Remarks With United Arab Emirates Foreign Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al-Nahyan Before Their Meeting

Mike Pompeo
Secretary of State
Treaty Room
Washington, DC
May 14, 2018

SECRETARY POMPEO: Your Highness, welcome. It’s wonderful to have you here.

FOREIGN MINISTER ABDULLAH: I’m delighted to be here. Congratulations on your new post.

SECRETARY POMPEO: Thank you very much. You are wonderful partners of ours, and I am very happy. I learned that we have now concluded an agreement with respect to the airlines, which American industry is happy with. Thank you for working so hard personally on that. I think it’s a good outcome for all concerned, and we’re very pleased to have had the chance to work with you on that.

FOREIGN MINISTER ABDULLAH: Thank you for being a great partner, and congratulations on all your successes recently – North Korea, your decision on Iran. But on a bilateral level, I think we’ve done an amazing job in the last couple of months on the aviation, so thank you, and congratulations.

SECRETARY POMPEO: Thank you very much. Wonderful to see you.

QUESTION: Secretary Pompeo, are you going to address the violence right now between Israelis and Palestinians?