• Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo traveled to London, U.K.; Kyiv, Ukraine; Minsk, Belarus; Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan; and Tashkent, Uzbekistan January 29 to February 4.

  • Secretary Pompeo traveled to London on January 29, where he met with U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson and U.K. Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab to reaffirm the Special Relationship following the U.K.’s departure from the EU and discussed ways to broaden and deepen trade ties.

  • The Secretary traveled to Kyiv on January 30, where he met with President Zelenskyy, Foreign Minister Prystaiko, and Defense Minister Zahorodnyuk to highlight U.S. support for Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity. The Secretary also attended a wreath laying ceremony at St. Michael’s to honor those who have fallen in the Donbas, and met with religious, civil society, and business community leaders.

  • On February 1, in Minsk, the Secretary met with President Lukashenka and Foreign Minister Makei to underscore the U.S. commitment to a sovereign, independent, stable, and prosperous Belarus, and affirm our desire to normalize our bilateral relations.

  • Following his visit to Minsk, the Secretary traveled to Nur-Sultan, where he met with Kazakhstani President Tokayev, First President Nazarbayev, and Foreign Minister Tileuberdi to reaffirm our shared commitment to peace, prosperity, and security in Central Asia.

  • The Secretary then traveled to Tashkent February 2-3, where he met with President Mirziyoyev and Foreign Minister Kamilov to underscore U.S. support for Uzbekistan’s reforms and the country’s sovereignty, independence, and territorial integrity.

  • In Tashkent, the Secretary also participated in a C5+1 Ministerial with the foreign ministers of Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan to stress U.S. support for a better connected, more prosperous, and more secure Central Asia, consistent with the U.S.’s new Central Asia Strategy.

U.S. Department of State

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