Department of State
Office of the Spokesperson
For Immediate Release
October 11, 2019
The below is attributable to Spokesperson Morgan Ortagus:
Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo spoke today with French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian. Secretary Pompeo and Foreign Minister Le Drian spoke about their concerns for the Turkish military incursion into northeast Syria, and Secretary Pompeo thanked France for its public statements on the issue. The Secretary and the Foreign Minister also discussed ongoing global security issues, counterterrorism issues, the Balkans, and how best to continue Transatlantic cooperation to address emerging threats.