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Carter, Norwegian Defense Minister Discuss Security Issues

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WASHINGTON, June 25, 2015 – Defense Secretary Ash Carter today met with Norwegian Minister of Defense Ine Eriksen Søreide at the NATO Defense Ministerial in Brussels to discuss the U.S.-Norway defense partnership, according to a DoD news release.

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Defense Secretary Ash Carter meets with Norwegian Defense Minister Ine Eriksen Søreide at NATO Headquarters in Brussels, June 25, 2015. Carter was participating in his first NATO ministerial as defense secretary. DoD photo by Air Force Master Sgt. Adrian Cadiz

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The two leaders also discussed commitment to NATO’s Very High Readiness Joint Task Force and European security, the release said.

Carter thanked Søreide for Norway's partnership with the VJTF and their contributions to air policing efforts in the Baltics, the release said.

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Related Sites:
Readout of Secretary of Defense Ash Carter's Meeting with Norwegian Minister of Defense Ine Eriksen Søreide
Special Report: Operation Atlantic Resolve
U.S. State Department Fact Sheet on Norway

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