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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Qatar signs security agreement with NATO

Qatar signs security agreement with NATO

16 Jan. 2018

The State of Qatar signed a security agreement with NATO at the Alliance’s Headquarters in Brussels on Tuesday (16 January 2018).

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NATO trains Kuwaiti experts in dealing with CBRN incidents

NATO trains Kuwaiti experts in dealing with CBRN incidents

03 Dec. 2017 - 07 Dec. 2017

A group of 15 experts from Kuwait took part in a chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN) training at the NATO-Istanbul Cooperation Initiative (ICI) Regional Centre in Kuwait City from 3 to 7 December 2017. The event was the first of five tailor-made advanced training courses to be delivered at the Centre in the framework of the NATO Science for Peace and Security (SPS) Programme. Other areas of training include energy security and cyber defence.

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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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