NATO Parliamentary Assembly
| 21-23 NOVEMBER 2007 - VISIT TO BUDAPEST - NATO ADVANCED RESEARCH WORKSHOP r ...|
| 9 - 13 JULY 2007 - VISIT TO WASHINGTON DC AND NEW YORK by the SUB-COMMITTEE ...|
1. The Sub-Committee on Transatlantic Relations (PCTR) visited the United States during the week of 9-13 July 2007 to discuss a broad range of issues, learn about progress in the fight against internationally active terrorist groups and the state of the transatlantic relationship. Meetings with US administration officials and members of the US Senate as well with senior representatives of the United Nations (UN) and independent security experts provided a comprehensive overview of the tow topics. At the end of the visit, the delegation also visited the US Armed Forces Military Academy at West Point.
| 5-6 NOVEMBER 2007 - VISIT TO BERLIN AND POSTDAM, GERMANY [SUB-COMMITTEE ON ...|
1. The Sub-Committee on Transatlantic Defence and Security Co-operation visited Berlin on 5-6 November 2007 to learn about the transformation of the German Armed Forces and obtain Berlin's perspective on the operations in Afghanistan and on the ongoing adaptation of the Alliance. The 25-strong delegation was led by Sub-Committee chairman Sven Mikser (Estonia) and took part in meetings with government officials and independent experts in Berlin. A visit to the Bundeswehr Operations Command in Potsdam concluded the programme.
| 3-5 APRIL 2007 - VISIT TO ITALY [SUB-COMMITTEE ON TRANSATLANTIC RELATIONS]|
1.The Sub-Committee on Transatlantic Relations, led by Chairman Egemen Bagis (TR) visited Rome on 3-5 April 2007 to discuss eminent transatlantic security issues. High on the agenda during the exchanges were the fight against internationally active terrorist groups, NATO's continuing transformation and operations in Afghanistan. The delegation met with Giorgio Napolitano, President of the Republic, the Deputy Ministers for Defence, Foreign Affairs, and the Interior as well as with the Foreign Affairs and Defence Committees of the Italian Senate and Chamber. Briefings by independent experts concluded the programme.
| 19-21 SEPTEMBER 2007 - VISIT TO BAKU, AZERBAIJAN [SUB-COMMITTEE ON DEMOCRAT ...|
1. Eight members of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly's Sub-Committee on Democratic Governance, led by Tchetin Kazak (Bulgaria), Chairman of the Sub-Committee, visited Baku, Azerbaijan, on 19-21 September 2007. The delegation met with parliament and government officials, representatives of civil society, of Baku-based international organisations and foreign diplomats. The visit addressed some of the key issues on Azerbaijan's domestic and foreign policy agenda.
| 17-19 SEPTEMBER 2007 - VISIT TO GEORGIA [SUB-COMMITTEES ON EAST-WEST ECONOM ...|
I. INTRODUCTION 1. Georgia is a country in transformation that remains deeply committed to developing ever closer relations with NATO. It seeks an invitation to NATO's Membership Action Plan at the 2008 NATO Summit in Bucharest as a clear and specific affirmation of its aspirations. This was the message that 21 parliamentarians from two Sub-Committees of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly brought back to their capitals after visiting Georgia from 17-19 September 2007.
| 3-8 SEPTEMBER 2007 - VISIT TO AFGHANISTAN [DEFENCE AND SECURITY COMMITTEE] ...|
I.INTRODUCTION 1. A delegation composed of six members of the Defence and Security Committee (DSC) led by DSC Chairman Julio Miranda Calha (Portugal) visited Afghanistan from September 2-7, 2007, and Dushanbe, Tajikistan, on September 7-8, 2007. The group was accompanied by the NATO PA Secretary General, the Committee's Director, and Jack Segal, Chief Political Advisor to the Commander at NATO's Allied Joint Force Command, Brunssum.
| 5-8 JUNE 2007 - VISIT TO NORWAY [SUB-COMMITTEE ON THE PROLIFERATION OF MILI ...|
I. SUMMARY 1. Fifteen members of the Science and Technology Committee (STC) Sub-Committee on Proliferation of Military Technology visited Norway on 05-08 June 2007. Led by Sub-Committee Vice-Chairman Jan Arild Ellingsen (Norway) and STC Chairman Michael Mates (United Kingdom), the members met with Norwegian Ministry of Defence Officials, political analysts and environmental scientists and visited Hydro and Statoil companies as well as NATO Joint Warfare Centre and Sola Search and Rescue centre.
