Israeli Opinion Leaders visit NATO HQ

  • 15 Sep. 2008 -
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  • Last updated: 05 Jan. 2009 16:27

On 15 September 2008, NATO’s Public Diplomacy Division organized, in the context of the public diplomacy activities for the Mediterranean Dialogue, a visit to NATO Headquarters of high level opinion leaders from Israel.

From left to right: Dr. Sharon Pardo (Ben-Gurion University), Mr. Uri Rotman (Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs), Dr. Emily Landau (Institute for National Security Studies), Ms. Nomi Bar-Yaacov (Foreign Policy Adviser), Prof. Shlomo Aronson (Hebrew University), Ms. Avivit Bar-Ilan (Mission of Israel to the European Communities)

The distinguished participants in the visit met, among others, with NATO’s Deputy Secretary General, Ambassador Claudio Bisogniero, with NATO’s Assistant Secretary General for Public Diplomacy, Mr. Jean-François Bureau, and attended a working lunch chaired by Mr. Zdeněk Borkovec, Deputy Permanent Representative of the Czech Republic to the North Atlantic Council, which acts as NATO’s contact point embassy for Israel.

Briefings delivered by NATO officials covered: the Alliance’s transformation, the Mediterranean Dialogue, the current NATO political issues, NATO’s operations, military cooperative activities under the Mediterranean Dialogue.