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U.S. Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo participates in the Warsaw Summit in Warsaw, Poland on February 14, 2019 [State Department photo/ Public Domain]

Ministerial To Promote a Future of Peace and Security in the Middle East

Bureau of Near Eastern

Key Takeaways

The “Ministerial to Promote a Future of Peace and Security in the Middle East,” held jointly by the U.S. and Poland, took place in Warsaw, Poland on February 13-14.

This Ministerial was an opportunity for countries to share their perspectives both from within and outside the region. This included a conversation on current regional crises as well as international efforts to address them. During the Ministerial, participants also discussed the following topics: regional crises and their effects on civilians in the Middle East; missile development and proliferation; cyber security and emerging threats to the energy sector; and countering extremism and illicit finance.

Countries came together to prioritize these regional challenges, share information, and discuss how we can cooperate more effectively to address them. There was a press briefing held at the conclusion of the Ministerial to summarize the event’s discussions as well as present a joint statement by the Ministerial co-chairs – the U.S. and Poland.

U.S. Department of State

The Lessons of 1989: Freedom and Our Future