Istanbul Cooperation Initiative (ICI)

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Istanbul Cooperation Initiative (ICI)

Istanbul Cooperation Initiative (ICI)

NATO's Istanbul Cooperation Initiative, launched at the Alliance's Summit in the Turkish city in June 2004, aims to contribute to long-term global and regional security by offering countries of the broader Middle East region practical bilateral security cooperation with NATO.

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NATO welcomes closer ties with the Gulf Cooperation Council

NATO welcomes closer ties with the Gulf Cooperation Council

18 Mar. 2016

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg welcomed the Secretary General of the Gulf Cooperation Council, Abdul Latif Bin Rashid Al Zayani, to NATO headquarters on Friday (18 March 2016) for talks on deepening cooperation between the two organisations.

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NATO and UAE determined to enhance cooperation in addressing common challenges

NATO and UAE determined to enhance cooperation in addressing common challenges

02 Mar. 2016

NATO and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) expressed their determination to enhance cooperation in addressing common security challenges, during an official visit by the ‎Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg to Abu Dhabi on 2 March 2016.

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NATO and Kuwait take cooperation to a new level

NATO and Kuwait take cooperation to a new level

29 Feb. 2016

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg welcomed closer cooperation between the Alliance and Kuwait during his first official visit to Kuwait on 29 February 2016. Speaking at the site of the future NATO-Kuwait Istanbul Cooperation Initiative (ICI) Regional Centre, Mr. Stoltenberg praised Kuwait’s commitment and vision in bringing NATO closer to the Gulf region. As the Alliance’s first presence in the Gulf, the NATO-ICI Regional Centre will be a hub for NATO’s practical cooperation with Kuwait and other ICI partners, as well as Saudi Arabia and Oman.

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