Secretary Pompeo’s Call With German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas

Office of the Spokesperson

The below is attributable to Spokesperson Morgan Ortagus:‎

Secretary Michael R. Pompeo spoke today with German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas.  Secretary Pompeo and Foreign Minister Maas discussed ongoing international efforts in support of the United Nations Special Representative of the Secretary-General to achieve a ceasefire in Libya and a return to a political process.  The Secretary and the Foreign Minister shared concerns regarding breaches of the arms embargo and the growing involvement of mercenaries and private military contractors.  Secretary Pompeo and Foreign Minister Maas also discussed U.S.-German coordination on a range of global challenges and the United States’ strong opposition to the continued construction of Nord Stream 2.