Secretary Michael R. Pompeo’s Meeting With German Foreign Minister Maas

Office of the Spokesperson

The following is attributable to Spokesperson Morgan Ortagus:‎ Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo met today with German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas in Munich, Germany. Secretary Pompeo and Foreign Minister Maas discussed continued international efforts to support a lasting ceasefire, a return to a political process, and the end of foreign interference in Libya.  The Secretary and the Foreign Minister pledged to continue to strongly support Libyan sovereignty.  Secretary Pompeo and Foreign Minister Maas also discussed U.S.-German coordination on a range of global challenges, including the need to counter Iran’s aggressive and destabilizing actions in the Middle East, supporting Ukraine’s path to peace and reform in the face of Russia’s continued aggression, and the importance of the enduring defeat of ISIS in Iraq and Syria.