NATO Parliamentary Assembly
| 20-22 DECEMBER 2005 - VISIT TO KOUROU, FRENCH GUYANA [SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOG ...|
| 4-7 NOVEMBER 2005 - MONITORING OF THE PARLIAMENTARY ELECTIONS IN AZERBAIJAN|
1. Nine members of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly took part in the International Election Observation Mission (IEOM) for the parliamentary elections in Azerbaijan on 6 November 2005. Michael Clapham, Chairman of the NATO PA Committee on the Civil Dimension of Security and Loïc Bouvard, former President of the NATO PA, led the delegation.
| 24 - 28 OCTOBER 2005 - VISIT TO VIENNA AND SARAJEVO [SUB-COMMITTEE ON NATO ...|
1. Fourteen members of the Sub-Committee on NATO Partnerships, led by Karl A. Lamers (DE), visited Vienna and Sarajevo from 24 to 28 October 2005. During the week-long programme, the delegation covered a diverse range of issues ranging from Austrian foreign and security policy, the proliferation of nuclear weapons, to security and co-operation in Southern and Eastern Europe. Interlocutors in Vienna and Sarajevo included government, parliament officials, independent experts, as well as senior representatives of the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE), the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).
| 24 October 2005 - Assembly President Lellouche calls for clear timetable fo ...|
| 17-20 OCTOBER 2005 - VISIT TO GERMANY by the SUB-COMMITTEE ON THE PROLIFERA ...|
| 26-30 September 2005 - VISIT TO MADRID AND LISBON [SUB-COMMITTEE ON TRANSAT ...|
1. Approximately 20 members of the Sub-Committee on Transatlantic Relations visited Madrid, Spain, and Lisbon, Portugal, during the week of September 26-30, 2005. The delegation, led by chairman Egemen Bagis of Turkey, discussed a broad variety of topics with government representatives, parliamentary leaders, and independent experts. The main issues discussed during the visit included transatlantic relations, the future role of NATO, combating terrorist groups, and security in the Mediterranean basin.
| 26-28 SEPTEMBER 2005 - VISIT TO HALIFAX, CANADA [DEFENSE AND SECURITY]|
| 17 to 21 September 2005 - ELECTION OBSERVATION MISSION, AFGHANISTAN|
1. Five members of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly - Kresimir Cosic (Croatia), Rasa Jukneviciene (Lithuania), Jeppe Kofod (Denmark), Lucio Malan (Italy), and Karel Schwarzenberg (Czech Republic) plus Zachary Selden, Director of the Assembly's Defence and Security Committee - traveled to Afghanistan to observe the parliamentary elections. Transport to Kabul was by German military aircraft via Termez in Uzbekhistan. Their reception and accommodation was organized by the ISAF Visitor's Bureau. Their transport on election day was organized by individual embassies. The delegation also met with military commanders in Kabul and members of the international community to discuss issues such as the security situation, counter-narcotics policy and cooperation on developing judicial institutions in Afghanistan. The group also visited Herat in the western part of the country.
| 15 & 16 SEPTEMBER 2005 - VISIT TO RIGA, LATVIA by the ECONOMICS AND SECURIT ...|
| 13-16 SEPTEMBER 2005 - COMMITTEE ON THE CIVIL DIMENSION OF SECURITY VISIT T ...|
| 15 July 2005 - NATO Parliamentary Assembly Delegation Visits China|
26 members of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly's Economics and Security Committee, led by the Dutch MP Jos van Gennip and the British MP, Hugh Bayley, traveled to Beijing and Shanghai, China from July 4-8. During this first ever NATO PA delegation visit to mainland China, committee members met senior Chinese government officials, central bankers, leading members of the National People’s Assembly and the Shanghai Municipal People’s Congress as well as representatives of the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund, and faculty and students of the East China Normal University.
