European Union External Action

Chairman's official visit to Spain

16/02/2021 - 16:25
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From 3rd to 5th of February, General Graziano pays an official visit to Spain.


In Madrid the Chairman met the Minister of Defence, Mrs. Margarita Robles Fernandez and the Chief of Defence, Admiral Teodoro Loperz Calderon and discussed the international situation after the pandemic, the Spanish contribution to the EU military missions and operations and the importance of the capacity building activities in the Sahel region.  Europe’s borders.

During the visit, the Chairman delivered lectures on “The role of EU Military Committee”  at the Centro Superior de Estudios de la Defensa, where he stressed the vital role that resilience, crisis management, capabilities development and partnerships have in the defence conceptual domains as four baskets at the core of the current cornerstone initiative, the Strategic Compass.

The Chairman visited the The EU Satellite Centre. SATCEN supports the decision making and actions of the European Union in the field of Common Foreign and Security Policy, in particular Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP), including European Union crisis management missions and operations, by providing products and services resulting from the exploitation of relevant space assets and collateral data, including satellite imagery and aerial imagery, and related services.