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Secretary Pompeo’s Call With Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu

U.S. Department of State

U.S. Department of State

The below is attributable to Deputy Spokesperson Robert Palladino:‎

Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo spoke on the phone today with Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu. They discussed ongoing U.S.-Turkish engagement as part of the deliberate and coordinated withdrawal of U.S. forces from Syria. Secretary Pompeo reiterated the commitment of the United States to addressing Turkish security concerns along the Turkey-Syria border, while emphasizing the importance that the United State places on the protection of forces that worked with the United States and the Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS.

Secretary Pompeo’s Call With Republic Of Korea Foreign Minister Kang

U.S. Department of State

U.S. Department of State

The below is attributable to Deputy Spokesperson Robert Palladino:‎

Secretary Michael R. Pompeo spoke on January 20 with Republic of Korea (R.O.K.) Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha. They updated each other on respective U.S. and R.O.K. engagements with the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (D.P.R.K.). Secretary Pompeo and Foreign Minister Kang affirmed the enduring strength of the U.S.-R.O.K. Alliance.

Congratulatory Statement On Madagascar’s Presidential Election

U.S. Department of State

U.S. Department of State

The United States commends the Malagasy government and its citizens for the peaceful presidential election, which further strengthens Madagascar’s democracy. Since Madagascar’s independence in 1960, the United States has supported the development of the country’s democratic processes and institutions. We will continue to promote a prosperous, secure, and democratic future for the people of Madagascar.

We congratulate President Andry Rajoelina on his election and inauguration. The United States looks forward to working with President Rajoelina and the new Malagasy government to strengthen the rule of law and democratic institutions, combat corruption, promote trade and investment, and safeguard regional and global security.

Secretary Pompeo’s Meeting With DPRK Vice Chairman Kim Yong Chol

U.S. Department of State

U.S. Department of State

The following is attributable to Robert Palladino, Deputy Spokesperson:

Secretary Pompeo and Special Representative for North Korea Stephen Biegun met with DPRK Vice Chairman Kim Yong Chol in Washington January 18. The Secretary, Special Representative Biegun, and Vice Chairman Kim discussed efforts to make progress on the commitments President Trump and Chairman Kim Jong Un made at their summit in Singapore. At the conclusion of the Secretary’s meeting with Vice Chairman Kim, the two sides held a productive first meeting at the working level. Special Representative Biegun will travel to Sweden January 19-22 to participate in an international conference hosted by the Swedish foreign ministry.

Secretary Pompeo’s Call With Colombian President Ivan Duque

U.S. Department of State

U.S. Department of State

The below is attributable to Deputy Spokesperson Robert Palladino‎:

Secretary Pompeo spoke today with Colombian President Ivan Duque. He expressed his deepest condolences to Colombia and to the families and friends of those killed and injured in the attack against the Escuela de Cadetes de Policía “General Francisco De Paula Santander” police academy in Bogota, Colombia. The United States stands with Colombia as it brings to justice those responsible for this heinous attack.

The United States strongly condemns the ELN terrorist group believed to be responsible for the attack. We call on the group to cease all terror activities and to release the many innocent people it has kidnapped and currently holds hostage.

During the call, Secretary Pompeo also reaffirmed the United States’ continued support for President Duque’s counterterrorism and counternarcotics efforts to bring security and stability to the Colombian people.

The United States stands with the Colombian people and government in their rejection of terrorism and their resolve to build a strong Colombia at peace. We offer our full support to bring to justice the terrorists and criminals, and those who support and enable them, who for too long have denied the Colombian people the peace and security they deserve.

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