Washington, DC - Secretary Pompeo met today in Washington, DC with Omani Foreign Minister Yusuf bin Alawi, who participated in the July 24-26 Ministerial to Advance Religious Freedom. On Yemen, they affirmed the importance of continued support for the efforts of UN Special Envoy Martin Griffiths and emphasized the need for all parties to show restraint to avoid further escalation of hostilities.

They discussed the ways in which U.S. and Gulf interests coincide and agreed upon the importance of promoting regional stability and cooperation. Secretary Pompeo thanked the Minister for his delegation’s participation in the Ministerial.