Statement by Secretary Tillerson on Papua New Guinea Independence Day

On behalf of President Trump and the American people, I offer my sincerest best wishes to you and the people of Papua New Guinea as you celebrate your national 42nd independence day on September 16. The United States and Papua New Guinea share a fruitful relationship based on mutual interests such as economic development, stability, …

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Exercise Koa Moana Joint Military Training Concluded in Vanuatu (November 1, 2016)

Port Vila, Vanuatu: U.S. Ambassador to Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu Catherine Ebert-Gray today attended the exercise Koa Moana 15-3 Vanuatu closing ceremony at the Vanuatu Police Force base. Ambassador Ebert-Gray commended all the participants of this exercise for their participation and said their efforts reflect the best values of a real partnership …

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2016 TIP Report Urges Solomon Islands to Increase Efforts to Combat Human Trafficking (October 24, 2016)

Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea: More than 20 million people today are trapped in human trafficking, which is a form of modern slavery.  It is a crime that happens almost everywhere and affects virtually everyone. Yet many still think of human trafficking as an issue affecting only other people, in other countries. This just isn’t …

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Increased Efforts Needed in Papua New Guinea to Combat Human Trafficking (October 24, 2016)

Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea: More than 20 million people today are trapped in human trafficking, which is a form of modern slavery.  It is a crime that happens almost everywhere and affects virtually everyone. Yet many still think of human trafficking as an issue affecting only other people, in other countries. This just isn’t …

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U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Congratulates the Republic of Vanuatu on Independence Day (July 30, 2016)

Port Vila, Vanuatu. On behalf of President Obama and the American people, I want to congratulate the people of Vanuatu as you celebrate your 36th Independence Day. Vanuatu’s strength, resilience, and positive outlook are great national attributes. The United States greatly values our cooperation on climate change, protecting marine resources and other maritime issues. The …

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U.S. President Barack Obama Congratulates the Republic of Vanuatu on Independence Day (July 30, 2016)

The American people join me in extending congratulations on your nation’s 36th independence day this July 30. This year marks the 30th anniversary of U.S.-Vanuatu diplomatic relations, and our relationship has been defined by friendship, collaboration, and good will. From the Millennium Challenge Corporation’s $65 million road construction project and our devoted Peace Corps volunteers, …

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PNG Has Great Potential for Investment says U.S. Export-Import Bank Chairman (July 15, 2016)

Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea: Today, Fred P. Hochberg, Chairman and President of the Export-Import Bank of the U.S. (EXIM), arrived in the country.  Chairman Hochberg and his delegation met with American businesses and government officials to discuss further opportunities to increase economic growth via American investment. Speaking at a media interview Chairman Hochberg said …

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President Obama’s National Day Message for Solomon Islands (July 7, 2016)

President Obama’s National Day Message for Solomon Islands On behalf of the United States of America, it is with great pleasure that I congratulate you and all of the citizens of the Solomon Islands as you celebrate your nation’s independence day on July 7.  The Solomon Islands and the United States have long shared a …

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Papua New Guinea and Vanuatu Entrepreneurs Attend the 2016 Global Entrepreneurship Summit (June 15, 2016)

Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea: U.S. Embassy Port Moresby is happy to announce that Dawna Horton from Vanuatu and the United States, and Haroun Rashid, Vavine Nadesalingam, and Hubert Namani from Papua New Guinea will attend the 2016 Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES), which will take place June 22-24, 2016 in Silicon Valley, California. Ms. Nadesalingam …

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African-American Music Appreciation Month, 2016 (May 31, 2016)

Presidential Proclamation — African-American Music Appreciation Month, 2016 May 31, 2016 AFRICAN-AMERICAN MUSIC APPRECIATION MONTH, 2016  – – – – – – –  BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA  A PROCLAMATION  A vital part of our Nation’s proud heritage, African-American music exemplifies the creative spirit at the heart of American identity and …

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National Caribbean-American Heritage Month, 2016 (May 31, 2016)

Presidential Proclamation — National Caribbean-American Heritage Month, 2016 May 31, 2016 NATIONAL CARIBBEAN-AMERICAN HERITAGE MONTH, 2016 – – – – – – – BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA A PROCLAMATION   The dynamism and diversity of Caribbean Americans have contributed to our Nation’s story in extraordinary ways. Millions of people in the …

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LGBT Pride Month, 2016 (May 31, 2016)

Presidential Proclamation — LGBT Pride Month, 2016 May 31, 2016 LESBIAN, GAY, BISEXUAL, AND TRANSGENDER PRIDE MONTH, 2016 – – – – – – – BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA A PROCLAMATION Since our founding, America has advanced on an unending path toward becoming a more perfect Union.  This journey, led …

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Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, 2016 (April 29, 2016)

Presidential Proclamation — Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, 2016 April 29, 2016 ASIAN AMERICAN AND PACIFIC ISLANDER HERITAGE MONTH, 2016 – – – – – – – BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA A PROCLAMATION   Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPIs) are the fastest growing racial group in our …

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The United States, Vanuatu, Solomon Islands, and Papua New Guinea Sign Historic Climate Accord on Earth Day 2016 (April 25, 2016)

Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea. The U.S. Embassy Port Moresby congratulates the governments and people of Vanuatu, Solomon Islands, and Papua New Guinea on the historic occasion of the high-level signing ceremony for the Paris Agreement. On Earth Day, April 22, the U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry joined a record number of global leaders …

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United States Supports Climate-Smart Agriculture in Papua New Guinea (March 8, 2016)

Port Moresby and Kwikila, Rigo District, Central Province, Papua New Guinea: The United States Agency for International Development’s (USAID) Pacific-American Climate Fund (PACAM) has awarded a grant to ChildFund PNG to strengthen the agricultural resilience and adaptive capacity of 12 agricultural communities in Rigo District, Central Province. ChildFund will receive $512,045 for its project Adaptive, …

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U.S.-ASEAN Press Conference (February 16, 2016)

Remarks by President Obama at U.S.-ASEAN Press Conference February 16, 2016 Sunnylands Center The Annenberg Retreat at Sunnylands Rancho Mirage, California PRESIDENT OBAMA:  Good afternoon, everyone.  Let me begin by thanking the Annenberg Foundation Trust, and everyone here at beautiful Sunnylands and the people of Rancho Mirage for their incredible hospitality these past two days.  …

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National African American History Month, 2016 (January 29, 2016)

Presidential Proclamation — National African American History Month, 2016 January 29, 2016 BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA A PROCLAMATION America’s greatness is a testament to generations of courageous individuals who, in the face of uncomfortable truths, accepted that the work of perfecting our Nation is unending and strived to expand the …

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