Information Day of NATO’s Science for Peace and Security Program opened in Almaty
June 24. KAZINFORM. ALMATY
NATO is striving for deepening of cooperation with its partner countries in Central Asia. The program “Science for Peace and Security” is aimed at rendering assistance to the scientific and academic circles of the region. Promotion of cooperation in the sphere of transfer of technologies should help the partner countries address the priority tasks. Jean-Francois Bureau, NATO Assistant Secretary General for Public Diplomacy has made it public at the opening of the NATO Information Day in Almaty today.
The information day is a part of the EAPC Security Forum held on June 24-26 in Astana. The event is devoted to the NATO’s 60th anniversary and 15th anniversary of the program “Science for Peace and Security”. Among the guests are NATO SfP Program Director Dr. Chris De Wispelaere, representatives of the Kazakh Foreign Ministry, heads of the NATO scientific projects from the Central Asian states. The reports of the heads of the international projects from Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan and Turkmenistan made reports within the sitting.
According to Mr. Jean-Francois Bureau, the EAPC Forum will focus attention of its participants on the issue of deepening of cooperation in the field of global security. “Science plays a big role in building of future world. Cooperation in the information technology sphere on the project “Virtual Silk Road” can be compared to the significance of the Silk Road as a mechanism for connection of the civilizations”, he stressed.
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Crucial to join efforts for countering security threats – NATO representative
June 24. KAZINFORM. ALMATY
Among the priority directions of the scientific research activity are energy and cyber security as well as safety at sea, detection of self-made explosive devices at crowded places. Jean-Francois Bureau, NATO Assistant Secretary General, Chairman of the Science for Peace and Security Committee has made it public within the Information Day devoted to the NATO program “Science for Peace and Security” at the Al-Farabi Kazakh National University in Almaty today.
The main purpose of the NATO’s scientific committee is to contribute in security, stability and solidarity in the international community. The work in the sphere of detection of self-made explosive devices and protection against chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear substances is one of the projects of the committee.
According to Mr. Bureau, due to “Virtual Silk Road” program the vast majority of people have got free internet access. “We should develop potential of this program”, he noted. Among the most important problems in Central Asia Mr. Bureau also named the environmental protection – struggle against waste and pollution. “It is necessary to join efforts of all countries of the region to solve this problem”, he said.