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Release No: 321-13
May 10, 2013

Statement by Pentagon Press Secretary George Little on the Visit of the King and Queen of Sweden

            Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel was honored to host Their Majesties Carl XVI Gustaf and Silvia, King and Queen of Sweden, at the Pentagon earlier today.  King Gustaf and Queen Silvia laid a bouquet of flowers at the Pentagon memorial to honor those lost on Sept. 11, 2001.  

            Secretary Hagel thanked King Gustaf and Queen Silvia for Sweden's close security partnership in the wake of Sept. 11, 2001 and pledged to continue close military to military cooperation in the future. 

            Photos are available at http://flickr.com/gp/secdef/F97X79/

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