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Immediate Release

Readout of Secretary of Defense James N. Mattis’ Meeting with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg

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

Secretary of Defense James N. Mattis met with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg yesterday at the Pentagon to discuss the implementation of key outcomes from the July NATO Summit in Brussels and plan for the October Defense Ministerial.

The leaders discussed a broad range of defense issues and agreed to work together in consultation with NATO allies on fairer burden sharing, readiness and mobility.  

Secretary Mattis thanked Secretary General Stoltenberg for continuing to encourage allies to meet their Wales Pledge commitments by 2024 and increase their contributions toward NATO’s collective security.