Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe
March 31, 2022

Military Strategic Partnerships Conference underway in Ireland

The Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe (SHAPE) Partnerships Directorate is currently holding its annual Military Strategic Partnerships Conference (MSPC), hosted by the Irish Armed Forces Ministry of Defence, in Dublin, Ireland.

Representatives from more than 40 nations are participating in the Conference, which is the 10th on partnership subjects and initiatives. The conference, traditionally hosted by a Partner Nation, is a key annual event.

“NATO has more than a quarter of a century’s experience in advising, supporting and mentoring partner states to support defence and institutional reform, build capabilities and strengthen interoperability. When NATO’s neighbours are more stable, NATO is more secure; it is a reality that is even more relevant in the current security environment,” said Rear Admiral Bülent Turan, SHAPE Deputy Chief of Staff – Partnerships Directorate.


For over 25 years, the Alliance has developed a network of partnerships with non-member countries from the Euro-Atlantic area, the Mediterranean, the Gulf region and others across the globe. This conference is a unique opportunity to show how NATO pursues dialogue and practical cooperation with these nations on a wide range of political and security-related issues.

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