National Armaments Director takes part in NATO Conference of National Armaments Directors
Bern, 26.10.2021 - National Armaments Director Martin Sonderegger takes part in the NATO Conference of National Armaments Directors with partner countries in Brussels on 26 October 2021. Discussions focus on the possibilities for multilateral cooperation projects in the armaments sector and bilateral meetings with colleagues. In addition, a working visit to the European Defence Agency is on the agenda.
As a partner state of NATO, Switzerland is represented at the Conference of National Armaments Directors (CNAD) by National Armaments Director Martin Sonderegger. The annual conference takes place on 26 October 2021 in Brussels. The annual meeting of CNAD and partners brings together the highest national arms procurement officials in NATO member and partner states. Switzerland participates under the Partnership for Peace (PfP) programme.
The National Armaments Director will also use the opportunity to exchange ideas in person with representatives from Finland, Ireland, Austria and Sweden (the Western European Partners, or WEP-5). In view of current and planned procurements, in particular the decisions on type by the Federal Council in the Air2030 Programme, the intention is that contacts will be maintained and information provided on the current status of work following the virtual meeting in autumn 2020.
In addition, a working visit to the European Defence Agency (EDA), regular meetings with the NATO Communications and Information Agency (NCIA) and an interchange of ideas with the Missions of Switzerland to the EU and NATO are on the agenda.
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