On May 25, Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs Jean-Yves Le Drian will accompany the President to Brussels for the meeting of NATO heads of state and government.
This meeting will reaffirm the unity of the Alliance and the strength of the transatlantic relationship, as well as France’s resolve to implement the commitments taken at the Wales summit in 2014 on increasing defense spending and modernizing capacities. This commitment goes hand in hand with current initiatives on strengthening European defense.
The role that NATO can play in support of counterterrorism will also be discussed. France will mark its commitment alongside its allies by participating in the Enhanced Foreign Presence program both within NATO and outside of NATO, where France is on the front lines of the fight against terrorism, notably in Africa and the Levant.