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Immediate Release

Readout of Deputy Secretary of Defense Dr. Kathleen H. Hicks' Meeting with European Union High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and European Commission Vice-President Josep Borrell

Department of Defense Spokesperson Colonel Amanda I. Azubuike provided the following readout:

Deputy Secretary of Defense Dr. Kathleen H. Hicks met with Josep Borrell, High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy/Vice-President of the European Commission to discuss the U.S.-EU partnership.  The two spoke about shared transatlantic security challenges.  Dr. Hicks also recognized the importance of stronger European unity for the security and prosperity of the Euro-Atlantic area.