Statement by Secretary Pompeo On the Occasion of Eid al-Fitr

On behalf of the United States Department of State, I would like to wish all Muslims a blessed Eid al-Fitr.  This holiday marks the end of Ramadan and is a time for celebration across Muslim communities worldwide.  It is a culmination of a month of fasting, sharing meals with family and friends, donating to charitable …

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Interview Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo with Hiba Nasr of Sky News

March 23, 2019 U.S. Embassy Beirut, Lebanon QUESTION:  Mr. Secretary, thanks for sitting down with us. SECRETARY POMPEO:  It’s great to be with you. QUESTION:  I will start with Lebanon, your last stop on this trip.  Yesterday you made a strong statement and you said that Lebanon and the Lebanese people have a choice: move …

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Remarks – Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo and Lebanese Foreign Minister Gebran Bassil

FOREIGN MINISTER BASSIL:  Welcome, Mr. Secretary.  Welcome in Lebanon, friend of Lebanon. (Via interpreter) I was honored to welcome the U.S. Secretary of State Mr. Mike Pompeo in a visit which is first of its kind to Lebanon.  It showcases the importance and the depth of the relationships between the two countries, and it indicates …

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Secretary Pompeo’s Meeting With Lebanese Forces Party Leader Samir Geagea

Readout Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC March 22, 2019 The below is attributable to Deputy Spokesperson Robert Palladino: Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo met in Beirut today with Lebanese Forces Party Leader Samir Geagea. They discussed a number of issues, including the Lebanese government’s continued work to strengthen security and stability in the …

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Secretary Pompeo’s Meeting With Leader of Lebanon’s Druze Community Walid Jumblatt

Readout Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC March 22, 2019 The below is attributable to Deputy Spokesperson Robert Palladino: Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo met in Beirut today with Walid Jumblatt, leader of Lebanon’s Druze community. They discussed a number of issues including the positive steps the recently formed government of Lebanon should take …

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Secretary Pompeo’s Meeting With Lebanese President Michel Aoun

Readout Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC March 22, 2019 The below is attributable to Deputy Spokesperson Robert Palladino: Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo met today with Lebanese President Michel Aoun in Beirut. The Secretary discussed a number of pressing bilateral and regional issues, notably the U.S. government’s strong concerns over the role of …

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Remarks With Lebanese President Michel Aoun Before Their Meeting

Remarks Michael R. Pompeo Secretary of State Lebanese Presidential Palace Baabda, Lebanon March 22, 2019 PRESIDENT AOUN: (Via interpreter) It gives me great pleasure to welcome Your Excellency here in Baabda. I hope we will have a very fruitful meeting with good dividends, and we are willing to talk about everything you wish to raise. I’m …

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Secretary Pompeo’s Meeting With Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri

Readout Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC March 22, 2019 The below is attributable to Deputy Spokesperson Robert Palladino: Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo met in Beirut today with Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri. They discussed the importance of the U.S.-Lebanese security partnership and the need for continued support for Lebanon’s legitimate state security …

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Secretary Pompeo’s Meeting With Speaker of the Lebanese Parliament Nabih Berri

Readout Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC March 22, 2019 The below is attributable to Deputy Spokesperson Robert Palladino: Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo met in Beirut today with Speaker of the Lebanese Parliament Nabih Berri. They discussed a number of issues related to the Lebanese economy and implementation of critical reforms, as well …

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Secretary Pompeo’s Meeting With Lebanese Minister of the Interior Raya Al Hassan

Readout Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC March 22, 2019 The below is attributable to Deputy Spokesperson Robert Palladino: Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo met in Beirut today with Lebanese Minister of the Interior Raya Al Hassan. The Secretary and Minister Al Hassan discussed the regional and internal security challenges facing Lebanon and how …

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Secretary Pompeo’s Travel to Beirut, Jerusalem, and Kuwait City

Statement by Robert Palladino, Deputy Spokesperson Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo will travel to Beirut, Jerusalem, and Kuwait City March 19-23. In Beirut, the Secretary will meet with Lebanese leaders to discuss the political, security, economic, and humanitarian challenges facing Lebanon. The Secretary’s visit will underscore U.S. support for the Lebanese people and Lebanon’s …

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Statement by Secretary Pompeo on Human Rights Day

Seventy years ago, the UN General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Emerging from a world war that shocked humanity with its cruelty, the sovereign nations of the world united to specify those rights that are inherent to all persons, and committed to their promotion and protection henceforth. The Declaration’s fundamental principles remain …

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Secretary Pompeo’s Meeting with UN Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura

‎At Secretary Michael R. Pompeo’s invitation, he and UN Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura met privately today in Washington.  They discussed UN progress on forming a constitutional committee.  Secretary Pompeo and Special Envoy de Mistura agreed that all parties needed to move ahead on the political track and that any discussion of reconstruction …

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