U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will visit Jordan, Turkey, Lebanon, Egypt and Kuwait from Feb. 11 to Feb. 16, the State Department said on Thursday.
In Jordan, the Secretary will meet with His Majesty King Abdullah II ibn Al-Hussein and Jordanian Minister of Foreign Affairs Ayman Al-Safadi.
The Secretary will underscore the enduring strength of the U.S.-Jordan relationship, engage with the Jordanian leadership on the conclusion of a new Memorandum of Understanding on bilateral assistance, and discuss key regional issues, such as the ongoing crisis in Syria and Jordan’s support for Middle East peace.
The Secretary’s itinerary includes a stop in Turkey, where he will meet with senior Turkish officials to discuss a range of bilateral and regional issues.
In Beirut, the Secretary will meet with Lebanese President Michel Aoun, Prime Minister Saad Hariri, and Speaker of Parliament Nabih Berri. The Secretary’s visit will emphasize U.S. support for the Lebanese people and the Lebanese Armed Forces.
The Secretary will meet with senior Egyptian officials in Cairo to discuss the U.S.-Egypt partnership, how we can further strengthen it, and coordinate on key regional issues.
The Secretary will lead the U.S. delegation to the Ministerial meeting of the Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS in Kuwait and participate in the Iraq Reconstruction Conference.
The Secretary will meet with various senior officials and counterparts on the margins of the Defeat-ISIS Ministerial and Iraq Reconstruction Conference.