Mike Pompeo Sworn in as 70th U.S. Secretary of State

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U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo delivers remarks at his ceremonial swearing-in at the U.S. Department of State, in Washington, D.C., on May 2, 2018.
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo delivers remarks at his ceremonial swearing-in at the U.S. Department of State, in Washington, D.C., on May 2, 2018.

Mike Pompeo Sworn in as 70th U.S. Secretary of State

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.

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.

The Secretary took a moment to address some of the priority global issues this Administration is working to address.

Secretary Pompeo also commented on the hard work and dedicaton of the State Department's empoloyees.

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