EU and NATO are partners, not rivals in defense

NATO and the EU are partners, not rivals in defense. This was agreed by top officials on Thursday after a conference on EU-NATO cooperation in Brussels, Belgium and in the context of concerns over EU plan to seek a more independent role from NATO's activities as the bloc faces a number of challenges such as the migrant crisis, economic recession, terrorism and extremism.

NATO's Chief, Jens Stoltenberg, showed his support for strengthening European defense without duplicating efforts by NATO. The EU foreign affairs head, Federica Mogherini proposed the establishment of a headquarter in Brussels to command EU civil and military campaigns, especially in Africa and the Mediterranean Sea. She said that this model would not overlap with NATO's tasks.

Source: VOV5