On 20th November 2020, NATO Rapid Deployable Corps - Greece (NRDC-GR) organized its own 19th Senior Resources Committee (SRC) meeting. The event, initially scheduled to take place in Valencia, Spain, but due to the COVID-19 restrictions, was assigned to each NFS entity to organize locally the meeting with the consultation of its own SNRs. The whole event was conducted via teleconference and representatives from HNDGS (Hellenic National Defense General Staff) also participated.
The purpose of the SRC meeting, which is held on an annual rotation basis, is to provide a NFS GRF(L) HQ the opportunity to present to the participant Nations, the budget for the next year and thus to get their funding approval for the support of the upcoming activities. Additionally, to present its budget planning for the upcoming five years (Medium Term Financial Plan).
The SRC 2020 meeting was initially addressed (opening remarks) by the Chief of Staff of NATO Rapid Deployable Corps – Greece (NRDC-GR), Major General (GRC A) Antonios CHATZIGEORGIOU, who underlined that both, responsible administration of resources entrusted to the HQ by the participating Nations and the constant effort to achieve the optimal balance between cost and efficiency, must be adopted as principles for a successful financial management.
The chairman of the hosting HQ, NRDC-GR/Financial Controller Col (GRC A) Theodoros TZOUVELEKIS, mentioned that SRC meeting offers a unique opportunity to NATO entities and National authorities, to increase their interaction and thus to contribute further to the form of a common understanding financial ground something that constitutes the cornerstone of the Alliance.
The concerned meeting was successfully concluded for NRDC-GR as the HQ both got the approval of the Participating Nations National Representatives for its submitted 2021 budget proposal and also MTFP 2022-2025.