Department of State
Office of the Spokesperson
For Immediate Release
November 8, 2019
The below is attributable to Spokesperson Morgan Ortagus:
Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo met today with German Vice Chancellor and Finance Minister Olaf Scholz in Berlin. Secretary Pompeo and Vice Chancellor Scholz shared their views on the need to resolve non-tariff barriers to trade, to ensure the security of critical telecommunication infrastructure, and support Ukraine against Russian aggression. The Secretary and the Vice Chancellor also discussed the need for Allies to invest in their defense so they have the capabilities necessary to counter threats against NATO.