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Readout of Secretary of Defense James N. Mattis' Meeting with U.K. Secretary of State for Defence Gavin Williamson


Pentagon Chief Spokesperson Dana W. White provided the following readout:

Secretary of Defense James N. Mattis met with U.K. Secretary of State for Defence Gavin Williamson today at the Pentagon to reaffirm the long-standing and special defense relationship between the United States and the United Kingdom.

The leaders discussed a broad range of defense issues, including strengthening the defense trade relationship and coordinating deployments in the Indo-Pacific.

The secretary also thanked Secretary Williamson for nearly doubling U.K. contributions toward the NATO mission in Afghanistan, and reaffirmed U.S. support for U.K. defense modernization efforts.