On May 2, Mike Pompeo was sworn in as the 70th U.S. Secretary of State by Vice President Michael Pence in an official ceremony at the Department’s headquarters in Washington, DC.
President Donald Trump attended and participated in the swearing-in ceremony. In remarks, the President reaffirmed his confidence in Secretary Pompeo to serve as the nation's top diplomat.
.@POTUS Trump: I have absolute confidence @SecPompeo will do an incredible job as the nation’s 70th Secretary of State. As Mike travels the world, he will carry out the greatest mission and highest duty of the @StateDept -- to represent the interests of the American people. pic.twitter.com/Mj82Bw3VDf— Department of State (@StateDept) May 2, 2018
.@POTUS Trump: Now at this moment in time, I can think of no one better person to lead the dedicated public servants of the @StateDept than our new Secretary of State, @SecPompeo. I have no doubt you will make America proud as our nation’s chief diplomat. pic.twitter.com/CQpkDK9vjK— Department of State (@StateDept) May 2, 2018
Secretary Pompeo delivered remarks underscoring his commitment to carrying out the mission of the Department. The Secretary also emphasized that he and his team will be relentless in confronting global threats to U.S. national security and to defending the rights and values of Americans.
.@SecPompeo: @POTUS, you have entrusted me w/an awesome responsibility to serve the American people. My team & I will be unrelenting in confronting threats to American security, prosperity & liberty. I will work to ensure their safety, preserve their rights & defend their values. pic.twitter.com/woPHvEUlTQ— Department of State (@StateDept) May 2, 2018
.@SecPompeo: Under @POTUS' Administration, the US has made outstanding progress by speaking the truth about the challenges we face, by confronting them head-on & by partnering with strong, sovereign, independent nations to make America – and the world – more prosperous & secure. pic.twitter.com/WO3q8M4tka— Department of State (@StateDept) May 2, 2018
The Secretary took a moment to address some of the priority global issues this Administration is working to address.
.@SecPompeo: We have an unprecedented opportunity to change the course of history on the Korean Peninsula. It’s time to solve this. We are committed to the permanent, verifiable, irreversible dismantling of #NorthKorea’s weapons of mass destruction programs without delay. #DPRK pic.twitter.com/jv31RKXksP— Department of State (@StateDept) May 2, 2018
Secretary Pompeo also commented on the hard work and dedicaton of the State Department's empoloyees.
.@SecPompeo: In every position, I've witnessed the skills, expertise & patriotism of our foreign affairs professionals. Whether Civil Service, Foreign Service, political appointees or locally employed staff, you lay it on the line to make sure America is safe, prosperous & free. pic.twitter.com/7QsAwjH8hE— Department of State (@StateDept) May 2, 2018
.@SecPompeo: @POTUS, I have full confidence that my team in Washington and around the world, under your leadership, can and will execute our mission for the benefit the American people, and I am eager to work with you all to get that job done. pic.twitter.com/796PNvjJHU— Department of State (@StateDept) May 2, 2018
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