Ministry of National Defence
Information and Public Relations Directorate
No.27 - 04 February 2016
Minister Mihnea Motoc at the Informal Meeting of EU Defence Ministers
The Minister of National Defence, Mihnea Motoc, will participate in the Informal Meeting of EU Defence Ministers, held in Amsterdam, over 4 and 5 February.
With a view to developing the Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP), the Netherlands Presidency of the Council will address the three lines of action agreed upon at the CE reunion of December 2013 and then reiterated in 2015, namely increasing the efficiency, visibility and impact of the Common Security and Defence Policy, developing capabilities and consolidating European defence industry.
The discussions will approach major topics on the European defence and security agenda with focus on deepening European cooperation in the ongoing missions and operations under CSDP aegis.
A session on the EU Global Strategy on Foreign Affairs Policy and Security is scheduled to take place with the participation of defence and foreign afairs ministers of EU member states.
NATO Deputy-Secretary General, Alexander Vershbow, and United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations, Hervé Ladsous, will attend the meetings.