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Immediate Release

Secretary Ash Carter Hosts Honor Cordon and Bilateral Meeting with French Minister of Defense Jean-Yves Le Drian

Nov. 22, 2016

Secretary of Defense Ash Carter will host an enhanced honor cordon to welcome French Minister of Defense Jean-Yves Le Drian at 12 p.m. EST on Monday, Nov. 28, at the Daughters of the American Revolution’s Constitution Hall. Secretary Carter and Minister Le Drian will make public statements before they hold a bilateral meeting to discuss mutual security concerns including the ongoing counter-ISIL campaign.
 
This will be Secretary Carter's fourth meeting with Minister Le Drian in five months. They last met at a NATO Defense Ministerial meeting in Brussels in October.
 
Due to space restrictions, attendance for media will be allocated on a first come, first serve basis. Video will be pooled. All journalists desiring to cover the honor cordon and public statement must RSVP by 12 p.m. EST on Wednesday, Nov. 23 with full name, news media affiliation, email address, and indicate whether you are a reporter or a still photographer, to susan.l.gough.civ@mail.mil. Those on the confirmed RSVP list will be sent an email with additional details.   Please call 703-697-5131 with any questions.