Gobierno iraquí. autoriza al ministro de Defensa firman un acuerdo con la OTAN
Iraqi gov. authorizes defense minister to sign agreement with NATO
July 20, 2009 - 01:00:40
BAGHDAD / Aswat al-Iraq: The official spokesman for the Iraqi government, Ali al-Dabbagh, said on Monday that the government decided to grant the defense minister authorization to sign an agreement on training Iraqi forces between Iraq and NATO.
“The decision came after amending article 13 of the draft agreement to boost the security and military abilities of the Iraqi forces and to provide optimal training experiences to our forces within legal frameworks,” al-Dabbagh said in a statement received by Aswat al-Iraq news agency.
In accordance with UN Security Council Resolution 1546, the NATO Training Mission-Iraq (NTM-I) was set up in 2004 at the request of the Iraqi Interim Government. The NTM-I is not a combat mission. Its operational emphasis is on training and mentoring, and equipment donation and coordination through the NATO Training and Equipment Co-ordination Group. The aim of NTM-I is to help Iraq develop a democratically-led and enduring security sector.
To reinforce this initiative, NATO is working with the Iraqi government on a structured cooperation framework to develop the Alliance’s long-term relationship with Iraq.http://en.aswataliraq.info/?p=116359