Secretary Pompeo Meets with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg
Brussels visit likely to be Pompeo’s last overseas trip as U.S. Secretary of state
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will visit Brussels this week to meet with NATO leadership, State Department said.
This is expected to be his last trip as head of American diplomacy under outgoing President Donald Trump..
During the visit, which will take place on Wednesday and Thursday, Pompeo will meet with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg and Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister of Belgium Sophie Wilmes, the State Department said..
The visit will come just days after Trump supporters stormed the Capitol, where Democratic President-elect Joe Biden was certifying election victory, forcing lawmakers into hiding.. The attack killed five people.
Stoltenberg called the events in Washington “shocking” and called for respect for the election results. Many other world leaders, including major US allies, including Britain, were also shocked by the attack on the heart of American democracy..
“Secretary Pompeo will underline the enduring importance of the transatlantic partnership, support NATO’s success in protecting the transatlantic community and adapting to new security challenges, and reaffirming the strength of the bilateral relationship between the United States and Belgium,” the State Department said in a statement..
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