U.S to Host 68-nation meeting on countering Islamic State

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson stands during a meeting with Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin at the State Department in Washington, U.S., March 7, 2017. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will host a 68-nation meeting in Washington this month to discuss the next moves by the coalition fighting Islamic State, a senior Trump administration official said on Thursday.

An official announcement about the March 22-23 ministerial meeting is expected later on Thursday, the official said.

(Reporting by Steve Holland; Writing by Eric Walsh)

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