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Secretary Pompeo’s Videoconference with Partners on COVID-19

READOUT – OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON MAY 11, 2020 The following is attributable to Spokesperson Morgan Ortagus: Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo spoke with the Foreign Ministers of Australia, Brazil, India, Israel, Japan, and the Republic of Korea today via videoconference.  Secretary Pompeo and his counterparts discussed the importance of international cooperation, transparency, and accountability in combatting the ...
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U.S. Lawmakers’ Letter in Support of Australia

MAY 07, 2020 WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Jim Risch (R-Idaho) and Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), chairman and ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, along with Representatives Mike Gallagher (R-Wis.) and Joe Courtney (D-Conn.), co-chairs of the Friends of Australia Caucus, today led a bipartisan, bicameral letter to express unwavering support for Australia amidst recent ...
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Health Alert – U.S. Mission Australia

Health Alert – U.S. Mission Australia (May 8, 2020)  Location: Australia Event:  The U.S. Mission to Australia plans to send Alerts twice weekly unless local conditions warrant immediate messaging.  U.S. citizens who wish to return to the United States should make commercial arrangements as soon as possible unless they are prepared to remain abroad for ...
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Marine Rotational Force-Darwin Deployment to Resume

CAMP H.M. SMITH, HI, UNITED STATES 05.05.2020   –   Story by Chuck Little, U.S. Marines Corps Forces Pacific U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Pacific is resuming the deployment of Marines and Sailors in support of the annual Marine Rotational Force-Darwin (MRF-D). The U.S. and Australian governments decided in late March to delay the rotation due to restrictions ...
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Remarks by Deputy National Security Advisor Matt Pottinger to the Miller Center at the University of Virginia

National Security Council – Issued on: May 4, 2020 Good morning everyone.  I’m Matt Pottinger, the Deputy National Security Advisor, speaking to you from the White House.  I bring warm greetings from the 45th President of the United States, Donald J. Trump. We gather today online, from a thousand different places, because a pandemic still ...
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