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Deputy Secretary Sullivan’s Meeting With Indian Minister Of State For External Affairs VK Singh

U.S. Department of State

U.S. Department of State

The below is attributable to Spokesperson Heather Nauert:‎

Deputy Secretary of State John J. Sullivan met today with Indian Minister of State for External Affairs VK Singh on the margins of the G-20 Summit. The two leaders affirmed the strong U.S.-India strategic partnership and India’s status as a Major Defense Partner of the United States. During the meeting, Deputy Secretary Sullivan and Minister of State Singh also discussed the agenda for the inaugural 2+2 ministerial dialogue to be hosted in the coming months. They also discussed opportunities to advance stability in Afghanistan and the region.

Deputy Secretary Sullivan’s Meeting With Republic Of Korea Vice Foreign Minister Cho

U.S. Department of State

U.S. Department of State

The below is attributable to Spokesperson Heather Nauert:

On May 20, Deputy Secretary of State John J. Sullivan met with Republic of Korea (ROK) Vice Foreign Minister Cho Hyun on the margins of the G-20 Foreign Ministerial Meeting. Deputy Secretary Sullivan and Vice Foreign Minister Cho affirmed that the U.S.-ROK Alliance is stronger than ever and pledged to maintain close coordination during this crucial time.

The two leaders noted that the upcoming meeting between President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is an historic opportunity and evidence that the global maximum pressure campaign is working. The Deputy Secretary and the Vice Foreign Minister also discussed mutual G-20 priorities, bilateral economic cooperation, and trilateral initiatives with Japan.

Deputy Secretary Sullivan’s Meeting With Indonesian Foreign Minister Retno L.P. Marsudi

U.S. Department of State

U.S. Department of State

The below is attributable to Spokesperson Heather Nauert:‎

Deputy Secretary of State John J. Sullivan met today with Indonesian Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi on the margins of the G20 Foreign Affairs Ministers Meeting in Buenos Aires. Deputy Secretary Sullivan and Foreign Minister Marsudi reaffirmed the U.S.-Indonesia Strategic Partnership and a shared commitment to combat terrorism.

The Deputy Secretary and Foreign Minister discussed additional regional and global issues, including Indonesia’s helpful efforts to encourage peaceful resolution of conflicts.

Deputy Secretary Sullivan’s Meeting With Argentine Foreign Minister Faurie

U.S. Department of State

U.S. Department of State

The below is attributable to Spokesperson Heather Nauert:

Today (May 20, 2018), Deputy Secretary of State John J. Sullivan met with Argentine Foreign Minister Jorge Faurie on the margins of the G-20 Foreign Ministers meeting in Buenos Aires.

Deputy Secretary Sullivan thanked Foreign Minister Faurie for the Argentine government’s leadership of the G-20. He also expressed strong support for the Macri Administration’s efforts to grow the Argentine economy.

The Deputy Secretary praised the Argentine Foreign Minister for his leadership in advocating for a resolution to Venezuela’s humanitarian crisis and for galvanizing regional support for the restoration of democracy in Venezuela.

Deputy Secretary Sullivan’s Meeting With Mexican Foreign Secretary Videgaray

U.S. Department of State

U.S. Department of State

The below is attributable to Spokesperson Heather Nauert:‎

Today Deputy Secretary of State John J. Sullivan met with Mexican Foreign Secretary Luis Videgaray on the margins of the G-20 Foreign Ministers meeting in Buenos Aires, Argentina. During their meeting, Deputy Secretary Sullivan and Foreign Secretary Videgaray discussed continued cooperation on managing a shared border and the importance of working together to disrupt transnational criminal organizations.

The Deputy Secretary recognized Mexico’s leadership in coordinating diplomatic efforts on Venezuela in the Lima Group process and at the Organization of American States. The two leaders also discussed the need to continue working together to advance prosperity and improve security in the Northern Triangle countries of El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras.

Deputy Secretary Sullivan thanked the Government of Mexico for our close coordination on shared priorities. The Deputy also emphasized the importance of concluding a NAFTA deal.

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