Washington, DC - Deputy Assistant Secretary Pete Marocco will travel to Tirana, Albania and Stuttgart, Germany May 24-31.

Washington, DC - We are deeply disappointed that the Chinese government convicted Tashi Wangchuk, an advocate for Tibetan language education, on the charge of "inciting separatism" for exercising his fundamental freedom of expression in calling on the government to give greater attention and resources to teach the Tibetan language in Tibetan areas.

Washington, DC - Ambassador Deborah L. Birx, U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator and U.S. Special Representative for Global Health Diplomacy, will travel to Geneva, Switzerland, May 22-25, as part of the U.S. delegation to the 71st World Health Assembly. Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex M. Azar II will lead the delegation, which will engage with counterparts on a host of priorities, including global health preparedness; support for maternal, child health and life issues; and the endgame for global polio eradication.

Buenos Aires, Argentina - Deputy Secretary of State John J. Sullivan met yesterday in Buenos Aires, Argentina, with Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop on the margins of the G-20 Foreign Ministers meeting. The two leaders discussed the importance of the United States and Australia continuing to work together to promote a free and open Indo-Pacific.

Washington, DC - Secretary Michael Pompeo met with Polish Foreign Minister Jacek Czaputowicz on May 21 in Washington. During the meeting, Secretary Pompeo congratulated Foreign Minister Czaputowicz on the centennial of Poland’s restored independence and thanked Poland for its leadership as a member of the UN Security Council.

Washington, DC - Assistant Secretary of State for International Organization Affairs Kevin E. Moley will travel to Geneva, Switzerland, May 22-25 as part of the U.S. delegation to the 71st World Health Assembly. Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex M. Azar II will lead the delegation, which will engage with counterparts on a host of priorities, including global health preparedness, support for maternal, child health and life issues; and the endgame for global polio eradication.