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Pompeo to testify before Congress next week

Diplomacy 01:16 March 20, 2019

WASHINGTON, March 19 (Yonhap) -- U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is scheduled to testify before Congress next week on foreign policy and budget matters.

Pompeo is due to appear before the House Foreign Affairs Committee on March 27 at 1 p.m., according to the committee's website. The subject is "The State Department's Foreign Policy Strategy and FY20 Budget Request."

The top U.S. diplomat is expected to be questioned on a wide range of foreign policy issues, including the recent Vietnam summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.

It will be his first hearing since the Democrats took control of the House of Representatives in the November midterm elections.

The last time Pompeo attended an open congressional hearing was in July, when he appeared before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.

This Reuters file photo shows U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. (Yonhap)

hague@yna.co.kr
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