Washington, DC - The United States and the Kingdom of the Netherlands, under the auspices of the Global Counterterrorism Forum (GCTF), held the third and final regionally-focused workshop of the Initiative on Addressing the Challenge of Returning Families of Foreign Terrorist Fighters in Madrid, Spain on May 28-29, 2018.

Washington, DC - Secretary of State Mike Pompeo: "On behalf of President Trump and the people of the United States, I send my best wishes to all Ethiopians as they celebrate their National Day on May 28.

Washington, DC - The United States is alarmed by the Houthi missile strike against a Turkish cargo ship 70 miles off the coast of Yemen that was attempting to deliver 50,000 metric tons of wheat to Yemen’s Saleef port near Hudaydah.  This proves yet again that missile proliferation in Yemen is a real threat to all countries and underscores the need to fully enforce United Nations Security Council Resolution 2216.  Additionally, reporting indicates that the Houthis have attempted another attack against an oil tanker in the Red Sea. 

Washington, DC - Secretary of State Mike Pompeo: "On behalf of the Government of the United States, I would like to wish the Government of Georgia and the Georgian people a joyous Independence Day.

Washington, DC - The United States congratulates Colombia on its accession and completion of the process to become a member of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). The United States commends Colombia’s significant efforts over the past five years to meet the OECD’s technical standards.

Washington, DC - Friday, Secretary Pompeo spoke by telephone with Republic of Korea Foreign Minister Kang. Secretary Pompeo and Foreign Minister Kang reaffirmed their shared commitment to the denuclearization of the Korean peninsula and to the ironclad alliance between the United States and the Republic of Korea.