Senator Sullivan Shares Statement on Secretary of State Rex Tillerson

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan (R-AK), Co-Chair of the Senate Foreign Service Caucus and former U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Economic, Energy, and Business Affairs, shared the following statement on Secretary of State Rex Tillerson:

“Since accepting the President’s call to serve, Secretary Tillerson has done an admirable job as the nation’s lead diplomat. In particular, he should be commended for his commitment to country, his renewed focus on the strategic importance of the Arctic and American energy, and the support he shares for our global allies and the role they play in maintaining peace and stability in the world.

“In these times of significant national security and diplomatic challenges, I share my faith in the State Department leadership and the men and women who faithfully execute our diplomatic missions at home and overseas each and every day.

“I look forward to meeting with Secretary-designee Mike Pompeo as he goes through the Senate confirmation process and expressing the same views and priorities that I previously outlined to Secretary Tillerson, including the role energy serves in American diplomacy and the need to view the Arctic as a frontier of great strategic importance.”