Travel to Ankara, Jerusalem, and Brussels, October 16-19, 2019
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Secretary Michael R. Pompeo traveled to Ankara, Jerusalem, and Brussels from October 16-19 to meet with key leaders and discuss long-standing alliances.
On October 17, Secretary Pompeo participated in a meeting with Vice President Mike Pence and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Ankara, Turkey to discuss the situation in northeast Syria.
The Secretary then traveled to Jerusalem on October 18 where he met with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to discuss developments in Syria and the continued need to counter the Iranian regime’s destabilizing behavior in the region.
Later that day, the Secretary traveled to Brussels, Belgium, where he met with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg to discuss Transatlantic security issues and U.S. goals for the upcoming NATO Foreign Ministerial and Leaders Meeting.