The Annual Congress of the Slovenian Military Mountain Soldiers Association was hosted at the NATO MW COE on 21 January in Poljče, Slovenia.
The Slovenian Military Mountain Soldiers Association being also a member of the International Federation of Mountain Soldiers – IFMS, has recently signed a Letter of Cooperation (LOC) with the NATO MW COE.
With the LOC signed, both organizations agreed to foster their good name within both, the civilian and the military mountaineering community. Both agreed to encourage mutual interest in cooperation in the context of the peace efforts and observation of human rights, mountain nature conservation, promotion of friendship among the soldiers – mountaineers, nurturing the memory of the soldiers killed in action in the mountains, study and research of the history of mountain warfare in extreme weather conditions, and the study of the history and development of military mountaineering, skiing, as well as military mountaineering and skiing equipment.
In his speech, Colonel Boštjan Blaznik, the Director of the NATO MW COE welcomed all the participants and wished Mr Slavko Delalut, the newly elected President of the Slovenian Military Mountain Soldiers Association, all the best and success in his new position.