Senate confirms Mike Pompeo as Trump's second secretary of state

21:10, 26 April 2018
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The vote was 57-42, CNN reports.

The State Department confirmed soon after the vote that Pompeo is expected to travel to Brussels for the NATO Foreign Ministerial meeting on Friday.

Read alsoCIA Director Pompeo met with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un over Easter weekendPresident Donald Trump fired his first Secretary of State Rex Tillerson in a Twitter message in March. He tapped Pompeo, a former Congressman, to take the job after the two developed a close relationship during his tenure as the chief intelligence officer, during which Pompeo personally delivered the daily briefings at the White House.

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