U.S Department of State
Office of the Spokesperson
March 13, 2020
The below is attributable to Spokesperson Morgan Ortagus:
Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo spoke today with Belarusian Foreign Minister Vladimir Makei. Secretary Pompeo thanked Foreign Minister Makei for a successful February 1 visit to Minsk and reiterated U.S. support for Belarusian sovereignty. The Secretary affirmed the willingness of U.S. companies to begin immediately selling oil to Belarus at competitive market prices. The Secretary and the Foreign Minister also discussed the potential to increase bilateral business ties, including plans for an independently organized senior U.S. trade delegation to travel to Minsk later this year.