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Jul 2 2020

Slovakian Chief of Defence visits SHAPE

SHAPE, Belgium – The Slovak Republic Chief of Defence General Daniel Zmeko visited Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe (SHAPE) to meet with Supreme Allied Commander Europe (SACEUR) General Tod D. Wolters and SHAPE senior leadership on July 2, 2020.

It is critical to maintain these relationships with each Allied nation’s military leaders...

During the visit, General Wolters greeted General Zmeko with the SHAPE Honour Guard followed by a routine office call and meetings with SHAPE leaders and members of the SHAPE Slovakian community including Brigadier General Tibor Kralik, the Slovakian National Military Representative to SHAPE. 

SHAPE, Belgium – General Tod D. Wolters, the Supreme Allied Commander Europe (SACEUR), left, renders a salute to a member of the Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe (SHAPE) Honour Guard, during a welcoming reception for the Slovak Republic Chief of Defence General Daniel Zmeko. (NATO photo by SSgt Ross Fernie)

“It is an honour for Allied Command Operations to host my nation’s Chief of Defence General Zmeko,” said Brigadier General Kralik. “It is critical to maintain these relationships with each Allied nation’s military leaders and continue this open dialogue and lines of communication to align how best Slovakian can continue to support current and future NATO endeavours.”

SHAPE, Belgium -- General Daniel Zmeko, the Slovak Republic Chief of Defence, left, renders a salute to members of the Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe (SHAPE) Honour Guard during a welcoming reception for General Zmeko. (NATO photo by SSgt Ross Fernie)

Since joining NATO in March 2004, Slovakia has contributed to Allied and partner exercises around the globe. The nation has supported NATO-led missions in Afghanistan, Iraq and Kosovo as well as deploying troops to the multinational battlegroup in Latvia.

 

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