Washington, DC - The U.S. government is dismayed by the violence and death of more than 30 Burundian nationals and a Congolese soldier in Kamanyola, in the Eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (D.R.C.) on September 15. We call upon the Government of the D.R.C. to work with the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and UN peacekeepers to ease tensions between Burundi refugees and their host population.

Washington, DC - Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson: "On behalf of the United States we offer our best wishes to the people of the Federation of Saint Kitts and Nevis as you celebrate 34 years of independence.

Washington, DC - U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, and Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono convened the second U.S.-India-Japan ministerial-level trilateral dialogue on September 18 on the margins of the United Nations General Assembly in New York.

Washington, DC - Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson: "On behalf of the United States, we extend our congratulations on the occasion of El Salvador’s 196th anniversary of independence September 15.

Washington, DC - Thursday, the Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) hosted U.S. corrections departments for the inaugural Corrections Partnership Day. The event, at which Assistant Secretary William R. Brownfield delivered remarks, brought together 25 senior leaders from eleven U.S. state and federal correctional agencies to explore further collaboration to advance U.S. and international prison reform and development efforts.

Washington, DC - Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson: "On behalf of the Government of the United States of America, we offer congratulations to the people of Honduras on the 196th anniversary of your independence.