The Department of Defense today held a video conference co-chaired by Acting Assistant Secretary for International Security Affairs Elissa Slotkin and Joint Staff Vice Director for Strategic Plans and Policy Maj. Gen. Steven M. Shepro with Russian Ministry of Defense counterparts to discuss ongoing adherence to the U.S.-Russia memorandum of understanding (MOU) on flight safety over Syrian airspace.
Today’s meeting follows previous video conferences between the Department of Defense and the Russian Ministry of Defense on this topic.
The conversation was constructive and the two sides agreed to continue safety discussions in this format in the future.
Release No: NR-114-16
March 31, 2016