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80-Member NATO Delegation Attends Armed Forces Conference In Qatar

The Peninsula
March 20, 2013

Nato gets information about region from Qatar: Official
By Azmat Haroon

NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen welcomes Prime Minister and Foreign Minister of Qatar Sheikh Hamad bin Jassim Al-Thani at NATO Headquarters in March 2012

Doha: Nato receives important strategic information about this region from Qatar, a Nato official said yesterday.

“Qatar is considered to be a very positive partner from this region. It has knowledge about this region that Nato doesn’t have in Brussels,” Lieutenant General Arne Bard Dalhaug, Commandant of Nato Defence College told The Peninsula yesterday.

He was leading an 80-member delegation to Qatar for a conference organised by the Qatar Armed Forces at the Hilton Hotel.

The delegation, arrived here from Rome, will visit Abu Dhabi today, followed by stopovers in Paris, London and Berlin.

General Dalhaug said the Nato Defence College often trains Qatari students on strategic issues. “We are an educational institute, so we provide different courses on strategic education, which is theoretical. We have Qatari students who come to our college quite often,” he said.

Students receive study materials and lectures on different issues at the college.

The General also revealed that the Defence College has one student from Qatar this year.

Brigadier Sanad Ali Rashid Al Naimi, In-charge of the Strategic Research Centre, spoke about the transformations in the Mena countries and their impact on international security in the region.

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  1. rosemerry
    March 20, 2013 at 9:04 am

    No worries about world peace now!!!!!


    • richardrozoff
      March 21, 2013 at 9:31 pm

      Right, musn’t ever couple the words world and peace, or for that matter utter the second word at all. Treason! Anarchy!! Insanity!!!


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