European Union Defence Ministers Hold Press Conference on the Outcome of Their Meeting
14:02 GMT 02.09.2021 (Updated: 11:44 GMT 09.02.2023)
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Ahead of the meeting, the bloc's top diplomat, Josep Borrell, said that the situation in Afghanistan shows the need for the EU to create a deployable military force that will be able to react to conflicts beyond its borders.
European Defence Ministers are holding a press conference on the outcome of their informal meeting. The officials are expected to make comments on the bloc's programmes such as the Common Security and Defence Policy, aimed at conflict prevention, and Strategic Compass, aimed at dealing with increasing threats and challenges. The defence ministers will also comment on the situation in Afghanistan, where the Taliban* has seized power.
*The Taliban is a terrorist organisation banned in Russia and many other nations.