The United States and the European Union (EU) held the second U.S.-EU Security and Defense Dialogue December 1 in Washington, D.C.  The Dialogue reaffirmed our enduring partnership and shared commitments to Transatlantic security and confronting common security challenges in line with the depth of our bond, common values, and shared interests.

Officials from the United States and the EU exchanged updates on our respective security and defense policy frameworks and welcomed the signing of the Administrative Arrangement between the European Defence Agency and the U.S. Department of Defense earlier this year.  The United States and EU also discussed shared commitments on a range of topics, including cooperation in supporting Ukraine, increasing defense investment and defense industry cooperation, security in the Western Balkans and Africa, and further strengthening our strategic partnership and the transatlantic bond.

The U.S.-EU Security and Defense Dialogue was co-chaired by Jacqueline Ramos, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for European Affairs; Liam Wasley, Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for European Affairs; Spencer Boyer, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Europe and NATO; and Joanneke Balfoort, Director for Security and Defense, European External Action Service.

U.S. Department of State

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