US, Norwegian Defense Leaders Meet on Security Cooperation, NATO Summit

x432c270d73c30387d9bd133dd26e2325.jpg.pagespeed.ic.o947aBmSlHUS Deputy Secretary of Defense Bob Work met with Norway’s State Secretary for Defense Oystein Bo in Washington, DC to discuss bilateral security cooperation, a spokesperson for Work, Navy Lt. Cmdr. Courtney Hillson, said in a statement on Thursday, APA reports quoting Sputnik. “During their meeting, Work and Bo discussed US-Norwegian defense cooperation efforts and highlighted the Marine Corps Prepositioning equipment in Norway,” the statement noted.The two officials also addressed the upcoming NATO Summit in Warsaw in July and the security situation in Europe and the Middle East.

“Work and Bo exchanged insights on sustaining robust military capabilities and noted the strategic, operational and tactical benefits of defense cooperation for both nations,” the statement added.

As NATO allies, the United States and Norway cooperate on a number of defense issues. US Marines were among the 15,000 troops from 14 countries to participate in Norway’s “Cold Response” military summit. The United States also has contributed tanks and mobile artillery to the training exercises, which concluded earlier this month.