|10 January, 2019

UAE welcomes Pompeo's speech, says as an important message for friends

A senior UAE official welcomed U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's speech in Cairo, saying it was a message of support for allies and friends.UAE welcomes Pompeo's speech, says as an important message for friends

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks to the press at the US Embassy compound in Baghdad, Iraq, January 9, 2019. Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/Pool via REUTERS

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks to the press at the US Embassy compound in Baghdad, Iraq, January 9, 2019. Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/Pool via REUTERS

CAIRO - A senior United Arab Emirates' official welcomed U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's speech in Cairo on Thursday, saying it was a message of support for allies and friends.

"Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's speech ... is important in supporting regional stability and identifying the dangers faced by the region," UAE Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Anwar Gargash wrote on Twitter . "Washington, through its secretary of state, is asserting the importance of its alliances and supporting its friends," he added.

(Reporting by Nayera Abdallah, writing by Sami Aboudi, editing by Andrew Heavens) ((Sami.Aboudi@thomsonreuters.com; +20223948181;))

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