Secretary Pompeo’s Meeting With Saudi Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Adel al-Jubeir

Office of the Spokesperson

The below is attributable to Spokesperson Morgan Ortagus:

Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo met today with Saudi Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Adel al-Jubeir.  The Secretary thanked the Minister for Saudi Arabia’s continued partnership with the United States across many regional and bilateral issues.  On Yemen, the Secretary expressed gratitude for Saudi Arabia’s help in facilitating an agreement between the Republic of Yemen Government and the Southern Transitional Council.  They agreed that this was an important step to move toward a comprehensive political solution to the conflict in Yemen.  The Secretary and the Minister also discussed recent developments in Syria, Iraq and Lebanon, and the need to continue countering the Iranian regime’s destabilizing behavior.