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The FSD holds the Second EU-Israel Strategic Dialogue in partnership with the EPC and ELNET

The Dialogue attracted the participation of several high-level influential players in the EEAS: Dr. Nathalie Tocci, Deputy Director, Istituto Affari Internazionali (IAI) and Special Adviser to EU HR/VP Federica Mogherini   (right);  Dr. Nicholas Westcott, Managing Director for the Middle East and North Africa, EEAS; Amb. Fernando Gentilini, EU Special Representative for the MEPP

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The  Mission  of  the  FSD

The Forum of Strategic Dialogue (FSD) is an informal platform that facilitates high-level strategic dialogue between Europe and Israel. The FSD provides a forum for Track "One and a Half" diplomacy, beyond the constraints of formal intergovernmental relations. The FSD fosters open communication that encourages participants—senior governmental officials and leading experts—to develop breakthrough ideas which enhance bilateral cooperation and relationship-building.

Be assured that France is deeply attached to the development of the strategic dialogue with Israel, to which the FSD brings a valuable contribution.

Laurent Fabius, France's then Minister of Foreign Affairs

The NATO-Israel Cooperation Event is timely and it is critical that like-minded nations have a frank and open discussion on how to come to terms with a more challenging security environment than ever, how we can work together more effectively to meet new risks and threats, and how we can provide greater safety and security for our peoples.

Amb. Alexander Vershbow, then Deputy Secretary General, NATO