Malta re-engages in the Partnership for Peace Programme

  • Last updated: 04 Nov. 2009 18:24

At the Bucharest Summit, NATO Heads of State and Government welcomed Malta’s return to the Partnership for Peace Programme. At Malta's request, the Allies have re-activated Malta's participation in the Partnership for Peace Programme (PfP).

The venue for the meetings, Palace of the Parliament

Malta's Prime Minister Gonzi joined a meeting of the Euro-Atlantic Partnership Council (EAPC), a forum that brings together NATO Allies and PfP partners. At their meeting in Bucharest, EAPC leaders endorsed Malta’s new accession to the Euro-Atlantic Partnership Council.

NATO Heads of State and Government said they welcome Malta’s return to the PfP and look forward to its active engagement in the EAPC.

Background

The Partnership for Peace Programme (PfP) was created in 1994. Malta joined the PfP in April 1995, but suspended its participation in October 1996.

PfP is a programme of practical bilateral cooperation between Partner countries and NATO. It allows Partner countries to build up an individual relationship with NATO, choosing their own priorities for cooperation. It is tailored to individual needs and jointly implemented at the level and pace chosen by each participating government.

The Euro-Atlantic Partnership Council (EAPC) was created in 1997.