Updated: 01-Oct-2007 April 2006

2 April 2006
NATO and Afghan engineers repair key road
Italian military engineers from the NATO-led ISAF mission in Afghanistan, Afghan army engineers, and Kabul City Police are working together to rehabilitate ‘Desperado Road’, a vital juncture used by the Afghan population and NATO troops to reach Kabul city centre.
3 April 2006
Helping Slovakia brace for floods
Responding to a request from Slovakia, NATO and partner countries have provided 150,000 sand bags to help the country cope with overflowing rivers.
4 April 2006
New harbour defences demonstrated
New technologies for defending harbours against terrorist attacks were demonstrated to Alliance decision-makers during a visit to NATOs Undersea Research Centre in La Spezia, Italy, 4 April.
6 April 2006
High-level NATO Mediterranean Dialogue event in Morocco
On 6-7 April 2006 under the Chairmanship of the Deputy Secretary General of NATO, the North Atlantic Council and the representatives of the seven Mediterranean Dialogue countries will meet in Rabat to discuss the state of their cooperation and its future prospects, during the first ever 26+7 political consultation meeting in a Mediterranean Dialogue country
6 April 2006

Brilliant Mariner tests Response Forces sea legs

The ships and forces that will make up the maritime element of the cutting-edge NATO Response Force tested their readiness in exercise Brilliant Mariner 2006, 24 March - April 6.
6 April 2006
NATO's top military officials visit Afghanistan
NATO's Military Committee visited Afghanistan this week for meetings with the Government of Afghanistan, the United Nations and a working visit to the Provincial Reconstruction Teams at Kandahar, Herat and Chaghcharan to discuss final arrangements for ISAF expansion into the south of the country planned for July 2006.
7 April 2006

NATO-Ukraine 2006 Target Plan online

The NATO-Ukraine Annual Target Plan for 2006 has just been published online. It sets targets in different areas including internal political issues, foreign and security policy, defence and security sector reform, public information, information security and economic and legal issues.
11 April 2006
Kosovo troops honour Slovak colleagues
On 11 April, a monument to the Slovak personnel who lost their lives while flying home from Kosovo on 19 January was unveiled at the Headquarters of the NATO-led peacekeeping force in Kosovo, KFOR.
13 April 2006
Discussing NATO-Georgia cooperation
The Georgian Foreign and Defence Ministers and the State Minister for Euro-Atlantic Integration visited NATO HQ on 13 April for discussions on NATO-Georgia cooperation and the countrys reform efforts.
18 April 2006
Afghan soldiers make the grade
Soldiers from the Afghan National Army have completed recently a six-week training programme that certifies them for joint patrols with NATO-led forces.
22 April 2006
Corruption and organised crime "clear and present danger" for Balkans, seminar finds
Endemic corruption and organised crime, together with the unresolved status of Kosovo and Serbia and Montenegro, risk undermining the otherwise encouraging steps forward---most notably in defence reform---of the Western Balkans towards Euro-Atlantic integration.
26-27 April 2006
Technology supporting Provincial Reconstruction Teams in Afghanistan
On 26-27 April 2006, the fifh biannual Conference of National Armaments Directors (CNAD) exhibition highlighted technology of potential value in support of NATO-led Provincial Reconstruction Teams in Afghanistan.
27 April 2006
Sofia a building block for Riga, says Secretary General
Briefing reporters on the meeting of Foreign Ministers in Sofia, 27-28 April, NATO Secretary General Jaap de Hoop Scheffer said the meeting will shape the subjects that will be discussed at the Riga Summit in November.
27 April 2006
NATO looks to global partnerships
Meeting in Sofia, Bulgaria, 27 April, NATO Foreign Ministers started a discussion on strengthening and expanding NATOs relations with non-member countries.
27 April 2006
Discussions begin on NATO enlargement
In preparation for the November Summit in Riga, NATO Foreign Ministers, meeting informally in Sofia, Bulgaria, 27-28 April, began discussions on the next round of NATO enlargement.
27 April 2006
NATO condemns detention of Belarus opposition leader
Speaking in Sofia on 27 April, NATO Secretary General Jaap de Hoop Scheffer called on the Belarusian authorities to immediately release the opposition leader, Alexander Milinkevich, who was reportedly jailed today.
27-28 April 2006
Sofia meeting lays groundwork for Riga Summit
The informal meeting of NATO Foreign Ministers in Sofia , Bulgaria , 27-28 April, was an important building block for the November NATO Summit in Riga said NATO Secretary General Jaap de Hoop Scheffer.
28 April 2006
Alliance reiterates support for Ukraine
Meeting in Sofia for informal consultations, NATO Foreign Ministers reiterated their support for Ukraine s reform efforts and their readiness to provide assistance.
28 April 2006
NATO and Russia set priorities for cooperation
Foreign Ministers from NATO countries and Russia agreed to a document laying out priorities for NATO-Russia cooperation, including political dialogue, the fight against terrorism and interoperability.

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