U.S. Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo meets with German Chancellor Angela Merkel about cooperation discussion

Pompeo and Merkel discussed cooperation


US Secretary of State Michael Pompeo discussed in Berlin with German Chancellor Angela Merkel cooperation in countering global challenges.  This is stated in a statement distributed on Friday by the head of the press service of the State Department.

“The US Secretary of State and the German Chancellor discussed the joint efforts of the two countries, uniting Germany and spreading freedom in Europe,” the text says. “Michael Pompeo and Angela Merkel also examined the common priorities and the important role of the US-Germany partnership in responding to global and new challenges.”  .

Pompeo exchanged views on issues of mutual concern, including “Iran, China, Russia, Syria and Ukraine,” during a meeting with German Defense Minister Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer.

In addition, the head of the diplomatic mission met with Finance Minister Olaf Scholz.  The parties discussed the need to resolve duty-free barriers to trade, ensure telecommunications security, and “support Ukraine against Russian aggression.”

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