Christopher Miller, in particular, met with American military personnel stationed there.

Acting US Secretary of Defense Christopher Miller paid an unannounced visit to Somalia. This was reported on Friday by the Pentagon press service.

According to the statement, Miller met with US military personnel stationed there, congratulating them on Thanksgiving Day. According to American media, this is the first visit of the Pentagon chief to Somalia. Before this, Miller also stayed in Djibouti.

“While in these places, the acting Minister also reiterated the US determination to reduce the activity of violent extremist organizations that threaten the interests of the US, its partners and allies in the region,” the document says.

Earlier, Miller went on his first foreign trip as acting head of the US military Department to the Middle East. US President Donald Trump appointed Miller as acting Secretary of Defense on November 9.