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Remarks at the AGOA Forum

Remarks John J. Sullivan Deputy Secretary of State Washington, DC July 11, 2018 DEPUTY SECRETARY SULLIVAN: Thank you, Robert, for that kind introduction, and good morning, everyone. It’s a pleasure to be with you this morning. On behalf of Secretary Pompeo, I’m honored to welcome you to the State Department. And on behalf of the ...
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Secretary Pompeo To Host First-Ever Ministerial To Advance Religious Freedom

Department of State Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release Media Note July 11, 2018 From July 24-26, U.S. Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo will host the first-ever Ministerial to Advance Religious Freedom at the U.S. Department of State in Washington, DC. The Ministerial will convene government officials, representatives of international organizations, religious leaders, ...
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Forging New Strategies for U.S.-Africa Trade and Investment

This year, the U.S. Department of State is proud to host the 17th annual  African Growth and Opportunities Act Forum , commonly known as AGOA, from July 11-12 in Washington, DC. This year’s theme “Forging New Strategies for U.S.-Africa Trade and Investment,” reflects the U.S. commitment to boosting economic growth, spurring development, and reducing poverty in Africa through sustainable business practices and mutually beneficial ...
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Statement of USTR Robert Lighthizer at the Opening Plenary of the 2018 U.S.-Sub-Saharan Africa Trade and Economic Cooperation Forum (AGOA Forum)

Ambassador Lighthizer: Welcome to this year’s AGOA Forum. I am pleased to be with you all this morning. The theme for this AGOA Forum is “Forging New Strategies for U.S. – Africa Trade and Investment.” I’d like to spend my time with you addressing one very specific new strategy—the Trump Administration’s desire to negotiate a ...
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