Secretary of State’s Message for Burkina Faso’s National Day

Burkina Faso’s National Day PRESS STATEMENT ANTONY J. BLINKEN, SECRETARY OF STATE DECEMBER 11, 2021 On behalf of the Government of the United States and the American people, I congratulate the people of Burkina Faso as you celebrate your 61st National Day. The United States values our friendship and the collaboration between our two nations in multiple areas of endeavor.  Our …

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U.S. Embassy Statement on the Death of George Floyd and Events in the United States

We at the United States Embassy in Ouagadougou are outraged and deeply saddened by the death of George Floyd.  Four police officers have been dismissed and charged, one with second degree murder, and three others with aiding and abetting in his murder.  All are under investigation by federal and state authorities.  We join our fellow …

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‘Engaged Together, We Are Stronger,’ says U.S. Ambassador Andrew Young

Ambassador highlights U.S. Engagement to G5-Sahel and ECOWAS We are engaged together against the challenges that affect us all. The United States engages with the G5-Sahel and ECOWAS through three primary thematic areas: 1) Governance: to support your democratic structures and accountability. 2) Security: to help your forces on the ground reflect your values, your …

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