Tuesday, July 14

President Donald Trump will meet with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo this afternoon at the White House.

Among the international challenges currently in play is the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict and violence along the Armenia-Azerbaijan international border. As co-chair of the Minsk Group of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, the U.S. is committed to helping achieve a lasting, peaceful settlement to this conflict.

On Monday, Secretary Pompeo spoke with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov. The foreign minister discussed the P5 summit and upcoming 75th anniversary of the founding of the United Nations with the U.S. secretary of state. Matters of mutual concern were also discussed, including Afghanistan.

Secretary Pompeo also released a statement from the State Department on Monday about unlawful claims being made by Beijing to offshore resources in the South China sea. Despite their “campaign of bullying to control,” Secretary Pompeo stated the U.S. seeks to “preserve peace and stability, uphold freedom of the seas in a manner consistent with international law, maintain the unimpeded flow of commerce, and oppose any attempt to use coercion or force to settle disputes. We share these deep and abiding interests with our many allies and partners who have long endorsed a rules-based international order.”

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For discernment for the president and secretary of state as international matters are analyzed.
  • For the policies and strategies that come out of the meeting to benefit the relationships of the U.S. and other nations.
  • For the Lord to be glorified in the actions taken by the United States.

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