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Readout of Secretary Mattis' Call With German Minister of Defense Ursula von der Leyen

May 16, 2017

Pentagon Chief Spokesperson Dana W. White provided the following readout:

Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis spoke by telephone with German Minister of Defense Ursula von der Leyen today to discuss a range of bilateral security issues, including the fight to defeat ISIS. Both leaders affirmed the importance of the C-ISIS coalition working together for peace and stability in Iraq and Syria.