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National Guard signs historic defense deal with Netherlands

Joint exercises and training in National Guard's new partnership


In a strategic move, the National Guard (NF) has entered into a Bilateral Defence Programme (BDP) with the Armed Forces of the Netherlands, as announced by the General Staff of the National Guard.

The agreement, known as PPA, was formally signed on December 14, 2023, at the General Headquarters of the National Guard General Staff.

The PPA outlines a comprehensive framework of bilateral and multilateral initiatives, highlighting joint exercises, training programs, and the exchange of expertise on specialized matters.

It signifies a proactive approach to addressing modern challenges and threats, acknowledging their common and cross-border nature. The commitment extends to elevating broader international cooperation with friendly nations to enhance global security.

Colonel Alkiviadis Alkiviadis, representing the National Guard, and Colonel Ron Sensen of the Dutch Armed Forces formalized the agreement, marking a crucial step towards fostering multilateral and multifaceted responses to contemporary security challenges.

[With information sourced from CNA]

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