Washington, DC - Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson: "On behalf of the United States of America, I offer congratulations to President Bounnhang Vorachit and the people of Laos on the occasion of Laos’ National Day on December 2.

Washington, DC - U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will travel to Brussels, Belgium; Vienna, Austria; and Paris, France, December 4-8.

Washington, DC - The members of the Troika (Norway, the United Kingdom, and the United States) recently traveled to Sudan, Ethiopia, Uganda, South Sudan, and Kenya in support of the efforts of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) to urgently convene a High-Level Revitalization Forum (HLRF) for the Agreement on the Resolution of the Conflict in South Sudan.

Washington, DC - Secretary of State Rex Tillerson met yesterday with Bahraini Crown Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa. Secretary Tillerson thanked His Royal Highness, the Crown Prince, for Bahrain’s strong partnership with the United States.

Washington, DC - The United States is deeply concerned by the November 28 ruling of the Constitutional Tribunal of Bolivia to declare inapplicable provisions of the country’s constitution that prohibit elected officials, including the President, from serving more than two consecutive terms. The decision disregards the will of the Bolivian people as confirmed in recent referenda.

Washington, DC - Under Secretary for Political Affairs Thomas Shannon and Chilean Deputy Foreign Minister Edgardo Riveros co-chaired a meeting of the U.S.-Chile High Level Bilateral Political Consultative Mechanism on November 29, in Washington, DC. They discussed security cooperation, economic growth through investment and trade, human rights and good governance, and other topics of mutual interest.