Secretary Pompeo’s Meeting With Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan And Foreign Minister Sheikh Abdullah Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Of The United Arab Emirates

U.S. Department of State

U.S. Department of State

The below is attributable to Spokesperson Heather Nauert:

Secretary Michael R. Pompeo met today in Abu Dhabi with Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan and Foreign Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan of the United Arab Emirates. The Secretary thanked the Crown Prince and the Foreign Minister for the United Arab Emirates’ strong partnership and longtime friendship with the United States. The Secretary expressed his appreciation for the United Arab Emirates’ substantial commitments in Syria and Iraq, and the officials agreed to continue collaborating to enhance regional security. They also discussed how to further strengthen robust bilateral economic and trade ties.

On Yemen, the Secretary, Crown Prince, and Foreign Minister agreed on the importance of all sides supporting the UN-led political process, facilitating critical humanitarian and commercial access, and working toward a comprehensive agreement to end the conflict.

The Secretary emphasized the President’s desire to see the Gulf dispute eased and eventually resolved, and his hope that our Gulf partners will work jointly and in unity to promote regional security and stability, and stand against Iran’s destabilizing activities.