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Minister of National Defence R. Karoblis will take part in European Union Defence Ministers meeting


On May 18 Minister of National Defence Raimundas Karoblis will attend European Union Defence Ministers meeting in Brussels. The EU Defence Ministers are expected to discuss the EU Global Strategy, also focus on new security and defence initiatives.


Separate session will be held on the progress made on the implementation of the Joint Declaration on EU-NATO cooperation signed in Warsaw on 8 July 2016. The session is expected to be attended by NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg.


Also, the Ministers of Defence and of the Interior will meet over a working lunch to discuss the possibility to coordinate counter-terrorism actions.


On the same day the Minister will attend a meeting of the Council of Ministers of the European Defence Agency which will evaluate the role of the European Defence Agency in the context of the EU Global Strategy and set further guidelines for the development of European defence capabilities.


Photo credit: A. Pliadis

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