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Transcript of Press Meet US Secretary James Mattis and Indian Minister of Defense Nirmala Sitharaman at the Pentagon

SECRETARY OF DEFENSE JAMES N. MATTIS: Well, Madame Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, Excellency, good to have you back here. Ambassador Sarna and members of the delegation, welcome to the Pentagon. In some cases, welcome back to the Pentagon. But Minister, it's a particular pleasure to welcome you on this official visit to the United States, and on behalf of our department and all of our service members, thank you for paying your nation's respects at Arlington National Cemetery this morning. We're grateful. Your presence at the wreath-laying made clear that U.S.-Indian military relations are not defined by brittle or empty words, but by the human aspects of partnership, steeped in recognition of our nations' respective sacrifices in the cause of peace and friendship in freedom, as President Eisenhower said during his 1959 visit to India, and also, for our diverse histories and cultures, and for our shared principles, values and respect for the rules-based international order.................

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