Minister Glváč discussed defence cooperation with Chuck Hagel in the Pentagon

Wrapping up the ISAF mission in Afghanistan and boosting defence cooperation and investments were among the issues discussed by Slovak Defence Minister Martin Glváč and US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel on January 8 during Glváč’s visit to the US. Praising bilateral cooperation within NATO – and especially concerning Afghanistan – Hagel told his Slovak counterpart that the US highly values Slovakia as a strategic ally. The US Defence Secretary went on to thank Slovakia for its commitment to invest more into the modernisation of its armed forces and interoperability, and how this paves the way for further bilateral cooperation. Glváč assured Hagel that Slovak servicemen will continue to serve in Afghanistan within the new, non-combat mission.

Monday, January 12, 2015