Partner Air Chiefs Conference at Headquarters Allied Air Command in Ramstein

On 14 October 2021 General Jeff Harrigian, Commander of Allied Air Command welcomed Partners Air Chiefs to Allied Air Command at Ramstein Airbase, Germany.


NATO cooperates with a range of Partner nations and they contribute to several of NATO’s core activities, from shaping policy to building defence capacity, developing interoperability and managing crises. NATO’s Partnership programmes also assists development of national defence and security institutions and forces.

“The strategic environment is unpredictable. In addition to flexibility and dynamic responses, strong Partners are crucial to NATO’s ability to conduct missions in the next decades.”


General Shunji Izutsu of the Japan Air Self-Defense Force spoke about deterrence and military interoperability. He identified three ‘Multis’ For Deterrence: Multi-national, multi-domain and multi-communication.

Partner countries represented at the conference were Algeria, Bahrain, Colombia, Finland, Georgia, Ireland, Japan, Jordan, Republic of Korea, Kuwait, Morocco, Mongolia, Qatar, Pakistan, Serbia, Sweden, Tunisia, Ukraine and Uzbekistan. The conference wrapped up by discussing synergies and how Allied Air Command and Partner nations could best provide mutual support and benefit in air-related activities.