US and EU to hold talks on defense and security at the start of the new year

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    Building of the US Department of State in Washington DC - 1920, 03.12.2021

    WASHINGTON, Dec 3 – The US and the EU have announced the beginning of a dialogue on defense and security, the first meeting within its framework will be held in early 2022, the State Department said.
    “The first meeting within the framework of the dialogue, aimed at closer cooperation in the field of security and defense, will take place in early 2022 with the participation of the US Department of State and the US Department of Defense, the European Commission, the European Defense Agency and the European External Action Service,” the joint the statement of the US Secretary of State and the High Representative of the EU for Foreign Affairs, released by the press service of the State Department.
    The US and EU have pledged the importance of a strong and effective European defense and the need to develop coherent and interoperable capabilities, the statement said. The sides reaffirmed their support for NATO-EU cooperation, the statement said.

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