February 8, 2018 / 5:47 PM / 6 months ago

Tillerson to visit Jordan, Turkey, Lebanon, Egypt, Kuwait next week

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - 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.

FILE PHOTO: U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson speaks during a news conference in Bogota, Colombia February 6, 2018. REUTERS/Jaime Saldarriaga

During the tour Tillerson will discuss various issues, including the crisis in Syria and the reconstruction of Iraq, the State Department said in a statement.

Reporting by Mohammad Zargham; Editing by David Alexander

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