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05/01/2019 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 05/01/2019 11:38

Press Releases: Secretary Pompeo's Travel to Rovaniemi, Berlin, London, and Nuuk

Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo will travel to Rovaniemi, Berlin, London, and Nuuk May 5-9.

On May 6, he will arrive in Rovaniemi, Finland, where he will participate in the Eleventh Ministerial Meeting of the Arctic Council. He also will deliver a speech on U.S. Arctic policy.

On May 7, he will arrive in Berlin, where he will meet with Chancellor Angela Merkel and Foreign Minister Maas to discuss issues of mutual concern, such as Ukraine, Russia, China, Syria, and the Western Balkans.

On May 8, he will travel to London. There he will meet with Prime Minister Theresa May and Foreign Secretary Hunt to discuss shared global priorities. He will also give a speech on the U.S.‑UK Special Relationship.

On May 9, he will travel to Nuuk, Greenland, to meet with Greenlandic Premier Kim Kielsen, Danish Foreign Minister Anders Samuelsen, and Greenlandic Foreign Minister Ane Lone Bagger. They will discuss shared priorities in the Arctic and opportunities for expanded engagement with Greenland. He will also visit Kangerlussuaq to meet members of the New York Air National Guard who provide vital support for international Arctic research.