Partnership for peace (PfP)
The Partnership for Peace (PfP) is a programme of practical bilateral cooperation between individual Euro-Atlantic partner countries and NATO. It allows partners to build up an individual relationship with NATO, choosing their own priorities for cooperation.
Based on a commitment to the democratic principles that underpin the Alliance itself, the purpose of the Partnership for Peace is to increase stability, diminish threats to peace and build strengthened security relationships between partner countries NATO.
Activities on offer under the PfP programme touch on virtually every field of NATO activity, including defence-related work, defence reform, defence policy and planning, civil-military relations, education and training, military-to-military cooperation and exercises, civil emergency planning and disaster-response, and cooperation on science and environmental issues.
The new partnerships policy opened all cooperative activities and exercises offered to PfP partners and some programmes offered in the PfP “toolbox” to all partners, whether they be Euro-Atlantic partners, countries participating in the Mediterranean Dialogue and the Istanbul Cooperation Initiative, or global partners
There are currently 22 countries in the Partnership for Peace Programme.
Montenegro and Partnership for Peace
Montenegro was invited to join the Partnership for Peace at the NATO Summit in Riga, 29 November 2006. Accepting the invitation to the PfP, the President of Montenegro, on invitation of the Secretary General of NATO, signed the Partnership for Peace Framework Document, 14 December 2006 in Brussels, which bound Montenegro by the principles and objectives contained in the Partnership for Peace Framework Document and Basic Document of the Euro-Atlantic Partnership Council (EAPC).