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Secretary Pompeo’s Meeting With EU High Representative Federica Mogherini

U.S. Department of State

U.S. Department of State

The below is attributable to Spokesperson Heather Nauert: ‎

Secretary Michael R. Pompeo met today with EU High Representative for Foreign and Security Policy and Vice President of the European Commission Federica Mogherini on the sidelines of the NATO Summit. Secretary Pompeo and the High Representative discussed the range of shared challenges facing the United States and Europe. They agreed on the growing dangers posed by Iranian malign influence across the Middle East. They discussed the security and humanitarian situation in Syria, the importance of continued reform in Ukraine, and the common approach to ensuring a path to the final, fully verified denuclearization of the DPRK. The two leaders also discussed shared U.S. and EU concerns about the Nord Stream II Pipeline and the need to ensure the diversification of European energy supplies.

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The European Union And The United States Of America Hold Their Eighth Energy Council Meeting

U.S. Department of State

U.S. Department of State

The following is a joint statement by the United States and the European Union:

The eighth EU-U.S. Energy Council met today in Brussels. This was the first meeting of the Energy Council during the Administration of President Donald J. Trump and allowed for a substantial exchange of views, in an open and constructive atmosphere, on the opportunities for transatlantic energy cooperation.

Today’s discussions focused on energy infrastructure, innovation and transitions as important means of promoting transparent, open and secure energy markets. In this context the meeting discussed the modernisation, development and resilience of energy infrastructure, including the importance to critical infrastructure protection through cybersecurity; clean energy innovation and other technology cooperation; and engagement with industry. Regarding energy security, the meeting addressed issues related to energy policy and markets; diversification of energy sources, suppliers and routes; cooperation relating to reforms in Ukraine’s energy sector and to its transit role; and cooperation on energy vulnerable regions. The participants encouraged the working groups under the Energy Council to meet again shortly to take forward EU-U.S. cooperation. They looked forward to the Energy Council meeting again in due course.

The Energy Council was co-chaired by High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy/Vice-President of the European Commission, Federica Mogherini, Vice-President of the European Commission in charge of Energy Union, Maroš ŠefÄoviÄ, Commissioner for Climate Action and Energy, Miguel Arias Cañete, U.S. Secretary of State, Michael R. Pompeo and U.S. Secretary of Energy, Rick Perry. Federal Minister Juliane Bogner-Strauß represented the Presidency of the Council of the European Union.

Background

The EU-U.S. Energy Council was established in 2009 to promote transparent, open and secure global energy markets; foster policy and regulatory cooperation on efficient and sustainable energy use; and pursue joint research and development on clean energy and energy efficiency technologies.

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Legislation In Poland Regarding Crimes Committed During The Holocaust

U.S. Department of State

U.S. Department of State

The United States welcomes the Polish Parliament’s passage of amendments to its Institute of National Remembrance Law.

This action underscores Poland’s commitment to open debate, freedom of speech and academic inquiry. The Holocaust and the crimes of the Nazis are an unspeakable tragedy in the history of Poland and mankind.

We agree that phrases attributing responsibility to the Polish state for crimes committed by the Nazis on occupied Polish territory, such as “Polish death camps,” are inaccurate and hurtful. Such misrepresentations are best confronted through free and open dialogue.

Secretary Pompeo’s Meeting With Romanian Vice Prime Minister Ana Birchall

U.S. Department of State

U.S. Department of State

The below is attributable to Spokesperson Heather Nauert:‎

Secretary Michael R. Pompeo met on June 25 with Romanian Vice Prime Minister Ana Birchall. They reviewed the successful Strategic Partnership Dialogue held in Bucharest on June 19, and reaffirmed our common commitment to security in the Black Sea region. They also discussed goals for the July 11-12 NATO Summit, efforts to improve energy security and promote investment, and the importance of maintaining progress in the fight against corruption.

Secretary Pompeo’s Meeting With Norwegian Foreign Minister Ine Søreide

U.S. Department of State

U.S. Department of State

Secretary Michael R. Pompeo met June 26 with Norwegian Foreign Minister Ine Søreide, reaffirming the strong transatlantic partnership between the United States and Norway. Secretary Pompeo and the Foreign Minister discussed priorities for the upcoming NATO Summit, our partnership in the global coalition to Defeat ISIS, and our cooperation in Afghanistan and North Korea.

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