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Secretary Pompeo’s Participation in the NATO Foreign Ministerial
December 2, 2020

The below is attributable to Principal Deputy Spokesperson Cale Brown:

Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo participated in the December 1-2 virtual NATO Foreign Ministerial, hosted by Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg.  In a productive discussion with Allied leaders, Secretary Pompeo emphasized the threat the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) poses to Allied security interests and encouraged increased cooperation to safeguard against the CCP’s malign activities.

The Secretary and his counterparts also discussed additional topics critical to the Alliance.  Allied leaders spoke candidly with the Ukrainian and Georgian Foreign Ministers about Black Sea security.  Other discussions focused on Russia, arms control, regional security, NATO 2030 and the Forward Looking Reflection Process, and strengthening shared bonds and values between NATO and its Asia-Pacific partners.

During the Foreign Ministerial, the Secretary reaffirmed the U.S. commitment to the NATO Alliance and its essential role in ensuring peace and prosperity.