Informal Meeting of EU Defence Ministers: extracts from the joint press conference by Vlasta Parkanová and Javier Solana
The Defence Ministers of the EU Member States held two days (12-13/03/2009) of informal talks in Prague to discuss current issues on the European Security and Defence Policy agendas. The event was organised by the Ministry of Defence of the Czech Republic.
The three current EU military operations were the main item on the agenda of the first day of the ministerial meeting.
On the second day the Ministers of Defence addressed the development of EU´s military capabilities and the cooperation of the EU with its strategic partners in the area of security, i.e. the African Union.
Vlasta Parkanová, Czech Minister for Defence and President in office of the Council, and Javier Solana, Secretary General of the Council of the EU and High Representative for CFSP, gave a joint press conference after this ministerial meeting.