February 8, 2018 / 5:47 PM / in a year

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

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

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.

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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