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 - 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.

Washington, DC - Deputy Secretary of State John J. Sullivan met today with South African Minister of International Relations and Cooperation Lindiwe Sisulu on the margins of the G20 Ministerial in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Washington, DC - Deputy Secretary of State John J. Sullivan met Monday with Saudi Foreign Minister al-Jubeir at the G-20 Foreign Ministers’ Meeting in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The Deputy Secretary noted the strong U.S.-Saudi bilateral relationship and reiterated our commitment to strengthen our ties further. Deputy Secretary Sullivan thanked Foreign Minister al-Jubeir for his government’s support for the President’s decision to withdraw from the JCPOA and Saudi Arabia’s commitment to address the full array of threats posed by Iran.

Washington, DC - Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met today with Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias at the Department of State. Secretary Pompeo and Foreign Minister Kotzias discussed the excellent state of bilateral relations and agreed to establish a U.S.-Greek Strategic Dialogue on key areas of cooperation.

Washington, DC - The United States notes that the May 17, referendum process in Burundi was marred by a lack of transparency, the suspension of media outlets, and attempts to pressure voters. The government allowed vigorous campaigning by the opposition during the designated two-week campaign period, but numerous cases of harassment and repression of referendum opponents in the months preceding the vote contributed to a climate of fear and intimidation. The absence of independent observers also undermines confidence in the reported result.