Review of Secretary Tillerson’s Trip to Latin America and the Caribbean

Francisco Palmieri, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs The Washington Foreign Press Center Washington, DC February 9, 2018 MODERATOR: Welcome, everybody. We’re going to get started. We have about 30 minutes for this briefing, so I don’t want to waste any time. I would like to welcome Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary ...
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Statement re Presidential Elections Announced in Venezuela

February 8, 2018 – Statement by Heather Nauert, U.S. Department of State Spokesperson. The United States denounces the decision by Venezuela’s National Electoral Council to unilaterally advance presidential elections without guarantees to ensure free, fair, and internationally-validated elections. Full text in the Department of State website.
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Press Availability With Secretary Luis Videgaray and Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland

Secretary’s Remarks: Joint Press Availability With Mexican Foreign Secretary Luis Videgaray and Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland MODERATOR: (In progress) (Via interpreter) everybody and welcome to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. We thank you for being here for the meeting of the Ministries of Foreign Affairs of North America: the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of ...
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Secretary of State Rex Tillerson – On U.S. Engagement in the Western Hemisphere

SECRETARY TILLERSON:  Thank you, thank you so much.  And thank you, Greg, for that very kind, warm introduction, inviting me back home today.  And I want to thank those at the Clements Center of National Security and the Robert Strauss Center for International Security and Law for hosting the event as well. As Greg mentioned ...
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Secretary Tillerson to Travel to Austin, Mexico City, Bariloche, Buenos Aires, Lima, Bogotá

Secretary Tillerson to Travel to Austin, Mexico City, Bariloche, Buenos Aires, Lima, Bogotá, and Kingston   U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will travel to Austin, Texas, and then to Mexico City, Mexico;  Bariloche and Buenos Aires, Argentina; Lima, Perú; Bogotá, Colombia; and Kingston, Jamaica on February 1-7.  The Secretary will engage with regional partners to ...
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Second U.S.-Mexico Strategic Dialogue on Disrupting Transnational Criminal Organizations

Secretary Tillerson Hosts the Second U.S.-Mexico Strategic Dialogue on Disrupting Transnational Criminal Organization   U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen M. Nielsen will convene the second high-level dialogue with their Mexican counterparts to continue discussion on strategies to disrupt transnational criminal organizations (TCOs) on December 14 at 9:00 a.m. ...
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International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women – Statement by Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson

“We call on all governments to join us in our shared responsibility to end violence against women.” Washington, DC, November 22, 2017 – In observance of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women (IDEVAW) on November 25 and the accompanying 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence, the United States reaffirms its commitment to ...
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Statement on U.S. – Mexico Security Cooperation Group

A U.S. delegation, led by U.S. Ambassador to Mexico Roberta Jacobson, Department of State Deputy Assistance Secretary for Western Hemisphere Affairs John Creamer and Department of Homeland Security Assistant Secretary Michael Dougherty, met with Mexico’s delegation, led by Eugenio Imaz Gispert, Director of Mexico’s Center for Investigation and National Security, to review our security cooperation ...
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Mexico National Day

September 16, 2017 On behalf of the Government of the United States, please accept our best wishes on the occasion of Mexico’s 207th anniversary of independence. The United States and Mexico are neighbors and partners, connected through family, educational, and cultural bonds, as well as important shared goals. We work together to secure our mutual ...
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Secretary Tillerson’s Call with Mexican Foreign Secretary

The following is attributable to Spokesperson Heather Nauert: Secretary Tillerson spoke by telephone this evening with Mexican Foreign Secretary Luis Videgaray. The Secretary offered his condolences for the loss of life and the devastation caused by the earthquake in Mexico and from Hurricane Katia. The Secretary emphasized to Foreign Secretary Videgaray that the U.S. government ...
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Remarks With Mexican Secretary of Foreign Affairs Luis Videgaray Caso Before Their Meeting

SECRETARY TILLERSON: Mr. Secretary, welcome. Welcome to the State Department again. It’s always a pleasure to have you here. FOREIGN SECRETARY VIDEGARAY: Thank you. Thank you very much. SECRETARY TILLERSON: Thank you. And I – particularly I want to thank the Government of Mexico for its offer of assistance to the state of Texas. They’ve offered a wide ...
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Statement by Secretary Tillerson

The United States strongly condemns North Korea’s launch of an intercontinental ballistic missile. Testing an ICBM represents a new escalation of the threat to the United States, our allies and partners, the region, and the world. Global action is required to stop a global threat. Any country that hosts North Korean guest workers, provides any ...
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Deputy Secretary of State Sullivan to Travel to Mexico

Deputy Secretary of State John J. Sullivan will travel on Monday, June 19 to Cancun, Mexico to represent the United States at the General Assembly of the Organization of American States meeting.  The Secretary of State will continue  his efforts to de-escalate tensions in the Middle East region through in-person meetings and phone conversations with ...
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United States Key Deliverables for the June 15-16, 2017

