Mediterranean Cooperation Group (MCG)

Groupe de coopération méditerranéenne (MCG)

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1997-07-08 Madrid Spain


8 Jul 1997, Madrid (Spain), during Summit meeting of C-XC3005 - NATO, the Mediterranean Dialogue having been launched in 1994. Ceased to exist, probably in 2004, when replaced by Istanbul Initative.


Maintain overall responsibility for NATO dialogue with Mediterranean partners and for political discussions with individual partners; emphasize the relationship of security in Europe with security and stability in the Mediterranean region and the importance of the Mediterranean as a component of the European security; focus on practical cooperation in security and defence-related areas, information, civil emergency planning and science; achieve a better mutual understanding of, and correct misperceptions about, NATO among Mediterranean dialogue countries; reinforce other international efforts with Mediterranean partners such as those undertaken by the Barcelona (Spain) process, the Middle East peace process, the WEU and the OSCE, without either duplicating such efforts or intending to create a division of labour.


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GOAL 11: Sustainable Cities and CommunitiesGOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong InstitutionsGOAL 17: Partnerships to achieve the Goal



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