Dec. 18, 2019
WASHINGTON--Joint Staff Spokesperson Col. DeDe S. Halfhill provided the following readout:
Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Mark A. Milley met with Chief of the Russian General Staff Gen. Valery Gerasimov today in Bern, Switzerland.
The two military leaders discussed Syria, strategic stability and a variety of other operational and strategic issues to enhance deconfliction, improve understanding, and reduce risk.
Both leaders recognize the importance of maintaining regular communication to avoid miscalculation and to promote transparency.
In accordance with past practice, both generals have agreed to keep the details of their conversations private.
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