Carter Thanks British
Carter Thanks British, French Counterparts for
DoD News, Defense Media Activity.
Washington D.C. — (DoD
News) — June 14, 2016 — Defense Secretary Ash Carter today discussed the
effort to counter the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant with his British and
French counterparts on the sidelines of a NATO defense ministers meeting in
Brussels, Pentagon Press Secretary Peter Cook said.
Defense Secretary Ash Carter discussed the campaign to counter the Islamic
State of Iraq and the Levant in a meeting with his British and French
counterparts on the sidelines of a NATO defense ministers conference in
Brussels, June 14, 2016.
In a statement summarizing the meeting, Cook said Carter, British Defense
Secretary Michael Fallon and French Defense Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian
discussed the latest progress in the counter-ISIL campaign in Iraq and Syria.
“The secretary thanked Secretary Fallon and Minister Le Drian for their
countries’ generous contributions to the counter-ISIL campaign, while
emphasizing that all coalition partners must continue to accelerate their
efforts in Iraq and Syria,” the press secretary said. The defense leaders also
discussed recent progress against ISIL in Libya, and agreed on the importance of
supporting the Government of National Accord, he added.
In addition, Carter thanked Fallon and Le Drian for their words of condolence
in the wake of the June 123 tragedy in Orlando, Florida, Cook said.
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