US Defense Secretary Carter to Visit Norway

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US Defense Secretary Carter to Visit Norway


Category: Defense / Security

Defense Secretary Ash Carter will travel to the United Kingdom and Norway Sept. 6-9 to meet with top officials from the two longstanding NATO allies, DoD officials said today in a statement.

Carter and U.K. and Norwegian leaders will participate in discussions regarding U.N. peacekeeping operations and to update counterparts on recent momentum in the counter-Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant campaign, officials said.

Meeting With Norwegian Minister of Defense

On the afternoon of Sept. 8, Carter will travel to Norway, a close NATO ally actively strengthening security in the North Atlantic, officials said. In addition to being a NATO stalwart, Norway has proven a valuable contributor to the counter-ISIL campaign.

On Sept. 9, Carter will meet with Norwegian Defense Minister Ine Eriksen Søreide in Bodø to view Norwegian military capabilities, according to officials. Carter and Søreide will then travel to Oslo for a joint press conference.

Source: US Department of Defense

Published: February 9, 2016