Conference on Prosperity and Security in Central America U.S. Vice President Mike Pence, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly, and Secretary of Treasury Steven Mnuchin co-hosted the Conference on Prosperity and Security in Central America in Miami, Florida on June 15-16, 2017 with Mexican Foreign Secretary Videgaray Caso, Interior Secretary ...
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Secretary of State Rex Tillerson At the Conference for Prosperity and Security in Central America

Opening Plenary Session  Florida International University Miami, Florida   SECRETARY TILLERSON:  Well, thank you, Jorge, for that most kind introduction, and also in particular, I want to thank Florida International University for providing their campus and the host site for this conference, which we have been planning for some time and very excited to get ...
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Secretary Tillerson and Secretary Kelly Co-host the Strategic Dialogue on Disrupting TCOs

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Secretary of Homeland Security John F. Kelly will convene a high-level dialogue with their Mexican counterparts on strategies to combat transnational criminal organizations on May 18 at 9:00 a.m., at the Department of State. Participants from the Government of Mexico will include Foreign Secretary Videgaray, Secretary of Government ...
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STATEMENT BY SECRETARY TILLERSON World Press Freedom Day

Today, on World Press Freedom Day, we reaffirm our commitment to promoting the fundamental principles of a free press around the world. We honor those men and women who work tirelessly, often at great personal risk, to tell the stories we would not otherwise hear. They are the guardians of democratic values and ideals.   ...
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Remarks at the United Nations Security Council Ministerial Session on D.P.R.K.

SECRETARY TILLERSON: Thank you, Secretary General, for that most helpful briefing. I shall now make a statement in my capacity as Secretary of State of the United States, and I thank you for the opportunity to address the Security Council. According to UN Security Council Resolution 2321, a stated objective of this council is North ...
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Joint Statement by Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, Secretary of Defense James Mattis, Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats

Past efforts have failed to halt North Korea’s unlawful weapons programs and nuclear and ballistic missile tests. With each provocation, North Korea jeopardizes stability in Northeast Asia and poses a growing threat to our Allies and the U.S. homeland. North Korea’s pursuit of nuclear weapons is an urgent national security threat and top foreign policy priority.  Upon assuming office, President Trump ordered a thorough ...
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Secretary of State Rex Tillerson And Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov Before Their Meeting

FOREIGN MINISTER LAVROV:  (Via translation) Who was bringing you up?  Who was giving you your manners? Mr. Secretary of State, dear colleagues. We met in Bonn on February 16, where I told you about Moscow’s basic views on Russian-US relations and international affairs. In the few months since then, many statements have been made in ...
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Secretary Tillerson’s Meeting with Mexican Foreign Secretary Luis Videgaray

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson met with Foreign Secretary of Mexico Luis Videgaray today to discuss a range of bilateral and regional issues, including economic cooperation, security, and migration. They discussed cooperation in Central America and ongoing efforts to combat transnational criminal organizations. They also discussed efforts at the Organization of American States to ...
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Joint Statement by Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly on Bilateral Discussions in Mexico City

Mexico City, February 23, 2017 – “We discussed the breadth of challenges and opportunities in the U.S.-Mexico relationship… our visit was forward-looking, focusing on common interests that would advance security and economic well-being.” Full text in the website of the Department of State  
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Secretary of State Tillerson to Travel to Mexico City, Mexico

STATEMENT BY MARK TONER, ACTING SPOKESPERSON February 21, 2017 Secretary of State Tillerson to Travel to Mexico City, Mexico U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will travel to Mexico City, February 22–23, 2017. He will be joined in Mexico by U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly. During their visit, the two Secretaries will meet ...
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This afternoon Secretary Tillerson met with Foreign Secretary of Mexico Luis Videgaray.

Secretary Tillerson and Foreign Secretary Videgaray said they look forward to working together on the essential relationship between our two countries. They had a constructive conversation on a range of U.S.-Mexico collaboration including law enforcement, migration, and security. They agreed the Secretary would visit Mexico City.
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Secretary Tillerson’s First Day as Secretary of State

The below is attributable to Acting Spokesperson Mark Toner: On his first day at the State Department, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson made a number of introductory calls to key allies and partners. In addition to his meeting with Germany’s Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel, Secretary Tillerson also spoke by phone with Mexican Foreign Secretary Luis ...
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Secretary’s Remarks: Welcome Remarks to Employees

SECRETARY TILLERSON: Well, good morning, all. We apologize for being late. It seemed that this year’s prayer breakfast, people felt the need to pray a little longer. (Laughter.) But I certainly welcomed them all, so – thank you for such a warm reception. And it’s a pleasure to be here, obviously. I’ve been anxious to ...
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Learn about Secretary of State Rex Tillerson

Rex Tillerson, a globe-trotting oil executive and engineer, is the new U.S. secretary of state and chief foreign affairs adviser to President Trump. He was confirmed February 1 as the 69th secretary of state, a position first held by Thomas Jefferson and most recently by John Kerry. Five predecessors won the Nobel Peace Prize. Rex Wayne ...
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Secretary Kerry Statement: Arrest of Suspect in Guadalajara

On behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States, I want to thank the Government of Mexico for their swift and decisive arrest of a suspect in the heinous attack against our Foreign Service Officer colleague in Guadalajara, Mexico. The safety and security of U.S. citizens and our diplomatic staff overseas are ...
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Readout of the President’s Call with President Enrique Peña Nieto of Mexico

President Obama spoke by phone today with Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto to discuss the progress the two countries have made deepening economic relations, combatting organized crime, managing migration, and strengthening the rule of law to the benefit of the American and Mexican people.  President Obama conveyed how much the United States values and depends ...
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Statement by the President on the Colombia Peace Agreement

“Even as we mark the end of an era of war, we recognize that the work of achieving a just and lasting peace is only beginning.  Yet just as the United States has been Colombia’s partner in a time of war, we will be Colombia’s partner in waging peace.” Full text in the White House website
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Joint Statement by Secretary Kerry and Secretary Foxx on U.S. – Mexico Air Transport Agreement Entry into Force

We welcome the entry into force on August 21 of the Air Transport Agreement between the United States and Mexico that was signed on December 18, 2015.  This new agreement will expand travel and trade between the United States and Mexico, and facilitate broader economic growth in both countries. By providing greater opportunities for passenger ...
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FACT SHEET: United States-Mexico Relations

The President hosted President Enrique Pena Nieto of Mexico on July 22.  Mexico is one of the United States’ closest and most valued partners.  Our countries are economically entwined.  Mexico is our third largest trading partner, and on any given day more than $1.5 billion in bilateral trade crosses our border.  We are working together ...
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Statement by the President on the Attack in Nice, France

On behalf of the American people, I condemn in the strongest terms what appears to be a horrific terrorist attack in Nice, France, which killed and wounded dozens of innocent civilians. Our thoughts and prayers are with the families and other loved ones of those killed, and we wish a full recovery for the many ...
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Statement by the Press Secretary on the Visit of President Enrique Peña Nieto of Mexico

The President will welcome President Enrique Peña Nieto of Mexico to the White House on Friday, July 22.  This visit follows the two Presidents’ meeting during the North American Leaders’ Summit in Ottawa on June 29 as well as a meeting at the White House in January 2015.  The President looks forward to hosting President ...
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2016 North American Leaders’ Summit

President Obama met in Ottawa, Canada on June 29 with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of Canada and President Enrique Peña Nieto of Mexico for the North American Leaders’ Summit (NALS).  They announced initiatives to enhance North America’s economic competiveness; expand our efforts on climate change, clean energy, and the environment; solidify our regional and global ...
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Leaders’ Statement on a North American Climate, Clean Energy, and Environment Partnership

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, President Barack Obama, and President Enrique Peña Nieto share a common commitment to a competitive, low-carbon and sustainable North American economy and society. The Paris Agreement was a turning point for our planet, representing unprecedented accord on the urgent need to take action to combat climate change through innovation and deployment ...
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Memorandum Of Understanding

Memorandum Of Understanding Among The Ministry Of Foreign Affairs And The Ministry Of Economy Of The United Mexican States, The Department Of State And The Department Of Commerce Of The United States Of America And The Department Of Foreign Affairs, Trade And Development And The Department Of Innovation, Science And Economic Development Of Canada Promoting ...
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Secretary Kerry’s statement on Senate ratification of Roberta Jacobson as Ambassador to Mexico

I am pleased the U.S. Senate has finally confirmed Roberta S. Jacobson, our Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs, to be the next U.S. Ambassador to Mexico. Nine months after her nomination, I’m pleased to say we are sending one of our finest diplomats to advance this important relationship. As a neighbor, our ...
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Remarks at The Washington Post Grand Opening Event – Freedom of the Press

SECRETARY KERRY: Thank you, and good morning everybody. And weeks ago – and I did receive the invitation to come here weeks before we knew whether or not Jason would be able to be released, and the others – I really looked forward to being here for this celebration, special celebration of the opening of ...
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Remarks of President Barack Obama – State of the Union Address As Delivered

Mr. Speaker, Mr. Vice President, Members of Congress, my fellow Americans: Tonight marks the eighth year that I’ve come here to report on the State of the Union. And for this final one, I’m going to try to make it a little shorter. (Applause.) I know some of you are antsy to get back to ...
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Building on 2015 as We Look Ahead

One reason for the remarkable record of the New England Patriots is the team’s single-minded focus on the next game. Managing world affairs requires the same concentration on future challenges, for past accomplishments provide no guarantee of continued success. They can, however, lend confidence that, with the right preparation and effort, positive results will follow. ...
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Visita del Secretario de Estado John Kerry – Mayo 2014

El Secretario de Estado John Kerry visitó la Ciudad de México el 21 de mayo, su primera visita al país en su calidad de Secretario de Estado, durante la cual se reunió con el Presidente Enrique Peña Nieto, el Secretario de Relaciones Exteriores José Antonio Meade, y el Secretario de Educación Emilio Chuayffet. Dialogaron sobre ...
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