Defense Ministry of Belarus visited NATO headquarters on January 25. Representatives of the departments will be present at the meeting of the Military Committee of NATO, aimed at discussing a new strategic concept for the organization, the outcome of its summit, held in Lisbon, as well as other issues of the NATO and its partner countries' activities.
The visit of the Belarusian side is under the Individual Partnership Program of Belarus and NATO for 2010-2011; the delegation is headed by Chief of General Staff of the Armed Forces, First Deputy Defense Minister Maj. Gen. Peter Tikhon, said the Defense Department.
Belarus joined the Partnership for Peace program in 1995, which is now included in the process of forming the structure of the European security. Founded in 1994, the program is now supported by 22 partner countries. The Republic of Belarus, as a part of this program, is developing a dialogue on all important security issues within the Euro Atlantic Partnership Council to ensure its own safety.