Readout of Secretary of Defense James N. Mattis' Meeting with Croatia Prime Minister Andrej Plenković

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

Secretary of Defense James N. Mattis met with Croatian Prime Minister Andrej Plenković yesterday in Zagreb to reaffirm the importance of a long-term defense relationship between the United States and Croatia. 

The leaders discussed a broad range of defense issues, including Croatia's commitment to meet NATO's defense spending goals.

Secretary Mattis thanked Croatia for hosting the U.S.-Adriatic Charter meeting and recognized the A5's unique role in fostering stability among all countries in southeast Europe.