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Readout of Secretary of Defense Ash Carter's Meeting With Australia's Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull

Sept. 22, 2016

 Pentagon Press Secretary Peter Cook provided the following readout:
 
Secretary of Defense Ash Carter held a bilateral meeting today with Australia's Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, at the Pentagon.
 
Secretary Carter and Prime Minister Turnbull discussed a range of security issues, including their continued mutual commitment to defeat ISIL and to support the Government of Afghanistan. 
 
They exchanged views on building a principled and inclusive security network in the Asia-Pacific, as well as developments in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea and the need for a peaceful resolution of disputes in the South China Sea in accordance with international law. 
 
They also discussed opportunities to enhance collaboration related to defense innovation.