Pompeo, French FM discuss efforts to ensure enduring defeat of IS

WASHINGTON, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met Thursday with his French counterpart Jean-Yves Le Drian on the sidelines of the “D-ISIS Coalition Small Group Ministerial” during which they discussed efforts to ensure the enduring defeat of the so-called Islamic State (IS).

State Department Spokesperson Morgan Ortagus said in a statement Friday that Pompeo and his French counterpart also discussed the importance of the NATO Alliance and “the need for continued Transatlantic cooperation to confront threats to shared security interests.” Pompeo reaffirmed the US Administration’s “steadfast commitment to the Alliance, and reiterated the need for Transatlantic cooperation.” Pompeo and 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”.

Source: Kuwait News Agency