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Immediate Release

Readout of Secretary of Defense Ash Carter's Meeting With Israeli Minister of Defense Moshe Ya'alon

March 14, 2016

Pentagon Press Secretary Peter Cook provided the following readout:


Secretary Carter hosted Israeli Minister of Defense, Moshe "Bogie" Ya'alon at the Pentagon today for a lunch and bilateral meeting. Secretary Carter reaffirmed the United States' unshakeable commitment to the security of Israel and the importance of the U.S.-Israel defense relationship. The secretary and the minister agreed to increased cooperation in the cyber domain to enhance each nation's cyber defense. Following the October visit of Minister Ya'alon to Washington, the secretary and the minister discussed a number of ways to further strengthen cooperation on a range of issues including regional security. The secretary and the minister also discussed developments in the region and agreed to continue to work closely to maintain the strength of the U.S.-Israel relationship.