As your President, I am committed to protecting the United States and its interests abroad from the threat of terrorism. The National Strategy for Counterterrorism that I approved today will help protect our great Nation, enhance our national security, and guide our continued effort to defeat terrorists and terrorist organizations that threaten the United States.
Today's terrorist threats are more complex, fluid, and fast-moving than ever. Terrorist groups and networks such as al-Qa`ida, ISIS, and Iranian-supported terrorists continue to target us, our allies, and partners. We must combat these threats through a comprehensive and coordinated approach.
Secretary Pompeo met yesterday with Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi, following up on their September 5 discussions in Islamabad on a range of bilateral and regional issues of mutual interest. Welcoming the Foreign Minister, Secretary Pompeo said the United States looked forward to working with Pakistan’s new government.
Secretary Michael R. Pompeo met today in Washington with Bahraini Foreign Minister Sheikh Khalid bin Ahmed Al Khalifa.
Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo spoke with Barham Salih, Iraq’s new President. The Secretary congratulated President Salih on his new position and underlined that the United States looks forward to working with him in this important role.
Secretary Michael R. Pompeo spoke today with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. The Secretary thanked the Crown Prince for his continued, strong partnership.
SECRETARY POMPEO: Good morning, everyone. I want to update you on three issues, four if you want to count the – my upcoming trip to Asia, including North Korea.
The United States is pleased to be a signatory of the agreement to prevent unregulated commercial fishing on the high seas of the central Arctic Ocean. This is the first multilateral agreement of its kind to take a legally binding, precautionary approach to protect an area from commercial fishing before that fishing has begun.
Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo met September 27 with Burmese Minister for the Office of the State Counsellor Kyaw Tint Swe in New York on the margins of the UN General Assembly meetings.
The below is attributable to State Department spokesperson Heather Nauert:
On September 27, Deputy Secretary of State John J. Sullivan hosted a meeting with the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Foreign Ministers on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly.