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April 20, 2017

Mattis Discusses Security Cooperation After Egypt Visit

During his discussions with senior Egyptian officials in Cairo, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis told reporters upon his arrival in Tel Aviv, Israel, that he and the Egyptians "agreed on the need for a renewed and strong security partnership."

April 19, 2017

Mattis Meets With Saudi Officials in Riyadh, Praises Kingdom’s Leadership

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis spoke to reporters after meetings in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, touching on the kingdom’s leading role in regional security as well as on countering Iranian influence and negotiating peace in Yemen.

April 18, 2017

North Korea 'Recklessly Tried to Provoke,' Mattis Says

North Korea's most recent unsuccessful missile launch is an attempt to "provoke" and underscores why the United States is working with the Chinese government to keep the Korean Peninsula nuclear-free, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said.

April 18, 2017

Mattis Arrives in Saudi Arabia for Talks on Strengthening Strategic Ties

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis began a visit to Saudi Arabia to discuss efforts to strengthen commitments to the U.S.-Saudi security partnership.

April 7, 2017

Mattis Praises Mark E. Green’s Nomination as Next Army Secretary

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis praised President Donald J. Trump’s nomination of Dr. Mark E. Green of Tennessee to become the next Secretary of the Army.

March 28, 2017

Mattis Plans Trip to New York, London

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis is traveling to New York to consult on defense issues with the U.S. Mission to the United Nations and at the Council on Foreign Relations and then to London, where he will emphasize the trans-Atlantic bond between the United States and the United Kingdom.

March 24, 2017

Mattis, Spanish Defense Minister Discuss Security Relationship

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and Spanish Minister of Defense Maria Delores de Cospedal met at the Pentagon, where the two leaders discussed the enduring U.S.-Spain security relationship as well as their continued commitment to NATO.

March 17, 2017

Mattis, Saudi Defense Minister Discuss Middle East Security Environment

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis met at the Pentagon with Saudi Arabia’s Deputy Crown Prince and Defense Minister Mohammed Bin Salman to discuss the Middle East security environment and the two nations’ defense relationship.

March 7, 2017

Mattis Meets With Israeli Defense Minister

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis reaffirmed the U.S. commitment to Israel's security and qualitative military edge during a meeting with Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman at the Pentagon.

March 1, 2017

Mattis, South Korean Counterpart Discuss Alliance, Missile Defense

In a telephone call with South Korean Defense Minister Han Min-koo, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis told Han that the United States remains steadfast in its commitment to the defense of South Korea.

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