IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Secretary Mattis Travels to France and Belgium


Secretary of Defense James N. Mattis embarks Monday, Oct.1 on a trip that includes stops in France and Belgium.

In Paris, Secretary Mattis will meet with key leaders to reaffirm the long-standing U.S.-French defense relationship and conduct bilateral meetings with senior officials.

In Brussels, the secretary will attend the final NATO Defense Ministerial of 2018. He will meet with allied and partner nations Oct. 3-4 to reinforce the need for equitable burden sharing, discuss implementation plans for key NATO Summit outcomes, and reinforce U.S. commitment to the NATO alliance.