WASHINGTON: U.S. Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis on Friday embarked on a five-day trip to Egypt, Jordan, Pakistan and Kuwait, the Pentagon said.
Mattis is scheduled to meet with leaders in each nation “to re-affirm the enduring U.S. commitment to partnerships in the Middle East, West Africa and South Asia,” it said in a statement.
According to the Department of Defence, Mattis will visit Pakistan on December 4 where he is expected to hold important talks with the civilian and military leadership of the country.
After visiting Pakistan, it is expected that Mattis will visit Kuwait. -Reuters/SAMAA
Story first published: 2nd December 2017