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This week at State, Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo traveled to Tokyo, Japan, to participate in the second meeting of the Quad Foreign Ministers of Australia, India, and Japan. As part of our Pacific Pledge, Spokesperson Morgan Ortagus announced over $200 million in new assistance, including support for the COVID-19 response in the region. For the latest, go to
Under the leadership of President Donald J. Trump and Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo, the U.S. Department of State leads America’s foreign policy through diplomacy, advocacy, and assistance by advancing the interests of the American people, their safety and economic prosperity. On behalf of the American people we promote and demonstrate democratic values and advance a free, peaceful, and prosperous world.

United States Secretary of State 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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