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Release No: NR-101-14
February 26, 2014

Readout of Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel's Meeting with Denmark's Minister of Defense Nicolai Wammen

Pentagon Press Secretary Rear Adm. John Kirby provided the following readout:
 
Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel met briefly in Brussels today with Denmark's Minister of Defense Nicolai Wammen. 
 
Secretary Hagel thanked Minister Wammen for his leadership and for helping our two militaries maintain a close relationship. He also expressed his gratitude for Denmark's leadership and capabilities in the future transfer of chemical materials out of Syria. 
 
The two leaders also discussed the importance of the Arctic.  Secretary Hagel and Minister Wammen promised to continue to consult with one another as both nations explore ways to deal with the challenges of climate change in that region. They also discussed regional challenges in the Asia-Pacific, political unrest in Ukraine, and the NATO ISAF mission in Afghanistan. 

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