President Trump visits US Department of State for the first time

He spoke at the inauguration ceremony of the new US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo

US President Donald Trump visited the State Department for the first time on Wednesday for the inauguration ceremony of new Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.

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Addressing the audience, the President praised the new Secretary of State, calling him exceptional business qualities, and himself – a true American patriot..
After describing the main stages of Pompeo’s career, President Trump highlighted his activities as director of the CIA..
President Trump expressed confidence that Pompeo will succeed as Secretary of State.
“Congratulations, Secretary of State Pompeo! I have no doubt that America will again be proud of its diplomats, ”the president said..
In his brief speech, Mike Pompeo briefly described the tasks of the department. In particular, he stated the need for an early termination of North Korea’s nuclear program..

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“This is an important day for the president’s first visit to this important place,” Pompeo said Tuesday, speaking with diplomatic officials, arriving at the State Department on his first full-time job in Washington..
“The US diplomatic corps should be in every corner of the planet, carrying out missions on behalf of our country, and my humble and noble mission is to help you achieve this,” said Pompeo.
On Tuesday, Pompeo took a selfie with several State Department employees, promising to establish personal communication with as many colleagues as possible..
“I will spend as little time as possible on the 7th floor, trying to meet people in the many departments of this organization,” the new Secretary of State assured..
One diplomatic official, who wished to remain anonymous, in an interview with the Voice of America, expressed the hope that Pompeo’s experience of working with Congress, the military and the intelligence community will “emphasize that the United States has real opponents abroad, and State Department officials are an important resource, not enemies “.
Pompeo’s predecessor, Rex Tillerson, who was abruptly dismissed by Trump in March, has been criticized for leaving many key State Department jobs vacant and proposing significant budget cuts that have markedly demoralized the diplomatic corps..
Pompeo, who was confirmed in office last week, went straight to the NATO ministerial meeting in Brussels and then to Saudi Arabia, Israel and Jordan..
“I think he will be much more active on the global stage than Tillerson,” says Niall Gardiner, an analyst at the conservative Heritage Foundation..
If Tillerson took only one journalist with him during his Asia tour, then six reporters went with Pompeo from Washington, and two more joined him on a trip to the Middle East..
“I think I set the record for the longest trip on my first day,” Pompeo joked on Tuesday..

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