Joint Statement on Turkey-U.S. Strategic Partnership

Media Note Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC February 16, 2018 The Republic of Turkey and the United States, as allies and strategic partners, reaffirm their mutual and unequivocal commitment to each other’s security and defense.As Allies within NATO and strategic partners for over 65 years, both nations consider their relations as vital to furthering ... Read More»

U.S.-Turkey Alliance

Secretary Tillerson (Feb. 16): "I want to reaffirm the deep and important relationship between the United States and Turkey. Ours is not an alliance of convenience or of temporary interest. It is a time-tested alliance built on common interest and mutual respect." Full Text» More» Trip Page» U.S.-Lebanon Strategic Partnership Secretary Tillerson (Feb. 16): "We’re ... Read More»

Secretary Tillerson travels to Jordan, Turkey, Lebanon, Egypt, and Kuwait

Secretary Tillerson travels to Amman, Jordan; Ankara, Turkey; Beirut, Lebanon; Cairo, Egypt; and Kuwait City, Kuwait, February 11–16. In Jordan, the Secretary will meet with His Majesty King Abdullah II ibn Al-Hussein and Jordanian Minister of Foreign Affairs Ayman Al-Safadi. The Secretary will underscore the enduring strength of the U.S.-Jordan relationship, engage with the Jordanian ... Read More»

North Korea’s actions threaten civil aviation

“The potential for a North Korean missile or parts of it to affect civilian aircraft is real,” Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said at a January 16 meeting in Vancouver with ministers from 20 nations who gathered to discuss security and stability in the Korean Peninsula. The meeting brought together nations committed to stopping North ... Read More»

Remarks on The Way Forward for the United States Regarding Syria

Secretary Tillerson (Jan. 17): "A stable, unified, and independent Syria ultimately requires post-Assad leadership in order to be successful. Continued U.S. presence to ensure the lasting defeat of ISIS will also help pave the way for legitimate local civil authorities to exercise responsible governance of their liberated areas." Read More»

International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

Secretary Tillerson: In observance of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women (IDEVAW) on November 25 and the accompanying 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence, the United States reaffirms its commitment to defending the rights of women and girls to live free from violence. Read More»

Secretary Tillerson’s Call With Turkish Minister of Foreign Affairs Cavusoglu

Secretary Tillerson spoke today with Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu. Secretary Tillerson conveyed to the Foreign Minister his profound concern over the detentions of Turkish national employees of our diplomatic mission to Turkey and of several American citizens. Read More»

Celebrating 40 Years of Close Ties Between the United States and ASEAN

U.S. Secretary Rex W. Tillerson traveled to Manila, Philippines on August 5 to participate in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Regional Forum, the East Asia Summit Ministerial, the U.S.- ASEAN Ministerial, and the Lower Mekong Initiative Ministerial. Since 1967, ASEAN has made remarkable strides in maintaining peace across Southeast Asia, accelerating economic growth, and ... Read More»

Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson’s Travel To Istanbul

July 9-10, 2017 Istanbul Secretary Tillerson traveled to Istanbul, Turkey, July 9–10, where he met with senior Turkish officials to discuss a range of bilateral and regional issues. Remarks to the Staff of the U.S. Consulate General Istanbul ;  Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson, Istanbul, Turkey Remarks at the World Petroleum Council Congress Opening Ceremony ;  Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson; Istanbul, Turkey Read More»

Secretary of State Tillerson Travel to Hamburg, Kyiv, and Istanbul

Heather Nauert Department Spokesperson Washington, DC – July 5, 2017 U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will accompany President Donald J. Trump on travel to Hamburg, Germany, July 5–9. Secretary Tillerson will then make his first official visit to Kyiv, Ukraine on July 9, where he will meet President Poroshenko and with young reformers from government ... Read More»

Statement From Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson on the Current Situation in Syria

Press Statement Rex W. Tillerson, Secretary of State Washington, DC – July 5, 2017 Before I depart for the G20 summit in Hamburg, I would like to comment on the current situation in Syria, which is a topic the President will raise in his meeting with Russian President Putin. First, parties in Syria must ensure stability on ... Read More»

World Press Freedom Day

Statement by Secretary Tillerson U.S. Department of State Office of the Spokesperson May 3, 2017 Today, on World Press Freedom Day, we reaffirm our commitment to promoting the fundamental principles of a free press around the world. We honor those men and women who work tirelessly, often at great personal risk, to tell the stories ... Read More»

UN Security Council Meeting on North Korea

Remarks at the United Nations Security Council Ministerial Session on D.P.R.K. Rex W. Tillerson, Secretary of State United Nations, New York City April 28, 2017 SECRETARY TILLERSON: I shall now make a further statement in my capacity as Secretary of State of the United States. First, I appreciate all of the statements that have been ... Read More»

Secretary Tillerson’s Visit to Moscow Marks An Important Moment in the Relationship

By DipNote Bloggers on April 12, 2017 Today U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson met with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow, Russia. Secretary Tillerson discussed a range of global issues and challenges including counterterrorism efforts, cyberspace, and bilateral relations as well as other areas of common interest such as the ... Read More»

Remarks With National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster

Rex W. Tillerson, Secretary of State Palm Beach, Florida – April 6, 2017 SECRETARY TILLERSON: Good evening, all. I particularly want to try to just give you a little bit of background on how we got to the statements by the President and the actions that were taken tonight. As you’re well aware, Bashar al-Assad has carried ... Read More»

U.S. – NATO Alliance

NATO Foreign Ministerial Intervention Remarks Rex W. Tillerson ,Secretary of State Brussels, Belgium – March 31, 2017 Good morning, Secretary General and my fellow ministers, and thank you for the opportunity to speak. Let me be very clear at the outset of my remarks: the U.S. commitment to NATO is strong and this Alliance remains the bedrock ... Read More»

Press Availability With Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu

Rex W. Tillerson , Secretary of State Turkish Foreign Ministry Ankara, Turkey – March 30, 2017 SECRETARY TILLERSON: (In progress) Minister Cavusoglu, and I am privileged to be visiting Turkey today, a NATO ally and a friend of the United States in a very turbulent part of the world. I met with President Erdogan and the foreign minister ... Read More»

State of Global Partnerships 2017 Report

Secretary Tillerson (March 6): The annual State of Global Partnership report, released during Global Partnership Week, features public-private partnerships across the State Department and USAID that aim to address at least one of the 17 sustainable goals. Report Greetings, Deputy Special Representative Thomas Debass The Secretary’s Office of Global Partnerships <a ... Read More»

Secretary Tillerson to Travel to Bonn, Germany

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will travel to Bonn, Germany, February 15-17 to participate in the G-20 Foreign Ministers’ Meeting. This will be his first official trip as Secretary of State. While in Bonn, Secretary Tillerson will participate in several G-20 sessions as well as bilateral meetings. Secretary Tillerson will also meet with counterparts ... Read More»
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