| 27 JUNE 2007 - VISIT TO THE CZECH REPUBLIC BY THE SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY CO ...|
I.INTRODUCTION 1. Four senior members of the Assembly's Science and Technology Committee (STC) and the Defence and Security Committee (DSC) travelled to the Czech Republic on 27 June 2007 for a fact-finding mission and to discuss the views of the Czech government and parliamentary representatives on the plan to install elements of the US strategic missile defence system ("The Third Site") on Czech soil.
| 18-19 JUNE 2007 - VISIT TO THE NETHERLANDS by the SUB-COMMITTEE ON TRANSATL ...|
1. The Defence and Security Committee Subcommittee on Transatlantic Security and Defence Cooperation visited the Netherlands from 18-19 June 2007. Led by Sub-Committee Chair Sven Mikser (Estonia), the delegation of members of parliament from seven member and associate countries met with Officials from the Defence and Foreign Ministries and independent analysts. The delegation also toured the various strategic lift coordination initiatives located at the Royal Netherlands Air Force base at Eindhoven.
| 11-15 JUNE 2007 - VISIT TO TOKYO, KYOTO AND OSAKA, JAPAN by the SUB-COMMITT ...|
I. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY 1. Japan will continue to deregulate its economy, reinforce trade links throughout Asia and work to deepen ties with NATO and NATO members to advance global peace and security. This was the message that 22 parliamentarians from the NATO Parliamentary Assembly's Economics and Security Committee brought back to their capitals after visiting Tokyo and Osaka, Japan, from 11-15 June.
| 14-18 March 2007 - VISIT TO PAKISTAN|
1.A delegation of the Sub-Committee on NATO Partnerships (PCNP) and the NATO PA Bureau visited Pakistan in March 2007. Islamabad's foreign and security perspectives, particularly Afghanistan and NATO's ongoing operations there, were on top of the agenda during this firstever visit of a NATO PA delegation to the country. NATO parliamentarians, led by Karl A. Lamers (DE), met with Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz, Foreign Minister Kurshid Kazuri, as well as the Chairman of the Senate of Pakistan, Senator Mohammeddmian Soomro, and members of the Senate Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and Kashmir Affairs and Northern Areas, led by Chairman of the Senate, Mushadid Hussain Sayed. The programme also included exchanges with senior officers of the Pakistani Armed Forces and with independent academics and journalists.
| 19-20 March 2007 - VISIT TO LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM|
1. Members of the Science and Technology Committee's Subcommittee on Proliferation of Military Technology visited London, UK, from 19-20 March 2007. The delegation of 23 legislators from member and associate countries, led by Committee Chairman Michael Mates (UK) and Subcommittee Vice Chairwoman Baroness Ramsay of Cartvale (UK), met with representatives of the Foreign and Defence Ministries and political scientists from Royal United Services Institute for Defence & Security Studies (RUSI) and International Institute for Security Studies (IISS). The delegation also received briefings from BAE Systems, the premier defence company in Europe.
| 23-27 AVRIL 2007 - VISIT TO TIRANA AND PODGORICA (DSCFC) AND VISIT TO PODGO ...|
1.A delegation from the Defence and Security Committee's Subcommittee on Future Security and Defence Capabilities, led by Vahit Erdem (Turkey), visited Albania and Montenegro from 23 to 25 April 2007. The delegation was joined in Montenegro by another delegation from the Committee on the Civil Dimension of Security, led by Michael Clapham (United Kingdom), which then went on to visit the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia* on 26-27 April 2007. The delegation met with leading political and military figures, representatives of intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations, and locally-based diplomats and NATO officials.
| 15-16 March 2007 - VISIT TO KYIV, UKRAINE|
| 22-25 January 2007 - VISIT OF THE DEFENCE AND SECURITY COMMITTEE TO WASHING ...|
1. Thirty-three members of the NATO PA Defence and Security Committee visited the United States from 22-25 January. Led by Chairman Julio Miranda Calha (Portugal), the NATO legislators met with their colleagues from the US Senate and the House of Representatives as well as with government officials and independent political analysts. The Assembly delegation also visited US Central Command and Special Operations Command headquarters in Tampa, Florida. The discussions focused on a number of key issues, including US "grand strategy", anti-terrorism, combating the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction (WMD), the rise of China, energy security and homeland defense.
| 31 January - 2 February- VISIT TO BRUSSELS BY THE COMMITTEE ON THE CIVIL DI ...|
1. Eighteen members of the Committee on the Civil Dimension of Security (CDS) visited Belgium on 31 January-2 February 2007. Led by Michael Clapham (United Kingdom), the delegation met with EU, NATO and Belgian officials to discuss the protection of critical infrastructures in Europe and North America.