03.01.2011  

Publication on participation of the Republic of Slovenia in International Operations and Missions

 

The Ministry of Defence of the Republic of Slovenia published a document on participation of the Republic of Slovenia in International Operations and Missions (attached below). The document is based on the Strategy of participation of the Republic of Slovenia in international operations and missions, adopted by the Government of the Republic of Slovenia.

The strategy of participation of the Republic of Slovenia in international operations and missions is a response to the fact that, due to changes in the security environment, international operations and missions are becoming increasingly complex, involving both military and civilian structures. A comprehensive approach and coordinated action by all participants are essential to attain the goals set. Successful participation in international operations and missions is based on clear political decisions, as well as on commitment and support in their implementation. The participation must be well considered and due to the large number of different participants and limited resources, an integrated approach must be guaranteed. It has to be taken into account that Slovenia also implements its national interests through active engagement in the international entities of which it is a member, and demonstrates its credibility by implementing jointly assumed commitments.

With the strategy of participation in international operations and missions, Slovenia sets out the framework for decision making and defines the common pool of capabilities for its implementation. The strategy has been harmonized with other key national security and foreign policy documents, including documents regarding development cooperation, other strategic documents and relevant normative acts. The strategy creates the conditions for defining strategic and operational goals, strengthening analytical support in decision making, enhancing flexibility and coordination for attaining a comprehensive approach and synergies, multiplicative effects, and reducing response time.

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