Through the Allied Air Command Military Partnership Branch training events like this are offered to NATO Partners across the globe to build capability and strengthen existing relationships. The two groups consisting of 28 officers from the Tunisian Army, Navy and Air Force attended the courses delivered by subject matter experts in these fields. This training allows the Tunisian Armed Forces to take advantage of tried and tested procedures used in NATO operations and in turn enhance their own operational capabilities.
"It is a great opportunity to share knowledge and experience with a valued North African Partner such as Tunisia," said Col Francois Rousselle, Head of Military Partnerships Branch, Allied Air Command. "The engagement and reception we received by our Tunisian hosts was excellent and we look forward to future training and exercises where we can continue to build on existing relationships and enhance capabilities".
Allied Air Command instructors delivering the Airspace Management course with their students at a Tunisian Air Force school near Bizerte, Tunisia. Photo courtesy of the Tunisian Armed Forces.
Tunisia is a long standing NATO partner and joined the NATO Mediterranean Dialogue in 1994. The Dialogue reflects the Alliance's view that security in Europe is closely linked to security and stability in the Mediterranean. The Mediterranean Dialogue's overall aim is to; contribute to regional security and stability, achieve better mutual understanding and dispel any misconceptions about NATO among Dialogue countries.