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On 15 March 2022, Ambassadors and representatives from the NATO MW COE Sponsoring Nations (SN) Croatia, Germany, Italy and Romania visited the NATO MW COE at the Pokljuka Sports Centre. At the invitation of the host, the event was also attended by the Ambassador of the Czech Republic and the Ambassador of the United Kingdom, as well as the Montenegro Chargé d’Affaires.

The Ambassador of the Republic of Croatia, H.E. Boris Grigić, the Ambassador of the Germany, H.E. Adrian Pollmann, the Ambassador of the Italian Republic, H.E. Carlo Campanile, the Ambassador of Romania, H.E. Anton Niculescu, the Ambassador of the Czech Republic, H.E. Juraj Chmiel, the Ambassador of the United Kingdom, H.E. Tiffany Sadler, and the MNE Chargé d’Affaires, Ana Zeković, as well as the Republic of Slovenia’s Head of Diplomatic Protocol, Nataša Prah, were welcomed to the Centre’s premises by Colonel Ruggero Cucchini, the NATO MW COE Deputy Director.

Colonel Cucchini updated our honourable guests with the Centre’s achievements from last year and our projects for 2022. He emphasized that the support provided by the SNs and the CP represents a rock-solid basis for the future development of the Centre, as well as for the development of Mountain Warfare concepts, standards and training for the Alliance.

The presentation was followed by a dynamic presentation and demonstration of winter mountain warfare skills, such as movement on snow, rescue techniques and firing positions in snow, at the Pokljuka Sports Centre.

The honourable guests expressed their willingness to give some of these activities a try. The dynamic display was well received by all attendees.

The importance of such visits was emphasized as the traditional common form for developing cooperation with the Sponsoring Nations and Contributing Partners.