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Immediate Release

Readout of Under Secretary of Defense for Policy Dr. Colin Kahl Virtual Quad Meeting with France, Germany, and the UK

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

Under Secretary of Defense for Policy Dr. Colin Kahl participated in a virtual meeting today with French Ministry of the Armed Forces Director General for International Relations and Strategy Alice Guitton, German Federal Ministry of Defense Director General for Security and Defense Policy Detlef Wächter, and UK Ministry of Defence Director General Security Policy Dominic Wilson.

The leaders previewed the forthcoming NATO Defense Ministerial, discussing a range of security challenges facing the Alliance, including Russia’s continuing military build-up in and around Ukraine and Belarus.  They underscored the importance of Alliance unity and reaffirmed unwavering support for Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity.  They also discussed developments related to mutual security interests, including in Africa and the Middle East.

Dr. Kahl, Ms. Guitton, Dr. Wächter, and Mr. Wilson agreed to remain in touch on these important issues.