Istanbul Cooperation Initiative (ICI)

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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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Activities at NATO‎-Kuwait ICI Regional Center start

Activities at NATO‎-Kuwait ICI Regional Center start

17 Sep. 2017 - 20 Sep. 2017

On 17-20 September, the NATO-Kuwait ICI Regional Center began its activities in Kuwait City, with the organisation of a "NATO Week" focusing on cooperation in: NATO political and military issues, the NATO Science for Peace Programme and Security (SPS) Programme, cyber defence, chemical biological radiological and nuclear consequence management, critical infrastructure and energy security, maritime security, crisis management and civil preparedness.

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NATO Strategic Direction South Hub inaugurated

NATO Strategic Direction South Hub inaugurated

05 Sep. 2017

On 5 September, Ambassador Alejandro Alvargonzalez, NATO Assistant Secretary General for Political Affairs and Security Policy and Admiral Michelle Howard, Commander at Allied Joint Force Command inaugurated the NATO Strategic Direction South Hub, a centre designed to promote and enhance cooperation amongst the Alliance and partners, in a ceremony at Allied Joint Force Command in Naples.

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NATO marks closer ties with Gulf partners, opens new centre in Kuwait

NATO marks closer ties with Gulf partners, opens new centre in Kuwait

24 Jan. 2017

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg led the North Atlantic Council in celebrating the opening of the NATO-Istanbul Cooperation Initiative (ICI) Regional Centre on Tuesday (24 January 2017). During an inauguration ceremony in Kuwait, the Secretary General highlighted the Centre’s potential in strengthening the partnership between NATO and Gulf partners, including in the important fight against terrorism.

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