Readout of Secretary Mattis’ Meeting with Danish Minister of Defense Claus Hjort Frederiksen
Pentagon Chief Spokesperson Dana W. White provided the following readout:
Secretary of Defense James N. Mattis met with Danish Minister of Defense Claus Hjort Frederiksen today at the Pentagon to reaffirm the long-standing defense relationship between the United States and the Kingdom of Denmark.
Secretary Mattis thanked Minister Hjort Frederiksen for Denmark’s commitment to international security, including NATO's Resolute Support mission in Afghanistan, enhanced forward presence, and the defeat-ISIS campaign.
The secretary encouraged Minister Hjort Frederiksen to continue increasing Denmark's defense spending, and thanked him for improving and strengthening defense cooperation between both nations.