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Deputy Secretary John Sullivan met with Cambodian Foreign Minister Prak Sokhonn on the margins of the East Asia Summit in Singapore to exchange views on the state of the U.S.-Cambodia relationship and discussed the U.S. vision for a free and open Indo Pacific.
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Today, the United States and the United Kingdom met in London with industry leaders from maritime insurance companies, commodity traders, and other relevant parties, to discuss steps the private sector can take to prevent illicit shipping, trade, and other sanctions evasion activities that North Korea uses to generate revenue for its UN-prohibited nuclear and missile programs.
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The United States and the #Netherlands have officially launched The Global Entrepreneurship Summit, which is scheduled to be held in The Hague, Netherlands on June 4-5, 2019. Learn more: https://go.usa.gov/xPGMR #GES2017
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Secretary Michael R. Pompeo spoke today with Bahraini Crown Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa. The Secretary and the Crown Prince discussed the importance of reaching a political solution in Yemen, countering the Iranian regime’s malign influence in the region, and other bilateral and regional issues.
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Secretary Michael R. Pompeo met today with Qatari Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of State for Defense Khalid Al-Attiyah. The Secretary and the Deputy Prime Minister reaffirmed their commitment to the strong bilateral relationship between the United States and Qatar, as well as their mutual interest in promoting security and stability in the region. The Secretary and the Deputy Prime Minister discussed working toward a Middle East Strategic Alliance, anchored by a united GCC, to advance prosperity, security, and stability in the region. The Secretary and the Deputy Prime Minister also discussed the expansion of Al-Udeid Airbase and the upcoming U.S.-Qatar Strategic Dialogue.
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As part of the Trump Administration’s efforts to prevent U.S. funds from reaching the Cuban military, intelligence, and security services, the State Department is adding 26 subentities to the Cuba Restricted List, including 16 hotels owned by the Cuban military. The Department is also updating the names of five already listed subentities to ensure they remain current. The changes take effect Thursday, November 15, 2018. The Department will continue to update the list periodically, in accordance with the June 2017 National Security Presidential Memorandum Strengthening the Policy of the United States Toward Cuba. The Federal Register will publish the update, and the list will be available on the Department’s website here -> https://go.usa.gov/xPGaN
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Deputy Secretary of State John J. Sullivan and Lao Foreign Minister Saleumaxay Kommasith met on the margins of the East Asia Summit in Singapore. The Deputy Secretary reaffirmed our ongoing commitment to the U.S.-Laos Comprehensive Partnership, and underscored our desire to continue to strengthen our bilateral engagement and commercial ties. https://go.usa.gov/xPftS
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Students. Teachers. Exchange participants and alumni. Colleges and universities. Professionals. Volunteers. What do they have in common? They all bring the power of international education to life during International Education Week (IEW)!

IEW is an annual celebration of international exchange programs. Held November 12-16, 2018, IEW is a joint initiative organized by the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education.

Looking for ideas about how you can get involved in #IEW2018 this year, from wherever you live? Learn more here -> https://go.usa.gov/xPwSQ
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Veterans can play an important role in our foreign policy. Learn how veterans at the State Department are continuing their service to our country through the #vipfellowship program. #VeteransDay
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Happy Veterans Day! Today we show our respect, gratitude, and support for the veterans who have bravely defended our country. One of the ways the State Department continues to show support is through the #VIPFellowship program, a professional fellowship that provides veterans with an on ramp to a career in foreign affairs. #VeteransDay
Learn more at vipfellowship.org
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