US State Department: Pompeo visits 4 countries in the Middle East to “deepen the relationship with Israel.”


Atlanta, USA (CNN) – The US State Department announced, Sunday, that Secretary Mike Pompeo will conduct tours to Israel, Sudan, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates from August 23-28.

These tours come after the recent peace agreement between Israel and the United Arab Emirates, according to US State Department spokeswoman Morgan Ortagus.

Ortagus added, in a statement: “(Pompeo) will meet with (Israeli) Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem to discuss regional security issues related to the malign influence of Iran, the establishment and deepening of Israeli relations in the region, as well as cooperation in protecting the American and Israeli economy from bad investors.”

Regarding his visit to Sudan, the US State Department spokeswoman indicated that Pompeo will meet with Sudanese Prime Minister Abdullah Hamdok and Chairman of the Sovereignty Council, General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, “to discuss the continued US support for the civilian-led transitional government and express their support for deepening the relationship between Sudan and Israel.”

Pompeo will then go to the capital, Manama, to meet Bahrain’s Crown Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, before concluding his trip to the United Arab Emirates, where he will meet with the Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan in Abu Dhabi to discuss Ibrahim’s historic agreement with Israel. And regional issues.

The US State Department spokesperson concluded her statement, saying: “The commitment of the United States to peace, security and stability in Israel, Sudan and among the Gulf states has not been stronger than it was under the leadership of President (Donald) Trump.”


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