The National Defence Council met to discuss the Spanish Security Strategy presented by the former High Representative of the European Union, Javier Solana.
The Spanish Security Strategy was announced by the President of the Government during his 2008 investiture speech. José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero asked Javier Solana to draft the strategy in December 2009.
The document analyses the interests, risks and threats that affect Spain from a global and comprehensive perspective. Furthermore, it defines objectives, assigns priorities, quantifies resources and plans organisational and budgetary efforts in terms of security issues.
The National Defence Council is a collegiate body that coordinates with and advises the President of the Government on matters of Defence. It was set up by Constitutional Law 5/2005 on National Defence and has a permanent support structure – the Inter-Ministerial Defence Committee – which forms part of the Ministry of Defence.
According to the Royal Decree that governs the work of the National Defence Council, the President of the Government must call a plenary session at least once a year in order to appraise His Majesty the King of Spain.
Besides His Majesty the King of Spain, the Prince of Asturias and the President of the Government, the meeting on Monday was also attended by the Vice-Presidents of the Government, Alfredo Pérez Rubalcaba, Elena Salgado and Manuel Chaves, the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, Trinidad Jiménez, the Minister for Defence, Carme Chacón, and the Director of the National Defence Council, Félix Sanz Roldan, among others.
Comment by Adamantine:
If the organization has the term global in it then JS is interested.