Mauritania: another Mediterranean Dialogue nation to use NAMSA’s services
On 25 January 2010, a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) was signed between NAMSO and the Islamic Republic of Mauritania. The MOU provides a framework agreement for future cooperative logistic support activities related to Trust Fund Projects for which NAMSA is the Executing Agent. The MOU also allows for the provision of logistic services related to NAMSA’s purchase of defence equipment that is not available in NATO states, in response to urgent operational requirements. This MOU represents an important development in further cooperation between NATO and Mauritania.
Colonel Mohamed Ould Mohamed Z'Nagui, Assistant Chief of National Defence Staff of Mauritania (left) and Mr Antonios Chatzidakis, General Manager of NAMSA. Photo: NAMSA.
Mauritania is a NATO Mediterranean Dialogue country. The Mediterranean Dialogue is a forum for political consultations and practical cooperation which includes a bilateral and a multilateral component and involves countries of the Mediterranean area and to which participate Algeria, Egypt, Mauritania, Morocco, Jordan, Israel and Tunisia.
In coordination with NATO HQ and several donor nations, NAMSA currently is engaged in the development of a Trust Fund Project in Mauritania. Mauritania is the second Mediterranean Dialogue Nation in which NAMSA has been asked to undertake activities related to NATO Trust Fund Projects.