The Czech Republic assumes the role of NATO Contact Point Embassy in Jordan
04.01.2013 / 09:46
Starting from 1 January 2013 the Czech Republic assumes the role of NATO Contact Point Embassy in Jordan. In the years 2009-2012 the Czech Republic played this role in the Republic of Serbia.
In the period of 2013 – 2014 the Czech Republic will assume the role of NATO Contact Point Embassy (CPE) in Jordan. Public diplomacy with particular focus on the civil servants, military personnel, diplomats as well as academic circles and security policy oriented think-tanks, will be among the main areas of activity of the CPE. The Czech Republic views the CPE as tool for implementation of NATO policies in the framework of the Mediterranean Dialogue partnership program in the wider context of its national foreign policy goals in the Middle East region.
In the years 2009 - 2012 the Czech Republic represented NATO in Serbia. In the course of four years it has helped to improve cooperation between Serbia and NATO under the Partnership for Peace. "During previous four years the CPE in Serbia participated in four hundred events, supported over twenty projects implemented by the Serbian NGOs, participated in around seventy conferences and held more than 40 high-level meetings. We managed to establish good contacts with the security community and with the political elite, raise awareness of security issues and deepen military cooperation," the Czech Ambassador to Serbia Hana Hubáčková said.
The network of CPEs has been built since 1992 to promote cooperation between NATO and the partner countries.