Readout of Secretary of Defense James N. Mattis’ Bilateral Meeting with Iceland’s Minister for Foreign Affairs

Pentagon Chief Spokesperson Dana W. White provided the following readout:

Secretary of Defense James N. Mattis met with Iceland’s Minister of Foreign Affairs His Excellency Gudlaugur Thór Thórdarson today at the Pentagon to express a mutual commitment to the deepening defense relationship between the U.S. and Iceland.

Secretary Mattis and Minister Thórdarson discussed ways to increase U.S.-Iceland cooperation in the Arctic and NATO command structure reform. 

Secretary Mattis also expressed appreciation for Iceland’s additional investment in infrastructure upgrades to support U.S. and NATO missions.