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Reference Cooperation in Europe

Reference Cooperation in Europe December 2, 2016

Netherlands and Belgium signed a Memorandum of Understanding on 1 December in Brussels regarding the replacement of their frigates and minehunters. Under the contract, both countries agreed to jointly purchase new M-class frigates and minesweepers, strenghtening their maritime cooperation and operational efficiency. Dutch Defence Minister Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert stated that the ultimate aim was to increase power of Europe and inspire further military cooperations with neighboring countries. 

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