NATO Mediterranean Dialogue Seminar in Israel

  • 24 Nov. 2008 - 26 Nov. 2008
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  • Last updated: 12 Jan. 2009 10:15

The NATO Public Diplomacy Division co-organised with the Tel Aviv Institute for National Security Studies (INSS) on 24-26 November 2008 an international seminar on Regional Security Dialogue and Cooperation in the Middle East.

Mr. Jean-Francois Bureau, NATO Assistant Secretary General for Public Diplomacy

Participants in the seminar included academics, senior scholars, policy makers and diplomats from Israel and other Mediterranean Dialogue countries, alongside NATO officials.

During his opening remarks, NATO Assistant Secretary for Public Diplomacy Mr. Jean-Francois Bureau stressed how the Mediterranean Dialogue is gaining new momentum, ahead of the meeting next week of Foreign Ministers from NATO and Mediterranean Dialogue countries.

INSS Director, Ambassador Oded Eran, underlined the high quality and high volume of activities under the enhanced Mediterranean Dialogue since the Istanbul Summit, and said that he was particularly moved by the fact that civil society representatives from different Mediterranean Dialogue countries met in Tel Aviv, under a NATO Public Diplomacy seminar, discussing in a frank and open way their perception of each other.