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Immediate Release

Readout of Secretary of Defense James N. Mattis’ Bilateral Meeting with Iceland’s Minister for Foreign Affairs

May 15, 2018

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

Secretary of Defense James N. Mattis met with Iceland’s Minister of Foreign Affairs His Excellency Gudlaugur Thór Thórdarson today at the Pentagon to express a mutual commitment to the deepening defense relationship between the U.S. and Iceland.

Secretary Mattis and Minister Thórdarson discussed ways to increase U.S.-Iceland cooperation in the Arctic and NATO command structure reform. 

Secretary Mattis also expressed appreciation for Iceland’s additional investment in infrastructure upgrades to support U.S. and NATO missions.