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Gabon National Day Statement

Press Statement Michael R. Pompeo, Secretary of State August 17, 2019 On behalf of the United States, I send my best wishes to the Government and people of Gabon on the celebration of the 59th anniversary of your independence. The United States and Gabon share a strong economic and security relationship. Gabon’s partnership on maritime security in the Gulf of Guinea, ...
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U.S. Department of State turns 230

The U.S. Department of State reached a milestone of 230 years of diplomacy on July 27. It is America’s oldest executive agency, created in 1789 and first called the Department of Foreign Affairs. Thomas Jefferson was the first secretary of state. Today, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo advises the president, administers diplomatic missions and negotiates treaties with foreign entities, among other ...
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Chargé Samuel Watson meets with the 2019 Mandela Washington Fellows

The 2019 Mandela Washington Fellowship program selected five candidates from Gabon and three from Sao Tome and Principe. The group of eight young leaders join 700 from across Africa to participate in this prestigious program.   The Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders is the flagship program of the Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI). ...
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The US Coast Guard Cutter THETIS conducts maritime security drills in Sao Tome and Principe

The US Coast Guard Cutter (USCGC) THETIS conducted a week-long maritime security engagement in Sao Tome and Principe (STP) from March 31 to April 6. During the week, the USCG provided seminars to the STP Coast Guard on boat maintenance, boarding procedures and concluded the security cooperation engagement with a Water Security Exercise (WASEX), which ...
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