Immediate Release

Readout of Acting Secretary of Defense Patrick M. Shanahan’s Meeting with French Minister of Armed Forces Florence Parly

March 18, 2019

Acting Pentagon Chief Spokesperson Charles E. Summers Jr. provided the following readout:

Acting Secretary of Defense Patrick M. Shanahan met with French Minister of the Armed Forces Florence Parly today at the Pentagon to reaffirm the defense relationship with the United States’ oldest ally.

The leaders discussed a broad range of defense issues, including U.S. commitment to the long-term destruction of ISIS and continuing commitment to leading the global D-ISIS coalition.

Secretary Shanahan and Minister Parly agreed to continue working together as coalition partners to address security and stability in northeast Syria.