US Secretary of state meets with UN Secretary-General

Pompeo and Guterres discussed Afghanistan, Syria and the decision of the UN High Commissioner for human rights.

US State Department spokesman Morgan Ortagus said Secretary of state Mike Pompeo met with UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres in New York.

They discussed the progress made in the political settlement of the conflict in Afghanistan, as well as the situation in Yemen, Libya, and Syria. In particular, regarding Syria, Pompeo and Guterres talked about the need for a ceasefire and continue the delivery of humanitarian goods to the UN.

Secretary Pompeo also expressed outrage at the decision of the UN high commissioner for human rights, Michelle Bachelet, to publish a list of companies operating in territories controlled by Israel. The Secretary of state stressed that the United States will continue to discuss this issue with the UN leadership and UN member States, “will not tolerate reckless mistreatment of American companies and will respond to actions that harm our business community.”

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