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Assistant Secretary Kevin E. Moley Travel To The United Kingdom

U.S. Department of State

U.S. Department of State

Assistant Secretary of State for International Organization Affairs Kevin E. Moley is on travel to London, United Kingdom from May 14-18. While in London, Assistant Secretary Moley will attend meetings with his P5 counterparts. Topics will include a broad range of multilateral challenges from Venezuela to Iran to UN reform.

In addition to P5 meetings, Assistant Secretary Moley will meet with the Secretary-General of the International Maritime Organization Kitack Lim, as well as officials from the U.S. Embassy to the United Kingdom.

United States And Republic Of Korea Environmental Affairs Council And Environmental Cooperation Commission

U.S. Department of State

U.S. Department of State

On May 13-14, the United States and the Republic of Korea held the third meetings of the Environmental Affairs Council (EAC) under the United States-Korea Free Trade Agreement (FTA) and the Environmental Cooperation Commission (ECC) under the United States-Korea Environmental Cooperation Agreement on May 13 and 14.

The United States and the Republic of Korea outlined actions they have taken to increase levels of environmental protection, ensure effective enforcement of environmental laws, and provide greater opportunities for public participation in environmental governance. The ECC reviewed environmental cooperation activities undertaken pursuant to the 2016-2018 Work Program and agreed on a 2019-2022 Work Program that includes activities on strengthening implementation and enforcement of environmental laws, among others.

For further information or press inquiries, please contact OES-PA-DG@state.gov.

The Department Of State Breaks Ground On The New U.S. Consulate General In Guadalajara, Mexico

U.S. Department of State

U.S. Department of State

In a display of enduring friendship and the important bilateral partnership, Consul General Robin Matthewman, Principal Deputy Director of the Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations (OBO) Henry V. Jardine, and Mexican and U.S. officials, broke ground today on the new U.S. Consulate General in Guadalajara, Mexico.

The new U.S. Consulate General will provide a secure, resilient, and sustainable platform for diplomacy.

Miller Hull Partnership of Seattle, Washington is the design architect for the project and Page of Washington, DC is the architect of record. B.L. Harbert International of Birmingham, Alabama is the construction contractor. The project is expected to be completed in 2022.

Since the start of the Department’s Capital Security Construction Program in 1999, OBO has completed 157 new diplomatic facilities and has an additional 59 projects in design or under construction.

OBO provides safe, secure, functional, and resilient facilities that represent the U.S. government to the host nation and support our staff in the achievement of U.S. foreign policy objectives. These facilities represent American values and the best in American architecture, design, engineering, technology, sustainability, art, culture, and construction execution.

For further information, please contact Christine Foushee at FousheeCT@state.gov, or visit www.state.gov/obo.

Secretary Pompeo’s Travel To Brussels, Belgium

U.S. Department of State

U.S. Department of State

Secretary Pompeo will add an additional stop in Brussels, Belgium, on his way to Sochi, Russia from May 13-14. He will no longer stop in Moscow. In Belgium, he will meet with European allies to discuss recent threatening actions and statements by the Islamic Republic of Iran. Secretary Pompeo will continue to coordinate closely with our allies and partners to ensure the security of our mutual interests in the Middle East and around the world.

Secretary Pompeo’s Call With Panamanian President-Elect Laurentino Cortizo

U.S. Department of State

U.S. Department of State

The below is attributable to Spokesperson Morgan Ortagus:‎

Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo spoke yesterday with Panamanian President-Elect Laurentino Cortizo to congratulate him on his electoral victory May 5.  The Secretary expressed his appreciation of the U.S.-Panama relationship and his desire to see it grow stronger.  The United States enjoys excellent cooperation with Panama on counternarcotics, illegal immigration, and counterterrorism.  The Secretary recognized Panama’s partnership in promoting stability in the region, including its vital role as an advocate for democracy in Venezuela and Nicaragua.  The Secretary urged President-Elect Cortizo to prioritize transparency and sustainable, broad-based economic growth.

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