Michael R. Pompeo, Secretary of State
November 1, 2019
Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo will travel to Germany from November 6-8 to underscore important bilateral relationships, meet with key leaders, and commemorate the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall.
On November 6, the Secretary will arrive in Germany, where he will visit Grafenwohr, Vilseck, Modlareuth, and Leipzig to participate in events to commemorate the end of the Cold War and to highlight the United States’ critical role in helping tens of millions of people in Eastern and Central Europe throw off the yoke of communism. In Leipzig, Secretary Pompeo will meet with German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas to discuss the importance of our Transatlantic partnership and the need for strengthened engagement in the face of growing threats from Russia, China, and Iran.
The Secretary will then travel to Berlin, where he will meet with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Defense Minister Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, and Vice Chancellor and Finance Minister Olaf Scholz to discuss areas of mutual cooperation and concern. While in Berlin, the Secretary will also deliver a speech on the continuing imperative to defend free nations and free peoples.