22:23 GMT +319 October 2019
Listen Live
    Rex Tillerson

    Tillerson, Day One: Secretary of State Reassures Allies of US Support

    © AFP 2019 / BEN STANSALL
    US
    Get short URL
    0 66
    Subscribe

    US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Thursday reassured the United States’ commitment to Germany, Israel, Canada and Mexico on his first full day in office, Acting State Department Spokesman Mark Toner said in a press release.

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — Tillerson met with German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel and spoke by phone to Mexican Foreign Secretary Luis Videgaray, Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland, and Prime Minster of Israel Benjamin Netanyahu, Toner noted.

    “In all of his conversations, Secretary Tillerson stressed America’s steadfast commitment to its key allies and partners as it works to protect the interests and safety of the American people,” Toner stated.

    On Wednesday, the former ExxonMobil CEO Tillerson was sworn in as the new US Secretary of State. He was confirmed by the Senate in a 56-43 vote.

    Related:

    Russia Ready for Contacts With Tillerson, Meeting Possible - Foreign Ministry
    Ex-Diplomat: Congress to Scrutinize Tillerson Efforts to 'Make Deal' With Russia
    Ted Cruz: Secretary of State Tillerson Brings Hope for Change of US Int'l Policy
    US Senate Advances Vote on Rex Tillerson as Secretary of State
    Tags:
    State Department, Luis Videgaray, Sigmar Gabriel, Rex Tillerson, United States
    Community standardsDiscussion
    Comment via FacebookComment via Sputnik