Switzerland and the North Atlantic Alliance have signed a document on the goals of mutual cooperation for 2023-2024 under the Partnership for Peace program amid the Swiss authorities' decisions to strengthen security policy.
This was announced on Thursday by the Swiss Federal Council.
The parties have concluded an individual partnership program for 2023-2024, which is not legally binding, within the framework of the Partnership for Peace program, to which Switzerland has been a member since 1996.
The program defines the objectives of cooperation and formulates common goals, such as continuing political dialogue and, in particular, developing cooperation in the areas of new technologies and innovation, resilience, women's advancement, peace and security, disarmament and non-proliferation, and cyber defense.
Most of the objectives of the NATO-Switzerland Partnership Program are aimed at enhancing interoperability, for example between air forces and communications systems.
"There are also plans to expand Swiss participation in NATO centers of excellence and to second staff officers to NATO facilities," the Swiss Federal Council said in a statement.
"The Partnership for Peace is a bilateral cooperation program between NATO and its associated partners that allows partner countries, such as Switzerland, to achieve individual goals of cooperation with NATO in the field of security and defense policy.
Author - Olena Madiak, 21/09/2023