First Lady Melania Trump’s Visit to Cairo, Egypt

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the First Lady FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 6, 2018 First Lady Melania Trump’s Visit to Cairo, Egypt First Lady Melania Trump landed in Cairo, Egypt on Saturday Morning.  Entissar Amer, the First Lady of the Arab Republic of Egypt and Thomas Goldberger, the Chargé d’Affaires of the United States Embassy ...
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American Arts Incubator with Gene Felice: November 28 to December 21, 2018

U.S. Consulate General Alexandria, in collaboration with ZERO1 and El Horreya Creativity Center of Art at Alexandria, announces an open call for participants in the American Arts Incubator program. ­­ El Horreya Creativity Center of Art at Alexandria will host the program from November 28 to December 21. Visiting American Artist Gene Felice will teach evening workshops that ...
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USAID, Ministry of Education Inaugurate Career Centers at Mansoura University

October 2, 2018 Mansoura – The U.S. government, in partnership with the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research and the American University in Cairo, celebrated the launch of two career development centers at Mansoura University this week. “These centers will help students prepare for, and attain, employment,” said USAID/Egypt Mission Director Sherry F. Carlin.  ...
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U.S. and Egypt Collaborate on Cultural Property Protection

September 26, 2018 Cairo – The U.S. Embassy in Cairo has concluded a week-long workshop in Cairo in partnership with the Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities on how to protect cultural property and investigate cases of illegally exported antiquities.  Trainers from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, the Federal Bureau of Investigations, and the Cultural Antiquities ...
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Dina El Wedidi Brings Electrifying Mix of Contemporary, Classic Egyptian Music to the United States

September 26, 2018 Cairo – The U.S. Embassy in Cairo in partnership with the Center Stage arts exchange program is pleased to announce the U.S. tour of Dina Elwedidi and her band September 15 to October 19 across the United States.  Her tour will feature a mix of smaller shows and larger concerts in the ...
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Remarks by President Trump and President Al-Sisi of the Arab Republic of Egypt Before Bilateral Meeting

September 24, 2018 United Nations Headquarters New York, New York 5:23 P.M. EDT PRESIDENT TRUMP: Well, thank you very much. It’s a great honor to be with President Al-Sisi, a friend — a great friend — of Egypt. And we have very special things happening. Our relationship has never been stronger. And we’re working with ...
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Readout of President Donald J. Trump’s Meeting with President Abdel Fattah Al Sisi of Egypt

September 24, 2018Today, President Donald J. Trump spoke with President Abdel Fattah Al Sisi of Egypt during the United Nations General Assembly.  The two leaders underscored the importance of the strategic partnership between the United States and Egypt.  President Trump reiterated his commitment to the security, stability, and prosperity of Egypt.  Both leaders discussed the ...
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Youssra El Hawary Brings Contemporary Egyptian Music to American Audiences

September 23, 2018 Cairo – The U.S. Embassy in Cairo in partnership with the Center Stage arts exchange program is pleased to announce the U.S. debut of Youssra El Hawary.  Youssra and her band will tour from September 11 to October 12 across the United States, featuring a number of musical residences, artist-to-artist exchanges, and public ...
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United States Commits $13.8 Million in Water Sector Support for Egypt

September 10, 2018 Cairo – As part of Egypt’s economic reform program, the United States signed a $13.8 million agreement today to help build the capacity of the Holding Company for Water and Wastewater and its subsidiary companies.  This agreement reflects the American people’s support for the priorities of access to water and wastewater services, ...
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CENTCOM Commander in Egypt to Observe BRIGHT STAR 18 Joint Exercise

September 9, 2018 CAIRO – General Joseph L. Votel, Commander, United States Central Command (CENTCOM) visited Egypt to observe U.S. military forces and the Egyptian Armed Forces during Exercise BRIGHT STAR 2018 at Mohamed Naguib Military Base. During his visit, General Votel met with senior Egyptian leaders to explore ways to enhance the strategic security ...
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U.S. Embassy Notification

September 4, 2018 • Police have finished their investigations at the scene of the incident. The Embassy is resuming normal business. Please Sign up for Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) for security updates at STEP.state.gov. • Get SMS from the Embassy by sending your phone # to CairoConsSMS@gmail.com.
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U.S. Embassy Cairo Notification

