NSPA General Manager engages with Czech counterparts
02 May 2019
On 30 April, NATO Support and Procurement Agency General Manager Peter Dohmen and the Deputy Director of Life Cycle Management Dr Emilio Tuñón Nieto met with Czech Minister of Defence Lubomír Metnar and Deputy Minister of Defence Filip Říha. Mr Dohmen took this opportunity to brief the Ministry of Defence leadership on the support and services NSPA provides to NATO and partner nations, and to highlight potential opportunities for further cooperation between NSPA and the Czech Republic.
Minister Metnar expressed his appreciation for the visit: “The Czech Republic perceives the NSPA as one of the truly effective agencies of NATO. I must say that we are very satisfied with the mutual cooperation so far. Nevertheless, I see here also a great potential to further deeper this collaboration by focusing on how the Czech Republic can use the wide range of services that the NSPA offers, particularly in these times, when we are constantly increasing our defence budget according to our obligation to NATO and when the Czech Armed Forces are being significantly modernised.”
"The discussions today about strengthening cooperation between the Czech Republic and NSPA were enlightening and I look forward to further developing this together. The Czech Republic is a valued partner who has shown leadership through its work in cooperation with the Agency, including leading on clearing unexploded ordnance in Georgia," the General Manager stated.
Additionally, Mr Dohmen met with the Czech Defence and Security Industry Association representatives during which he highlighted potential opportunities for industry to continue doing business with NSPA.