Berlin: Minister Nicolae-Ionel Ciucă at the Informal Meeting of Defence Ministers

Minister Nicolae-Ionel Ciucă at the Informal Meeting of Defence Ministers

Member States of the EU

The Minister of National Defence, Nicolae-Ionel Ciucă, will attend the informal meeting of defence ministers of the EU Member States in Berlin on 26 and 27 August, which will be held under the aegis of the German Presidency of the Council of the European Union, and in the Conference of The States participating in the Framework Nations Concept (FNC), in the format of the defence ministers of the German-led framework group (DEU FNC). These are the first meetings of defence ministers in the context of the Cofid-19 pandemic.

The agenda of the meeting includes debates on the EU’s operational commitments and how to develop cooperation with partners, the European Union’s future security and defence guidance tool – The strategic compass, as well as the concept of a European security and defence culture in a post-Covid context.

The Conference of The States participating in the Framework Nations Concept will focus on the debate and approval of Progress Report No. 4 of the German-coordinated Nation-type Group (DEU FNC). The report reflects developments within this group in the period 2019-2020, as well as the activities carried out on the two levels of the initiative: the establishment of large units and the areas of capability identified for the purpose of intensifying cooperation – (capability clusters).

NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg and UN Under-Secretary-General for Peace Operations Jean– Pierre Lacroix were invited to attend the activities.

MApN Press Office

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