Monday, 8 Mar 2021
US Secretary of State Michael R Pompeo arrived in Jordan on Tuesday as part of his multi-nation Middle East tour till January 15. He will further travel to Egypt, Bahrain, UAE, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Oman and Kuwait.

US Secretary of State to go to Oman as element of Mideast tour

Pompeo will be going to Oman at the finish of the tour just before concluding his trip in Kuwait.

According to a statement by the US Department of State, Pompeo started his trip in Amman exactly where he was to meet with Jordanian leaders to talk about places of cooperation, as nicely as methods to expand the strategic US-Jordan partnership.

He will engage with the leaders on vital regional problems such as Syria and Jordan’s future trade relations with Iraq.

Pompeo will then travel to Cairo, exactly where he will meet with Egyptian leaders to talk about problems, such as Iran, Gaza, and counterterrorism, as nicely as financial and power cooperation. He will provide a speech on the United States’ commitment to peace, prosperity, stability, and safety in the Middle East.

In Manama, he will meet with Bahraini leaders to talk about places of cooperation, as nicely as methods to expand the strategic US-Bahraini partnership. Pompeo and Bahraini leaders will engage on problems such as counterterrorism.

In Abu Dhabi, he will meet with the leaders of the UAE to talk about regional and bilateral problems, such as methods to additional expand ties in places such as trade and investment. Pompeo will also talk about the require for all parties to adhere to the agreements created at the Yemen talks in Sweden, specifically the ceasefire and redeployment of forces in Hodeida, in help of the efforts of the UN Special Envoy for Yemen.

He will lead the US delegation at the second US-Qatar Strategic Dialogue in Doha, which will additional boost bilateral cooperation in military, power, counterterrorism, labour, education, culture, and industrial matters.

Pompeo will also meet with the Qatari leaders to talk about problems such as Afghanistan and the value of a united GCC in advancing peace, prosperity, and safety in the area.

In Riyadh, Pompeo will meet with Saudi leaders to talk about important bilateral and regional priorities, such as Yemen, Iran, and Syria. He and Saudi leaders will talk about methods to continue supporting UN Special Envoy Martin Griffiths as he operates towards a extensive political agreement amongst parties to finish the Yemen conflict.

In Muscat, Pompeo will meet Omani leaders to talk about methods to market peace all through the area, such as in Yemen, and develop upon the robust US-Oman partnership. He and Omani leaders will talk about the Middle East Strategic Alliance and the value of a united GCC.

He will conclude his trip in Kuwait City, exactly where he will lead the US delegation at the third US-Kuwait Strategic Dialogue, which will concentrate on numerous new places of cooperation, such as defence, cybersecurity, and strengthening financial ties.

Pompeo will also meet with Kuwaiti leaders to talk about crucial problems, such as the require for GCC unity and supporting UN-led efforts towards a extensive political agreement amongst parties to finish the conflict in Yemen.

Information Source: Muscat Daily

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