September 4, 2018 We are aware of a reported incident on Simon Bolivar Street in Cairo. Please avoid the area and monitor local media for updates. We are aware of reports that public transportation near the area has been disrupted due to the incident. Please exercise caution. S. Citizens should/not come to the Embassy at ...
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U.S. Embassy Cairo and American Film Showcase Partner with 2nd Edition of El Gouna Film Festival

August 26, 2018 Cairo –The U.S. Embassy in Cairo is pleased to announce the partnership between the premier American film diplomacy program, American Film Showcase, and El Gouna Film Festival for the second year. In the second edition of El Gouna Film Festival, CineGouna Platform will host a workshop and mentoring sessions with two prominent ...
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USAID, UNICEF, Ministry of Sports partner to promote youth employment

August 13, 2018 Cairo – In celebration of International Youth Day, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is promoting youth employment and girls’ empowerment in partnership with the Ministry of Youth and Sports and UNICEF. USAID supports Egyptian efforts in Minya, Assiut, Sohag, and Qena to provide adolescents and youth with key life, ...
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Secretary Pompeo’s Meeting with Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release  READOUT August 8, 2018 Secretary Pompeo’s Meeting with Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry The below is attributable to Spokesperson Heather Nauert:‎ Secretary Michael R. Pompeo met today in Washington with Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry.  They discussed the strong U.S.-Egypt partnership, U.S. military assistance ...
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Statement from the President on the Reimposition of United States Sanctions with Respect to Iran

The White House Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release August 6, 2018 Today, the United States is taking action to reimpose nuclear-related sanctions with respect to Iran that were lifted in connection with the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action of July 14, 2015 (the “JCPOA”). These actions include reimposing sanctions on Iran’s automotive ...
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37 Egyptian Women Graduate from USAID-Sponsored MBA Programs

July 26, 2018 Cairo – Today, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) celebrated the graduation of 37 women from all over Egypt who received USAID scholarships to earn Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) degrees at premier universities in the United States. “These graduates join hundreds of USAID scholarship recipients who are making a difference ...
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United States Commits to $45 Million in Bilateral Assistance for Egypt

July 25, 2018 Cairo – Egypt and the United States signed five bilateral assistance agreement amendments this week worth $45 million that demonstrate continued support from the American people for joint U.S.-Egypt priorities in health, education, governance, and agriculture.  The agreements are aligned with the Government of Egypt’s economic reforms, Sustainable Development Plan 2030, and ...
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USAID Inaugurates Career Centers in Upper Egypt Universities

  July 16, 2018 USAID Inaugurates Career Centers in Upper Egypt Universities Cairo – The U.S. government, in partnership with the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research and the American University in Cairo (AUC), celebrated the launch of career development centers at universities in Minya and Beni Suef this week. “These centers will help ...
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Joint Statement on Welcoming Libyan National Oil Corporation Resuming Production

Media Note Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC July 12, 2018 The text of the following statement on Libya was released by the Governments of the United States of America, France, Italy, and the United Kingdom. Begin Text: The Governments of France, Italy, the United Kingdom, and the United States, recalling their statement of 27 ...
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July 4 Celebration Remarks by U.S. Embassy Cairo’s Chargé d’Affaires Thomas Goldberger

  Remarks Thomas Goldberger U.S. Embassy Cairo’s Chargé d’Affaires Cairo July 4, 2018 Thank you Dorothy, and welcome everyone,   It is an honor and a pleasure for Eden and me, along with all our embassy colleagues, to have you with us this evening to celebrate 242 years of American freedom and independence. July 4th ...
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U.S., Egyptian Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agencies Share Knowledge

  July 3, 2018 ALEXANDRIA – Experts from the United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)/Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) met with Egyptian counterparts in Alexandria last week to exchange knowledge and explore best practices in combating fraudulent document proliferation. HSI experts showcased for the first time in Egypt the Forensic Laboratory (FL) archive, which is ...
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Egypt 2018 Trafficking in Persons Report 

Egypt OFFICE TO MONITOR AND COMBAT TRAFFICKING IN PERSONS 2018 Trafficking in Persons Report Tier 2 EGYPT: Tier 2 The Government of Egypt does not fully meet the minimum standards for the elimination of trafficking; however, it is making significant efforts to do so. The government demonstrated increasing efforts compared to the previous reporting period; therefore Egypt remained on Tier ...
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Readout of Jared Kushner and Jason Greenblatt’s Meeting with the President of Egypt

