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Political directors to discuss issues of NATO summit

14.01.2009

TALLINN, Jan 14, BNS - A meeting of political directors of NATO defense ministries will open Thursday in Tallinn where issues on the agenda of the Krakow meeting of the alliance will be discussed.

Political directors of all the 26 NATO countries as well as representatives of Croatia and Albania will take part in the meeting, a spokesman for the Estonian Defense Ministry told BNS.

The political directors will discuss issues on the agenda of the NATO defense ministers meeting in February in Krakow, such as the general security situation, NATO operations, future of the NATO Response Forces and other matters.

The Estonian delegation and the talks will be chaired by Sven Sakkov, deputy state secretary of the Defense Ministry for defense policy.

Jiri Sedivy, assistant NATO secretary-general for defense policy and planning, will take part in the meeting.

In Estonian terms the post of political director of the Defense Ministry corresponds to that of state secretary of the Defense Ministry for defense policy.

 

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