U.S., Italian Defense Chiefs Meet at Pentagon

Jul 12, 2017 972

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis met with Italian Defense Minister Roberta Pinotti at the Pentagon today to discuss the robust U.S.-Italian defense partnership, cooperation at NATO, and joint efforts in Afghanistan, the Middle East and Libya, Pentagon Chief Spokesperson Dana W. White said in a readout following the meeting. ‎

Mattis specifically thanked Italy for their hospitality toward the more than 30,000 U.S. forces, civilians, and family members based in Italy and for their superior support and cooperation in addressing security threats in the Mediterranean, the Middle East, and Africa, White said. 

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