Tuesday, 21 June 2022
Department of Defence
532. To ask the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence if Ireland was represented at the NATO International Military Staff and the European Military Staff, or IMS-EUMS Directors' General Conference held on 20 June; if so, by whom; the capacity in which they represented Ireland; if Ireland has participated in previous IMS-EUMS Directors' General Conferences; if so, details of same; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [32027/22]
The IMS-EUMS Directors' General Conference referred to by the Deputy was held on 10 June 2022.
Meetings between NATO International Military Staff and the European Military Staff are attended only by the staff of the respective institutions. Members States do not participate directly. The Military Staff is part of the General Secretariat of the Council. It is composed of personnel seconded from the Member States acting in an international capacity.