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Immediate Release

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

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.