U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis will travel to Jordan, Turkey and Ukraine next week for talks with the leaders of all three nations.
Pentagon officials said Friday that Mattis aims to reaffirm Washington’s commitments to each of the countries.
Mattis will begin his trip by meeting with Jordan’s King Abdullah as well as top defense officials. Jordan has been a key partner in the U.S.-led coalition against the Islamic State terror group.
From Jordan, Mattis will head to Turkey for meetings with top officials, including President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.
“Secretary Mattis will emphasize the steadfast commitment of the United States to Turkey as a …read more
Source: Voice of America