Washington, DC - Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo: On behalf of the people of the United States, I congratulate the people of Haiti on the 216th anniversary of your independence.

Washington, DC - Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo spoke today with the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Qatar, Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani, and expressed appreciation for Qatar’s solidarity in the face of Iran’s malign regional influence, including the December 31 attack on the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad. 

Washington, DC - Michael R. Pompeo, Secretary of State: "On behalf of the Government of the United States, I offer best wishes to the people of Sudan as you celebrate your National Day on January 1.

Washington, DC - On Tuesday, United States Attorney General William P. Barr and Croatia’s Minister of Justice Dražen Bošnjaković signed an extradition and mutual legal assistance agreement on behalf of their nations at the U.S. Department of Justice in Washington, DC.

Washington, DC - Michael R. Pompeo, Secretary of State: "The Russian Federation’s and China’s veto yesterday of a Security Council resolution that allows for humanitarian aid to reach millions of Syrians is shameful. The resolution put forward by Germany, Belgium and Kuwait, and supported by the U.S. would have enabled life-saving assistance to reach at least four million Syrians throughout the country. Unfortunately, the Russian Federation for the 14th time, and China, for the 8th time, failed in this commitment. Both countries preferred instead to provide cover and support for its junior partner in Damascus; thus placing the lives of millions of innocent civilians in the balance at the height of winter, while further threatening civilians by supporting the continued Assad regime and Russian military offensive on Idlib.

Washington, DC - On behalf of the United States, I congratulate the people and Government of Mauritania on the occasion of your 59th Independence Day.