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Immediate Release

Readout From Secretary James N. Mattis' Bilateral Meeting With Poland Minister of National Defence

Pentagon Chief Spokesperson Dana W. White provided the following readout:
Secretary of Defense James N. Mattis met with Polish Minister of National Defence Mariusz Błaszczak today at the NATO Defense Ministerial to reaffirm the longstanding defense relationship between the United States and its strong NATO ally, Poland.
The two leaders discussed bilateral efforts to deter regional aggression.  Secretary Mattis thanked the Minister for hosting U.S. forces and expressed appreciation for Poland's continuing contributions to regional and global security.  He lauded Poland for setting the example by meeting the Wales Summit Defense Spending Pledge and investing in its modernization.