The Army Committee, NATO’s highest Army Authority, will maintain its first digital assembly in Chiefs of Defence (CHODs) Session by way of safe teleconference on 14 Could 2020. Air Chief Marshal Sir Stuart Peach, Chairman of the Army Committee, will preside over the classes supported by Basic Tod Wolters (Supreme Allied Commander Europe, SACEUR) and Basic André Lanata (Supreme Allied Commander Transformation, SACT).
For the primary time within the historical past of the NATO Army Committee, the 30 Chiefs of Defence, together with the newest NATO Ally the Republic of North Macedonia, will maintain a digital assembly to debate the Alliance’s ongoing Operations, Missions, Actions and Operational Commitments. Naturally, the Chiefs of Defence can even focus on the present world Covid-19 disaster, its influence on allied actions and NATO’s assist to the response efforts.
The programme will begin with a joint assembly between the Chiefs of Defence and the NATO Secretary Basic, Jens Stoltenberg, who will present element of the political outcomes from final month’s Overseas and Defence Ministerial conferences. The NATO Chiefs of Defence will then focus on the necessities to implement these choices.
Echoing latest political choices, the Chiefs of Defence will then concentrate on NATO’s operational commitments, particularly its ongoing coaching missions in Afghanistan and Iraq. Earlier this 12 months, following progress within the intra-Afghan negotiations, the Alliance agreed to cut back its presence in Afghanistan inside NATO’s Resolute Assist Mission to 12,00zero troops. However, with the assist of the Afghan authorities, NATO continues to coach, help and advise the Afghan safety forces. The Chiefs of Defence will focus on the significance of preserving the good points achieved within the final 19 years and potential future engagement with Afghanistan. Allied Chiefs of Defence can even discover avenues to combat terrorism, construct stability and strengthen partnerships throughout the area.
The subsequent session will present the Chief of Defence with an replace on the continued work to develop the Idea for Deterrence and Defence of the Euro-Atlantic Space (DDA) and the NATO Warfighting Capstone Idea. These complimentary insurance policies set out NATO’s army priorities in addition to a coherent strategy to present and future threats.
Within the last session of the day, the Chiefs of Defence will tackle NATO’s position throughout the response to the COVID-19 disaster and the alternatives to additional assist Allies, Companions and international locations in want.
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Thursday 14 Could 2020
13.00 – 13.10
Opening Remarks by Air Chief Marshal Sir Stuart Peach, Chairman of the NATO Army Committee. Video assertion uploaded to the NATO web site.
18.15 – 19.15
On-line Press Convention by Air Chief Marshal Sir Stuart Peach, Chairman of the NATO Army Committee. Adopted by Q&A session.
Because of the precautionary measures arrange on the NATO Headquarters to restrict the additional unfold of the COVID-19 virus, media representatives will NOT have bodily entry to NATO HQ. These guidelines observe limitations on the motion imposed by the Belgian Authorities since 18 March.
Video and images of the Opening Remarks shall be obtainable on-line at www.nato.int/ims shortly after the assembly.
The Press Convention delivered by the Chairman of the Army Committee shall be broadcasted stay on the NATO web site and made obtainable stay by way of satellite tv for pc (worldfeed). Broadcasters may also request the printed high quality footage by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org.
NATO is providing media representatives the choice to ask questions remotely to the Chairman of the NATO Army Committee, Air Chief Marshal Sir Stuart Peach through the Q&A session of his press convention. Media representatives wishing to take action are kindly requested to register at eventbrite NLT 11 Could 2020 – 12h00 midday (Brussels time).
We’ll put up the most recent info and photos from the Army Committee in Chiefs of Defence (MCCS) format on our official Twitter account: @NATO_PASCAD. Please use the hashtag #NATOCHoDs and #NATOMC when tweeting concerning the MCCS.
Factors of contact for the Chairman of the Army Committee & Basic press preparations:
Mr. Damien Elvin, Public Affairs and Strategic Communications Advisor to the Chairman of the NATO Army Committee and NATO Worldwide Army Workers
Tel: + 32 476 60 53 56
LtCol Götz Haffke, Deputy Public Affairs and Strategic Communications Advisor
Tel: + 32 490 58 06 47
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