The NATO Partnership Training and Education Center community will assist Ukraine with its military training needs. The subject matter of the training will be cyber defense, energy security, demining, and English language instruction.
Several sessions of the 22nd Annual Conference of Commanders of Partnership Training and Education Centers (PTECs) in Bogota were devoted to Ukraine. They discussed what the PTEC community can offer Ukraine in the medium to long term. PTEC commanders were briefed on their priorities by representatives of the NATO Liaison Office in Ukraine and Ukrainian defense institutions. In addition, the commander of the Ukrainian PTEC and the International Peacekeeping and Security Centre (IPSC) presented the future goals of the center. He said that despite the March 2022 bombing, the IPSC continues its work and is seeking NATO accreditation.
Furthermore, the PTEC representatives exchanged views on how to further expand the community’s participation in NATO’s practical security and defense cooperation. In this context, they signaled their willingness to further participate in the implementation of selected NATO capacity-building programs. These include defense capacity-building packages for Bosnia and Herzegovina, Jordan, Mauritania, Moldova, and Tunisia.
The conference was co-chaired by the Supreme Allied Command Transformation Headquarters (HQ SACT) and the NATO School Oberammergau (NSO). The conference was hosted by PTEC, the Colombian International Demining Centre (CIDES). It took the opportunity to present successes in the field of operational and humanitarian demining.
Jonas Brandstetter, editorial staff