Statement on National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan’s Meeting with Federal Minister of Defense Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer

The White House

National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan met today with Federal Minister of Defense Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer of Germany. They discussed our countries’ close and enduring partnership on a range of issues, including defense cooperation both bilaterally and through NATO. They welcomed the progress made at the recent NATO Summit in reinforcing Transatlantic unity and launching important work to adapt the Alliance to future challenges. Mr. Sullivan conveyed appreciation for Germany’s contributions to NATO’s Resolute Support Mission in Afghanistan, and they discussed their continued support for security, economic, and humanitarian assistance to the Afghan people. They also discussed shared foreign policy priorities, including China, Russia, and the Sahel.

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