13 December 2012 Ankara

Ambassador Kolinda Grabar Kitarovic, Assistant Secretary General for Public Diplomacy of NATO, gave a seminar in a Roundtable Discussion on “NATO’s Priorities after the Chicago Summit” which is co-organised by SAM and the Directorate General for Information of MFA.

The participants of the meeting, which was organised a day before the “19th International Antalya Conference on Security and Cooperation”, were academics and experts from think tank organisations.

In her presentation, Ambassador Grabar informed the participants on the most recent North Atlantic Council meeting in Foreign Ministers session and NATO’s support to Turkey with regard to the events in Syria. She later pointed out the NATO’s priorities after the Chicago Summit regarding the “capabilities and partnerships” with particular emphasis on Afghanistan’s present and future.

In the Q&A session, the NATO’s assessment of the events in Syria, regional and international implications and also possible risks following the deployments of Patriot missiles in Turkey were discussed thoroughly.