Updated: 21-Feb-2008 NATO Update

NATO–Kuwait conference on cooperation with Gulf countries

From the event
Programme of the conference PDF/22Kb
Speech by H.E. Sh. Ahmed Fahad al-Sabah, President of the National Security Bureau of Kuwait
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  • Speech by H.E. Sh. Nasser Mohammed al-Ahmad al-Sabah, Prime Minister of Kuwait
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  • Speech by NATO Secretary General at the NATO-Kuwait Public Diplomacy Conference
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  • Joint press point
    Bilateral meeting with the NATO Secretary General and the Amir of Kuwait
    High resolution photos of the conference
    Bilateral meeting with the Prime Minister of Kuwait and the President of the National Security Bureau
    Preparing the conference - high resolution photos
    NATO - Kuwait Public Diplomacy Conference Video .WMV/21.801Kb video
    13 Dec. 2006 - NATO
    NATO Ambassadors and the Secretary General to attend a conference in Kuwait
    Istanbul Cooperation Initiative (ICI)
    Key links
    Conference Web site

    On 12 December 2006, the NATO Public Diplomacy Division and the Government of Kuwait co-sponsored an International Conference on “NATO and Gulf Countries: Facing Common Challenges Through the Istanbul Cooperation Initiative", which took place in Kuwait City. 

    The Conference brought together the Secretary General of NATO, the North Atlantic Council and NATO officials with government representatives, academics and senior scholars from countries in the region. Invitations were extended by the Kuwaiti Authorities to senior scholars and government officials from all six ICI invited countries.

    The aim of this event was to promote a better mutual understanding between NATO and ICI invited countries and to introduce fresh perceptions and ideas from the region on the implementation of the Istanbul Cooperation Initiative.

    The Prime Minister of Kuwait H.E. Sheikh Nasser Mohammad Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah delivered the opening address and NATO Secretary General H.E. Mr. Jaap de Hoop Scheffer the keynote address.

    The conference's opening session was open to the media, while the first and second sessions were on Chatham House Rules.

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