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Immediate Release

Readout of Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III’s Meeting With France Minister of the Armed Forces Florence Parly

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

Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III met with France’s Minister of the Armed Forces Florence Parly on October 21, 2021 to discuss the U.S.-France bilateral relationship, collaboration on counterterrorism in the Sahel, and continuing our cooperation in the Indo-Pacific. Secretary Austin and Minister Parly also explored opportunities for increased cooperation in the cyber and space domains. The two agreed to keep up their regular engagement.