BRI NEWS Croatia, Germany agree to co-host EU-NATO meeting next year

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Croatia, Germany agree to co-host EU-NATO meeting next year

Xinhua

16:04, December 02, 2019

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ZAGREB, Dec. 1 (Xinhua) -- Croatian Defense Minister Damir Krsticevic and his German counterpart Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer agreed on Sunday that Croatia and Germany will jointly organize an EU-NATO cooperation conference in the Croatian city of Split next year.

The meeting of the European defense ministers will take place on June 8-9 during the Croatian presidency of the European Union.

"Germany is the most important partner in the field of security and defense in Europe and it is a priority to strengthen Croatia's cooperation with its German partners," Krsticevic said.

The German minister stressed the importance of European countries' cooperation with NATO.

Croatia takes over the six-month presidency of the Council of the European Union on Jan. 1, 2020, and Germany will pick up the baton from July 1.

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