|Updated: 16-Oct-2002||October 2002|
A joint NATO-Russia conference entitled "NATO-Russia Council and Defence Reform" was held on 10 October 2002, at the NATO Defense College in Rome.
The conference focused on a range of issues related to defence reform experiences in Russia and NATO member countries. Topics of discussion included: requirements for armed forces, management of change, conduct and implementation of strategic defence reviews, as well as concrete projects for NATO-Russia cooperation.
The event brought together senior civilian and military officials, together with academics and practitioners in the field. Lieutenant General Jean-Paul Raffenne, Commandant of the NATO Defense College offered introductory remarks.
The keynote addresses at the Conference was given by the Deputy Secretary General of NATO, Ambassador Alessandro Minuto Rizzo and the Deputy Minister of Defence of the Russian Federation, Dr. Lyubov Kondratyevna Kudelina.