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CIOR meeting in Stockholm focused on co-operation and expertise

LCDR Ingrid Mühing, CIOR STRATCOM Committee 13.11.2023
„Our  next step and ambition is to make CIOR the main partner for NATO on reserves issues. We want to provide NATO the most competent advice and expertise - for that goal every single organisation represented in CIOR should become the most competent expert,“ said LTC Toomas Luman, CIOR president. He underlined that the three organisations – CIOR, CIOMR and CISOR  - should work more closely together and merge their capabilities to be reliable and efficent partner to NATO.

„CIOR has achieved our planned goals during last years despite of pandemic and hardships - we have reactivated long-dormant members, our membership has grown, and we have our own working and active website in the virtual world. Our main products – the language academy, young reserve officers´ seminar and symposiums gain popularity, now it´s time to take next steps,“  he added.  

CIOR Council received overiew given by Major General Michael Cherinet on Swedish Defence Forces current capabilities, forthcoming NATO-membership as well as plans concerning reserves. LTC Volodymyr Dzidzora from Ukraine explained virtually Ukraine´s current experience on using reserves. Delegates were greeted by SAAB´s Financial director Christian Luiga at SAAB HQ and received an overview of SAAB´s current development plans and visited the Swedish Life Guard Regiment – the oldest military unit still operational since 1521. CIOR council and committee members also participated on the remembrance ceremony at Stockholm´s Restare memoriaal.

Altogether 23 nations were represented at the IBM,  some of them virtually. CIOR council and commiittees will meet next time in Brussels NATO HQ in January.

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