This Week At State - The Department of State Week In Review - Advancing Peace and Human Rights

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Published on 7 Nov 2020, 2:47
November 6, 2020
Advancing Peace and Human Rights

Department Spokesperson Morgan Ortagus recognized International Day to End Impunity for Crimes Against Journalists.

Secretary of State Pompeo on developments in Sudan and our improved bilateral relationship: “The United States applauds the dramatic progress that the civilian led transitional government has made in working toward freedom, peace, and justice for the Sudanese people. We also welcome Sudan’s courageous decision to join the Abraham Accords and normalize ties with Israel in pursuit of peace, security, and prosperity.”

Department Spokesperson Morgan Ortagus addressed the human rights crisis in Xinjiang.

Secretary Pompeo marked the 41st anniversary of the start of the Iran hostage crisis: “The survivors of the Iran hostage crisis embody the courage of our diplomatic corps. Today we honor the sacrifice made by these patriots and those who worked tirelessly to free them.”

Under the leadership of President Donald J. Trump and Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo, the U.S. Department of State leads America’s foreign policy through diplomacy, advocacy, and assistance by advancing the interests of the American people, their safety and economic prosperity. On behalf of the American people we promote and demonstrate democratic values and advance a free, peaceful, and prosperous world.

United States Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo was sworn in as the 70th U.S. Secretary of State on April 26, 2018. The Secretary of State, appointed by the President with the advice and consent of the Senate, is the President's chief foreign affairs adviser. The Secretary carries out the President's foreign policies through the State Department, which includes the Foreign Service, Civil Service and U.S. Agency for International Development.

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