Ministry of National Defence
Information and Public Relations Directorate
No.202 - 09 July 2016
Defence Minister’s Meeting with the High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy
While at NATO Summit in Warsaw, the Minister of National Defence, Mihnea Motoc, had a meeting with Federica Mogherini, High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice-President of the European Commission.
The two officials talked of topics of interest for the present security and defence field, such as the Global Strategy of the European Union, a recent document presented at the meeting of the European Council of June 28 – 29, 2016, the impact of BREXIT on the Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP) and the cooperation between NATO and the EU. They discussed the need to continue promoting the EU as a global player and security provider. In this respect, it was mentioned and appreciated the active participation of Romania to consolidating CSDP.
Minister Motoc pointed out Romania’s endorsement of an intensified EU – NATO partnership and the need for a synergic action of the two organizations in fields such as strategic communication and countering hybrid threats.
Minister Motoc briefed the High Representative of EU on the ideas and measures taken by the defence ministry, in preparation of taking over the presidency of the EU Council by Romania in 2019.