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Official texts
A more Ambitious and Expanded Framework for the Mediterranean Dialogue
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Istanbul Cooperation Initiative
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    High Resolution Photos
    Video interview - Enhanced Mediterranean Dialogue and Istanbul Cooperation Initiative
    Welcome to NATO
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    Publications

    NATO in the 21st Century Arabic: (.PDF/1430Kb)
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    Security cooperation with the Mediterranean region and the broader Middle East
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    NATO's Mediterranean Dialogue

    History
    Landmarks
    2 Jun 2008
    Morocco contributes to Operation Active Endeavour
    7 Dec 2007
    Working Lunch with NATO and Mediterranean Dialogue Foreign Ministers
    3 Dec 2007
    Signing of NATO Trust Fund with Jordan
    21 Oct 2007
    NATO Deputy Secretary General meets the Prime Minister of Jordan
    9 Oct 2007
    NATO and Egypt conclude Individual Cooperation Programme
    7-8 March 2007
    NATO's top military official visits Algeria
    5 March 2007
    Egyptian Foreign Minister visits NATO HQ
    9 February 2007
    Working Lunch with Defense Ministers of Allied and Mediterranean Dialogue Countries
    31 January 2007
    Israeli Defence Minister visits NATO HQ
    22-23 January 2007
    Military Committee Chairman visits Egypt
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    Ambassadorial Conferences
    2006
    NATO-Kuwait Conference
    "NATO and Gulf Countries: Facing Common Challenges Through the Istanbul Cooperation Initiative"
    2005
    International Conference
    “NATO and the Broader Middle East region”
    2004
    International Conference
    "NATO, the Mediterranean and the Wider Region of the Middle East"
    2003
    International Conference
    " NATO and Mediterranean security: practical steps towards partnership"
    2002
    International Conference "From Dialogue to Partnership: Mediterranean Security and NATO: Future Prospects"
    1999
    The Future of NATO's Mediterranean Initiative
    NATO/CERI Valencia International Conference, RAND-CERI Fellowship Study
    1997
    NATO's Mediterranean Initiative
    NATO/Ce.Mi.S.S.Rome International Conference, RAND Ce.Mi.S.S. Study
    1995
    Mediterranean Security, New Issues and Challenges
    NATO/RAND Brussels International Conference, RAND Corporation Report
    Communiqués
    28-29 June 2004
    Istanbul, Turkey
    North Atlantic Council - Heads of State and Government Meeting
    21-22 Nov. 2002
    Prague, Czech Rep.
    North Atlantic Council - Heads of State and Government Meeting
    14-15 May 2002
    Reykjavik, Iceland
    North Atlantic Council Ministers of Foreign Affairs
    24-26 April 1999 Washington, USA
    North Atlantic Council - Heads of State and Government Meeting
    8 July 1997
    Madrid, Spain
    North Atlantic Council - Heads of State and Government Meeting / M-1(97)81
    Para. 13
    29 May 1997
    Sintra, Portugal
    North Atlantic Council - Foreign Ministers Meeting / M-NAC-1(97)65 - Para. 6
    1 December 1994,
    Brussels, Belgium
    North Atlantic Council - Foreign Ministers Meeting/ M-NAC-2(94)116 - Para 19
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    Background
    NATO’s Mediterranean Dialogue was launched in 1994 by the NATO Foreign Ministers (2004 thus marked the Dialogue’s 10th anniversary).
    Enhanced Mediterranean Dialogue
    Meeting in Istanbul on 28 June 2004, NATO Heads of State and Government decided to elevate the Mediterranean Dialogue to a genuine partnership.
    Frequently asked questions
    What is the difference between NATO’s Mediterranean Dialogue and the Istanbul Cooperation Initiative?
    NATO’s Mediterranean Dialogue (MD) is a ten-year old forum for political consultations and practical cooperation, which includes a bilateral and a multilateral component and involves countries of the Mediterranean area.
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    Highlights
    NATO Deputy Secretary General visits Morocco
    25 Jan.. - The Deputy Secretary General of NATO, H.E. Amb. Claudio Bisogniero, travelled to Morocco on 25 January 2010, where he delivered a keynote address at the conference on "The Mediterranean Dialogue and the New Strategic Concept of NATO: Seize the Moment for an Enhanced and Reinforced Mediterranean Dialogue”.
    Press tour of MD&ICI journalists on the occasion of NATO Foreign Ministerial Meetings
    3 Dec. - On 2-4 December 2009, the NATO Public Diplomacy Division organised a three-day press tour at NATO Headquarters for journalists from the main media organisations in the Mediterranean Dialogue and the Istanbul Cooperation Initiative countries, on the occasion of NATO Foreign Ministerial Meetings.
    Events co-organised by NATO's Public Diplomacy Division
    Secretary General pays official visit to Jordan
    10-11 Jan. 2009 - Jordan
    Moroccan policy-makers visit NATO
    11-12 Dec. 2008 - NATO HQ
    High level opinion leaders from the Atlantic Forum of Israel visit NATO
    8 Dec. 2008 - NATO HQ
    High level journalists from Israel visit NATO
    4 Dec. 2008 - NATO HQ
    NATO Deputy Secretary General visits Tunisia
    3-4 Dec. 2008 - Tunisia
    MD and ICI press tour for MD Ministers meeting
    1-3 Dec. 2008 - NATO HQ
    NATO Mediterranean Dialogue Seminar in Israel
    24-26 Nov. 2008 - Israel
    Israeli Opinion Leaders visit NATO HQ
    15 Sep. 2008 - NATO HQ
    NATO Security Seminar in Algeria
    16 Jun. 2008 - NATO HQ
    Morocco contributes to Operation Active Endeavour
    2 Jun. 2008 - NATO HQ
    Members of Parliament from Mauritania visit NATO Headquarters
    6 Jun. 2008 - NATO HQ
    Members of Parliament from Morocco visit NATO Headquarters
    29 May 2008 - NATO HQ
    NATO Deputy Secretary General visits Egypt and Jordan
    25-26 May 2008 - Egypt & Jordan
    NATO Public Diplomacy seminar at Ben-Gurion University in Israel
    5 March 2008 - Beer Sheva, Israel
    Members of Parliament from the Arab Republic of Egypt visit NATO
    17 January 2008 - NATO HQ
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    Articles and speeches

    Speech by NATO Secretary General, Jaap de Hoop Scheffer at the NATO-Kuwait Public Diplomacy Conference
    12 December 2006 - Kuwait City

    Speech by NATO Secretary General, Jaap de Hoop Scheffer at the Egyptian Council on Foreign Affairs
    12 October 2005 - Cairo, Egypt
    Speech by NATO Deputy Secretary General, Alessandro Minuto Rizzo at the Conference on “NATO’s Transformation, the Mediterranean dialogue, and NATO-Israel relations”
    23 October 2006 - Herzliya, Israel
    Speech by NATO Deputy Secretary General, Alessandro Minuto Rizzo at the Conference "NATO and Egypt: A Dialogue"
    13 February 2006 - Cairo, Egypt
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