12 August, 2020

Tillerson gets first briefings at State Department: spokesman

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Secretary of State-designate Rex Tillerson visited the state of hawaii Department for briefings, a spokesman said, every day following former oil executive narrowly won approval at a Senate committee.

"Secretary-designate Tillerson visited the State Department today for briefings," the State Department spokesman said without elaborating. It was actually Tillerson's first meetings in the State Department since U.S. President Donald Trump named him as his choice for secretary of state.

The Senate Foreign Relations Committee voted 11-10 on Monday to approve Tillerson, an early Exxon Mobil Corp (NYSE:XOM) chairman.