Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo will travel to Amman, Jordan; Cairo, Egypt; Manama, Bahrain; Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates; Doha, Qatar; Riyadh, Saudi Arabia; Muscat, Oman; and Kuwait City, Kuwait January 8-15.
The Iranian Regime’s Ministry of Defense has publicly announced plans to launch three Space Launch Vehicles (SLV) in the coming months.
PRESIDENT DUQUE: (In progress) here, and we’re very pleased to begin this bicentenary year with your visit to Colombia. Please, Mr. Secretary.
PRESIDENT BOLSONARO: (In progress, via interpreter) for some reason, we’re enemies. It is now, by contrast, it is just the opposite. We are friends, and we are aware of our position. We are also aware of what we have. By means of our partnership, I would very much like to make efforts to ensure that what we have and what you have, in turn, will ultimately work to the benefit and well-being of (inaudible). And that same business counts (inaudible) we can’t stop it together, so we stand together.
Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo met today with President Jair Bolsonaro in Brasilia, Brazil. Secretary Pompeo congratulated President Bolsonaro on his inauguration and reaffirmed the strong U.S.-Brazil partnership, rooted in our shared commitment to democracy, education, prosperity, security, and human rights.
SECRETARY POMPEO: Great, thank you. Good morning. It’s great to be here. It was an incredible privilege yesterday to witness the tens of thousands of people lining the streets as I pulled up to the Congresso Nacional. It was heartfelt. It was authentic.
Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo met today with Foreign Minister Ernesto Araujo in Brasilia, Brazil. The two leaders reaffirmed the strong partnership between the United States and Brazil and discussed opportunities to expand cooperation on economic, education, and security issues.
Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo met today with Peruvian Foreign Minister Néstor Popolizio Bardalesin Brasilia, Brazil. The two leaders discussed ongoing U.S.-Peru cooperation on counternarcotics and the importance of implementing a comprehensive approach to counternarcotics efforts.
The text of the following statement was released by the Governments of the United States of America, Honduras, and Israel
Secretary Pompeo is leading a Presidential Delegation to Brazil for the inauguration of President-elect Jair Bolsonaro, a leader who has expressed interest in closer ties with the United States and our regional allies. We welcome the opportunity to forge a close and comprehensive partnership with South America’s most populous democracy and the world’s eighth-largest economy.