Washington, DC - On Sunday, September 22, White House Office of National Drug Control Policy Director Jim Carroll traveled to Beijing to underscore the importance of keeping fentanyl and other synthetic opioids from coming into the United States.

Washington, DC - Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo: "On behalf of the Government of the United States of America, I offer congratulations to the Government and people of Mali on your country’s 59th Independence Day.

Washington, DC - Deputy Secretary of State John J. Sullivan will lead the U.S. delegation to the 30th Meeting of Consultation of Ministers of Foreign Affairs, which serves as the Organ of Consultation in Application of the Inter-American Treaty of Reciprocal Assistance (also known as the Rio Treaty) on September 23 in New York, NY. This meeting, on the margins of the 74th session of the UN General Assembly, will discuss regional next steps on the worsening crisis in Venezuela, which continues to pose a clear threat to peace and security in the Western Hemisphere.

Washington, DC - On this International Day of Democracy, we reflect on our nation’s unwavering commitment to the unalienable rights that create the foundation of our democracy.  In the United States, those rights are defined by respect for individual liberty and human dignity.  A vibrant, diverse, and independent civil society is the cornerstone of ensuring these fundamental freedoms.  Public space for exercise of unalienable rights is critical to the contributions civil society makes to help ensure strong democratic institutions, protect human rights and fundamental freedoms, combat corruption, and foster transparency.

Washington, DC - Acting Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs Philip Reeker will travel to Berlin and Moscow September 16 to 18 for meetings with senior officials and to attend key events.

Washington, DC - Over the past two weeks, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross traveled to Greece and Turkey to discuss the United States’ economic relationships with these nations as well as the best route to strengthening their commercial partnerships with the U.S.