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Tuesday, May 22nd, 2018

Secretary Pompeo’s Meeting With His Majesty King Abdullah II of Jordan

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The below is attributable to Spokesperson Heather Nauert:?

Secretary Pompeo met with King Abdullah on April 30, and reaffirmed the strong bond and strategic partnership between the United States and Jordan. During their meeting, the leaders recommitted to defeating ISIS, working together to support bilateral ties between the United States and Jordan, and making progress on key regional issues, including the administration’s dedication to pursuing a lasting and comprehensive peace between Israel and the Palestinians that promises a brighter future for both. In this regard, the Secretary and King Abdullah agreed on the urgent need to confront Iran’s destabilizing presence and malign behaviors in Syria and the region.

Source: U.S. Department of State

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Secretary Pompeo’s Meeting With Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono

The below is attributable to Spokesperson Heather Nauert:?

On April 30, Secretary Pompeo met with Japanese Foreign Minister Kono in Amman, Jordan. Secretary Pompeo and Foreign Minister Kono reaffirmed our commitment to achieving the permanent and verifiable denuclearization of North Korea and to continuing close coordination on this issue. The two leaders expressed their joint commitment to a free and open Indo-Pacific and enhancing a free, fair, and reciprocal U.S.-Japan economic relationship. The Secretary and Foreign Minister also discussed other issues of regional and global concern.

Source: U.S. Department of State

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