Europe and Eurasia: Secretary Pompeo’s Call With Georgian President Giorgi Margvelashvili

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Readout

Office of the Spokesperson

Washington, DC

August 8, 2018


The below is attributable to Spokesperson Heather Nauert:‎

Secretary Michael R. Pompeo called Georgian President Margvelashvili on August 7, 2018. During the call, Secretary Pompeo thanked Georgia for its participation in NATO’s Resolute Support Mission in Afghanistan and our robust bilateral security cooperation. The two also discussed the strong U.S. and international support for Georgia’s sovereignty, independence, and territorial integrity, as well as Georgia’s remarkable democratic and economic progress over the past 10 years, in spite of Russia’s August 8, 2008 invasion of Georgia.



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Europe and Eurasia: Secretary Pompeo’s Meeting With Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu

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Readout

Office of the Spokesperson

Washington, DC

August 3, 2018


The below is attributable to Spokesperson Heather Nauert:

Secretary Pompeo met with Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu on August 3 in Singapore on the margins of the ASEAN Ministerial. They spoke about a number of issues, and had a constructive conversation. They agreed to continue to try to resolve the issues between our two countries.



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Europe and Eurasia: Switzerland National Day

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Press Statement

Michael R. Pompeo

Secretary of State

Washington, DC

July 31, 2018


On behalf of the Government of the United States of America, I congratulate the people of Switzerland on the occasion of Swiss National Day.

On this day, we celebrate the foundation of the Swiss Confederation more than seven hundred years ago. The United States and Switzerland share a commitment to democracy, rule of law, and civic participation that has underpinned our relationship for 165 years. These shared values are the foundation of our diverse bilateral relationship, which is bolstered by deep economic, cultural, and people-to-people ties.

We value Switzerland’s role as a hub for international business and global diplomacy, and we greatly appreciate the longstanding role that Switzerland has played as the protecting power for U.S. citizens and interests in Iran.

We look forward to continued cooperation and friendship with the government and people of Switzerland in the years ahead.



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Europe and Eurasia: Crimea Declaration

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Press Statement

Michael R. Pompeo

Secretary of State

Washington, DC

July 25, 2018


Russia, through its 2014 invasion of Ukraine and its attempted annexation of Crimea, sought to undermine a bedrock international principle shared by democratic states: that no country can change the borders of another by force. The states of the world, including Russia, agreed to this principle in the United Nations Charter, pledging to refrain from the threat or use of force against the territorial integrity or political independence of any state. This fundamental principle — which was reaffirmed in the Helsinki Final Act — constitutes one of the foundations upon which our shared security and safety rests.

As we did in the Welles Declaration in 1940, the United States reaffirms as policy its refusal to recognize the Kremlin’s claims of sovereignty over territory seized by force in contravention of international law. In concert with allies, partners, and the international community, the United States rejects Russia’s attempted annexation of Crimea and pledges to maintain this policy until Ukraine’s territorial integrity is restored.

The United States calls on Russia to respect the principles to which it has long claimed to adhere and to end its occupation of Crimea. As democratic states seek to build a free, just, and prosperous world, we must uphold our commitment to the international principle of sovereign equality and respect the territorial integrity of other states. Through its actions, Russia has acted in a manner unworthy of a great nation and has chosen to isolate itself from the international community.



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Europe and Eurasia: Secretary Pompeo’s Call With Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov

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Office of the Spokesperson

Washington, DC

July 22, 2018


The following is attributable to Spokesperson Heather Nauert:

On July 21, Secretary Pompeo spoke with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov. They discussed a broad range of issues, some of which were following up from the meeting between President Trump and President Putin. Among the topics discussed was the fact that Russia had violated its commitment in southwest Syria. The two also discussed how to implement ideas on counterterrorism process coordination and the mutual goal of establishing business-to-business dialogue between private, non-governmentally controlled entities in each of our two countries. The need for Russia to provide equal diplomatic access to the United States, at a level that is fair and reciprocal, was also discussed.



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Europe and Eurasia: Belgium National Day

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Press Statement

Michael R. Pompeo

Secretary of State

Washington, DC

July 21, 2018


On behalf of the Government of the United States of America, I offer my sincere congratulations to the people of Belgium as they celebrate their national day.

