Secretary Pompeo traveled to Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Afghanistan, India, Japan, and the Republic of Korea June 23-30 to discuss issues of regional and mutual concern, and to broaden and deepen our partnerships with key countries to advance our shared goal of a free and open Indo-Pacific region. On June 23, Secretary Pompeo delivered remarks to the press ahead of his trip.
I’m heading out today. Our first stops will be in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia & the UAE, two great allies in the challenge that Iran presents, and we’ll be talking with them about how to make sure that we are all strategically aligned and how we can build out a global coalition. pic.twitter.com/txu0pA2xr4— Secretary Pompeo (@SecPompeo) June 24, 2019
On June 24, in Jeddah, Secretary Pompeo met with Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud and Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman to discuss ways to counter the malign Iranian influence in the region.
Productive meeting with King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud today to discuss heightened tensions in the region and the need to promote maritime security in the Strait of Hormuz. Freedom of navigation is paramount. pic.twitter.com/efuZq5EOpK— Secretary Pompeo (@SecPompeo) June 24, 2019
On June 24, in Abu Dhabi, Secretary Pompeo met with Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan to discuss heightened tensions in the region and the need to support maritime security.
Great discussion today with H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan in Abu Dhabi on the need to promote freedom of navigation in the Strait of Hormuz and to work together to counter #Iran’s malign activity. pic.twitter.com/Vhgq7lMIEr— Secretary Pompeo (@SecPompeo) June 24, 2019
In Kabul, on June 25, Secretary Pompeo met with President Ashraf Ghani, Chief Executive Abdullah, former President Karzai, and others including representatives from opposition parties and civil society, to discuss next steps in the Afghan Peace Process. The Secretary delivered remarks to the press in Kabul, underscoring the commitment of the Trump administration and the American people to Afghanistan.
Great visit to #Afghanistan today with productive discussions on the #AfghanPeaceProcess and the need for credible elections with President @ashrafghani, CEO @afgexecutive, former President @KarzaiH, political parties, security forces & civil society, including women’s groups. pic.twitter.com/vJUDOWzXWB— Secretary Pompeo (@SecPompeo) June 25, 2019
Afghanistan has come far in the last 18 years. Afghans yearn for #peace and we share their desire to end the conflict. Peace would offer Afghans and the wider region a different future, one which we are ready to support. pic.twitter.com/tDGo0HSmEI— Secretary Pompeo (@SecPompeo) June 25, 2019
In New Delhi, on June 26, Secretary Pompeo met with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Minister of External Affairs S. Jaishankar to discuss our ambitious agenda for the U.S.-India strategic partnership.
Important meeting with Prime Minister Modi in New Delhi today. The #USIndia strategic partnership is reaching new heights under the leadership of @realDonaldTrump and @NarendraModi, and we have an unprecedented opportunity to go even further in the years ahead. pic.twitter.com/w49XraQEEq— Secretary Pompeo (@SecPompeo) June 26, 2019
A pleasure meeting @DrSJaishankar in India today. #USIndia strategic partnership is rooted in our shared values as the world’s oldest and largest democracies. This is critical as we continue to grow our trade relationship and expand cooperation in the #IndoPacific region. pic.twitter.com/JQeBHVDPX4— Secretary Pompeo (@SecPompeo) June 26, 2019
On June 27, Secretary Pompeo traveled to Osaka to participate in the G-20 Leaders’ Summit, the first such gathering hosted by Japan.
U.S. economy has flourished based on our model of low taxes, deregulation, energy innovation, and women's economic empowerment. Our G-20 efforts to promote free, fair, and reciprocal trade, quality infrastructure, and anti-bribery advance U.S. and global growth. #G20OsakaSummit pic.twitter.com/fmfIaP9szR— Secretary Pompeo (@SecPompeo) June 28, 2019
On the margins of the Summit, Secretary Pompeo joined President Trump in a meeting with Prime Minister Abe to coordinate on the final, fully verified denuclearization of North Korea and to discuss ways to strengthen trilateral cooperation with the Republic of Korea on our unified approach toward the DPRK and other shared challenges. Secretary Pompeo also met with Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono in Osaka, where he underscored the importance of the U.S.-Japan alliance.
Just met with Foreign Minister @konotaromp — the U.S.-Japan alliance has never been stronger. We are now elevating our great partnership via collaboration in the #IndoPacific. #G20OsakaSummit pic.twitter.com/2OYbkJOZXx— Secretary Pompeo (@SecPompeo) June 28, 2019
Following the G-20, Secretary Pompeo accompanied President Trump to the Republic of Korea to meet with President Moon Jae-in. The two leaders discussed ways to strengthen the United States-Republic of Korea alliance.
My trip to Saudi Arabia, UAE, Afghanistan, India, Japan, and ROK strengthened our partnerships across many critical issues. I was also honored to accompany President @realDonaldTrump at his historic visit to the DMZ, where he became the first U.S. President to step into DPRK. pic.twitter.com/lYV0Tj0q8M— Secretary Pompeo (@SecPompeo) June 30, 2019
For more information:
- Travel to Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Afghanistan, India, Japan, and the Republic of Korea, June 23-30, 2019
- Check out photos from the Secretary's Trip on Flickr