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Immediate Release

Readout of Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III's Meeting With Danish Minister of Defence Trine Bramsen

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

Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III and his Danish counterpart, Minister of Defence Trine Bramsen, met in Brussels October 21, 2021, to reaffirm the strong bilateral defense relationship between the United States and Denmark.  The two leaders discussed the importance of the NATO alliance, as the foundation of transatlantic security, and ways to deepen and expand defense cooperation between the United States and Denmark.

The leaders also discussed the end of the military mission in Afghanistan, Denmark’s support to evacuation operations, and continued command of NATO Mission Iraq.  Secretary Austin thanked Minister Bramsen for Denmark’s long-standing and significant commitments to these and other global security operations.  The leaders recognized their shared concerns over issues impacting transatlantic security, including Russian activity in the North Atlantic, Baltic Sea and Ukraine, and agreed to continue working together closely on shared priorities worldwide.