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US defense chief to visit Israel, Saudi Arabia and Egypt next week

WASHINGTON, April 14 - US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis will visit Israel, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Qatar and Djibouti starting on Tuesday, the Pentagon said in a statement on Friday.
It said Mattis would "reaffirm key US military alliances," and "discuss cooperative effort to counter destabilizing activities and defeat extremist terror organizations" during the April 18-23 tour. In Israel, he will hold talks with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, the statement said.
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