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22 Feb. 2013 130220a-001.jpg - The Minister of Defence of Georgia visits NATO, 49.56KB

Helping Georgia clear mines and unexploded ordnance

On 20th February 2013 a closing ceremony to mark the end of the Georgia III NATO Trust Fund/Partnership for Peace Project was held at NATO HQ. The event was hosted by the Georgian Minister of Defence, Mr. Irakli Alasania with 21 Ambassadors amongst the 60 guests. The project helped to clear mines and unexploded ordnance in Georgia and to improve medical rehabilitation for victims injured by explosions.
22 Feb. 2013 130222d-011.jpg - Meetings of the NATO Defence Ministers in Brussels - Meeting with non-NATO ISAF Contributing Nations, 60.53KB

ISAF Defence Ministers prepare for transition milestone

Defence Ministers from NATO and partner nations assessed the progress made since the transition to Afghan security responsibility began two years ago, and looked ahead to future tasks at a meeting in Brussels on 22 February. “There have been challenges. But in those two years we have made real progress,” NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen said.
22 Feb. 2013 130222d-024.jpg - Meetings of the NATO Defence Ministers in Brussels - Meeting with non-NATO ISAF Contributing Nations, 84.20KB

Defence Ministers make progress on improving capabilities; take stock of ISAF mission

Defence Ministers took concrete steps to improve Allied capabilities and interoperability and assessed the progress made in Afghanistan during their two-day talks which wrapped up on Friday 22 February.
22 Feb. 2013 130222a-003.jpg - Meetings of the NATO Defence Ministers in Brussels - Bilateral Meeting between NATO Secretary General and the Minister of Defence of Ukraine, 51.04KB

Ministers reinforce cooperation in NATO-Ukraine Commission

NATO and Ukraine reinforced their cooperation at a meeting of defence ministers in the NATO-Ukraine Commission on Friday 22 February. “NATO and Ukraine are key security partners. For many years, Ukraine has made substantial and very welcome contributions to all major NATO-led operations, including our engagement in Afghanistan,” said NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen, who chaired the meeting.
21 Feb. 2013 130221c-026.jpg - Meetings of the NATO Defence Ministers in Brussels - Meeting of the North Atlantic Council, 73.40KB

NATO Defence Ministers agree to expand exercises and multinational cooperation

NATO Defence Ministers agreed concrete goals for more ambitious training and exercises to maintain the lessons of interoperability at their meeting in Brussels on 21 February.
21 Feb. 2013 130221g-005.jpg - Meetings of the NATO Defence Ministers in Brussels - Bilateral Meeting between NATO Secretary General and the Minister of Defence of Australia followed by the Signature of the Individual Partnership and Cooperation Programme, 49.51KB

NATO and Australia reinforce partnership with new cooperation programme

NATO and Australia reinforced their partnership and set out their priorities for future cooperation by signing an Individual Partnership and Cooperation Programme (IPCP) on Thursday 21 February . This further enhances NATO's partnership with countries in the Asia-Pacific region.
21 Feb. 2013 130221a-005.jpg - Meetings of the NATO Defence Ministers in Brussels - Arrival and Doorstep Statement by NATO Secretary General, 58.91KB

Defence Ministers focus on Allied defence capabilities, interoperability

Allies must make sure they maintain and build on the gains they made in interoperability and capabilities during the Afghan mission, NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen said as he arrived for a two-day meeting of defence ministers on Thursday 21 February.

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