Secretary General in Malta: NATO is strengthening cooperation with the EU

  • 27 Apr. 2017 -
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  • Last updated: 27 Apr. 2017 11:08

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg met with EU Defence Ministers in Valletta on Thursday (27 April 2017) for talks on European defence and strengthening NATO-EU cooperation.

Ahead of the meeting, Mr. Stoltenberg stressed that the Alliance is working more closely with the EU, including on cyber defence, hybrid challenges, exercises and maritime security. The Secretary General highlighted that the importance of NATO-EU cooperation can be seen “just off Malta’s coast”, where NATO’s maritime operation, Sea Guardian, is providing support to the EU’s Operation Sophia.