Annual Observance of International Women’s Day (March 8, 2018)

Press Statement Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson Washington, DC March 8, 2018 As we commemorate International Women’s Day on March 8th, the United States renews our steadfast commitment to addressing inequalities between women and men at home and abroad and reaffirms the importance of advancing the status of women and girls globally. We will continue ...
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Remarks on Russia’s Responsibility for the Ongoing Use of Chemical Weapons in Syria (January 24, 2018)

Remarks by Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson in Paris, France January 23, 2018 SECRETARY TILLERSON: Again, I want to thank Foreign Minister Le Drian for hosting today’s signing ceremony for the launch of the International Partnership Against Impunity for the Use of Chemical Weapons. This meeting was about two things: stopping chemical weapons attacks ...
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Press Statement by Secretary Tillerson on Finland’s National Day (December 6, 2017)

On behalf of the Government of the United States of America, I wish all the best for the people of Finland as you celebrate the 100th anniversary of your independence. The United States and Finland share a deep bond rooted in a mutual commitment to democratic institutions, regional security, and human rights. Finland is a ...
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“The U.S. and Europe: Strengthening Western Alliances”

Remarks by Rex W. Tillerson, Secretary of State, and Jane Harman, President and CEO of the Wilson Center. The Wilson Center, Washington, DC, November 28, 2017 MS HARMAN: Good morning. I’m Jane Harman, president and CEO of the Wilson Center. Happy to be talking to a packed crowd and to welcome Secretary Rex Tillerson back ...
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On Sanctions Legislation; Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson (July 29, 2017)

Press Statement Rex W. Tillerson Secretary of State Washington, DC July 29, 2017 The near unanimous votes for the sanctions legislation in Congress represent the strong will of the American people to see Russia take steps to improve relations with the United States. We hope that there will be cooperation between our two countries on major global ...
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2017 Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex (LGBTI) Pride Month (June 7, 2017)

Press Statement by Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson In recognition of LGBTI Month, the Department of State affirms its solidarity with the human rights defenders and civil society organizations working around the world to uphold the fundamental freedoms of LGBTI persons to live with dignity and freedom. We also recognize that LGBTI persons continue ...
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On the Occasion of the 70th Anniversary of the Marshall Plan (June 6, 2017)

Press Statement Rex W. Tillerson Secretary of State Washington, DC June 6, 2017 Seventy years ago, on June 5, 1947, Secretary of State George C. Marshall laid out his bold vision for the United States to help the war-ravaged nations of Europe recover from the massive destruction of World War II. Marshall’s vision was central to reconciliation ...
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Secretary Tillerson Passes the Arctic Council Gavel to Finland’s Foreign Minister Timo Soini

“The last two years have witnessed remarkable growth in the reach and productivity of the Arctic Council, thanks to all of you. And I am confident that, under the leadership of Finland, the Council is poised to do even more.” – U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, at the Arctic Council Ministerial, May 11, 2017
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