Deputy Secretary General discusses cooperation with EU Ministers and OSCE Ambassadors
Visiting Vienna (29-30 August), NATO Deputy Secretary General Rose Gottemoeller reaffirmed the importance that NATO places on close relations with key partner organisations, including the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) and the European Union (EU).
NATO’s growing cooperation with the European Union was the main theme of Gottemoeller’s participation in the informal meeting of EU Ministers of Defence. Organised by the Austrian Presidency of the Council of the EU, the meeting was an opportunity to discuss complementarity between NATO and the EU, as well as the work of both organisations in the Western Balkans, a region that is essential for European security.
At the headquarters of another important partner – the OSCE, Gottemoeller met with OSCE ambassadors from NATO countries and the organisation’s Secretary General Thomas Greminger, to discuss arms control, transparency and the situation in Ukraine. She expressed NATO’s appreciation for the OSCE’s role in fostering dialogue, building trust, and upholding the rules-based international order.