WASHINGTON: US Secretary of Defense James Mattis on Friday started his an important five-day tour of the Middle East and Pakistan.
According to US Department of Defense, Mattis will discuss with Pakistan, Egypt, Jordan and Kuwait all through his tour.
The US Secretary of Defense James Mattis will land in Pakistan on Monday to satisfy with Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Gen Qamar Bajwa for the dialogue on regional safety, peace, Afghan warfare and different bilateral problems.
He is scheduled to satisfy with Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi and Defense Minister Gen Sedki Sobhi nowadays (Saturday).
Mattis will then move to Jordan on Sunday, the place King Abdullah II will host a convention on fighting extremism in West Africa. Attendees of the assembly in Jordan will come with representatives from many nations in Africa and Europe.
His ultimate prevent shall be in Kuwait Tuesday, the place he’s going to meet with Kuwaiti Emir Sheikh Sabah Al Ahmad Al Sabah.
Mattis is widely recognized within the area because of his time as commander of U.S. Central Command, which makes a speciality of the Middle East. Mattis had traveled all through a lot of the area then and met with regional and native leaders.