Travel to Hungary, Slovakia, Poland, Belgium, and Iceland, Feb. 11-15, 2019

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From February 11-15, Secretary Pompeo traveled to Budapest, Bratislava, Warsaw, Brussels, and Reykjavik.

On February 11, he arrived in Budapest, Hungary, where he met with Prime Minister Orban, Foreign Minister Szijjarto, Defense Minister Benko to discuss a range of issues in the U.S.-Hungary bilateral relationship, including defense cooperation, energy and regional security, support for Ukraine, and ways to counter Russian and Chinese influence and strengthen the Western alliance. The Secretary also met with civil society leaders.

On February 12, he arrived in Bratislava, Slovakia, where he met with President Kiska, Prime Minister Pellegrini, and Foreign Minister Lajcak to discuss the U.S.-Slovak security relationship, Slovakia’s role as Chair-in-Office of the OSCE, and regional and global issues. He visited the Gate of Freedom memorial, where more than 400 people died attempting to escape from communist Czechoslovakia to freedom in Austria between 1948 and 1989. He also spoke with students about the legacy of Western democratic freedom and its triumph over Communism 30 years ago.

Later that day, he traveled to Warsaw, Poland, where he met with Foreign Minister Czaputowicz to discuss security and energy issues, building on the strong relations between the United States and Poland. In Warsaw, the United States co-hosted, with Poland, the “Ministerial to Promote a Future of Peace and Security in the Middle East.”

Secretary Pompeo then traveled to Brussels, Belgium, where he met with EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini to discuss U.S.-EU cooperation on a range of key issues including efforts to restore democracy to Venezuela and support Venezuelan Interim President Juan Guaido and the National Assembly, as well as the importance of strengthening European security and addressing the threats posed by Iran and Russia.

Finally, the Secretary traveled to Reykjavik, Iceland on February 15. In Reykjavik, the Secretary met with Prime Minister Jakobsdottir and Foreign Minister Thordarson and discussed security issues in the North Atlantic, Iceland’s upcoming chairmanship of the Arctic Council, and growing economic relations.

ICELAND

02/15/19 Interview With Thora Arnorsdottir of RUV;  Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo; U.S. Embassy Reykjavik; Reykjavik, Iceland
02/15/19 Press Availability With Icelandic Foreign Minister Gudlaugur Thor Thordarson;  Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo; Harpa Concert Hall; Reykjavik, Iceland
02/15/19 Secretary Pompeo's Meeting With Icelandic Prime Minister Katrin Jakobsdottir; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/15/19 Secretary Pompeo's Travel to Iceland; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC

Belgium

02/15/19 Secretary Pompeo's Meeting With European Union High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC

POLAND

02/14/19 Secretary Pompeo's Meeting With Austrian Foreign Minister Karin Kneissl; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/14/19 Secretary Pompeo's Meeting With Republic of Korea Foreign Minister Kang; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/14/19 Secretary Pompeo's Meeting With Yemeni Foreign Minister Khaled Al Yamani; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/14/19 Press Availability With Polish Foreign Minister Jacek Czaputowicz;  Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo; Warsaw, Poland
02/14/19 Co-chairs' Statement on the Ministerial To Promote a Future of Peace and Security in the Middle East; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/14/19 Interview With Bret Baier of Fox News;  Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo; Sheraton Hotel; Warsaw, Poland
02/14/19 Interview With Michel Ghandour of Al Hurra;  Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo; Sheraton Hotel; Warsaw, Poland
02/14/19 Interview With Niusha Boghrati of Radio Farda;  Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo; Sheraton Hotel; Warsaw, Poland
02/14/19 Yemen Quad Meeting in Warsaw; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/14/19 Remarks at the Ministerial to Promote a Future of Peace and Security in the Middle East;  Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo; Warsaw, Poland
02/14/19 Remarks With Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Before Their Meeting;  Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo; Warsaw, Poland
02/13/19 Interview With Roxana Saberi of CBS News;  Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo; Sheraton Warsaw Hotel; Warsaw, Poland
02/13/19 Interview With Judy Woodruff of PBS NewsHour;  Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo; Sheraton Hotel; Warsaw, Poland
02/13/19 Interview With Jan Mikruta of Polsat;  Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo; Sheraton Hotel; Warsaw, Poland
02/13/19 The Ministerial To Promote a Future of Peace and Security in the Middle East; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/13/19 Remarks at Meeting With Troops;  Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo; Bemowo Piskie Training Area; Orzysz, Poland
02/13/19 Remarks at Bemowo Piskie Training Area;  Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo; Bemowo Piskie Training Area; Orzysz, Poland
02/12/19 Press Availability With Polish Foreign Minister Jacek Czaputowicz;  Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo; Palace on the Island; Warsaw, Poland
02/12/19 Secretary Pompeo's Visit to Poland: Honoring Shared History and Building for Our Future; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC

SLOVAKIA

02/12/19 Remarks at the GLOBSEC Youth Engagement Event;  Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo; Historic Old Parliament Building; Bratislava, Slovakia
02/12/19 Press Availability With Slovak Foreign Minister Miroslav Lajcak;  Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo; Ministry of Foreign Affairs; Bratislava, Slovakia
02/12/19 Remarks With Slovak Prime Minister Peter Pellegrini;  Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo; Prime Minister's Office; Bratislava, Slovakia
02/12/19 Remarks at Gate of Freedom Memorial;  Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo; Devin Castle; Bratislava, Slovakia
02/12/19 Remarks With Slovak President Andrej Kiska Before Their Meeting;  Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo; Presidential Palace; Bratislava, Slovakia

HUNGARY

02/11/19 Secretary Pompeo's Meeting With Hungarian Prime Minister Orban; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/11/19 Secretary Pompeo's Meeting With Hungarian Defense Minister Benko; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/11/19 Press Availability With Hungarian Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto;  Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo; Ministry of Foreign Affairs; Budapest, Hungary
02/11/19 Remarks at U.S. Embassy Budapest;  Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo; U.S. Embassy Budapest; Budapest, Hungary
02/10/19 Secretary Pompeo's Travel to Hungary and Slovakia: Honoring Shared History and Building for a Shared Future; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/08/19 Previewing Secretary Pompeo's Upcoming Trip to Budapest, Bratislava, Warsaw, Brussels, and Reykjavik; Via Teleconference

SECRETARY'S SCHEDULE

02/15/19  Public Schedule: February 15, 2019
02/14/19  Public Schedule: February 14, 2019
02/13/19  Public Schedule: February 13, 2019
02/12/19  Public Schedule: February 12, 2019
02/11/19  Public Schedule: February 11, 2019