Secretary of State

Mike Pompeo

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.

In the News

Secretary Pompeo's Meetings in Mexico

Date: 07/13/2018 Description: Secretary Pompeo closed his remarks at a joint press conference with Foreign Secretary Videgaray in Mexico City, Mexico.  - State Dept Image

Secretary Pompeo (July 13): "Our meetings today reaffirmed that Mexico and the U.S. are neighbors, partners, and friends." Full Text» Interview with Danielle Dithurbide of Televisa» DipNote» Trip Page»

U.S.-Afghanistan Relationship

Date: 07/09/2018 Description: U.S. Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo participates in a press conference with Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani in Kabul, Afghanistan on July 9, 2018. - State Dept Image

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»