Washington, DC - Assistant Secretary of State for Energy Resources Frank Fannon will travel to Rome, Italy, May 13–16, 2019.

Washington, DC - Assistant Secretary Denise Natali will travel to Paris and Stuttgart from May 13-24. While in Paris, she will attend the annual meeting of the Stabilization Leaders Forum (SLF) to discuss stabilization strategies with SLF member countries (Australia, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, and the European Union as an active observer).

Guadalajara, Mexico - In a display of enduring friendship and the important bilateral partnership, Consul General Robin Matthewman, Principal Deputy Director of the Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations (OBO) Henry V. Jardine, and Mexican and U.S. officials, broke ground today on the new U.S. Consulate General in Guadalajara, Mexico.

Washington, DC - Secretary Pompeo will add an additional stop in Brussels, Belgium, on his way to Sochi, Russia from May 13-14. He will no longer stop in Moscow. In Belgium, he will meet with European allies to discuss recent threatening actions and statements by the Islamic Republic of Iran.

Washington, DC - On May 16, 2012, by Executive Order 13611, the President declared a national emergency pursuant to the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (50 U.S.C. 1701-1706) to deal with the unusual and extraordinary threat to the national security and foreign policy of the United States constituted by the actions and policies of certain former members of the Government of Yemen and others that threaten Yemen’s peace, security, and stability.

Hainan, China - Thank you for the opportunity to be here today.  I have been to China on several occasions but never before to Hainan Island.  I am delighted to be with you today in this island made famous for huge and colorful pearls.