From Anders Fogh Rasmussen, NATO: As regards our partnership policies, there are several elements in our new reform package. Firstly, we want to reinforce our existing partnerships by strengthening the consultation mechanism within these partnerships and by opening for substance-driven corporation with, partners that go across and beyond existing partnership frameworks.
And next we also want to engage with new partners across the globe. In today’s world we need cooperative security if we are to accomplish our security tasks. And to that end we want to reach out to major players across the globe. We have already excellent partnerships with countries and major players across the globe like Japan, Australia, New Zealand South Korea and others.
I think it would also give merits to have a more structured dialogue with emerging powers like India and China if we are to accomplish our security missions in the future.
Excerpt from remarks at press conference by NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen. (photo: Getty)