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Turkey: EU Defence Policy

Volume 477: debated on Monday 16 June 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what discussions he has had with his European counterparts on Turkey’s administrative agreement with the European Defence Agency. (210674)

We fully support Turkey’s aspiration to have an administrative arrangement with the European Defence Agency (EDA). The establishment of such an administrative arrangement requires a unanimous European Council decision, which has not yet been possible. I regularly discuss approaches to resolving this issue with my European Union counterparts.