U.S. Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis Arrives in Saudi Arabia; First Top Trump Administration Official to Visit Kingdom

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U.S defense Jim Mattis arrived in Saudi Arabia today, his first stop on a tour through the Middle East that will “focus on the fight against Islamic State and articulating President Donald Trump's policy toward Syria,” Reuters reports.


In Shift from Obama, Trump to Host Egypt’s President Sisi at the White House for Lengthy Lunch Meeting

Saudi-Egyptian relations have been challenged by regional issues this year.
Egypt is the second largest beneficiary of US military aid after Israel and receives around $1.3 billion a year. President Sisi will also visit the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

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