Ministry of National Defence
Information and Public Relations Directorate
No.290 - 18 October 2016
The Conference of the Strategic Military Partner Hosted by Romania
The conference of the Strategic Military Partner organized by the Allied Command Transformation (ACT) of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) will be hosted by Romania, at Radisson Blu Hotel, over 19 to 21 October.
About 70 NATO member states and partners, as well as other countries will be represented at the event. Columbia and Nigeria will attend for the first time the consultations in this format. The main topic of the discussions will be the prospects of extending the partnerships with the Alliance.
“The creation and maintenance of strong bonds with countries outside NATO is paramount for the Alliance. That is why ensuring some durable partnerships will be always of great strategic importance”, said the Supreme Allied Commander Transformation, General Denis Mercier.
The Strategic Military Partner conference gathers annually and is the main military forum of the Alliance in order to debate the future challenges and transformations for NATO and its partners. This conference allows the Defence General Staffs Chiefs of the Alliance member states and the ones that are partners to discuss the problems on a strategic level, which helps the development of partnerships. During the discussions, the concepts resulted from the NATO Summit in Warsaw will be thoroughly debated
Media representatives will be granted access to the offcial opening of the working sessions and the press conference held by the chief of General Staff, General Nicolae Ciucă and ACT Commander, General Denis Mercier. The two events will take place on Friday, October 21.
Journalists interested in participating will confirm attendance with ACT press officer, Lieutenant Commander Karen Eifert, at phone number : +1-757-685-9814, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, or with the chief of the Press Department of the MoD, COL Daniel Anghel, at phone number : 0729 990 296, e-mail email@example.com.
Media representatives are expected at Radisson Blu Hotel, Hall Jupiter, 07.30 and 08.15 hrs., on Friday, October 21. Details on the conference can be found at http://www.act.nato.int/smpc-homepage. Additional information on ACT at http://www.act.nato.int/, https://www.facebook.com/NATO.ACT and https://twitter.com/NATO_ACT.