US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will travel to
Kuwait, Jordan, Turkey, Lebanon and Egypt from February 11-16, where in Kuwait
he will lead the US delegation to the Ministerial meeting of the Global
Coalition to Defeat the so-called ISIS and participate in the Iraq
Reconstruction Conference, it was announced Thursday, according to KUNA.
State Department Spokesperson Heather Nauert said in a statement "this is the third time Tillerson will gather with his counterparts for a meeting of the Global Coalition and the first since the defeat of (ISIS) in Raqqa and Iraq declared its territory liberated." Tillerson "will express his appreciation to Kuwait for hosting these events at a critical time," she affirmed.
She added that Tillerson and his counterparts "will discuss how the 74-member Global Coalition can ensure an enduring defeat for (ISIS) in Iraq and Syria, while sharpening the Coalition's focus on denying (ISIS)'s global ambitions."
Nauert noted that Tillerson will also "participate in events that highlight private sector opportunities to rebuild Iraq's infrastructure and modernize key sectors of its economy to improve the lives of the Iraqi people." "This will be an opportunity to support the Iraqi people and help impart confidence that Iraq is now open for business," she remarked.
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