The Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo – Travel to Beirut, Jerusalem, and Kuwait City, March 19-23, 2019

U.S. Secretary of State Michael Pompeo arrives to the Israeli Prime Minister’s Office in Jerusalem on March 20, 2019, where he is greeted by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and deliver statements to the press Photo credit: Matty Stern/U.S. Embassy Jerusalem

From March 19-23, Secretary Pompeo will travel to Beirut, Jerusalem, and Kuwait City.

In Beirut, the Secretary will meet with Lebanese leaders to discuss the political, security, economic, and humanitarian challenges facing Lebanon. The Secretary’s visit will underscore U.S. support for the Lebanese people and Lebanon’s legitimate state institutions.

In Jerusalem, the Secretary will meet with Israeli officials to engage on critical regional issues, including countering the Iranian regime’s malign influence and reaffirming the United States’ unwavering commitment to Israel’s security. The Secretary will also discuss the Administration’s dedication to monitoring and combatting anti-Semitism. While in Jerusalem, the Secretary will also participate in a meeting with Israeli, Cypriot, and Greek leaders to discuss key energy and security issues facing the Eastern Mediterranean region.

In Kuwait City, the Secretary will lead the U.S. delegation at the third U.S.-Kuwait Strategic Dialogue. The dialogue will focus on many areas of growing U.S.-Kuwait bilateral cooperation, including defense, counterterrorism, cybersecurity, strengthening trade and investment ties, and education. The Secretary will also meet with Kuwaiti leaders to discuss important regional issues, such as Yemen and Syria, as well as progress on the Middle East Strategic Alliance and the need for GCC unity in order to confront the region’s challenges and advance prosperity, security, and stability.

BEIRUT

03/23/19 Secretary Pompeo’s Meeting With the Commander of the Lebanese Armed Forces, General Joseph Aoun; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
03/23/19 Interview With Alain Dargham of MTV;  Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo; U.S. Embassy; Beirut, Lebanon
03/23/19 Interview With Hiba Nasr of Sky News;  Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo; U.S. Embassy; Beirut, Lebanon
03/23/19 Remarks With Greek Orthodox Bishop Elias Audi After Their Meeting;  Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo; Bishop Audi’s Office; Beirut, Lebanon
03/22/19 Remarks With Lebanese Foreign Minister Gebran Bassil;  Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo; Lebanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs; Beirut, Lebanon
03/22/19 Secretary Pompeo’s Meeting With Leader of Lebanon’s Druze Community Walid Jumblatt; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
03/22/19 Secretary Pompeo’s Meeting With Lebanese Forces Party Leader Samir Geagea; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
03/22/19 Remarks With Lebanese President Michel Aoun Before Their Meeting;  Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo; Lebanese Presidential Palace; Baabda, Lebanon
03/22/19 Secretary Pompeo’s Meeting With Lebanese President Michel Aoun; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
03/22/19 Secretary Pompeo’s Meeting With Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
03/22/19 Secretary Pompeo’s Meeting With Lebanese Minister of the Interior Raya Al Hassan; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
03/22/19 Secretary Pompeo’s Meeting With Speaker of the Lebanese Parliament Nabih Berri; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC

JERUSALEM

03/21/19 Interview With Shannon Bream of Fox News Channel;  Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo; David Citadel Hotel, Jerusalem
03/21/19 Interview With Chris Mitchell and David Brody of Christian Broadcasting Network;  Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo; David Citadel Hotel; Jerusalem
03/21/19 Remarks With Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Before Dinner;  Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo; Prime Minister Netanyahu’s Residence; Jerusalem
03/21/19 Interview With Nadia Bilbassy of Al Arabiya;  Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo; David Citadel Hotel; Jerusalem
03/21/19 Interview With Yonit Levi of Channel 12;  Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo; David Citadel Hotel, Jerusalem
03/21/19 Interview With Barak Ravid of Channel 13;  Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo; David Citadel Hotel, Jerusalem
03/21/19 Briefing With Traveling Press;  Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo; David Citadel Hotel; Jerusalem
03/21/19 Secretary Pompeo’s Meeting With Israeli President Reuven Rivlin; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
03/21/19 Joint Declaration Between Cyprus, Greece, Israel, and the United States After the Sixth Trilateral Summit; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
03/21/19 Remarks With Israeli President Reuben Rivlin Before Their Meeting;  Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo; Israeli President’s Residence; Jerusalem
03/20/19 Remarks With Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu;  Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo; Prime Minister’s Office; Jerusalem
03/20/19 Remarks With Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, President of the Republic of Cyprus Nicos Anastasiades, and Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras;  Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo; David Citadel Hotel; Jerusalem

KUWAIT CITY

03/20/19 Interview With Manayer Ebrahem Al-Qallaf of Kuwait Television;  Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo; Kuwait City, Kuwait
03/20/19 Joint Statement of the Third United States-Kuwait Strategic Dialogue: “Enhancing Our Strategic Partnership”; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
03/20/19 Press Availability With Kuwaiti Foreign Minister Sheikh Sabah Al-Khalid Al-Sabah;  Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo; Kuwait City, Kuwait
03/20/19 Strategic Dialogue Opening Remarks and Signing;  Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo; Ministry of Foreign Affairs; Kuwait City, Kuwait
03/20/19 Secretary Pompeo’s Call With Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman Al Saud; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
03/20/19 Secretary Pompeo’s Meeting With Kuwaiti Amir Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Jaber al-Sabah; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
03/18/19 Remarks With Traveling Press;  Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo; En Route to Shannon, Ireland
03/18/19 Secretary Pompeo’s Visit to Kuwait, Israel, and Lebanon: Reinvigorating Partnerships, Enhancing Bilateral Ties, and Countering Iran; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
03/15/19 Previewing Secretary Pompeo’s Trip to Beirut, Jerusalem, and Kuwait City; Via Teleconference