Friday, 12 June 2009

France Defence Minister At NATO HQ

French Defence Minister Herve Morin joined his colleagues for the Defence Planning Committee yesterday, for the first time since France reintegrated into NATO's military.

In addition, President Sarkozy has proposed Gen. Stephane Abrial to head the NATO transformation command in Norfolk, Va., and Gen. Phillippe Stoltz to lead an operational command of rapid reaction forces in Lisbon. The appointment of french officers to these posts was part of the bargain when France agreed to rejoin the integrated military structure of the Alliance.

France remains outside the Nuclear Planning Group.

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