Readout of National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan’s Meeting with Angolan President João Lourenço

National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan met today with Angolan President João Lourenço to reinforce the strong bilateral relations between our countries. Mr. Sullivan reaffirmed our support in resuming the U.S. – Angola Strategic Dialogue as the centerpiece of our engagement. He also emphasized our commitment to working with Angola to advance our shared interests in…

Statement by NSC Spokesperson Emily Horne on National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan’s Call with Bogdan Aurescu, Foreign Minister of Romania and National Security Advisor to the President

National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan spoke today with Bogdan Aurescu, Romanian Foreign Minister and National Security Advisor to the President. Mr. Sullivan congratulated him on the 10th anniversary of the Joint Statement on the U.S.-Romania Strategic Partnership and of our missile defense agreement. He also expressed condolences for the Romanian sailor killed in the Iranian attack…

Statement by NSC Spokesperson Emily Horne on National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan’s Call with Prime Minister Ingrida Šimonytė of Lithuania

National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan spoke today with Prime Minister Ingrida Šimonytė of Lithuania, affirming the strength of our bilateral ties. They discussed ongoing efforts to deepen economic, diplomatic, and defense cooperation between our countries. Mr. Sullivan reaffirmed strong U.S. support for Lithuania as it faces attempted coercion from the People’s Republic of China. He…

Statement by NSC Spokesperson Emily Horne on National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan’s Call with Dr. Hiski Haukkala of Finland

National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan spoke today with Dr. Hiski Haukkala, Secretary General and Chief of Cabinet in the Office of the President of the Republic of Finland. They discussed joint efforts to strengthen the U.S.-Finland relationship, including cooperation on shared challenges such as global health, the climate crisis, and security in northern Europe. Mr.…

Statement by NSC Spokesperson Emily Horne on National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan’s Meeting with Philippine Officials

National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan met today with Secretary of Foreign Affairs Teodoro Locsin Jr. and Secretary of National Defense Delfin Lorenzana of the Philippines in Washington, D.C. to mark the 70th anniversary of the Mutual Defense Treaty and consider opportunities to further strengthen the U.S.-Philippines Alliance. Mr. Sullivan commended the Philippines for generously hosting…

Statement by NSC Spokesperson Emily Horne on NSA Sullivan’s Call with Foreign Minister Hussein of Iraq

National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan spoke today with Foreign Minister Fuad Hussein of Iraq. He expressed appreciation for Iraqi condolences for the recent attack in Kabul that killed U.S. service members and Afghan civilians. They discussed the important role of Iraq in the region and the significant diplomatic efforts led by the Government of Iraq…

Press Briefing by Press Secretary Jen Psaki and National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan, August 17, 2021

James S. Brady Press Briefing Room 1:33 P.M. EDT   MS. PSAKI:  Hi, everyone.  So, joining me today is our National Security Advisor, Jake Sullivan, who will provide an update on Afghanistan and then take some of your questions.  And with that, I’ll turn it over to Jake. MR. SULLIVAN:  Thank you, Jen.  And hello, everybody.  I’m going to start with just an update,…

Statement by National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan on the Need for Reliable and Stable Global Energy Markets

Higher gasoline costs, if left unchecked, risk harming the ongoing global recovery. The price of crude oil has been higher than it was at the end of 2019, before the onset of the pandemic. While OPEC+ recently agreed to production increases, these increases will not fully offset previous production cuts that OPEC+ imposed during the pandemic…

Statement by NSC Spokesperson Emily Horne on National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan’s Meeting with Takeo Akiba, Secretary General of Japan’s National Security Secretariat

National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan met today with the Secretary General of Japan’s National Security Secretariat, Takeo Akiba, to discuss shared efforts to strengthen the U.S.-Japan relationship and ensure that the alliance sustains its vital role as the cornerstone of peace and security in the Indo-Pacific region and around the world. They discussed a range…

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