Washington, DC - Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson: "I visited Naypyitaw, Burma on November 15, where I met separately with State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi and the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, Senior General Min Aung Hlaing. I reaffirmed the United States’ strong commitment to Burma’s successful democratic transition as the elected government strives to implement reforms, bring peace and reconciliation to the nation, and resolve a devastating crisis in Rakhine State. Our first priority is to relieve the intolerable suffering faced by so many. In response to the dire situation, I announced last week an additional $47 million in humanitarian assistance for those affected by the Rakhine State crisis, bringing the total amount spent in response to this crisis to more than $87 million since August of this year.

Washington, DC - The United States welcomes the progress made by the panel of Guinean judges investigating the September 28, 2009 massacre of more than 150 protesters and rape of 100 women by security forces during a peaceful protest in Conakry, Guinea. On November 9, 2017, the domestic panel reached an important milestone when the judges formally concluded their investigation and brought charges against more than 14 suspects.

Washington, DC - Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson: "On behalf of the American people, I wish to pass along my warmest regards and congratulations to the people of Lebanon on the anniversary of your independence on November 22.

Washington, DC - Secretary of State Rex Tillerson spoke by phone yesterday with Jordanian Foreign Minister Ayman Safadi. Secretary Tillerson and the Foreign Minister discussed continued strong U.S. support for Jordan, our two countries’ interest in maintaining the de-escalation area in southern Syria, support for the upcoming UN-sponsored Syrian political talks in Geneva, as well as the importance of addressing humanitarian needs in Syria.

Washington, DC - Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson: "With the resignation of Robert Mugabe, today marks an historic moment for Zimbabwe. We congratulate all Zimbabweans who raised their voices and stated peacefully and clearly that the time for change was overdue. Zimbabwe has an extraordinary opportunity to set itself on a new path.

Washington, DC - Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson: "On behalf of the Government of the United States of America, I would like to congratulate the people of Monaco as you celebrate La Fête du Prince.