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STAR plan

The October 2020 Government agreement included a provision to update the implementation of the Strategic Vision of Defence at the horizon of 2030. With my colleagues in the government and the Defence staff, we set about updating the Vision, which was indeed a necessary objective in view of the complex, uncertain and unpredictable security environment in which we live, as demonstrated by the current situation in Ukraine. This process, which follows on from the POP (People Our Priority) and…
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Joint press release from the Belgian Minister of Defense, Ludivine Dedonder and the Ukrainian Minister of Defense, Roustem Umerov

Today, on the sidelines of the ministerial meetings at NATO Headquarters, Belgian Defense Minister Ludivine Dedonder and her Ukrainian counterpart Minister Umerov met in a bilateral meeting.
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Starting a BENELUX support Initiative, the M113 APC

Joint Statement by the Defence Ministers of Belgium, Luxemburg, and the Netherlands:
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Signing of the Declaration of Intent concerning the location of the Belgian-Luxembourg reconnaissance battalion

On Thursday 13 October, Ludivine Dedonder, Minister of Defence of the Kingdom of Belgium, and François Bausch, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defence of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, signed a Declaration of Intent concerning the location of the bi-national reconnaissance battalion. 
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Op-ed by: Kajsa Ollongren, Minister of Defence of the Netherlands, Ludivine Dedonder, Minister of Defence of Belgium, and François Bausch, Minister of Defence of Luxembourg

On 21 March 2022, EU leaders adopted the EU Strategic Compass, an action plan for the next 5-10 years aimed at strengthening EU defence cooperation. 

Belgian Seminar on the Strategic Compass

On the 1st of July 2021, my colleague Sophie Wilmès and I opened the Belgian seminar on the Strategic Compass to strengthen the European Defence.  
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Belgian and German defence ministers meet in Brussels

On April 19, 2021, the Belgian and German defence ministers, Ludivine Dedonder and Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, met in person for the very first time. 
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I wish you all the best for 2021! May this year mark a new beginning and bring you much happiness.

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