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Istanbul Cooperation Initiative (ICI)

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

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Visit of the Deputy Chief of Defence of Qatar to NATO

05 Feb. 2014

On 5 February 2014, the NATO Political Affairs and Security Policy Division organised a visit to NATO Headquarters of the Deputy Chief of Defence of Qatar, Major General Thani Bin Jassim Al-Thani, and his accompanying delegation of high-ranking military officials, as well as the Ambassador of the State of Qatar to the Kingdom of Belgium, H.E. Sheikh Ali Bin Jassim Al-Thani, and the Defense Attaché at the Embassy of the State of Qatar to the Kingdom of Belgium, Brigadier Hadi Mohammed Al-Shahwani.

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Visit of Diplomats from the State of Qatar to NATO

20 Jan. 2014 - 21 Jan. 2014

On 20 and 21 January 2014, the NATO Political Affairs and Security Policy Division organised a visit to NATO Headquarters for a group of Qatari diplomats, who were visiting Brussels as part of NATO’s public diplomacy activities under the Istanbul Cooperation Initiative (ICI).

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Visit to NATO HQ of the NATO Regional Cooperation Course (NRCC-10)

30 Oct. 2013 - 31 Oct. 2013

On 30 and 31 October 2013, the NATO Regional Cooperation Course (NRCC) visited NATO Headquarters on a Field Study visit, organised by the Political Affairs and Security Policy Division (PASP).

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Frequently asked questions

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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History - Landmarks

Ambassadorial Conferences

Newspaper articles

The following articles, in pdf, have been graciously provided by their authors

Last updated: 13-Feb-2013 16:34

NATO ICI 13 Conference

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The American University in the Emirates (AUE) is co-organising with the kind support from NATO’s Political Affairs and Security Policy Division an international conference “NATO’S APPROACH TO GULF COOPERATION: Lessons Learned and Future Challenges” on 21-22 October 2013 in Dubai, which will bring together academics, researchers and policy makers from NATO, the United Arab Emirates and other Gulf countries.

PDF Library

Multimedia

  • "Enhanced Mediterranean Dialogue and Istanbul Cooperation Initiative" - Video interview with Nicola de Santis, Coordinator for Mediterranean Dialogue and Istanbul Cooperation Initiative - 10 Dec. 2004