Mike Pompeo has been sworn in as America’s 70th Secretary of State, after the US Senate confirmed his nomination. Earlier yesterday, Pompeo, the former CIA director, was confirmed by the Senate by 57-42 votes. He replaced Rex Tillerson, who was fired by President Donald Trump last month.
Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito swore in Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in the West Conference Room of the Supreme Court. Immediately after the swearing-in ceremony, the US State Department Spokesperson Heather Nauert announced his maiden foreign travel.
Nauert said Pompeo will be on a two-day travel to Brussels, where he will meet with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg and participate in the NATO Foreign Ministerial, during which Allies will discuss preparations for July’s NATO Summit of Heads of State and Government meeting.
Nauert said the Secretary will then travel to the Middle East, where he will meet with Saudi, Israeli, and Jordanian leaders to discuss critical regional and bilateral issues.