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Readout From Secretary of Defense Mark T. Esper's Office Call With Minister of Defense Ron Mark of New Zealand

Jan. 24, 2020

Chief Pentagon Spokesperson Jonathan R. Hoffman provided the following readout:

Secretary of Defense Mark T. Esper met today with New Zealand Minister of Defence Ron Mark at the Pentagon.  

Secretary Esper and Minister Mark discussed bilateral defense relations and reviewed pressing regional and global security issues.  The meeting reinforced the close relationship between New Zealand and the United States, one of our closest and most reliable partners.  

Secretary Esper and Minister Mark committed to continued close cooperation and collaboration on a wide range of defense and security priorities.