Travel to Brussels, Dec. 3-4, 2018

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Secretary Pompeo traveled to Brussels, Belgium, on December 3 – 4.

Secretary Pompeo participated in the semi-annual meeting of NATO Foreign Ministers to review progress made in implementing the agenda agreed by NATO Heads of State and Government at the Brussels Summit in July. Secretary Pompeo renewed our call that Allies shoulder a fair share of the burden of responsibility to protect against common threats. This means living up to the pledge that all Allies made in 2014 and reaffirmed at the 2018 Brussels Summit to spend 2 percent of their gross domestic product on defense by 2024 and to invest 20 percent of that in major equipment. Ministers also discussed transatlantic security issues, as well as NATO operations and partnerships, including NATO’s deepening relationship with critical partners Georgia and Ukraine.

While in Belgium, Secretary Pompeo also met with Belgian Prime Minister Michel to discuss how the two countries can partner on areas of mutual concern, such as nonproliferation, as Belgium takes its seat on the UN Security Council for the sixth time.

Belgium

12/04/18 Secretary Pompeo's Meeting With Libyan Prime Minister al-Sarraj; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
12/04/18 Press Availability at NATO Headquarters;  Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo; Brussels, Belgium
12/04/18 Remarks With NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg Before Their Meeting;  Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo; NATO Headquarters; Brussels, Belgium
12/04/18 Restoring the Role of the Nation-State in the Liberal International Order;  Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo; German Marshall Fund; Brussels, Belgium
12/04/18 On the Meeting of the North Atlantic Council; Washington, DC
12/04/18 Special Representative for Iran Brian Hook With Traveling Press;  Senior Policy Advisor to the Secretary of State and Special Representative for Iran Brian Hook; Brussels, Belgium
12/04/18 Secretary Pompeo's Meeting With Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
12/03/18 Senior State Department Official Previewing Secretary Pompeo's Trip to Brussels, Belgium;  Senior Department Official; On Plane en route to Brussels, Belgium
12/03/18 Briefing on Iran;  Senior Policy Advisor to the Secretary of State and Special Representative for Iran Brian Hook; en route to, Belgium

SECRETARY'S SCHEDULE

12/04/18  Public Schedule: December 4, 2018
12/03/18  Public Schedule: December 3, 2018