Through two world wars, the founding of NATO, and the fight against terrorism, the United States and Belgium built a strong history of working together for the common good of all our people. Our shared values of democracy, human rights, and economic development have enabled us to increase prosperity and global stability.

The United States looks forward to continuing its enduring relationship with Belgium as we confront mutual challenges and reap the benefits of shared achievements.



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Europe and Eurasia: France National Day

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Press Statement

Michael R. Pompeo

Secretary of State

Washington, DC

July 14, 2018


On behalf of the Government of the United States of America, I extend my best wishes to the people of the French Republic as you celebrate your National Day.

France is our oldest friend and ally. The strength of our relationship is reflected in President Macron’s recent visit to the United States when we celebrated the ideals of freedom and peace that we both cherish and the historical ties that bind our countries. France has had an immeasurable influence on our culture, and our alliance benefits from the countless links between our people.

Our shared history has nurtured close cooperation. We support each other in our determination to foster democracy, to prevent the spread of global violence, and to promote prosperity worldwide. Together, we address 21st century challenges to ensure a safe and prosperous world for both our countries.

The United States looks eagerly to a future of continued friendship and close cooperation between our two great nations.



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Europe and Eurasia: On the Occasion of Montenegro Statehood Day

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Press Statement

Michael R. Pompeo

Secretary of State

Washington, DC

July 13, 2018


On behalf of the President and the people of the United States, I send best wishes and congratulations to Montenegro on your Statehood Day.

Montenegro is a valued friend and new NATO partner that is providing significant support to international peacekeeping efforts. Your steady contributions to NATO’s operations in Afghanistan and in the fight against ISIS demonstrate our shared commitment to the fundamental values in the Washington Treaty: the rule of law, democracy, and individual liberty. At the same time, the United States appreciates the stabilizing role Montenegro plays in the Balkans. Our work together in the fight against corruption, organized crime, and violent extremism further strengthens our friendship.

We look forward to many more years of cooperation as Montenegro continues its path towards full Euro-Atlantic integration. The United States remains your partner and ally as Montenegro celebrates Statehood Day.



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Europe and Eurasia: Honoring Journalists Murdered in Russia: Estemirova and Klebnikov

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Press Statement

Heather Nauert

Department Spokesperson

Washington, DC

July 12, 2018


This week, we remember Russian human rights defender and Novaya Gazeta journalist Natalya Estemirova and Forbes journalist and editor, Paul Klebnikov, an American citizen.

Ms. Estemirova, renowned for her writing and activism on human rights abuses in Chechnya, was kidnapped and killed on July 15, 2009. Mr. Klebnikov was murdered on July 9, 2004, likely in retaliation for reporting on official corruption and graft. Neither the killers nor those who ordered these crimes have been brought to justice, and the United States remains troubled by the ongoing pattern of intimidation and violence against those who express dissent across Russia, including independent journalists, members of the political opposition, and civil society.

We honor the memories of Ms. Estemirova and Mr. Klebnikov by calling for an end to the impunity for human rights abuses in Chechnya and elsewhere in Russia and by reiterating U.S. support for brave journalists and human rights defenders in Russia and around the world.



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Europe and Eurasia: Secretary Pompeo’s Meeting With EU High Representative Federica Mogherini

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Readout

Office of the Spokesperson

Washington, DC

July 12, 2018


The below is attributable to Spokesperson Heather Nauert: ‎

Secretary Michael R. Pompeo met today with EU High Representative for Foreign and Security Policy and Vice President of the European Commission Federica Mogherini on the sidelines of the NATO Summit. Secretary Pompeo and the High Representative discussed the range of shared challenges facing the United States and Europe. They agreed on the growing dangers posed by Iranian malign influence across the Middle East. They discussed the security and humanitarian situation in Syria, the importance of continued reform in Ukraine, and the common approach to ensuring a path to the final, fully verified denuclearization of the DPRK. The two leaders also discussed shared U.S. and EU concerns about the Nord Stream II Pipeline and the need to ensure the diversification of European energy supplies.



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