| 18-20 JUNE 2005-VISIT TO THE UNITED ARAB EMIRATES by the SUB-COMMITTEE ON N ...|
| 27 JUNE – 1 JULY 2005. PROGRAMME ON DEFENCE INSTITUTION BUILDING FOR GEORGI ...|
The NATO Parliamentary Assembly held a special Programme on Defence Institution Building for senior government officials and legislators from Georgia from 27 June until 1 July. The programme was organised in close cooperation with NATO and the Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces
| 13-16 JUNE 2005 - VISIT TO SWEDEN AND NORWAY [DEFENCE AND SECURITY]|
| 25-29 APRIL 2005 - VISIT TO NEW YORK AND BOSTON by the SUB-COMMITTEE ON TRA ...|
1. Approximately 35 members of the Political Committee chaired by Egemen Bagis (Turkey), the Chairman of the Sub-Committee on Transatlantic Relations, visited New York and Boston from 25 to 29 April 2005. The main areas covered in the meetings were the reform of the United Nations (UN) and the state of the transatlantic relationship. Participants had the opportunity to exchange views with senior officials of the UN as well as numerous independent experts on the issues of the UN and transatlantic relations.
| 25-27 APRIL 2005 - VISIT TO MOSCOW, RUSSIAN FEDERATION by the SUB-COMMITTEE ...|
1. Members of the Sub-Committee on Proliferation of Military Technology travelled to Moscow, Federation of Russia, to discuss the issues related to the dismantlement and security of Russia's arsenals of weapons of mass destruction (WMD). The NATO-PA delegation was led by Mr. Lothar Ibrûgger (Germany), the Treasurer of the Assembly and the Sub-Committee's Rapporteur. The delegation met their colleagues from the State Duma, as well as Russian government officials, independent analysts and representatives of the scientific community.
| 18-22 APRIL 2005 - VISIT TO THE FYR OF MACEDONIA AND TO KOSOVO by the SUB-C ...|
I. INTRODUCTION 1. Eleven members of parliament led by Mr. Vahit Erdem (Turkey), Sub-Committee Chairman, visited the FYR Macedonia and Kosovo the week of 18-22 March. The delegation met with leading political and military figures, representatives of non-governmental organizations and local elected officials. The delegation was impressed by the progress of the FYR Macedonia in building a secure environment for its citizens and establishing a small but effective military capable of contributing to NATO operations. Despite this progress, significant problems remain, particularly a lack of economic growth that is desperately needed to reduce the high unemployment rate and the social and political tensions that it generates. Overall the delegation left with a positive impression of the efforts of the Government of the FYR of Macedonia to build a multi-ethnic peaceful society and its prospects for eventual membership in both NATO and the European Union.
| 9 & 10 MARCH 2005 - VISIT TO LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM by the SUB-COMMITTEE ON ...|
On March 9-10 members of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly's sub-committee on Trans-Atlantic Economic Relations met in London to discuss the trans-Atlantic economic implications of a rapidly growing China. The visit was designed to generate information for a report on the same topic and prepare members for a Committee visit to China later this year.
| 24 March 2005 - NATO PARLIAMENTARIANS VISIT AFGHANISTAN WITH SACEUR|
I. INTRODUCTION 1. 12 members of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly from across Europe and North America visited Afghanistan on 20-22 March. Travelling with SACEUR General James Jones, the members met with Afghanistan's President Hamid Karzai, numerous government ministers, and senior representatives from NATO, the EU and the UN. They also visited the Provincial Reconstruction Team in Herat.
| 18 February 2005 - PRESIDENT OF THE NATO PA, PIERRE LELLOUCHE, PRAISES POLA ...|
President of the NATO PA, French Deputy, Pierre Lellouche, made an official visit to Poland on Monday 31 January and Tuesday 1 February 2005, where he had meetings with Senior officials in government and parliament. He also attended the meeting of the Warsaw Reflection Group on Monday 31 January entitled "Towards Effective Multilateralism; Complementarity of European Security Institutions: NATO, EU, OSCE, CoE" at the invitation of the Polish Foreign Minister, Adam Daniel Rotfeld. He was accompanied by the Secretary General of the Assembly, Simon Lunn.
| 24-28 JANUARY 2005: VISIT TO WASHINGTON AND ST LOUIS, UNITED STATES [DEFENC ...|