The below is attributable to Spokesperson Morgan Ortagus:
Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo met today with Bahraini Foreign Minister Sheikh Khalid bin Ahmed Al Khalifa on the margins of the Ministerial to Advance Religious Freedom. The Secretary congratulated the Foreign Minister for hosting the Peace to Prosperity workshop in Bahrain. The Secretary thanked the Foreign Minister for Bahrain’s continued strong partnership with the United States and for its efforts to advance peace and prosperity in the region. The Secretary and the Foreign Minister discussed heightened tensions in the region and the need for stronger maritime security in order to promote freedom of navigation. The Secretary and the Foreign Minister also discussed a broad range of bilateral and regional issues, including countering the Iranian regime’s destabilizing activities and promoting religious freedom.