7 July 2011 - ITALY IMPLEMENTING NATO’S NEW STRATEGIC CONCEPT, ALLIANCE PARLIAMENTARIANS HEAR
Nearly 30 members of parliament from 17 NATO nations traveled to Rome July 6-7, 2011 for a high level series of exchanges on the Italian contribution to the implementation of the Alliance’s Strategic Concept adopted in November 2010.
The visit of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly’s Sub-Committee on Transatlantic Defence and Security Cooperation was led by the Sub-Committee’s Chairman, Sir John Stanley (UK) and hosted by the Italian parliament.
The Assembly’s Sub-Committees regularly travel to NATO countries for dialogue with officials and independent voices to improve members’ understanding of national views and contributions, and to collect information for each Committee’s analytical reports.
The delegation’s exchanges with senior government and military officials included discussions with the Secretary of State for Defence Mr. Cossiga and General Abrate, the Chief of Defence. The delegation also visited the headquarters of the Italian Carabinieri, as well as the
The visit report will be available shortly on the NATO PA web site.