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

U.S. Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo meets with the Leader of Lebanon's Druze Community, Walid Jumblatt, in Beirut, Lebanon, on March 22, 2019. [State Department photo by Ron Przysucha/ Public Domain]

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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 to address Lebanon’s economic and security challenges. The Secretary and Jumblatt also discussed regional issues, including the Syrian refugee presence in Lebanon, and the need for their safe and voluntary return as soon as conditions permit.