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Ministerial To Promote Peace
And Security In The Middle East

On February 13 and 14, 65 delegations gathered in Warsaw for the Ministerial to Promote a Future of Peace and Security in the Middle East. The meeting was co-hosted by Polish Foreign Minister Jacek Czaputowicz and U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. The ministerial focused on building a future of peace and stability in the Middle East region. Humanitarian issues were high on the meeting’s agenda, and discussions covered a range of security topics. “I am hopeful that today’s ministerial will start a process, which on account of the place where it is held, will be called the Warsaw Process,” Minister Czaputowicz declared at the end of the conference. Read more here

Photo by Jakub Szymczuk/KPRP

In connection with the ministerial, U.S. Vice President Mike Pence and Secretary of State Pompeo were in Poland for bilateral talks. Among the discussion topics were defense cooperation and energy security. The visit included meeting with NATO troops in Bemowo Piskie and paying respects at places of national remembrance such as the memorials to the 1944 Warsaw Uprising and the 1943 Warsaw Ghetto Uprising as well as the former German Nazi concentration camp at Auschwitz.

On the occasion of the ministerial, Foreign Minister Czaputowicz and Secretary of State Pompeo wrote a joint op-ed titled “A New Solidarity.” Read the op-ed here.

Photo by Tymon Markowski/MSZ

Embassy of the Republic of Poland in Washington, D.C.

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