Press Release: Secretary of State Tillerson To Travel to Ankara and Brussels (March 24, 2017)

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, former CEO of Exxon Mobil, smiles during his meeting with Iraqi Minister of Oil Jabar Ali al-Luaibi, Friday, March 10, 2017, at the State Department in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Press Statement by Mark C. Toner, Acting Spokesperson, Department of State, Washington, DC, March 24, 2017

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will travel to Ankara, Turkey, on March 30, to meet with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and other senior Turkish government officials, continuing the United States’ high-level engagement with our NATO Ally. Secretary Tillerson will reaffirm Turkey’s important role in ensuring regional stability, and he will discuss the way forward with our campaign to defeat ISIS in Syria and Iraq. ‎

The Secretary of State will visit NATO in Brussels, Belgium on March 31st.

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