Washington, D.C.—The International Republican Institute (IRI) issued the following statement in response to Rex Tillerson’s confirmation as the next U.S. Secretary of State.
“IRI congratulates Mr. Tillerson on his confirmation and wishes him every success in his new role,” said IRI President Ambassador Mark Green. “We look forward to working with the Administration to continue giving people the democratic tools they need to determine their own destiny, ultimately leading to less U.S. intervention.
“In his confirmation hearing, Mr. Tillerson noted that ‘when you are empowering women in these developing parts of the world, you change the future of the county.’ We are gratified by his commitment to this vital cause, which we strive to further every day through IRI’s Women’s Democracy Network.”
“By working together to advance democracy, we can help forge a safer and more prosperous future for all.”Top