General Graziano ,welcomed by the Supreme Allied Commander Europe General Tod D. Wolters, took part in an office call with General Wolters as well as SHAPE’s Chief of Staff, General Markus Kneip.
The agenda of the meeting was focused on EU-NATO cooperation, military mobility within Europe, cyber defence and hybrid warfare. "
EU and NATO – the chairman added - share basic values, interests and most of the respective members and strengthening the European pillar is a clear strategic goal for NATO itself" General Graziano stated.
" The threats and challenges that we are currently facing call for an integrated and comprehensive approach and a strong relationship between EU and NATO is more than ever required."
The two General also discussed the SHAPE’s commitment to EU lead Operation ALTHEA in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) aimed at supporting the authorities of BiH in their efforts to maintain a safe and secure environment in the country. The Operation Headquarters of Operation ALTHEA is at SHAPE and SHAPE’s Vice Chief of Staff (VCOS), Lieutenant General Olivier Rittimann, currently holds the operational command.