Department of Defense Spokesman Lieutenant Colonel Anton T. Semelroth provided the following readout:
Under Secretary of Defense for Policy Dr. Colin Kahl participated in a virtual meeting today with French Ministry of the Armed Forces Director General for International Relations and Strategy Alice Guitton, German Federal Ministry of Defense Director General for Security and Defense Policy Detlef Wächter, and UK Ministry of Defence Director General Security Policy Dominic Wilson.
The leaders reaffirmed the necessity of Alliance unity in the face of wide-ranging security challenges. They discussed preparations for the 2022 NATO Summit, cooperation in the Indo-Pacific, and migration challenges facing multiple NATO Allies on the European periphery. They also reaffirmed their unwavering support for Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity.
Dr. Kahl, Ms. Guitton, Dr. Wächter, and Mr. Wilson expressed their commitment to continued collaboration and further strengthening the NATO Alliance.