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Immediate Release

Readout of Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III's Meeting With U.K. Secretary of State for Defence Ben Wallace

Pentagon Press Secretary Air Force Brig. Gen. Pat Ryder provided the following readout:

Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III met UK Secretary of State for Defence Ben Wallace today at the Pentagon to reaffirm the U.S.-UK defense relationship across a wide range of shared defense and security priorities, including Ukraine.

Their meeting today was a continuation of their discussions at NATO defence ministerial meetings in Brussels last week. They discussed ongoing efforts to support Ukraine, including through the provision of security assistance, and the importance of transatlantic cooperation and regional security in light of Russia’s continued brutal attack on Ukraine.