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Promote U.S. Foreign Policy and Protecting the Secretary of State
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo travels to all corners of the world to do his job. His duties as Secretary include acting as the President's representative at all international forums, negotiating treaties and other international agreements, and conducting everyday, face-to-face diplomacy.
The United Nations General Assembly (UNGA)
The United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) is the largest regularly-scheduled diplomatic gathering in the world. UNGA requires close coordination between local, federal, and international security organizations. The Diplomatic Security Service (DSS) provides security support for scores of visiting dignitaries at this annual event in New York City.
A Diplomatic Courier is an official of the U.S. Government who is properly trained and credentialed by the U.S. Secretary of State to accompany classified materials across international borders.
Department of State Inaugurates New Regional Antiterrorism Training Facility in Senegal
U.S. and Senegalese officials formally dedicated the new Regional Tactical Training Center, which was funded, constructed, and equipped through the Department of State’s Antiterrorism Assistance (ATA) program. The new center is ATA’s first regional training facility in West Africa.