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Readout of Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III's Call With German Federal Minister of Defense Christine Lambrecht

Dec. 17, 2021

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

Secretary Austin spoke by phone with German Federal Minister of Defense Christine Lambrecht today to congratulate her on her appointment.  The principals reaffirmed their commitment to strong U.S.-German defense cooperation, both bilaterally and within the NATO Alliance.  They discussed their commitment to work together on a full range of challenges, including addressing Russia’s destabilizing actions in Eastern Europe, ensuring NATO Alliance unity, maintaining positive trajectory on defense investment, and increasing cooperation in the Indo-Pacific region.