The European Union and the United States on Tuesday inked a military deal to enhance cooperation on logistical assistance.
EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini and the US Secretary of State John Kerry signed the EU-US Acquisition and Cross-Servicing Agreement (ACSA) in Brussels.
“The signing of the ACSA marks a major milestone in EU-US military cooperation in enabling crisis response and promoting security around the world,” the European Union External Action Service(EEAS) said in a press release.
“The agreement fulfills a 2014 EU-US Summit pledge to enhance practical EU-US security and crisis response management cooperation,” the EEAS added.
The ACSA will facilitate reciprocal provision of reimbursable logistic support, supplies, and services between the EU and the US during military deployments and operations, the EEAS explained.
“The ACSA will also help to reinforce the strategic partnership between the EU and NATO,” the diplomatic service of the EU said,”as they work together to strengthen defense and security in Europe and project stability among neighbors and partners.”