  June 21, 2018 THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary   Readout of Jared Kushner and Jason Greenblatt’s Meeting with the President of Egypt   Senior Advisor Jared Kushner and Special Representative for International Negotiations Jason Greenblatt returned to the Arab Republic of Egypt and met today with President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi.  Building ...
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United States Commemorates World Refugee Day

  Press Statement Mike Pompeo Secretary of State Washington, DC June 20, 2018 On World Refugee Day, we join the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees and our international partners in commemorating the strength, courage, and resilience of millions of refugees worldwide who have been forced to flee their homes due to persecution and conflict. ...
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Joint Statement of President Trump of the United States and Chairman Kim Jong Un of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea at the Singapore Summit

  President Donald J. Trump of the United States of America and Chairman Kim Jong Un of the State Affairs Commission of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) held a first, historic summit in Singapore on June 12, 2018. President Trump and Chairman Kim Jong Un conducted a comprehensive, in-depth, and sincere exchange of ...
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LGBTI Pride Month

Press Statement Mike Pompeo Secretary of State Washington, DC June 1, 2018 The United States joins people around the world in celebrating Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Intersex (LGBTI) Pride Month, and reaffirms its commitment to protecting and defending the human rights of all, including LGBTI persons. In many parts of the world, LGBTI individuals ...
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EGYPT 2017 INTERNATIONAL RELIGIOUS FREEDOM REPORT

Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor International Religious Freedom Report for 2017 Egypt   Executive Summary The constitution describes freedom of belief as “absolute” and specifies Islam as the state religion. It also enshrines the principles of sharia as the primary source of legislation, which local lawyers stated creates potential legal ambiguities with regard to the freedom of belief guaranteed in the ...
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READOUT OF VICE PRESIDENT MIKE PENCE’S CALL WITH PRESIDENT OF EGYPT ABDEL FATTAH AL SISI

  THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Vice President FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 24, 2018 READOUT OF VICE PRESIDENT MIKE PENCE’S CALL WITH PRESIDENT OF EGYPT ABDEL FATTAH AL SISI Vice President Mike Pence spoke today with President of Egypt Abdel Fattah Al Sisi to reinforce the strong partnership between the United States and Egypt. ...
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Treasury Targets Iranian Individuals Providing Ballistic Missile Support to Yemen’s Huthis

  MAY 22, 2018 Washington – Today, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) designated five Iranian individuals who have provided ballistic missile-related technical expertise to Yemen’s Huthis, and who have transferred weapons not seen in Yemen prior to the current conflict, on behalf of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps-Qods Force ...
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Near East: After the Deal: A New Iran Strategy

Near East: After the Deal: A New Iran Strategy 05/21/2018 12:17 PM EDT Remarks Mike Pompeo Secretary of State The Heritage Foundation Washington, DC May 21, 2018   MS JAMES: Good morning. (Applause.) Welcome to the Heritage Foundation. My name is Kay James and I have the honor of being the president here. It is a pleasure and honor to welcome our distinguished guest, ...
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INA Hosts First Visit for the Chairman General of the Egyptian General Authority for Land and Dry Ports during a Visit CBP Facilities in the U.S.

    From April 29 to May 4, 2018, the highest ranking official from the Egyptian General Authority for Land and Dry Ports (GALDP), Chairman Foad Elsayed Osman, accompanied the Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Attaché to Egypt, during a CBP IVP visit to the United States. The visit was conducted in close coordination with ...
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Presidential Message on Ramadan

  THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary Presidential Message on Ramadan   With the rising of tonight’s moon, I send my greetings and best wishes to all Muslims observing Ramadan in the United States and around the world.   During the holy month of Ramadan, Muslims commemorate the revelation of the Quran to ...
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Gaza: A Failed Experiment by Hamas

Gaza: A Failed Experiment by Hamas As Hamas continues to exploit protests to foment violence against Israel, finding a way to help the people of Gaza in any meaningful way becomes more and more challenging. All parties interested in bringing change to Gaza need to face the reality that Hamas has failed its own people. The New York Times article entitled “Plan to Storm Fence Gets Bloody ...
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USAID and Ministry of Health and Population Launch Family Planning Program

