Washington, DC (STL.News) – The US Department of State released the following statement:
The below is attributable to Spokesperson Morgan Ortagus:
Secretary Michael R. Pompeo met yesterday with French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian in Washington, D.C., on the margins of the D-ISIS Coalition Small Group Ministerial. Secretary Pompeo and Foreign Minister Le Drian discussed efforts to ensure the enduring defeat of ISIS.
The Secretary and the Foreign Minister also discussed the importance of the NATO Alliance and the need for continued Transatlantic cooperation to confront threats to shared security interests. The Secretary reaffirmed the Administration’s steadfast commitment to the Alliance, and reiterated the need for Transatlantic cooperation.
Secretary Pompeo and Foreign Minister Le Drian exchanged views on the importance of EU accession for North Macedonia and Albania, on support for Ukraine, and on holding Iran accountable for its ongoing provocations.