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Bilateral meeting with NATO representatives on defence planning process

Madrid, Spain
March 21, 2022
  • The NATO delegation met with national representatives to review Spain's plans and contributions to collective defence

The Joint Staff (EMACON in Spanish) has organized the bilateral meeting corresponding to step 5 of NATO Defense Planning Process, with representatives of the alliance at the Centre for National Defence Studies (CESEDEN in Spanish), in Madrid.

The meeting took place on March 17 and 18 and the goals were to review defence plans and policies, contributions to operations, military capabilities and national human and financial resources that Spain contributes to the collective allied defence.

Particularly, national plans were reviewed in different areas: defense policy, financial and human resources, civil readiness, stabilization and reconstruction, as well as land, maritime, air, joint and special operations capabilities.

Representatives of the Army, Air Force and Navy, as well as subordinated units to the Chief of Defence Staff and different agencies of the Ministry of Defence have participated in the different working groups.

The workshop concluded with a plenary session in which Spain's involvement and, in particular, its contribution to the operations was positively assessed.