Michael R. Pompeo was sworn in as the 70th U.S. Secretary of State on April 26, 2018. The Secretary of State, appointed by the President with the advice and consent of the Senate, is the President's chief foreign affairs adviser. The Secretary carries out the President's foreign policies through the State Department, which includes the Foreign Service, Civil Service, and U.S. Agency for International Development.
Secretary Pompeo (July 9): "The U.S. remains committed to working with the Afghan Government and the Afghan people to advance security, political stability, and accountability, along with democratic governance among the Afghan people." Full Text»