Remarks With Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland Before Their Meeting

FOREIGN MINISTER FREELAND: Great to see you, Mr. Secretary.

SECRETARY POMPEO: Welcome, welcome. We're looking forward to our visit. Our great partners to the north are always that � great partners, and I am confident that the foreign minister and I will have a great relationship as well.

FOREIGN MINISTER FREELAND: Okay. Well, thank you very much, Mr. Secretary. The Secretary of State and I spoke, I think maybe less than an hour after your confirmation when you were in the plane.

SECRETARY POMPEO: Yes, exactly. I was on my way to Brussels, yes, ma'am.

FOREIGN MINISTER FREELAND: And it's a pleasure to meet you in person.

(In French.) Thank you.

SECRETARY POMPEO: Thank you. Thank you all.

Source: U.S. Department of State