NATO Strategic Direction South Hub inaugurated
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.
This centre was built to face evolving security challenges and promote partnership, cooperation, and dialogue with Middle Eastern and North African partners.
The NSD-S Hub in Naples will serve to challenge the current and evolving security issues that face the Alliance and partners. These issues include, destabilization, terrorism, radicalization, migration, and environmental concerns. The plethora of issues that the centre is focusing on is considered the crucial starting steps for developing and deepening relationships with partners.
Moreover, the NATO Assistant Secretary General for Political Affairs and Security Policy, highlighted the continued political dialogue that both the Alliance and the Mediterranean Dialogue (MD) countries and Istanbul Cooperation Initiative (ICI) have engaged in. Ambassador Alvargonzalez emphasized the culture of cooperation and promoting interoperability with partners which has in turn strengthened dialogue between the Alliance and partner countries.