• the appointment will be at the Pentagon on Thursday.
  • Cospedal and James Mattis, U.S. Secretary of Defense already agreed last February at the Summit of NATO in Brussels.


the Minister of Defense, Dolores de Cospedal María will meet next Thursday in Washington with the US Defense Secretary James Mattis, where is the to first official meeting between the heads of the security of both countries.

according to sources of the Government, the appointment will take place in the Pentagon and will be held at the request of the US administration.

the sources indicate that the meeting not has a concrete agenda and is part of the dynamics of cooperation and regular bilateral meetings that keep both countries.

Cospedal and Mattis agreed last February at the NATO Summit in Brussels, a meeting which expressed their interest in a future meeting.

at the NATO Summit, Mattis asked counterparts greater support to the defence if “they don’t want to see that United States moderates its commitment” with the Atlantic Alliance.

before this petition, the Minister of Defense said that Spain “will comply” with its commitments to NATO.