Summary

  • U.S. Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo travels to Germany, Senegal, Angola, Ethiopia, Saudi Arabia, and Oman from February 13-22, 2020.

  • On Friday, February 14, Secretary Pompeo arrived in Munich, Germany where he led the U.S. delegation to the Munich Security Conference. While in Munich, the Secretary delivered remarks to the Conference and met with his counterparts and key leaders to discuss security priorities.

  • The Secretary then traveled to Dakar, Senegal from February 15-16, where he met with President Macky Sall and Foreign Minister Amadou Ba to discuss how to deepen our strong security and economic partnership.

  • The Secretary traveled to Luanda, Angola on February 17, where he met with President Joao Lourenço and Foreign Minister Manuel Augusto to reaffirm U.S. support for Angola’s anti-corruption and democratization efforts. He also met with economic stakeholders and the business community to discuss the fight against corruption, and growing bilateral trade and investment opportunities.

  • Following Luanda, the Secretary traveled to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia from February 17-19. He met with Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and President Sahle-Work Zewde to discuss joint efforts to promote regional security and to support Ethiopia’s historic political and economic reform agenda. Secretary Pompeo also met with African Union Commission Chairperson Moussa Faki Mahamat and delivered remarks.

  • Lastly, the Secretary traveled to the Middle East, where he stopped in Riyadh from February 19-21 to discuss regional and bilateral issues — including Iran, Yemen, and human rights — with the Saudi leadership. The Secretary then traveled to Oman to express his condolences on the death of Oman’s Sultan Qaboos bin Said and to meet with Sultan Haitham bin Tarik to underscore the United States’ steadfast partnership with Oman.

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