Secretary Pompeo’s Meeting With Lao Foreign Minister Saleumxay Kommasith

Office of the Spokesperson

The below is attributable to Spokesperson Morgan Ortagus:‎

Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo met today with Lao Foreign Minister Saleumxay Kommasith in Washington, DC.  Secretary Pompeo and Foreign Minister Saleumxay discussed efforts to strengthen the U.S.-Laos Comprehensive Partnership by deepening political, security, economic, and people-to-people ties.  The Secretary and the Foreign Minister affirmed a shared commitment to promote a strong, prosperous, and independent Indo-Pacific region.  They also discussed plans for the upcoming meeting between President Trump and ASEAN leaders, as well as U.S. plans for expanding engagement in the Mekong region.