North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO)

In 1949, Canada was among the countries that created the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). A collective defence organization during the Cold War, NATO has received much broader mandates in recent years, becoming a security and cooperation organization at the service of peace. (Canada. Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade).

The Euro-Atlantic Partnership Council (EAPC) is a multilateral forum where NATO member and partner countries meet on a regular basis to discuss political and security-related issues and develop cooperation in a wide range of areas. At present, there are 49 members: 26 NATO member countries and 23 partner countries.

NATO's Mediterranean Dialogue was launched at the December 1994 Brussels Ministerial meeting and currently involves seven non-NATO nations in the Mediterranean: Algeria, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Mauritania, Morocco and Tunisia. The Dialogue reflects the Allies' view that security in Europe is closely linked to security in the Mediterranean region.

List by Country:

List of Member Countries

  • Belgium
  • Bulgaria
  • Canada
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Estonia
  • France
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • Italy
  • Latvia
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Netherlands
  • Norway
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Romania
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • Spain
  • Turkey
  • United Kingdom
  • United States of America

List of Partner Countries

  • Albania
  • Armenia
  • Austria
  • Azerbaijan
  • Belarus
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Croatia
  • Finland
  • Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
  • Georgia
  • Ireland
  • Kazakhstan
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Moldova
  • Montenegro
  • Russia
  • Serbia
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Tajikistan
  • Turkmenistan
  • Ukraine
  • Uzbekistan

List of Mediterranean Dialogue Countries

  • Algeria
  • Egypt
  • Israel
  • Jordan
  • Mauritania
  • Morocco
  • Tunisia