Ministry of National Defence
Information and Public Relations Directorate
No.278 - 07 October 2016
Meeting of Minister Mihnea Motoc with the High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Federica Mogherini
The Minister of National Defence, Mihnea Motoc, had a meeting with the High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Federica Mogherini, in Bucharest, on Friday, October 7.
The two officials approached aspects related to security in the eastern and southern proximity of the EU, especially in the extended Black Sea region, and the Common Security and Defence Policy, with focus on implementing the EU Global Strategy of foreign policy and security.
They noted the progress made in implementing the Global Strategy, when the High Representative Federica Mogherini mentioned that a process was launched to identify the key-elements meant to be agreed upon by all EU member states, namely: defining the EU level of ambition and concrete propositions for their accomplishment, consolidating the development of the respective necessary capabilities and maximizing defence cooperation and with the Union partners.
The two officials talked of EU-NATO cooperation and the importance of the synergic implementation of the Global Strategy and NATO-EU Common Declaration of NATO Summit in Warsaw.
As for the development of capabilities, the role of EDA and the cooperation opportunities it offers to the members states was pointed out. On the background of the developments of the international seurity environment the efforts of the EU were emphasized for the stability in the eastern and southern vecinity of the Union and the need to identify concrete ways of cooperation with partners to the east and to the south, for the consolidation of the local capacities in the security sector.
Federica Mogherini expressed her appreciation for Romania’s participation in the military operations and missions conducted under the aegis of the Common Security and Defence Policy.