On 16th October 2019, the Italian Ambassador to the Republic of Slovenia, Paolo Trichilo, visited the NATO MW COE with the purpose of receiving an update on the current tasks and ongoing progress of the individual projects of the COE.
Within their briefs, the NATO MW COE Director, Colonel Boštjan Blaznik, and the newly appointed Deputy Director, Colonel Ruggero Cucchini, discussed topics such as the efforts towards standardization of Mountain Warfare-related content, in particular the ATrainP-6, the ATP, and the MW Concept, as well as recent developments in the area of Education and Training. The Ambassador expressed great interest in the COE’s activities and assured us of Italy’s continued support for the operation and development of the Centre.
This visit underlined our already well-established active cooperation with Italy as a Sponsoring Nation of the NATO MW COE. Italy, with its Alpini forces, cooperates actively with the NATO MW COE to the benefit of the Alliance, and, at the same time, effectively pursues its national interests within the framework of the NATO MW COE.