Wednesday, 20 November 2019

Questions (61)

Micheál Martin

Question:

61. Deputy Micheál Martin asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade if he has discussed the future of NATO with other European counterparts. [47908/19]

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Written answers (Question to Foreign)

I have not taken part in discussions on the future of NATO.  Such discussions are appropriate to members of that organisation.

In the EU context, discussion of NATO is limited to the context of agreed areas of EU-NATO cooperation. All such cooperation takes place with full respect for the decision-making autonomy and procedures of both organisations,  and respects the specific character of the security and defence policies of EU Member States, including those, such as Ireland, which are not members of NATO.