Immediate Release

Readout of Deputy Secretary of Defense Dr. Kathleen Hicks Virtual Meeting With U.K. Permanent Secretary for the Ministry of Defence David Williams

June 21, 2021

Pentagon Deputy Press Secretary Jamal Brown provided the following readout:

Deputy Secretary of Defense Dr. Kathleen Hicks hosted the fourth iteration of the U.S.-U.K. Defense Dialogue today with her U.K. counterpart, Permanent Secretary Mr. David Williams.

The two leaders convened this forum to deepen cooperation on a range of issues, including technology innovation, force development and strategic competition.  They discussed bilateral approaches to strategy development and look forward to consulting closely on future defense strategies.

Deputy Secretary Hicks expressed her gratitude for the U.S.-U.K. special relationship and the United Kingdom’s continued partnership as a stalwart Ally of the United States.