Arlington, Va. — Today, Aerospace Industries Association (AIA) President and CEO Eric Fanning released the following statement applauding Antony Blinken’s confirmation by the U.S. Senate to be Secretary of State:
“We congratulate Secretary of State Antony Blinken on his confirmation today. He will bring a wealth of knowledge and strong relationships to this position, which will play a key role in our economic and national security in the years to come.
“As our partners and allies seek deeper connections with the United States, collaboration between our government and the aerospace and defense industry will be crucial to enhancing security cooperation, industrial partnerships, fair market access, and effective export control regulations. We are ready to work with the Secretary and his team to expand our multilateral relationships abroad and ensure our foreign policy strengthens American values, security, and economic success into the future.”