Hosted by the European Union, officials from the United States and the European Union met for the 12th U.S.-EU Space Dialogue June 26-27 in Brussels, Belgium. The delegations discussed cooperation on a wide range of space activities including growing security concerns, space cybersecurity and space situational awareness, and spaceflight safety coordination. The dialogue also sought to strengthen longstanding cooperation between the United States and Europe on both global navigation satellite systems and Earth observation activities.
The U.S. delegation was led by Assistant Secretary of State for Arms Control, Verification and Compliance Mallory Stewart, and Acting Assistant Secretary of State for Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs Jennifer R. Littlejohn. The delegation included representatives from the Department of State, the Department of Commerce, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, the Department of Defense, the Department of Interior, and the Federal Aviation Administration.
The European Union delegation was led by European Commission Director General for Defense Industry and Space Timo Pesonen and European External Action Service Managing Director for Common Security and Defense Benedikta von Seherr-Thoss. The delegation also included representatives from the European Organization for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites and the European Space Agency. For media inquiries, please contact OES-PA-DG@state.gov.