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Immediate Release

Department of Defense and Mongolian Ministry of Defense Conduct Bilateral Defense Framework

DoD Spokesperson Lt. Col. Martin Meiners provided the following readout:

Dr. Michael Chase, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense (DASD) for China, Taiwan, and Mongolia, met with Brigadier General D. Gankhuyag, State Secretary of the Mongolian Ministry of Defense, today at the Pentagon for the annual Bilateral Defense Framework.

The two officials discussed regional security cooperation and global security developments, among other topics. DASD Chase also commended Mongolia's active participation in United Nations peacekeeping operations.

Both officials reaffirmed their commitment to the U.S.-Mongolia bilateral defense relationship and agreed to advance defense cooperation on shared interests to support a free and open Indo-Pacific region.