"NATO role in Gulf security" conference
Foreign Information Agency of the State of Qatar-Thu
A day-long conference discussing the role of the NATO in
Gulf security opens in the four seasons hotel in Doha on
Thursday December 1, 2005.
The two-session conference would deal with two key
themes, namely new dimensions for gulf security and
GCC cooperation with the NATO.
The NATO Secretary General is taking part in the conference
together with representatives of GCC defense ministers,
chiefs of staff of GCC armed forces and top international
The North Atlantic Alliance
was founded on the basis of a Treaty between member states
entered into freely by each of them after public debate and
due parliamentary process.
The Treaty upholds their individual rights as well as their
international obligations in accordance with the Charter of
the United Nations. It commits each member country to
sharing the risks and responsibilities as well as the
benefits of collective security and requires of each of them
the undertaking not to enter into any other international
commitment which might conflict with the Treaty.
Between the creation of the Alliance and the present day,
half a century of history has taken place. For much of this
time the central focus of NATO was providing for the
immediate defense and security of its member countries.
Today this remains its core task, but its immediate focus
has undergone fundamental change.