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Readout of Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III's Phone Call With German Federal Minister of Defense Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer

Aug. 31, 2021

Pentagon Press Secretary John F. Kirby provided the following readout:

Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III spoke with German Federal Minister of Defense Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer to discuss the end of U.S operations in Afghanistan.  The Secretary thanked Minister Kramp-Karrenbauer for Germany’s support to evacuation operations in Afghanistan, and for Germany’s continuing support to evacuation operations ongoing at U.S. military facilities in Germany.  They agreed to continue to closely collaborate as the situation evolves.