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The Pentagon chief first visit to the French aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle

Secretary of Defense United States, Ashton Carter, visited the Charles de Gaulle aircraft carrier, in what is the first time a Pentagon chief goes to the flagship of the French navy. Its scale, unannounced, was made public by the French Secretary of State for War Veterans, Jean-Marc Todeschini, who received him at the ship and disseminated in the official account of the social network Twitter some photos of the meeting.

Carter's arrival is part of a tour of the Middle East to achieve greater support for the military campaign against Islamic jihadists State (EI), which has also been in Afghanistan, Iraq and Iraqi Kurdistan.

The US defense secretary was not received by the French minister, Jean-Yves Le Drian, due to their participation today in the Elysee in a government seminar to prepare the final year of the current mandate socialista.El Charles de Gaulle is wagered in the Gulf to participate in operations against the EI in Syria and Iraq.

Sent to the area, which has tripled the operational capacity gala in the region, was ordered by French President Francois Hollande, after the attacks last November 13 claimed the lives of 130 people in Paris and Saint Denis, claimed by EI.

Until the arrival of the aircraft carrier, France had twelve fighters to bomb the positions of EI, while currently contributes 38 to the coalition against this terrorist organization.

Its action is part of the cooperation both with the rest of the countries that make up the US-led forces as the rusas.SegĂșn remind the French media, coalition Carter's visit to Charles de Gaulle has a high symbolic content, as the aircraft carrier battle group has just taken command of the naval division of EI-led coalition against Washington.

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