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.

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Conference for Prosperity and Security in Central America

Date: 10/11/2018 Description: Vice President Mike Pence Speaks at the Conference on Cooperation and Security - State Dept Image

Oct. 11: Secretary Pompeo, Vice President Pence, and DHS Secretary Nielsen, along with Mexican Foreign Secretary Luis Videgaray and Secretary of Government Alfonso Navarrete, co-hosted the second Conference for Prosperity and Security in Central America, at the Department of State. Remarks» Briefing» More» 

Annual Jewish Institute for National Security of America Awards

Date: 10/10/2018 Description: Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo remarks at the 36th Annual Jewish Institute for National Security of America Awards Dinner, in Washington, D.C. - State Dept Image

Secretary Pompeo (Oct. 10): "Israel is everything we want the entire Middle East to look like going forward. It is democratic and prosperous. It desires peace. And it is a home to a free press and a thriving free market economy.  Compare that to Iran, whose corrupt leaders assault the human rights of their own people, finance terrorism, and undermine U.S. interests in every corner of the Middle East." Full Text»