December 1, 2017 / 7:30 PM / 7 months ago

U.S. defence secretary travelling to Middle East, West Africa and South Asia

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis on Friday embarked on a five-day trip to Egypt, Jordan, Pakistan and Kuwait, the Pentagon said.

U.S. Defense Secretary James Mattis delivers a few remarks to President Donald Trump on a North Korean missile test as Trump speaks with reporters at the White House in Washington, U.S. November 28, 2017. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

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.

Reporting by Susan Heavey; Writing by Katanga Johnson; Editing by Tim Ahmann

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