At the 2014 Wales Summit NATO launched two new partnership initiatives: the Defence Capacity Building Initiative and the Partnership Interoperability Initiative. As part of the latter, NATO Defense Ministers met with 24 especially interoperable partners to found a new Interoperability Platform. NATO also selected five partners to become “Enhanced Opportunities Partners”. What are NATO’s interests in deepening partnerships and cooperative security? How soon can we expect to see results? How can the Interoperability Initiative improve the Alliance’s ability to fulfil an increasingly global role? Was Henry Ford correct – Is working together success?
Each Action Points Workshop gathers YPFP members for an interactive session where they will hear introductory remarks by a NATO official before being divided into groups and asked to examine one particular aspect of the topic at hand. Conclusions will then be fed back to the speaker for comments and further dialogue. Outcomes of each workshop will feed in to the greater Action Points Series.
Ruben-Erik Diaz-Plaja, Integration, Partnerships and Cooperation Directorate, Political Affairs and Security Policy Division, NATO
Place Royal 11
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