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The Framework Nations concept is a success story. To make it relevant in the coming years and to keep attractive, Germany is more closely harmonize its efforts with future initiatives of the EU and increase the operational value together with the partner countries.

Germany assumes responsibility in the Atlantic alliance. Especially in times passionate debates about the burden sharing in NATO, it is important, Germany's central role in the multinational development ability of the Alliance transparent manner. The White Paper 2016 on German Security Policy and the Future of the Bundeswehr - the ultimate foundation document of the Bundeswehr planning - formulated confidently: "Germany's readiness to take over as the framework nation leadership responsibility is to express our identity and our design claim." Five years after the launch of projects under Nations Framework (Framework Concept Nations, FNC) NATO is clear that Germany will implement this design claim successful and sustainable. To this claim to continue meeting and to maintain the relevance of the concept for us and our partners, it is now common to make the necessary adjustments.

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