Washington, DC - Michael R. Pompeo, Secretary of State: "The United States congratulates Dr. Tsai Ing-wen on her re-election in Taiwans presidential election. We also congratulate Taiwan for once again demonstrating the strength of its robust democratic system, whichcoupled with a free market economy and a vibrant civil societymakes it a model for the Indo-Pacific region and a force for good in the world.

Washington, DC - Michael R. Pompeo, Secretary of State: "On behalf of the Government of the United States of America, I send best wishes to the people of Myanmar on the occasion of your independence day, January 4.

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 - 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 - 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: "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.