Press Releases: Secretary of State Rex Tillerson And Algerian Foreign Minister Ramtane Lamamra Before Their Meeting

By Newsroom America Feeds at 17 May 2017


Rex W. Tillerson
Secretary of State

Treaty Room

Washington, DC

May 17, 2017

SECRETARY TILLERSON: Good morning, all. It’s really good to welcome you to the State Department. It’s a pleasure to have you here visiting.

FOREIGN MINISTER LAMAMRA: Absolutely. Thank you very much, sir. Thank you. My pleasure to be back in Washington, D.C. You know I have served here 20 years ago as an ambassador?


FOREIGN MINISTER LAMAMRA: Yeah, ambassador of Algeria, so I am back. So for --

SECRETARY TILLERSON: So you’re familiar with the place.

FOREIGN MINISTER LAMAMRA: Definitely. Glad to be here.

SECRETARY TILLERSON: It’s great to see you.

QUESTION: Mr. Secretary, Vladimir Putin is offering Congress a transcript of that Lavrov Oval Office meeting. Do you think the Russians were bugging the Oval Office?

SECRETARY TILLERSON: I would have no way to know that. Thank you.

QUESTION: What do you think of his offer?

QUESTION: Secretary Tillerson, do you stand by --

QUESTION: Mr. Secretary, do you have any comment on the violent protest outside Turkey embassy?

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