NATO-PERSPEKTIVA Event at the Turkish Cultural Center

19 June 2012

NATO-PERSPEKTIVA Event at the Turkish Cultural Center

19 June, 2012 (Tuesday) – As the NATO Contact Point Embassy, the Turkish Embassy in Sarajevo, is organising a joint event at the Turkish Cultural Center in cooperation with the NATO Headquarters Sarajevo. The aim of this event is to present the positive developments and future challenges of the NATO-PERSPEKTIVA Programme.

High-level officials from the Ministry of Defence and Armed Forces of Bosnia and Herzegovina, diplomatic missions, and NATO Headquarters in Sarajevo will attend the event.

During the opening ceremony the invitees will be addressed by:

  • H.E. Ahmet Yildiz, Turkish Ambassador to Bosnia and Herzegovina,
  • Brigadier General  Gary E. Huffman, Commander of the NHQS,
  • Mr. Ibrahimović, Minister of Defence of Bosnia and Herzegovina,
  • Mr. Gianluca Rocco, Chief of Mission of IOM in Bosnia and Herzegovina, and
  • Mr. Christian Bugnion, Director of Subur Consulting S.L, presenting the findings of the External Evaluation of the NATO-PERSPEKTIVA Programme.

We invite all media representatives to attend this event on:

Tuesday 19 June 2012 at 17:00,

at the Turkish Cultural Center in Sarajevo,

Mula Mustafe Bašeskije Street 31 A.

The goal of the NATO-PERSPEKTIVA Programme is to strengthen the process and positive impact of defence reform in Bosnia and Herzegovina through the provision of support for social reintegration into civilian life of approximately 3,000 members of the Armed Forces who, due to the legislative limitation limiting active service to 35 years of age, were discharged between 2010 and 2012.


The NATO-PERSPEKTIVA Programme also aims at strengthening the capacities of the Ministry of Defence to manage future similar activities related to the regular in and out-flow of staffs of a professional army.

The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) is an alliance of 28 countries from North America and Europe committed to fulfilling the goals of the North Atlantic Treaty signed on 4 April 1949. In accordance with the Treaty, the fundamental role of NATO is to safeguard the freedom and security of its member countries by political and military means. NATO plays an increasingly important role in crisis management and peacekeeping.



Contact Person:

Edita Selimbegović, PR - International Organization for Migration – Mission in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Tel: +387 (0)33 567 219 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting Fax: +387 (0)33 567 229 Mob: +387 (0)61 215 839 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting