NATO Foreign Ministers prepare for Brussels Summit, agree details for Iraq training mission
Foreign Ministers have decided key details for a NATO training mission in Iraq, due to be launched at the Brussels Summit in July. Meeting on Friday (27 April 2018), they agreed that the mission will include several hundred personnel, who will train Iraqi instructors and develop Iraqi military schools. Ministers also addressed developments across the Middle East and North Africa, including the Alliance’s support for Jordan and Tunisia. Earlier in the day, ministers discussed the implications of Russia’s foreign and defence policies. “We agreed that our dual-track policy of strong deterrence and defence combined with meaningful dialogue is the right one,” said Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg.