Deputy Secretary Sullivan (Aug. 7): "Even as we remember our fallen colleagues, we continue our efforts to defeat al-Qaida, ISIS, and other global terrorist organizations, and to prevent further attacks on the U.S. and our citizens. Our resolve is as strong today as ever." Full Text» Secretary's Statement» DipNote»

Date: 08/14/2018 Description: USAID provides scholarships to academically talented, but economically disadvantaged young women through its Merit and Needs Based Scholarship Program. © USAID Pakistan

Ensuring access to quality education can prepare girls to become agents of change in their families and hometowns, and on the world stage. DipNote»

Date: 08/11/2018 Description: PEPFAR colleagues led a trip to Eswatini with CDC, USAID, and HHS to meet with faith-based partners, including the Luke Commission. Eswatini is close to achieving epidemic control, despite having highest HIV prevalence in the world. - State Dept Image

Spokesperson Heather Nauert (Aug. 11) (Twitter): This week, PEPFAR colleagues led a trip to Eswatini to meet with faith-based partners, including the Luke Commission. Eswatini is close to achieving epidemic control, despite having the highest HIV prevalence in the world. More»

Department Press Briefing

August 15, 2018

In Other News

Release of Ilgar Mammadov

Spokesperson Nauert (Aug. 15): "The U.S. welcomes the decision of the Azerbaijani Court of Appeal to release Republican Alternative Party Chairman Ilgar Mammadov,...We call on the government to drop the charges against him, in keeping with its international obligations and the rulings of the European Court of Human Rights." Full Text»

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Attempts To Deny the Srebrenica Genocide

Spokesperson Nauert (Aug. 15): "International courts have concluded that genocide occurred in Srebrenica in 1995.  Attempts to reject or amend the report on Srebrenica are part of wider efforts to revise the facts of the past war, to deny history, and to politicize tragedy." Full Text»

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Secretary Pompeo's Call With Kuwaiti Foreign Minister

Spokesperson Nauert (Aug. 15): "The Secretary thanked the Foreign Minister for Kuwait’s strong partnership and longtime friendship with the United States. The Secretary also expressed appreciation for Kuwait’s assistance with Iraq’s immediate energy needs and long-term reconstruction." Full Text»

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