Remarks With Brazilian Foreign Minister Aloysio Nunes Ferreira Before Their Meeting

Rex W. Tillerson
Secretary of State
Treaty Room
Washington, DC
June 2, 2017

SECRETARY TILLERSON: Mr. Minister, welcome to the State Department.

FOREIGN MINISTER FERREIRA: Thank you (inaudible).

SECRETARY TILLERSON: We’re pleased to have you and your delegation with us today.

QUESTION: Mr. Secretary, any reaction on the Paris agreement deal?

SECRETARY TILLERSON: Well, it was a policy decision and I think it’s important that everyone recognize the United States has a terrific record on reducing our own greenhouse gas emissions. It’s something I think we can be proud of and that was done in the absence of a Paris agreement. I don’t think we’re going to change our ongoing efforts to reduce those emissions in the future either, so hopefully people can keep it in perspective. Thank you.