Secretary Pompeo’s Call with Italian Foreign Minister Di Maio

May 21, 2020

The below is attributable to Spokesperson Morgan Ortagus:

Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo spoke today with Italian Foreign Minister Luigi Di Maio. Secretary Pompeo and Foreign Minister Di Maio discussed the importance of coordination and cooperation as we begin to re-open our societies and restart the global economy. Secretary Pompeo highlighted the strength of the U.S.-Italy friendship and his admiration for the resilience of the Italian people in the face of the COVID-19 crisis. The Secretary and Foreign Minister also discussed cooperation in bringing stability to Libya, as well as their continued commitment to the enduring defeat of ISIS.