Washington, DC - Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson: "On behalf of the people of the United States, I offer my best wishes to the people of Albania as you celebrate 105 years of independence.

Washington, DC - The United States notes with concern that the Parliament of Romania is considering legislation that could undermine the fight against corruption and weaken judicial independence in Romania.

Washington, DC - The United States welcomes the announcement from Saudi Arabia and the Saudi-led coalition that it is reopening Hudaydah port and Sanaa International Airport to allow the urgent flow of humanitarian aid to the people of Yemen. Full and immediate implementation of the announced measures is a first step in ensuring that food, medicine, and fuel reach the Yemeni people and that the aid organizations on the frontlines of mitigating this humanitarian crisis are able to do their essential work. We look forward to additional steps that will facilitate the unfettered flow of humanitarian and commercial goods from all ports of entry to the points of need.

Washington, DC - The United States is deeply concerned that Lashkar-e-Tayyiba (LeT) leader Hafiz Saeed has been released from house arrest in Pakistan. LeT is a designated Foreign Terrorist Organization responsible for the death of hundreds of innocent civilians in terrorist attacks, including a number of American citizens. The Pakistani government should make sure that he is arrested and charged for his crimes.

Washington, DC - The United States government congratulates the Kyrgyz Republic’s newly elected President, Sooronbay Jeenbekov, on his inauguration, which took place today in Bishkek. The United States commends President Jeenbekov and the Kyrgyz people on their commitment to democracy, the orderly election process, and a peaceful transfer of power, the first such transition between democratically elected leaders in Central Asian history.

Washington, DC - Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs Judith Garber will travel to Montreal, Canada, November 22–24, to attend the joint 11th Conference of the Parties to the Vienna Convention and 29th Meeting of the Parties to the Montreal Protocol. She will join over 138 nations marking the 30th anniversary of the Montreal Protocol, which successfully put the Earth’s ozone layer on a path to recovery.