Pompeo in Middle East to discuss politics, economy, security

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will visit the Middle East today, where he will travel to Lebanon, Israel, and Kuwait to discuss political, economic and security challenges.


US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will meet with Lebanese leaders in Beirut to discuss the political, security, economic and humanitarian challenges facing Lebanon, the State Department said on its official website.

In Jerusalem, he will meet with Israeli officials to engage in critical regional issues. Pompeo will also meet with Israeli, Cypriot and Greek leaders to discuss key energy and security issues facing the eastern Mediterranean region.

In Kuwait, Pompeo will lead the US delegation to the third strategic dialogue between the United States and Kuwait. The dialogue will focus on many areas of bilateral cooperation between the United States and Kuwait, including defense, counterterrorism, electronic security, trade, and investment relations and education.

The minister will also meet with Kuwaiti leaders to discuss important regional issues, such as Yemen and Syria, as well as progress in the Middle East Strategic Alliance and the need to unite the GCC to meet the challenges of the region and promote prosperity and security.



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