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Deputy Secretary General calls for closer cooperation with Gulf partners
19 Oct. 2014

Deputy Secretary General calls for closer cooperation with Gulf partners

NATO Deputy Secretary General, Alexander Vershbow, spoke in favour of deepening NATO’s partnership with countries in the Gulf to ensure that “we will be even better able to respond to future security challenges”, during a speech on Sunday (19 October) at the Abu Dhabi Strategic Debate. Ambassador Vershbow said that NATO and regional partners of the Gulf should intensify political dialogue and practical cooperation; work together to strengthen maritime security and further strengthen the ability of their military forces to work together. During his speech, the Deputy Secretary General also addressed the risk the terrorist organization ISIL poses to the Middle East and beyond, including to NATO and EU member states, by saying that “dealing with this threat requires a broad, multinational effort covering a range of different measures”.

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