Meeting of the Ministers of the Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS

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Meeting of the Ministers of the Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS

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.

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.

Secretary Pompeo delivered opening remarks, during which he underscored the steps the United States and partner countries are taking towards defeating ISIS.

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.

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.

For more information:

Fact Sheet – The Global Coalition: Working To Defeat ISIS

List of Participants -- Meeting of the Global Coalition To Defeat ISIS