Istanbul Cooperation Initiative (ICI)

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Istanbul Cooperation Initiative (ICI)

Istanbul Cooperation Initiative (ICI)

NATO's Istanbul Cooperation Initiative, launched at the Alliance's Summit in the Turkish city in June 2004, aims to contribute to long-term global and regional security by offering countries of the broader Middle East region practical bilateral security cooperation with NATO.

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NATO-ICI Regional Centre Holds First Annual Review in Kuwait

NATO-ICI Regional Centre Holds First Annual Review in Kuwait

30 Sep. 2018 - 01 Oct. 2018

On 30 September – 1 October 2018, NATO and Kuwait held the first annual review of activities at the NATO-Istanbul Cooperation Initiative (ICI) Regional Centre. An inter-ministerial delegation from the State of Kuwait, who are the focal points for implementation of the NATO-ICI Regional Centre’s Action Plan, met at the Centre in Kuwait with their counterparts from different NATO International Staff divisions, International Military Staff and Strategic Commands. The meeting was chaired by Sheikh Fawaz Meshal Al-Sabah on the Kuwaiti side, and the Alliance’s inter-divisional delegation was led by Mr. Nicola de Santis, Head of the NATO Middle East and North Africa Section of the Political Affairs and Security Policy Division.

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Diplomats from the Kingdom of Bahrain visit NATO headquarters

Diplomats from the Kingdom of Bahrain visit NATO headquarters

15 Oct. 2018 - 16 Oct. 2018

On 15 and 16 October 2018, the Political Affairs and Security Policy Division received a delegation of Diplomats from the Kingdom of Bahrain.

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Inter-ministerial delegation from Qatar visits NATO Headquarters

Inter-ministerial delegation from Qatar visits NATO Headquarters

17 Sep. 2018 - 18 Sep. 2018

On 17–18 September 2018, a high-level inter-ministerial delegation from the State of Qatar visited NATO Headquarters to discuss the renewal of the NATO-Qatar Individual Partnership and Cooperation Programme. The Qatari delegation was headed by Ambassador Abdulrahman Al-Khulaifi, Head of the Mission of the State of Qatar to NATO, while the Alliance’s inter-divisional delegation was led by Mr. Nicola de Santis, Head of the NATO Middle East and North Africa Section of the Political Affairs and Security Policy Division.

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