Carter to Travel to France, Germany, Jordan
By Cheryl Pellerin
American Forces Press Service
WASHINGTON, Jan. 30, 2013 Deputy Defense Secretary Ashton B. Carter begins a six-day trip tomorrow to meet with officials in France, Germany and Jordan, Pentagon Press Secretary George Little said in a statement today.
The trip will give Carter a chance to continue U.S. defense consultations on a range of common security challenges, he added.
In Germany, Carter will participate in the 49th Munich Security Conference, an annual meeting of foreign and defense policy leaders from around the world.
Carter’s visit, Little said, will reinforce the strong U.S. commitment to its allies and partners in Europe and the Middle East.
During his travels, the press secretary noted, Carter also will visit with U.S. service members to thank them for their service.