Remarks With Philippine Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano Before Their Meeting

Rex W. Tillerson
Secretary of State
Treaty Room
Washington, DC
September 27, 2017

SECRETARY TILLERSON: Good morning, all. I want to welcome Secretary Cayetano from the Philippines to the State Department. Welcome, Mr. Secretary. I look forward to a great exchange. We have a number of important issues on which to discuss, and not the least of which is the important upcoming East Asia Summit in Manila. So welcome, Mr. Secretary.


SECRETARY TILLERSON: Pleasure to have you at the State Department.

QUESTION: Mr. Secretary, did the Cuban Government offer any answers as to what’s happening to American diplomats in Havana?

SECRETARY TILLERSON: We’ll have something to say about it later.

QUESTION: Will you be --

QUESTION: So considering closing the embassy?

SECRETARY TILLERSON: We’ll let you know.