US-Croatia to further strengthen their bilateral defense relationship

F.P. Report

WASHINGTON: Under Secretary of Defense for Policy Dr. Colin Kahl met with Croatian Minister of Defence Mario Banožić at the Pentagon on Friday to reaffirm the importance of the U.S.-Croatia bilateral defense relationship and further strengthen our strategic Alliance. Dr. Kahl emphasized the U.S. commitment to collaborating within NATO and helping Croatia meet its NATO capability targets.

The two leaders discussed regional security, Euro-Atlantic integration, COVID-19 and mutual concerns over malign influence in the region. Dr. Kahl thanked Minister Banožić for Croatia’s impressive history of contributions to coalition operations, including Kosovo Force and NATO Mission Iraq.