Istanbul Cooperation Initiative (ICI)

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Background

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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News

Deputy Secretary General calls for closer cooperation with Gulf partners

Deputy Secretary General calls for closer cooperation with Gulf partners

19 Oct. 2014

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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Visit to NATO HQ of Diplomats and Lawyers from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Visit to NATO HQ of Diplomats and Lawyers from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

07 May. 2014

On 7 Mai 2014, the NATO Political Affairs and Security Policy Division organised a visit to NATO Headquarters of Diplomats and Lawyers from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, who were visiting Brussels as part of NATO’s public diplomacy activities under the Istanbul Cooperation Initiative (ICI).

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Visit from the National Defense University of the United Arab Emirates to NATO

Visit from the National Defense University of the United Arab Emirates to NATO

25 Apr. 2014

On 25 April 2014, the NATO Political Affairs and Security Policy Division organised a visit to NATO Headquarters for a delegation from the National Defense University of the United Arab Emirates, who were visiting Brussels as part of NATO’s public diplomacy activities under the Istanbul Cooperation Initiative (ICI).

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FAQs

NATO's Mediterranean Dialogue & Istanbul Cooperation Initiative - Questions & Answers

What is the difference between NATO’s Mediterranean Dialogue and the Istanbul Cooperation Initiative?

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