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Secretary Pompeo Travels to Israel, Sudan, Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates, and Oman
August 25, 2020

Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo will travel to Israel, Sudan, Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates, and Oman August 23-27. He will meet with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem to discuss regional security issues related to Iran’s malicious influence, establishing and deepening Israel’s relationships in the region, as well as cooperation in protecting the U.S. and Israeli economies from malign investors. In Sudan, the Secretary will meet with Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok and Sovereign Council Chair General Abdel Fattah el-Burhan to discuss continued U.S. support for the civilian-led transitional government and express support for deepening the Sudan-Israel relationship. The Secretary will then travel to Manama to meet with King Hamad Al Khalifa and Crown Prince of Bahrain Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa. He will then travel to the United Arab Emirates, where he will meet with Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan in Abu Dhabi to discuss the historic Abraham Accords agreement with Israel and regional issues. He will conclude his trip in Oman, where he will meet with Sultan Haitham bin Tarik Al Said to promote unity among the Gulf Cooperation Council and build on the historic momentum to advance regional peace and prosperity.