Immediate Release

Readout of Defense Talks With Kosovo

Oct. 15, 2021

Department of Defense Spokesman Lieutenant Colonel Anton T. Semelroth provided the following readout:

The Department of Defense and the Ministry of Defense of Kosovo conducted Bilateral Defense Consultations October 14-15 at the Pentagon. The purpose of the meetings was to discuss bilateral security cooperation priorities and implementation of the Kosovo Security Force’s 10-year transition plan. Leaders shared information about projects aimed at helping improve the practical capabilities and interoperability of the Kosovo Security Force.

Under Secretary of Defense for Policy Dr. Colin Kahl met with Minister of Defense of Kosovo Armend Mehaj yesterday to reaffirm the importance of the U.S.-Kosovo bilateral defense relationship. Dr. Kahl and Minister Mehaj discussed regional security, exercises, and contributions to international operations.