Press Releases: Secretary Pompeo’s Call With France’s Foreign Minister Le Drian


Readout

Office of the Spokesperson

Washington, DC
April 18, 2019


The below is attributable to Spokesperson Morgan Ortagus:‎

Today, Secretary Michael R. Pompeo offered his condolences to French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian on the fire at the Cathedral of Notre-Dame de Paris. The Secretary praised the quick response of Parisian firefighter and police units, which ensured that no lives were lost and that most of the irreplaceable artwork was saved. The Secretary affirmed that the United States was committed to helping France rebuild such a historic and iconic treasure and place of worship. Le Drian appreciated the Secretary’s call and has promised to keep the United States informed as to how we can best support France’s efforts.






Press Releases: Secretary Pompeo’s Meeting With Foreign Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan of the United Arab Emirates


Readout

Office of the Spokesperson

Washington, DC
April 18, 2019


The below is attributable to Spokesperson Morgan Ortagus:

Secretary Michael R. Pompeo met today with Foreign Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan of the United Arab Emirates. The Secretary thanked the Foreign Minister for the United Arab Emirates’ support for UN Special Envoy for Yemen Martin Griffiths. The Secretary and the Foreign Minister agreed that parties must make good on the commitments they made in Sweden. The Secretary and the Foreign Minister discussed the importance of stability in Libya and Sudan. The Secretary and the Foreign Minister also discussed countering the Iranian regime’s destabilizing activity in the region, including in Lebanon, as well as continuing to shape the Middle East Strategic Alliance.






Press Releases: Supporting a Transition to Civilian Rule in Sudan


Press Statement

Morgan Ortagus

Department Spokesperson

Washington, DC
April 18, 2019


The United States supports a transition to a peaceful and democratic Sudan led by civilians who represent the diversity of Sudanese society. The will of the Sudanese people is clear: it is time to move toward a transitional government that is inclusive and respectful of human rights and the rule of law.

We are encouraged by the decision to release political prisoners and cancel the curfew in Khartoum. The United States, along with our international partners, continues to stress with the members of the Transitional Military Council and other armed groups the need to show restraint, avoid conflict, and remain committed to the protection of the Sudanese people.

Sudan’s designation as a State Sponsor of Terrorism remains in effect, and Phase II discussions are suspended. We will continue to calibrate our policies based on our assessment of events on the ground and the actions of transitional authorities.