issued following their meeting of 2nd April 2020
1. We, the Ministers of Foreign Affairs of NATO, meet today in the midst of an unprecedented pandemic which is affecting all Allies and partners, imposing a huge cost in lives lost, as well as a sudden and severe shock to our economies. We (…)
France’s action in the fields of Security, Disarmament and Non-proliferation is detailed in the Strategic review of Defence and National Security, published in December 2017 at the President’s request.
This document identifies the key strategies that define our national and international efforts in the fields of defence and security. The review draws the consequences of the evolution, since the White Paper of 2013, of an unstable and unpredictable strategic context, marked by a durably-high terrorist threat, the simultaneity of crises, the military assertion of established or emerging powers, the weakening of multilateral frameworks and the acceleration of technological upheavals. In this context, it examines the interests of France, its ambition for its defence and the skills primarily required for our armies.