NSPA participates in NATO Trust Fund opening in Montenegro

02 February 2017

The NATO Support and Procurement Agency (NSPA) participated in the opening ceremony of NATO’s latest Trust Fund project in Podgorica. The Montenegro Trust Fund project will support the demilitarization of more than 400 tonnes of surplus ammunition in a safe and environmentally friendly way. Opening Ceremony participants included His Excellency, Mr. Ian Whitting, UK Ambassador to Montenegro, Mr. Slobodan Filipović, State Secretary at the Ministry of Defence of Montenegro, Lieutenant Colonel Ingo Gnoyke, German Military Attaché, and Mr. John Bosmans, Programme Manager of NSPA’s General and Cooperative Services.

Helping Montenegro to destroy surplus ammunition and to help keep people safe in a very concrete way is just one example of the close cooperation already ongoing between Montenegro and NATO, highlighted the NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg in a recent news conference with the Prime Minister of Montenegro, Duško Marković.

NSPA is the executing agency for this Trust Fund which will significantly reduce the risks of accidental explosions of ageing ammunition and to assist Montenegrin Ministry of Defence in closing old storage depots.  This work will be done in close cooperation with the United Kingdom as lead nation and several international donors who are funding this project