The acting Minister of Defense, Margarita Robles, travels to Brussels (Belgium) to participate in the ministerial meeting of the NATO which takes place on June 26 and 27.

Upon his arrival, Robles will participate together with the Minister of Foreign Affairs, European Union and Cooperation in office, Josep Borrell, in an act of donating the bust of former President of the Government Leopoldo Calvo-Sotelo and Bustelo to the Permanent Representation of Spain to NATO . Said act will have the presence of relatives of the former president.

Subsequently, the sessions scheduled for the meeting will begin, in which the defense ministers will address various issues of interest to the Alliance, such as those related to new technologies and artificial intelligence; the crisis with Iran in the Persian Gulf; the response of the allies to the probable rupture at the beginning of August of the Treaty of Nuclear Forces of Intermediate Reach; or the distribution of loads and the capacities that each member country makes available to the Alliance.

Precisely and related to this last point, Spain will participate this afternoon in the multilateral meeting of the countries with presence in the Battle Group deployed in Latvia, which in the case of our country, is materialized on the basis of a mechanized tactical subgroup.

The acting Minister of Defense will sign tomorrow together with her counterparts from Belgium, France, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal and Finland, a memorandum of understanding on the decisive ammunition in the maritime battle.

The final session that will close the agenda of the meeting will deal with the situation of the "Resolute Support" mission and the efforts that are being made to reach a peace agreement in Afghanistan.

Also, Robles will hold work meetings, along both days, with several of his counterparts to discuss matters of bilateral interest.



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