Message for U.S. Citizens: Requesting and Mailing Election Materials

If you plan to vote in the November 2020 elections it is important to request your absentee ballot now.  Follow a few simple steps – register, request, receive, return – to vote in the 2020 U.S. elections:  Register to vote:  Start by confirming your voter registration with your state.  Some states require absentee voters to register annually, so …

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Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Dakar, Senegal

Event:  U.S. Embassy Dakar Charter Flight to Washington DC Is Oversubscribed The special chartered flight for U.S. citizens arranged by the Department of State and the U.S. Mission to Senegal and Guinea-Bissau for April 2, 2020 to Dulles International Airport in Washington, D.C. is currently oversubscribed.    We recognize this has been a challenging period for many …

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Senegal Uses U.S.-Donated Field Hospitals in Fight Against COVID-19 

Senegal Uses U.S.-Donated Field Hospitals in Fight Against COVID-19  In October 2019, the United States donated two deployable field hospitals to the Senegalese Armed Forces through the Africa Peacekeeping Rapid Response Partnership.  The $6.5 million dollar donation of the hospitals and associated medical training is designed to support the Senegalese military by offering heightened medical …

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Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Dakar (March 28, 2020)

Event: U.S. Embassy Dakar Announces Charter Flight to Washington DC on April 2, 2020 The Department of State and the U.S. Mission to Senegal and Guinea-Bissau have arranged a special chartered flight for U.S. citizens and U.S. Lawful Permanent Residents departing Dakar Blaise Diagne International Airport on the afternoon of April 2, 2020. The flight …

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Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo met today with Senegalese President Macky Sall

The following is attributable to Spokesperson Morgan Ortagus: Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo met today with Senegalese President Macky Sall in Dakar, Senegal. Secretary Pompeo and President Sall discussed ways to deepen the bilateral trade relationship and to promote mutually beneficial investment. The Secretary and the President discussed issues of security cooperation, including bilateral …

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Memoranda of Understanding Signing Ceremony – Secretary Michael R. Pompeo and Senegalese Minister of Economy Amadou Hott

Secretary Michael R. Pompeo and Senegalese Minister of Economy Amadou Hott at a Memoranda of Understanding Signing Ceremony REMARKS MICHAEL R. POMPEO, SECRETARY OF STATE RADISSON BLU HOTEL DAKAR, SENEGAL FEBRUARY 16, 2020 MS HOLMAN: Okay, good morning. Good morning, ladies and gentlemen. I am Amy Holman, I’m the deputy chief of mission at the U.S. …

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Secretary Michael R. Pompeo and Senegalese Foreign Minister Amadou Ba at a Joint Press Availability

Secretary Michael R. Pompeo and Senegalese Foreign Minister Amadou Ba at a Joint Press Availability REMARKS MICHAEL R. POMPEO, SECRETARY OF STATE AMADOU BA, FOREIGN MINISTER OF SENEGAL MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS DAKAR, SENEGAL FEBRUARY 16, 2020 FOREIGN MINISTER BA: (Via interpreter) (In progress) opportunity to welcome him once more on behalf of the republic, His …

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Under Secretary Hale’s Meetings in Dakar – February 6, 2020

Under Secretary Hale’s Meetings in Dakar February 6, 2020   Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs David Hale visited Dakar February 5-6 and met with with Senegalese officials, including Defense Minister and Acting Foreign Minister Sidiki Kaba, Secretary General to the Presidency Mahammed Dionne, and Chief of the Senegalese Armed Forces Lt. General Diop.  They reviewed the strong  bilateral …

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Closing Ceremony For the Millet Value Chain Project – Speech by Ambassador Mushingi, December 19, 2019 

Speech by Ambassador Mushingi Food for Progress Program Closing Ceremony For the Millet Value Chain Project Radisson Blu Hotel in Dakar, Senegal Thursday, December 19, 2019,    (As prepared) Minister of Agriculture Monsieur Moussa Baldé Governors of the Kaolack, Kaffrine, and Fatick Regions Other representatives from the Ministry of Agriculture The National Cooperative Business Association …

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State Department Launches Quick-Response Force Training and Competition in Senegal

MEDIA NOTE OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON DECEMBER 2, 2019 The U.S. Department of State’s Diplomatic Security Service (DSS) and the government of Senegal today opened the SPEAR Summit Challenge, a five-day tactical law enforcement training and competition for U.S.-trained Special Program for Embassy Augmentation and Response (SPEAR) teams from across Africa. This year’s Summit Challenge is being held at the …

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Peace Corps Youth Tech Contest Awards Ceremony – Place du Souvenir, Dakar

Remarks by Ambassador Mushingi Peace Corps Youth Tech Contest Awards Ceremony Place du Souvenir, Dakar November 13, 2019 (As prepared)   Madame Aminata Assome Diatta, Ministre du Commerce et des Petites et moyennes entreprises, Monsieur Idrissa Diabira, Directeur de l’Agence de Développement et d’Encadrement des PME (ADEPME), Madame Cheryl Gregory Faye, Directrice Nationale du Corps …

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Guinea-Bissau: The United States fully supports the legitimate government of Prime Minister Aristides Gomes

The United States fully supports the legitimate government of Prime Minister Aristides Gomes and its efforts to hold a free and fair presidential election on November 24. The United States considers as illegitimate the attempt by the President of Guinea-Bissau to dismiss the Gomes government three weeks prior to scheduled elections. The United States applauds …

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Senegal and EXIM-Bank Sign MoU to Boost Trade Between The Two Countries – Washington DC October 18

Senegal and EXIM-Bank Sign MoU to Boost Trade Between The Two Countries   On Friday October 18 2019, Export-Import Bank Chairman Kimberly Reed and Senegal’s Minister of Economy, Planning and Cooperation Amadou Hott met in Washington DC to discuss ways to enhance economic cooperation and boost trade between the two countries.  The two leaders signed …

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Presidential Message on Eid al-Fitr, 2019

Statements & Releases The White House Presidential Message on Eid al-Fitr, 2019 Melania joins me in sending our warmest greetings on Eid al-Fitr. At the conclusion of the holy month of Ramadan, Muslims celebrate the day of Eid through prayer and reflection.  This sacred day provides Muslims, both in the United States and around the …

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U.S. Military Gives “HAZMAT” Vehicle to Senegal

The Vermont National Guard gave the Senegalese Sapeurs-Pompiers Brigade a Hazardous Materials Emergency Response Vehicle on May 5, 2017.  The event was presided by the Commander General of the Vermont National Guard, Major General Steven Cray, in the presence of Senegalese General Victor Tine.  MG Cray said “the teamwork displayed in this partnership has truly …

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U.S. Army Africa Completes First 2017 MEDRETE

Senegalese and American military medical professionals hosted a closing ceremony on the last day of Medical Readiness Training Exercise 17-1 at the Hospital Militaire De Ouakam in Dakar, Senegal, Jan. 25, to highlight the strengthened partnerships. The 21-day collaborative learning experience was a mutually beneficial exercise that brought together African and U.S. military organizations to …

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The U.S. Embassy Supports Journalists Through New Media Workshop

The U.S. Embassy, in conjunction with the Journalism union SYNPICS, collaborated to organize a workshop of three days on the theme “How Traditional Press can Evolve in a New Media Age.”  A U.S. expert, Marie Doezema accompanied by veteran journalist and professor Hamadou Tidiane Sy, ran the workshop which included forty journalists, editors and media …

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