09 Oct '12, 6pm

NATO Defence Ministers determined to improve capabilities, cooperation #SmartDef

The Secretary General said NATO Defence Ministers meeting at NATO headquarters took stock of the progress their countries have made on improving defence capabilities and providing security in a time of economic austerity. A first working session of a two-day ministerial on Tuesday (9 October 2012) focused on where member states stood in the implementation of decisions taken at the Chicago Summit. In Chicago last May, NATO leaders agreed on the principle of Smart Defence, which sees countries working together to develop and maintain capabilities which they would not be able to afford alone. At Chicago the leaders approved a list of more than 20 multinational projects which will give Allies more capabilities, more effectively. "This is one of the most urgent challenges facing our Alliance today", Mr. Fogh Rasmussen said at a press conference. He said all Allies were involved...

Full article: http://www.nato.int/cps/en/natolive/news_90619.htm

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