Washington, DC - As a longstanding friend, the United States applauds the people of Liberia for exercising their democratic right to vote in the historic presidential and legislative elections. This is an important step toward achieving Liberia’s first peaceful transfer of power from one democratically-elected head of state to another in decades.

Washington, DC - Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson: "On behalf of the people of the United States, I send my best wishes to the people of Fiji as you celebrate the 47th anniversary of your nation’s independence this October 10.

Washington, DC - President Donald J. Trump will welcome Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong of Singapore to the White House on October 23, 2017. President Trump looks forward to reaffirming the relationship between the United States and Singapore, which has been one of America’s closest partners in Asia for more than 50 years.

Singapore - Commander, Navy Installations Command (CNIC) Vice Adm. Mary Jackson visited Singapore, Thursday, to meet with staff from Singapore Area Coordinator and Commander, Logistics Group Western Pacific/Task Force 73, while assessing U.S. facilities located throughout the island nation.

Washington, DC - Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson: "On behalf of the people of the United States, our best wishes to all Ugandans as you celebrate the 55th anniversary of your independence.

Washington, DC - Eleven years ago renowned journalist Anna Politkovskaya was shot and killed in her Moscow apartment building. We continue to urge Russian authorities to identify and prosecute the person or persons who ordered, planned, and funded this terrible crime.