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Immediate Release

Secretary Mattis Travels to Egypt, Jordan, Pakistan and Kuwait

Dec. 1, 2017

Secretary of Defense James N. Mattis will embark on Friday, Dec. 1, to re-affirm the enduring U.S. commitment to partnerships in the Middle East, West Africa and South Asia.

               
Secretary Mattis will begin his engagements with a visit to Egypt on Dec. 2, where he will meet with President el-Sisi and Minister of Defense Sobhy and then travel to the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, where he will participate in the Aqaba Process, a meeting on countering violent extremism in West Africa, hosted by His Majesty King Abdallah II of Jordan Dec 3.
               
Secretary Mattis will then visit Pakistan Dec. 4, where he is planning to meet with Prime Minister Abassi and Chief of Army Staff General Bajwaand and conclude his trip with a visit to Kuwait Dec. 5, where he will meet with Emir Sabah Ahmad al-Sabah and other Kuwaiti leaders.