Allies take further steps to enhance resilience

  • 28 Mar. 2017 - 29 Mar. 2017
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  • Last updated: 28 Mar. 2017 09:57

Officials and experts from NATO Allies and partners will discuss improving national resilience against evolving security challenges at a seminar in Bucharest on 28 and 29 March 2017. NATO Heads of State and Government pledged to increase Allied resilience at the Warsaw Summit in July 2016.

We can only confront today’s security challenges effectively if we strengthen our civil preparedness alongside our military preparedness,” said Patrick Turner, NATO’s Assistant Secretary General for Operations. “Resilience requires a long-term effort. Putting the right plans and capabilities in place is a national responsibility, but NATO stands ready to support our Allies in increasing their resilience.

The Seminar is organized jointly by NATO and Romania and will be opened by the Romanian Ministers of Defence and Internal Affairs. Hosted in the spectacular setting of the Romanian Parliament, the event brings together more than 280 government representatives, civil servants and civil preparedness experts from Allied nations, partner countries Finland, Georgia, Montenegro, Sweden, Switzerland, and Ukraine, as well as representatives from the European Union and industry.