Secretary Pompeo’s Call with Spanish Foreign Minister Gonzalez Laya
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE
Office of the Spokesperson
March 16, 2020
The below is attributable to Spokesperson Morgan Ortagus:
Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo spoke today with Spanish Foreign Minister Arancha Gonzalez Laya. The Secretary and the Foreign Minister discussed efforts to deal with the COVID-19 outbreak around the world. Secretary Pompeo expressed his deep appreciation for the strong and enduring bilateral cooperation between the United States and Spain as well as for Spain’s sustained contributions to global peace and security. They also continued their productive discussions on standing up to the former Maduro regime’s inhumane repression of the Venezuelan people. The Secretary and the Foreign Minister also conferred on bilateral trade issues and the importance of building NATO’s capabilities to address global challenges.