3 February 2010 - Members of the Defence and Security Committee met Stephane Abrial, James Jones and General David Petraeus in annual visit to the United States
At a time of complex challenges in the international security system, the Obama administration places a high value on its alliances and partnerships, none more so than the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO), according to senior administration officials. The Administration plans to work closely with its NATO partners on issues from ongoing efforts in Afghanistan, to relations with Russia, to countering the missile threat from the Middle East.
This was the principal message that the NATO Parliamentary Assembly’s Defence and Security Committee brought back from its
The delegation visited Washington for meetings with senior Obama administration officials including General James Jones, National Security Advisor to the President and Ellen Tauscher, Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security; as well as other officials from the State and Defense Departments, and independent experts from the Center for American Progress, the German Marshall Fund, and the Center for Nonproliferation Studies.
In addition, the delegation engaged in an extensive discussion about the
In the Committee’s annual visit to
A full report on the visit will be available shortly.
Members of the delegation with General David Petraeus, CENTCOM, January 29, 2010.