U.S. Embassy – Cairo Press Release May 12, 2018 USAID and Ministry of Health and Population Launch Family Planning Program Cairo – Responding to a request by the Government of Egypt to contribute to Egypt’s family planning efforts, USAID Mission Director Sherry F. Carlin joined Minister of Health and Population Dr. Ahmed Emad Rady to ...
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Meeting Between Special Rep Greenblatt and EGIS

May 11, 2018 Special Representative for International Negotiations Jason Greenblatt met on May 10 with General Abbas Kamal, Chief of the Egyptian Intelligence Service of the Arab Republic of Egypt.  The two officials discussed increasing cooperation between the United States and Egypt and the urgent need to bring humanitarian relief to Gaza. ###
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World Press Freedom Day

  Press Statement Mike Pompeo Secretary of State Washington, DC May 3, 2018 On the 25th anniversary of World Press Freedom Day, we renew our commitment to promoting and protecting a free press, which is an essential pillar of democracy. The United States values freedom of the press as a key component of democratic governance. ...
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SECRETARY MIKE POMPEO

    Mike Pompeo was sworn in as Secretary of State on April 26, 2018.  He previously served as Director of the Central Intelligence Agency from January 2017 to April 2018.   Prior to joining the Trump Administration, Mr. Pompeo was serving in his fourth term as congressman from Kansas’ 4th District. He served on ...
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U.S. Embassy Brings Egyptians and Americans Together to Celebrate 2018 Earth Day

      CAIRO – The U.S. Embassy in Cairo celebrated Earth Day 2018 on April 22 by bringing together interested Egyptians and Americans at the American Center at the Maadi Public Library for an environmental “Teach-In.”  The event featured a film showing and panel discussion, with the purpose of raising awareness of today’s environmental ...
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Remarks on the Release of the 2017 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices

John J. Sullivan Acting Secretary of State Heather Nauert Department Spokesperson Press Briefing Room Washington, DC April 20, 2018 MS NAUERT: Good afternoon, everyone. Thank you so much for coming, especially on a Friday. Today the State Department released the  2017 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices . Promoting freedom – promoting and defending human rights and fundamental freedoms are central to who we ...
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EGYPT 2017 HUMAN RIGHTS REPORT

Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for 2017 Egypt   EXECUTIVE SUMMARY         According to its constitution, Egypt is a republic governed by an elected president and unicameral legislature. Domestic and international observers concluded the 2014 presidential election was administered professionally and in line with the country’s laws, while also expressing serious concerns that government limitations on ...
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Statement by Heather Nauert – Holding Russia Accountable for Chemical Weapons Use in Salisbury, UK

U.S. Department of State Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release Statement by Heather Nauert, Spokesperson April 18, 2018   Today, the UN Security Council and the Executive Council of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) met to discuss the OPCW’s recent findings related to the March 4 use of a military-grade ...
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Statement by Heather Nauert, Spokesperson on the Chemical Attack in Douma

  STATEMENT BY HEATHER NAUERT, SPOKESPERSON April 7, 2018 On the Chemical Attack in Douma We continue to closely follow disturbing reports April 7 regarding another alleged chemical weapons attack, this time targeting a hospital in Douma, Syria. Reports from a number of contacts and medical personnel on the ground indicate a potentially high number ...
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U.S. State Department Spokesperson on Egyptian Elections

Press Statement Heather Nauert Department Spokesperson Washington, DC April 2, 2018 Following his re-election, we look forward to continuing to work with President Abdelfattah al-Sisi to advance our strategic partnership and address our common challenges, while encouraging respect for and protection of basic rights and freedoms. The United States values its strong partnership with Egypt ...
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Readout of President Donald J. Trump’s Call with President Abdel Fattah Al Sisi of Egypt

April 2, 2018 President Donald J. Trump spoke today with President Abdel Fattah Al Sisi of Egypt. President Trump congratulated President Al Sisi on his reelection. The two leaders affirmed the strategic partnership between the United States and Egypt, and noted that they look forward to advancing this partnership and addressing common challenges.
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American Hip-Hop Group “Dangerflow” Comes to Egypt

