Secretary Michael R. Pompeo will travel to Ankara, Jerusalem, and Brussels from October 16-19 to meet with key leaders and discuss long-standing alliances.
Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo spoke yesterday with Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu.
U.S. and Libyan officials met in Washington to discuss specific measures to increase transparency and accountability of economic and energy institutions, support unified governance of sovereign institutions, and ensure stable financing for Libya’s energy sector.
QUESTION: And joining me right now is the Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo. Mr. Secretary, it’s a pleasure to see you. Thanks very much for joining me this morning.
The below is attributable to Spokesperson Morgan Ortagus:
Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs David Hale traveled to Saudi Arabia and met with Saudi Deputy Defense Minister Khalid bin Salman Al Saud and Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Adel al-Jubeir today. The Under Secretary underscored the longstanding strong U.S. partnership with Saudi Arabia and shared commitment to work with regional partners to counter Iran’s malign influence, and promote security and stability throughout the region.
Today the Department informed Congress of my intent to resume targeted U.S. foreign assistance funding for El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras. Earlier this year, pursuant to my authority over foreign assistance funds and the direction given to me by President Trump, I directed the Department of State and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) to temporarily cease providing assistance to these countries until the governments of these countries took sufficient action to reduce the overwhelming number of migrants coming to the U.S. border.
Good afternoon. The United States calls on Turkey to halt its offensive and declare a ceasefire immediately.
To this end and at the President’s direction, Vice President Pence is now leading a delegation including Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, United States National Security Advisor Robert O’Brien, and Ambassador James Jeffrey to press for an immediate ceasefire and discuss the conditions for a negotiated settlement.
In his first trip as Acting Assistant Secretary for Western Hemisphere Affairs, Ambassador Michael Kozak will travel to Panama from October 17 through 21 to reinforce the strong U.S.-Panamanian bilateral relationship and promote collaboration on infrastructure and the expansion of pro-market investment.
From October 7-11, the Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration led the U.S. delegation to the 70th Session of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Executive Committee.
I congratulate the Tunisian people, who turned out over the weekend to exercise their hard won right to vote. We were impressed with Tunisia’s independent elections commission, which increased voter confidence in the electoral system. Citizens choosing their next President is a milestone on Tunisia’s path to democracy.