Mr. Evert G.J. Somer gave his remarks related to the Smart Defense. As part of his presentation there was highlight on the importance of:
• Improvements in development and delivery of capabilities;
• In support of the mission;
• prioritize on what nations need;
• consult on changes in national plans; and
• Mutual benefits.
Further more in the discussions there was relations to the Regional approach and proposal to: Identify joint actions that can reduce the shared risks; and Multinational – regional disaster reduction platform. Mr. Somer also in the spirit of Smart Regional approach suggested that it's most important to define the mission – project that the Nations want to undertake together and that there is need of undertaking joint risk assessment for that mission – project (as appropriate).
He stressed out that in the basis of that risk assessment Nations should:
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