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Kerry Ideal Choice For US Secretary Of State: EU

European Union Foreign Policy chief Catherine Ashton has expressed delight over the confirmation of Senator John Kerry as the next U.S. Secretary of State.

In a statement on Wednesday, Ashton said: "John Kerry's huge experience and impressive track record, most recently as chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, gives him the ideal profile for this key post."

The High Representative said she "already had the privilege of meeting him a number of times" and that she "looks forward very much to seeing him very soon to discuss how we can continue the excellent EU-US cooperation on foreign policy."

The U.S. Senate on Tuesday confirmed Kerry's appointment to succeed Hillary Clinton as Secretary of State, just hours after the confirmation was unanimously endorsed by the Senate's Foreign Relations Committee.

Clinton told CNN on Tuesday that she was "out of politics right now," and that she planned to refocus her efforts after stepping down on speaking and writing and working on behalf of women and girls.

She suggested she may also spend time to work for the Clinton Global Initiative, which is led by her husband and former President Bill Clinton.

by RTTNews Staff Writer

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