Department of State
Office of the Spokesperson
For Immediate Release
Press Statement by Morgan Ortagus, Department Spokesperson
June 23, 2019
Secretary Pompeo will travel to Saudi Arabia, the UAE, India, Japan, and the Republic of Korea June 23-30 to discuss issues of regional and mutual concern, and to broaden and deepen our partnerships with key countries to advance our shared goal of a free and open Indo-Pacific region.
In Jeddah, Secretary Pompeo will meet with King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman Al Saud to discuss ways to counter the malign Iranian influence in the region.
In Abu Dhabi, Secretary Pompeo will meet with Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan to discuss heightened tensions in the region and the need to support maritime security.
In New Delhi, Secretary Pompeo will meet with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Minister of External Affairs S. Jaishankar to discuss our ambitious agenda for the U.S.-India strategic partnership. Prime Minister Modi’s recent election victory provides an excellent opportunity for him to implement his vision for a strong and prosperous India that plays a leading role on the global stage.
Next, Secretary Pompeo will travel to Osaka to participate in the G-20 Leaders’ Summit, the first such gathering hosted by Japan. On the margins of the Summit, Secretary Pompeo will join President Trump in a meeting with Prime Minister Abe to coordinate on the final, fully verified denuclearization of North Korea and to discuss ways to strengthen trilateral cooperation with the Republic of Korea on our unified approach toward the DPRK and other shared challenges.
Following the G-20, Secretary Pompeo will accompany President Trump to the Republic of Korea to meet with President Moon Jae-in. The two leaders will also discuss ways to strengthen the United States-Republic of Korea alliance. President Trump and President Moon will continue their close coordination on efforts to achieve the final, fully verified denuclearization of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea.