Remarks on the 2016 International Religious Freedom Annual Report

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The release of the 2016 International Religious Freedom Report details the status of religious freedom in 199 countries and territories, and provides insights as to significant and growing challenges.

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Statement by Secretary Tillerson on Switzerland National Day

Please accept my best wishes as you and the people of Switzerland celebrate your National Day on August 1.

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Secretary Tillerson Discusses Foreign Policy Goals at Press Availability


When we say America first it doesn’t mean America alone, and we do value our friends and allies; we value our partners. And we recognize and acknowledge our adversaries and our enemies, and we tend to think about our relationships in those types of terms. But as we have said, America first is not America alone.

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State Department Releases Country Reports on Terrorism 2016

The report provides policy-related assessments, country-by-country breakdowns of foreign government counterterrorism cooperation; and contains information on state sponsors of terrorism, terrorist safe havens, foreign terrorist organizations, and the global challenge of chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear terrorism.

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U.S. Statement at the WTO Trade Policy Review of Brazil

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As the two largest economies and democracies in the Western Hemisphere, the United States and Brazil share important ties with respect to trade, capital flows, cross-border investment, and a wide range of educational, health, scientific and other joint activities.

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Rex Tillerson: “Our best wishes to the people of France as you celebrate this special day.”

On behalf of all Americans, congratulations to the people of France as you celebrate Bastille Day on July 14.

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Secretary Tillerson’s Statement on the Liberation of Mosul

“This is a critical milestone in the global fight against ISIS, and underscores the success of the international effort led by the Iraqi Security Forces.”

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U.S. Statement at the WTO Trade Policy Review of Switzerland and Liechtenstein

The United States enjoys a close friendship and partnership with Switzerland and Liechtenstein across a range of issues based on shared values and principles.

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U.S. Statement at the WTO Trade Policy Review of Mozambique

Since Mozambique’s last trade policy review in 2009, it has continued to witness economic growth, averaging about 7 percent since 2009, despite a slowdown beginning in 2015.

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U.S. and CERN Enhance Cooperation


The agreements will enable the U.S. and CERN to contribute technical equipment and scientific expertise to support the U.S.-hosted Long-Baseline Neutrino Facility in Illinois and South Dakota as well as the High-Luminosity Large Hadron Collider Accelerator …

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