NATO Military Committee meeting in High Tatras tomorrow

From 17-19 September NATO’s Military Committee, which is NATO’s most senior military body, will convene for a meeting in the Vysoke Tatry municipality (High Tatras). Prime Minister Iveta Radicova will welcome the delegates at the opening session.

Chiefs of staffs of the 28 member countries will be led by committee chairman, Admiral Giampaola di Paola, to discuss NATO transformation and the future of operations under the alliance’s command, which will include also how the Alliance can expand its operation with limited funding.

The event is being hosted by the Slovak Armed Forces in conjunction with the Ministry of Defence, and will see the participation of over 450 experts. Spokesman for Slovakia’s Armed Forces, Milan Vanga, said that the conference will be subject to strong security measures. The meeting was even kept secret until the beginning of this week.

The NATO Military Committee is made up of the defence chiefs of all 28 NATO member states and holds travelling sessions in rotation once a year in some member country. It convenes at least three times in the year. Spain will be the next host in 2011.

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