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Remarks by High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini upon arrival at the Foreign Affairs Council (Defence)

Bruxelles, 06/03/2018 - 09:51, UNIQUE ID: 180306_2
Remarks

Remarks by High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini upon arrival at the Foreign Affairs Council (Defence)

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Good morning!

We will have today the first ever Council in the formation of the Permanent Structured Cooperation. So it is a historic moment. The Ministers will take first formal decisions, on the projects on the Permanent Structured Cooperation and the Member States participating to these projects.

We will also have an update on the discussions on our Missions and Operations, in particular the training missions we have in Africa. And we will have an exchange with the NATO Deputy Secretary General – [Jens] Stoltenberg [Secretary General of NATO] is travelling to Jordan today, but I talked to him on the phone in these days – to advance our good cooperation and all the project we have and we are running together and in view  of the preparations for the NATO summit this summer.

It will be an intense day and as I said, a historical day for the Council, because for the first time ever the Ministers will take deliberations in the formation of the Permanent Structured Cooperation.

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