Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin’s Call with Bahrain Crown Prince Salman bin Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa | site |



(Information contained in U.S. Department of Defense [DOD] press release dated: August 19, 2021)

Today, Pentagon Press Secretary John F. Kirby provided the following information:

Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III spoke today with Bahrain Crown Prince Salman bin Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa to reaffirm the strength of the U.S.-Bahrain defense relationship and discuss the situation in Afghanistan. The two leaders underscored the urgency of the safe and secure evacuation of personnel from Kabul.