U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, led a delegation to the Munich Security Conference this weekend. The delegation, which included Sen. Mike Enzi, Sen. John Boozman, Sen. Mike Rounds, Rep. Trent Kelly and Rep. Greg Gianforte, participated in bilateral meetings and attended forums where they highlighted the importance of NATO and continued cooperation with allies and partners against Russia.
Specific meetings included discussions with Afghan President Mohammed Ashraf Ghani, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, Poland Minister of Defense Mariusz Blaszczak and German Minister of Defense Ursula von der Leyen.
“Our allies and partners are an integral part of implementing the National Defense Strategy to counter Russia and China and the Munich Security Conference provides a unique opportunity to hold meaningful discussions about our shared goals,” Inhofe said. “I valued the opportunity to highlight how our continued cooperation and commitment to burden sharing will yield positive results.”
“As we face evolving security challenges, it is critical that we reinforce our commitment to strong, capable partners, like those in NATO,” Boozman said. “I was pleased to attend the Munich Security Conference and represent American interests in discussions with our allies about 21st century challenges. I remain committed to protecting and advancing our goals while working with our transatlantic partners.”