Foreign Affairs Council (Defence): Remarks by High Representative/Vice-President Josep Borrell upon arrival

16 Nov: Foreign Affairs Council (Defence): Remarks by High Representative/Vice-President Josep Borrell upon arrival

(Source: EEAS)

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Today, first, we are going to have  the [Steering] Board of the European Defence Agency. The important thing that we are going to approve [is] the mandate for the negotiations on the Administrative Arrangement with the United States. You know that [this is for] the United States to participate in the projects of the Agency. This will open the door to start with the Dialogue on Security and Defence. This was a request from the United States. And finally, today the Ministers – I hope – will agree on this mandate to start negotiations.

We will approve also new bunch of PESCO projects that will make up to 60 the [total] number of projects. They will start delivering concrete results in a couple of years. [This …