Defence Minister Evangelos Venizelos on Wednesday launched a round of contacts with political party leaders to brief them on the government’s positions as regards the new NATO command structure, ahead of the alliance’s DMs summit in Brussels on June 7-8. 
Venizelos had a telephone communication with Coalition of the Left (SYN) President Alexis Tsipras, defence ministry sources said, adding that his contacts will be completed by Friday. 

On Thursday, Venizelos will appear before the parliamentary standing committee on defence to unveil the new structure of the armed forces in terms of personnel and means.