Federal Minister of Defence Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer will host two ministerial meetings on 26 and 27 August 2020 respectively.
The informal meeting of EU defence ministers will be held as part of the German EU Council Presidency. The Minister has invited her counterparts and the High Representative, Mr Josep Borrell. On the following day, the 7th informal meeting of defence ministers of the Framework Nations Concept (FNCFramework Nations Concept) will take place. Both events will be held at the InterContinental Hotel in Berlin.
The EU ministers’ meeting will focus mainly on operational commitments of the European Union and on the Strategic Compass. NATO Secretary General Mr Jens Stoltenberg and United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Peace Operations Mr Jean-Pierre Lacroix will also participate in this meeting.
The FNCFramework Nations Concept ministers’ meeting will focus on the 4th FNCFramework Nations Concept progress report, which further consolidates the Framework Nation Concept and contributes to strengthening the European pillar in NATO. NATO Supreme Allied Commander Transformation (SACT) General André Lanata and European Defence Agency (EDAEuropäische Verteidigungsagentur) Chief Executive Mr Jiří Šedivý will participate as well.