Readout for Secretary Pompeo’s meetings with EU Commission President-Elect von der Leyen, EU Parliament President Sassoli and Belgian PM Michel

Note: each of the readouts below are attributable to Spokesperson Morgan Ortagus.

Readout
Office of the Spokesperson
September 2, 2019

Secretary Pompeo’s Meeting with European Commission President-Elect Ursula von der Leyen

Secretary Michael R. Pompeo met with European Commission President-Elect Ursula van der Leyen today in Brussels and congratulated her on her election. They re-affirmed that a strong U.S.-EU partnership is critical to prosperity on both sides of the Atlantic and around the world. The two expressed a shared commitment to working together on a broad range of global issues.

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Readout
Office of the Spokesperson
September 3, 2019

Secretary Pompeo’s Meeting with European Parliament President David Sassoli

Secretary Michael R. Pompeo met today in Brussels with European Parliament President David Sassoli. They discussed ways the United States could work with the European Parliament to strengthen the Transatlantic economic and security relationship to the benefit of citizens on both sides of the Atlantic. The Secretary and President Sassoli also discussed how they can further support Venezuela’s National Assembly in promoting a democratic transition. The Secretary emphasized the need to hold China accountable for its egregious human rights abuses in Xinjiang.

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Readout
Office of the Spokesperson
September 3, 2019

Secretary Pompeo’s Meeting with Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel

Secretary Michael R. Pompeo met today in Brussels with Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel. The Secretary congratulated Prime Minister Michel on his selection as the next President of the European Council and affirmed the Transatlantic relationship’s critical role in advancing our shared priorities and values on the international stage. Secretary Pompeo and Prime Minister Michel also discussed ways to promote cooperation on security and defense, countering malicious state actors, and counterterrorism.