On February 6, President Donald J. Trump and U.S. Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo addressed the Meeting of the Ministers of the Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS, at the Department of State in Washington, D.C.
President Trump Delivers Remarks to the Ministers of the Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS https://t.co/sadQBoXtqs— The White House (@WhiteHouse) February 6, 2019
Secretary Pompeo hosted the full 79-member Coalition for a full day of in-depth discussions on the impending territorial defeat of ISIS in Iraq and Syria, which is the result of four years of Coalition and our partners’ efforts, and a significant milestone towards delivering ISIS an enduring defeat.
Ministers also discussed the next phase of the campaign in Iraq and Syria, which will focus on protecting against a resurgence of ISIS through stabilization and security assistance. Ministers discussed important next steps in degrading ISIS’s global networks and affiliates outside Iraq and Syria.
Today, the Global Coalition to #DefeatISIS convenes in Washington. ISIS’s territorial defeat in #Iraq and #Syria is a major milestone, but we will continue to watch the remnants of ISIS closely. The @coalition remains united in its determination to see this enemy destroyed. pic.twitter.com/PZhixeAtf5— Secretary Pompeo (@SecPompeo) February 6, 2019
Secretary Pompeo delivered opening remarks, during which he underscored the steps the United States and partner countries are taking towards defeating ISIS.
The State Department reaffirms its commitment to the @Coalition and its goals. The 79-member Global Coalition to #DefeatISIS has worked diligently since 2014 to reduce threat ISIS poses to international security & our homelands. See the latest fact sheet. https://t.co/DSBM9hCSQg pic.twitter.com/iDE8qhzDqh— Department of State (@StateDept) February 6, 2019
In his remarks, Secretary Pompeo said, “Our efforts have liberated more than 110,000 square kilometers of territory, freed more than 7 million men and women from tyranny, and allowed more than 4 million displaced people in Iraq to return home. Those are the numbers. That’s the good work which we’ve done.”
The Secretary also reaffirmed our commitment to the Coalition and its goals.
.@SecPompeo: Today, this @Coalition recommits and renews our commitment to #Iraq and to the Iraqi Security Forces, which have made huge progress in their ability to conduct operations against ISIS. #DefeatISIS pic.twitter.com/dxc2m2r2Rb— Department of State (@StateDept) February 6, 2019
The Meeting of the Ministers of the Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS took place at a key moment in our coordinated fight. The United States is determined to prevent a resurgence of ISIS in Syria and Iraq after the withdrawal of U.S. forces from Syria takes place, and remains committed to working with the Global Coalition to continue to destroy ISIS remnants and thwart its global ambitions. As ISIS is defeated on the battlefield, the Coalition will continue its stabilization efforts to facilitate the safe and voluntary return home of those who have been displaced by the violence.
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