// Chiefs of Defence Meetings The Chiefs of Defence gather once a year, usually in October, to review the activities undertaken that year, and to approve the Activity Plan for the following year.The main goal of this meetings is to support political action undertaken by the 5+5 Defence Initiative, deepening the dialogue concerning regional military matters, understanding and acquaintance between the Armed Forces, and therefore improve the military cooperation between all ten countries of the Initiative.The Chiefs of Defence Meeting takes place before the Ministerial Meeting, being organized by the country which is hosting the 5+5 Defence Initiative Presidency that year. ​