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News

19.01.2018

Major General Andrej Osterman attends NATO Military Defence Committee in CHOD Session

Between 16 and 17 January, Chief of the General Staff of the Slovenian Armed Forces (SAF) Major General Andrej Osterman attended NATO Military Committee in Chiefs of Defence (CHOD) Session. At NATO Headquarters in Brussels, chiefs of defence discussed current and future military operations and missions, the contribution to security and stability in the south of Europe, NATO’s peacetime command structure, Ukraine, Georgia and further comprehensive approach of allies with focus on the new concept of military operations. All chiefs of defence agreed that it was crucial to ensure a firm and coherent Alliance with appropriate peacetime command structure, since this provides for its effectiveness, appropriate responsiveness to risks as well as adequate material and human resources.

On the margins of the conference, Major General Andrej Osterman attended a working meeting of chiefs of defence structures taking part in enhanced Forward Presence mission in Latvia, and signed an agreement on the accession of multinational units engaged within the multinational headquarters of NATO Rapid Deployable Corps Italy (NRDC-ITA). Finally, he visited new NATO facilities, which will house the SAF Military Representation office as of May 2018.