Washington, DC - President Donald J. Trump spoke Friday with President Xi Jinping of China about recent developments related to North Korea. 

Washington, DC - Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Thomas A. Shannon, Jr. will travel to Ottawa, Canada, March 11–12, to participate in the G-7 Political Directors’ meeting. Canada holds the G-7 presidency for 2018.

Washington, DC - Today marks the eleven-year anniversary of Robert Levinson’s disappearance from Kish Island, Iran. The United States remains unwavering in our commitment to bring him home.

Washington, DC - In a phone call today with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, Vice President Mike Pence reaffirmed the United States’ steadfast support for Ukraine’s efforts to combat Russian aggression, improve governance, and reform its economy. The leaders agreed on the importance of expanding bilateral trade and investment, and the Vice President underscored the need for continued reforms to fight corruption, increase transparency, and improve the business climate.

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia - Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson met with Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn in Addis Ababa today, his first stop on his first visit to Africa as U.S. Secretary of State. The Secretary emphasized long-standing U.S. commitment to and partnership with the Ethiopian people. The Secretary thanked the Prime Minister for Ethiopia’s continued leadership on regional humanitarian and security issues, noting specifically Ethiopia’s role as a host of refugees and one of the most significant contributors to peacekeeping operations, and the role Ethiopia can play in the African Union and the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) to improve regional relations.

Washington, DC - Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson: "On behalf of the Government of the United States of America, it gives me great pleasure to wish the people of Bulgaria a happy and prosperous national day.