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Immediate Release

Readout of Deputy Secretary Work's Meeting with Danish Permanent Secretary for the Ministry of Thomas Ahrenkiel

March 22, 2016

Deputy Secretary of Defense Spokesperson Lt. Cmdr. Courtney Hillson provided the following readout:

Deputy Secretary of Defense Bob Work met with Danish Permanent Secretary for the Ministry of Defense Thomas Ahrenkiel at the Pentagon today. 

During their meeting, Work and Ahrenkiel exchanged insights on the counter-ISIL campaign, with the deputy secretary expressing strong appreciation for Denmark’s contributions. They also discussed the European security environment, the importance of maintaining robust military capabilities, and future prospects for defense cooperation.

The two leaders stressed the value of partnerships and continuing to work with friends and allies around the world to confront emerging challenges.