highlights covering a wide range of global issues, events, and initiatives. Here are the highlights from This Week at State: [ Go.usa.gov Link ]
Watch the highlights from This Week at the State Department – Each week, we recap the latest U.S. Department of State highlights covering a wide range of global issues, events, and initiatives all in one place.
The State Department congratulates the newly announced 2017 #YTILI Fellows! The Young Transatlantic Innovative Leaders Initiative (YTILI), an international exchange program focused on the themes of entrepreneurship skills and enhanced Euro-Atlantic integration provides a unique opportunity for young entrepreneurs to gain professional experience, skills, and connections valuable to enhancing...
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On March 21, the United States imposed sanctions on 30 foreign entities and individuals in 10 countries pursuant to the Iran, North Korea, and Syria Nonproliferation Act exemplifying the U.S. government’s continued commitment to Nonproliferation and the promotion of global stability and security. More at: [ Go.usa.gov Link ]

Iran, North Korea, and Syria Nonproliferation Act Sanctions

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Readout of Vice President Pence's meeting with #UK's Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson in which they both reaffirmed the critical importance of the special relationship and expressed the desire to strengthen U.S.-U.K. cooperation: [ Go.usa.gov Link ]

Readout of the Vice President's Meeting with U.K. Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson

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U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Saudi Foreign Minister Adel Al-Jubeir address reporters at the U.S. Department of State in Washington, D.C. on March 23, 2017.
U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson meets with Bishop of the Diocese of Las Cruces, NM and chair of the Committee on International Justice and Peace of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops Oscar Cantú at the U.S. Department of State, on March 23, 2017.
State Department Acting Spokesperson Mark Toner comments on the attack in London yesterday and provides information from U.S. Embassy London regarding security awareness, during the Department Press Briefing, March 23, 2017. For the U.S. Embassy London message go to: [ Go.usa.gov Link ]
State Department Acting Spokesperson Mark Toner provides a recap of the Meeting of the Ministers of the Global Coalition on the Defeat of ISIS held at the State Department to coordinate global efforts in the fight against ISIS, during the Department Press Briefing, March 23, 2017. More info at: [ Go.usa.gov Link ]
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"Now is the time to strengthen our shared commitment to security and invest in a fight in which we all have a stake." –Secretary of State Tillerson during the Meeting of the Ministers of the Global Coalition on the Defeat of ISIS held at the State Department to review and redouble combined efforts to reduce the threat ISIS poses to international security. More on DipNote: [ Go.usa.gov Link ]
Since its formation in 2014, the Global Coalition has worked diligently to reduce the threat ISIS poses to international security and our homelands. The Coalition is firmly unified in the fight to defeat ISIS. Watch this video to learn about these efforts. More information can be found here: go.usa.gov/xXk6W
Just released: Statement by Ministers of the Global Coalition: Meeting on the Defeat of ISIS, March 22, 2017 → [ Go.usa.gov Link ]
Today at the State Department, 68 nations and organizations joined a Ministerial Plenary for the Global Coalition on the Defeat of ISIS. You can learn more about the work of the Coalition at theglobalcoalition.org.
The United States is committed to building a strategic partnership with Iraq and the Iraqi people. Under the Strategic Framework Agreement between Iraq and the United States, we remain dedicated to helping Iraq improve security, maintain sovereignty, and defeat ISIS and other terrorist groups.–Fact sheet on U.S. Security Cooperation with Iraq: [ Go.usa.gov Link ]
Degradation of ISIS is not the end goal. We must defeat ISIS. I recognize there are many pressing challenges in the Middle East, but defeating ISIS is the United States number one goal in the region. –Secretary Tillerson during remarks at the Meeting of the Ministers of the Global Coalition on the Defeat of ISIS, March 22, 2017. [ Go.usa.gov Link ]
Secretary Tillerson’s remarks at the Meeting of the Ministers of the Global Coalition on the Defeat of ISIS, at the Department of State, March 22, 2017: [ Go.usa.gov Link ]
On behalf of the United States, I express my condolences to the victims and their families. The American people send their thoughts and prayers to the people of the United Kingdom. We condemn these horrific acts of violence, and whether they were carried out by troubled individuals or by terrorists, the victims know no difference. – Secretary Tillerson statement on the attack in London, March...
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On the Attack in London

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Secretary Tillerson marks the one year anniversary and honors the victims of the attacks in Brussels during remarks at the Meeting of the Ministers of the Global Coalition on the Defeat of ISIS, at the State Department, in Washington, D.C., March 22, 2017.