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Deputy Defense Secretary, Bosnian Defense Minister Meet at Pentagon


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Deputy Defense Secretary, Bosnian Defense Minister Meet at Pentagon

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WASHINGTON, Sept. 13, 2017 — Deputy Defense Secretary Pat Shanahan met with Bosnia-Herzegovina Defense Minister Marina Pendeš yesterday in the Pentagon, Shanahan’s spokesperson Navy Cmdr. Sarah Higgins said in a readout following the meeting.

Shanahan expressed appreciation for Bosnia-Herzegovina’s ongoing contributions to NATO efforts in Afghanistan and in the fight against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, Higgins said. The leaders also discussed Bosnia-Herzegovina’s completion of its defense review, progress in defense reforms and U.S. support of Bosnia-Herzegovina’s path to NATO membership, she said.

Both agreed to maintain continued dialogue on shared security interests, Higgins said.

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