In photos: Pompeo in Europe

Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo is traveling in Europe October 1–6.

The secretary delivered keynote remarks at the U.S.–Holy See Symposium on Partnering with Faith-Based Organizations and had a private audience with Pope Francis. In Rome, the secretary met with Italy’s President Sergio Mattarella, Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte, and Foreign Minister Luigi Di Maio. He also visited Italy’s Abruzzo region to tour his ancestral home.

In Montenegro, Pompeo met with President Milo Đukanović. In North Macedonia the secretary and Prime Minister Zoran Zaev marked the 25th anniversary of full diplomatic relations between the two countries. On the secretary’s final stop, in Athens, Greece, he met with Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis, Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias and Defense Minister Nikolaos Panagiotopoulos.


Photo of old buildings on cliff, Pompeo quote about Greece's role in the region and as NATO ally (© Shutterstock)North Macedonia

Photo of flags, State Dept. statement on welcoming North Macedonia as NATO member (© Dragan Perkovksi/AP Images)Montenegro

Photo of Montenegro's flag, Trump quote on Montenegro's integration (© Shutterstock)The Holy See

Photo of Secretary Pompeo at microphone with quote about human dignity (© Andreas Solaro/Pool via AP Images)

Photo of Archbishop Paul Gallagher and Secretary Pompeo seated at table with quote about uniting on right to worship (© Andreas Solaro/Pool via AP Images)

Photo of destroyed church with quote about trampling on human dignity (© Didi Tang/AP Images)

Photo of Zumrat Dawut holding microphone with quote about Chinese internment camps for Uyghurs (State Dept.)

Photo of Callista Gingrich and Pope Francis holding papers; text saying '35 years of diplomatic relations with the Holy See' (© L'Osservatore Romano/AP Images)


Statistics on U.S. direct investment in Italy and jobs for Italians; photo of crowd (© Hrecheniuk Oleksii/Shutterstock)

Statistics on Italian direct investment in the U.S. and jobs for Americans; photo of Pompeo and Giuseppe Conte shaking hands (© Alberto Pizzoli/AFP/Getty Images)

Economic issues

Illustration of figure burdened with large bag of money next to quote on cost of Chinese loans (State Dept./D. Thompson)
(State Dept./D. Thompson)

Statement about concerns about 5G technology; illustration of cabling equipment and smartphone (© Shutterstock)