Pompeo to travel to Germany on Wed.

WASHINGTON, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will travel to Germany on November 6-8 to underscore “important” bilateral relationships, meet with key leaders and commemorate the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall.

In Leipzig, he will meet with German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas “to discuss the importance of our Transatlantic partnership and the need for strengthened engagement in the face of growing threats from Russia, China and Iran,” State Department Spokesperson Morgan Ortagus said in a statement on Friday.

Pompeo will then travel to Berlin, where he will meet with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Defense Minister Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, and Vice Chancellor and Finance Minister Olaf Scholz “to discuss areas of mutual cooperation and concern.” According to the statement, Pompeo will visit during his trip Grafenwohr, Vilseck, Modlareuth, as well as Leipzig to participate in events commemorating the end of the Cold War “and to highlight the United States’ critical role in helping tens of millions of people in Eastern and Central Europe throw off the yoke of communism.”

Source: Kuwait News Agency