The following is attributable to Spokesperson Morgan Ortagus:

Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo spoke today with EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Josep Borrell.  Secretary Pompeo and High Representative Borrell jointly affirmed the critical role of the Transatlantic relationship in promoting global public health and in combatting COVID-19.  The Secretary expressed concern at renewed fighting in Tripoli and welcomed the EU’s new operation to enforce the UN’s arms embargo in Libya.  The Secretary and the High Representative also discussed key global issues, including Syria, Venezuela, and confronting malign state actors.  The Secretary emphasized our shared interest in affirming the Euro-Atlantic perspective of the Western Balkans by welcoming the prospect of opening EU accession negotiations with North Macedonia and Albania.

U.S. Department of State

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