Secretary Pompeo Travels to Slovakia

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U.S. Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo meets with Prime Minister Peter Pellegrini in Bratislava, Slovakia, on February 12, 2019.
U.S. Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo meets with Prime Minister Peter Pellegrini in Bratislava, Slovakia, on February 12, 2019.

Secretary Pompeo Travels to Slovakia

Secretary Pompeo traveled to Bratislava, Slovakia, on February 12 -- the second stop in a five-day trip to Europe that started with a visit to Budapest and will include subsequent visits to Warsaw, Brussels, and Reykjavik. 

In Slovakia, Secretary Pompeo met with President Kiska, Prime Minister Pellegrini, and Foreign Minister Lajcak to discuss the U.S.-Slovak security relationship, Slovakia’s role as Chair-in-Office of the OSCE, and regional and global issues.

Secretary Pompeo visited the Gate of Freedom memorial, where more than 400 people died attempting to escape from communist Czechoslovakia to freedom in Austria between 1948 and 1989.

The Secretary also spoke with students about the legacy of Western democratic freedom and its triumph over Communism 30 years ago.

Keep up with the Secretary's trip on Twitter by following @SecPompeo and @StateDept.

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