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NATO FMs Agree in Proposals to Deepen NATO-EU Cooperation

NATO FMs Agree in Proposals  to Deepen NATO-EU Cooperation

BRUSSELS - NATO foreign ministers on Tuesday agreed on over 40 proposals to deepen NATO-European Union (EU) cooperation, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg told a press conference following the meeting.
All 42 proposals made by two blocs focus on seven key areas, including countering hybrid threats, maritime security and cyber defense, which have been identified in a joint declaration by NATO and the EU at the Warsaw Summit in July.
"On maritime, we enhanced cooperation between Operations Sea Guardian and Sophia in the Mediterranean. On cyber, we will strengthen our mutual participation in exercises, and foster research," Stoltenberg noted.
According to the proposals, NATO and the EU will also advance capacity-building cooperation with partner countries, including Georgia, Ukraine and Tunisia.

Moreover, the two organizations will reinforce the "coherence" in the development of their defense capabilities. (Xinhua)