April 03, 2018   Cairo – Dangerflow, an American hip hop group from Miami, Florida is bringing their exciting sound to Egypt for a series of concerts in Cairo and Alexandria, courtesy of the U.S. Department of State’s American Music Abroad (AMA) program. This program is the second in the Embassy’s “Al-Hakawatya” series, featuring storytelling ...
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ICE and Egyptian Administrative Control Authority sign Memorandum of Understanding

March 22, 2018 U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Egyptian Administrative Control Authority (ACA) to facilitate ongoing cooperation between the two agencies through the exchange of expertise and best practices, information sharing, and other collaborative efforts. The memo was signed during a visit to Washington by ...
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Readout of the Trilateral Meeting of the National Security Advisors of the United States of America, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 26, 2018 Readout of the Trilateral Meeting of the National Security Advisors of the United States of America, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates The National Security Advisors of the United States of America, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, ...
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U.S. Embassy “Shaghlna” Job Fair Comes to Cairo

March 26, 2018 Cairo – The U.S. Embassy in Cairo proudly announces its fourth annual job fair, “Shaghlna,” to be held on Saturday, March 31 at the Greek Campus in downtown Cairo. The fair underscores the Embassy’s commitment to Egypt’s economic growth and the continued professional development of its people. During the fair, more than ...
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Embassy Cairo Travel Alert

March 25, 2018 Egypt will hold Presidential elections March 26-28, 2018. American citizens in Egypt are reminded to monitor the news and exercise increased caution. More information about travel to Egypt, including the Department of State’s Travel Advisory< https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/international-travel/International-Travel-Country-Information-Pages/Egypt.html >, can be found at  www.travel.state.gov < http://www.travel.state.gov >. Travelers may also: * Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program ...
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U.S. Embassy Statement on Alexandria Bomb Attack

March 24, 2018 CAIRO – The U.S Embassy in Cairo condemns today’s bomb attack on security officers in Alexandria.   We express our condolences to the families and friends of the deceased and wish the wounded a speedy recovery.  The United States reaffirms our commitment to stand with Egypt in the battle against terrorism. ###
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Readout of the Gaza Conference at the White House

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 14, 2018 Yesterday, the White House hosted a conference with representatives from 20 countries, including Israel and many Arab states, to discuss solutions to the worsening humanitarian and economic conditions in Gaza.  The conference, convened by White House Senior Advisor Jared Kushner, Special ...
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Statement from President Donald J. Trump

The White House March 13, 2018 Press secretary Sarah Sanders distributed the following: Statement from President Donald J. Trump “I am proud to nominate the Director of the Central Intelligence Agency, Mike Pompeo, to be our new Secretary of State. Mike graduated first in his class at West Point, served with distinction in the U.S. ...
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Remarks by Chargé d’Affaires Thomas Goldberger at a Grant Signing Ceremony with the ERC

(As Prepared) “Today Minister Nasr, Egyptian Red Cross Secretary-General Dr. Moamena Kamel, and USAID Mission Director Sherry F. Carlin, and I are signing a grant from the US Agency for International Development to the Egyptian Red Crescent for 2.2 million Egyptian pounds. This grant will allow the Red Crescent to provide psychological and social support ...
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Background Press Call by a Senior Administration Official on North Korea Announcement

The White House Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release March 8, 2018 Via Teleconference *Note from a senior administration official in addition to the below – the Vice President was in the Oval Office meeting discussed in the transcript* 8:03 P.M. EST SENIOR ADMINISTRATION OFFICIAL: Hello. Good evening, everyone. I’m just going to ...
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Remarks by Secretary Tillerson: U.S.-Africa Relations: A New Framework

Remarks Rex W. Tillerson Secretary of State George Mason University Fairfax, Virginia March 6, 2018 MR CABRERA: Good morning, everyone. Thank you so much for being with us today for a very, very special presentation. I’m honored to welcome our Secretary of State to George Mason, who, as you know, is on his way to a ...
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Readout of President Donald J. Trump’s Call with President Abdel Fattah Al Sisi of Egypt

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 4, 2018 Readout of President Donald J. Trump’s Call with President Abdel Fattah Al Sisi of Egypt  President Donald J. Trump spoke today with President Abdel Fattah Al Sisi of Egypt.  President Trump and President Al Sisi discussed opportunities to enhance the American-Egyptian ...
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