Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo will travel to Louisville, Kentucky; London, United Kingdom; Lisbon, Portugal; and Rabat, Morocco, December 1-5.
Secretary Pompeo traveled to Louisville, Kentucky, December 1-2, where he delivered a speech on “Diplomatic Realism, Restraint, and Respect in Latin America” at the University of Louisville as part of the McConnell Center’s Distinguished Speaker Series. He also met with university officials and current McConnell scholars.
On December 3-4, Secretary Pompeo joined the U.S. delegation led by President Trump to London to attend the NATO Leaders Meeting. The U.S. contingent highlighted the 70th anniversary of NATO; the progress of the United States and other Allies in improving burden sharing and promoting Transatlantic security and defense cooperation; as well as the work ahead to adapt the Alliance to address emerging security challenges. He also met with British Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab on the importance of developing secure 5G networks, working together on the challenges posed by Iran, and plans for a robust U.S.-UK Free Trade Agreement post-Brexit.
Following the NATO Leaders Summit, Secretary Pompeo will travel to Lisbon, Portugal, December 4-5, where he will meet with Portuguese Prime Minister Antonio Costa and Foreign Minister Augusto Santos Silva. The leaders will reaffirm the robust U.S.-Portugal relationship and will discuss U.S.-Portuguese cooperation across a wide range of interests. While in Lisbon, the Secretary will also meet with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
On December 5, the Secretary will travel to Rabat, Morocco, to meet with a range of government officials to review our countries’ strong economic and security partnership. Secretary Pompeo will also discuss areas for future U.S.-Moroccan cooperation within the framework of the U.S.-Morocco Strategic Dialogue.