European Union External Action

CEUMC official visit to SPAIN

Bruxelles, 22/09/2017 - 16:20, UNIQUE ID: 170922_15
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From 20th to 22nd of September, the Chairman of the European Union Military Committee (CEUMC), General Mikhail Kostarakos, paid an official visit to Spain, on the invitation by the Chief of the Defence Staff, General Fernando Alejandre Martinez.

During his visit, the high-ranking EU military official had the honor to be received by HM The King Felipe VI of Spain. In addition, he had the opportunity to meet with the Minister of Defence Mrs Maria Dolores de Cospedal and shared their views on issues of mutual interest.

Further, he had a meaningful and comprehensive discussion, with the Chief of the Defence Staff, General Fernando Alejandre Martinez, on their common strategic goals and actions.

Furthermore, the Chairman also visited, the EU Satellite Centre (SatCen), where he welcomed by Director Mr. Pascal Legai who, together with other SatCen managers, presented the Centre’s activities. Subsequently, the CEUMC paid a visit to the Higher Staff College of the Spanish Armed Forces, and delivered a speech to its members on: "European Defence: Responding to the call of times".

At the end of his visit, General Kostarakos went to the Operations Command (MOPS) where he had a video teleconference with the members of the Spanish Armed Forces who are currently serving in EU military missions and operations.