Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo spoke today with Tunisian Prime Minister Elyes Fakhfakh. Secretary Pompeo congratulated Prime Minister Fakhfakh on forming a new government.
Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo will honor a group of extraordinary women with the 2020 Secretary of State’s International Women of Courage (IWOC) Award. First Lady Melania Trump will deliver remarks at the ceremony, which will take place at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, March 4, 2020 at the Department of State.
Women have influenced and advanced every facet of American life and culture. The strength, ingenuity, and spirit of our female leaders, innovators, and pioneers shape our Nation’s character, government, industry, families, and communities. During Women’s History Month, we honor the women who have changed our Nation and the world, and we reaffirm our commitment to supporting the next generation of female trailblazers and dreamers as they carry forward this distinguished legacy.
SECRETARY POMPEO: Good afternoon. I want to start by thanking His Highness Sheikh Tamim for Qatar’s invaluable role as host of these historic talks. His unstinting support, and yours foreign minister, have supported both sides and allowed them to reach this momentous day.
SECRETARY POMPEO: Good afternoon, everyone. Today is an historic day for the United States of America and the American people. Today, we have taken a decisive step toward peace, real peace in Afghanistan. Just as any worthy journey begins, it is a first step.
Secretary Michael R. Pompeo met with Qatari Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani today in Doha, Qatar.
Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo met today with Qatari Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammad bin Abdulrahman Al Thani in Doha, Qatar.
A comprehensive peace agreement is made of four parts:
1. Guarantees and enforcement mechanisms that will prevent the use of the soil of Afghanistan by any group or individual against the security of the United States and its allies.
Nearly 19 years ago, American service members went to Afghanistan to root out the terrorists responsible for the 9/11 attacks. In that time, we have made great progress in Afghanistan, but at great cost to our brave service members, to the American taxpayers, and to the people of Afghanistan. When I ran for office, I promised the American people I would begin to bring our troops home, and seek to end this war. We are making substantial progress on that promise.
SECRETARY POMPEO: Thank you. Thank you, Chairman Engel. Thank you, Ranking Member McCaul. I’ll do this in less than five minutes. I do have a statement that I’ll submit for the record.