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NATO: Newport

Question for Foreign and Commonwealth Office

UIN HL3907, tabled on 6 January 2015

To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many delegates from fragile and conflict-affected states attended the NATO Summit in Wales in September; and of those how many were women.

Answered on

15 January 2015

The North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) is primarily focused on issues of Transatlantic security. However, the UK was keen to encourage broader participation at the Summit.

Allied Heads of State and Government met with 27 partner countries including International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) contributors (Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bosnia and Herzegovina, El Salvador, Finland, Georgia, Ireland, Jordan, Malaysia, Mongolia, Montenegro, New Zealand, Republic of Korea, Sweden, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Tonga, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates), countries from the region (Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan and Pakistan) as well as Japan. High level representatives of the United Nations and the European Union also attended.

NATO agreed that its partner countries which cooperate with NATO on interoperability should also be invited. As well as countries included above, the Republic of Moldova, Morocco, Serbia, and Switzerland also attended the Summit.