The Alliance’s ability to share and process complex intelligence was significantly improved through Unified Vision, a major 'trial' managed by Allied Command Transformation and NATO Headquarters in the context of NATO's Joint Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance, 14 – 29 June.
I strongly condemn the horrific attacks at Istanbul's Ataturk Airport. My thoughts are with the families of the victims, those injured and the people of Turkey.
Visiting the European Council on Tuesday (28 June 2016), Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg stressed the importance of the strategic partnership between NATO and the European Union. He highlighted that a strong European Union is important for NATO and welcomed the European Global Strategy.
The NATO Secretary General, Mr. Jens Stoltenberg will meet with the Secretary of State of the United States, Mr. John Kerry on Monday 27 June 2016.
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg has decided to appoint Rose Gottemoeller from the US as the next Deputy Secretary General. She will replace Ambassador Alexander Vershbow from the US, who took up his position in February 2012.
Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg held talks with US Secretary of State John Kerry at NATO headquarters on Monday (27 June 2016) on next week’s Warsaw Summit, and the implications of the UK’s vote on membership in the European Union.
The NATO Secretary General, Mr. Jens Stoltenberg, will participate in a session of the European Council on Tuesday, 28 June 2016.
The British people have decided to leave the European Union. As it defines the next chapter in its relationship with the EU, I know that the United Kingdom's position in NATO will remain unchanged. The UK will remain a strong and committed NATO Ally, and will continue to play its leading role in our Alliance.
In a keynote speech at the Portuguese Parliament on Thursday (23 June 2016), NATO Deputy Secretary General Alexander Vershbow addressed key objectives for the Warsaw Summit, NATO’s response to current security challenges and the significance the Alliance attaches to maritime security.
During his visit to the Czech Republic (19 to 22 June), the Chairman of the NATO Military Committee, General Pavel met with General Becvar, Czech Chief of Defence, Mr. Stropnicky, Czech Minister of Defence, Brigadier General Kase, Chief of the Military Office of the Czech President and Cardinal Monseigneur Duka, the Archbishop of Prague. General Pavel was a guest-lecturer at the Charles University in Prague and the University of Defence in Brno.
I strongly condemn the launch by North Korea of two ballistic missiles.
Secretary General welcomes the President of the International Committee of the Red Cross to NATO Headquarters
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg welcomed President Peter Maurer of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) to NATO Headquarters on Wednesday (22 June 2016). The leaders discussed developments in the cooperation and in the dialogue on humanitarian issues between NATO and the ICRC. President Maurer also participated in a meeting of the North Atlantic Council.
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg welcomed Israeli President Reuven Rivlin to NATO Headquarters on Tuesday (21 June 2016) to discuss NATO-Israel cooperation. “For more than twenty years, Israel has been a very active NATO partner through the Mediterranean Dialogue, the only security forum that brings together NATO Allies with Israel and Arab countries,” said the Secretary General. He stressed that NATO and Israel are taking cooperation a step further, agreeing to establish an Israeli Mission at NATO, headed by Israel’s Ambassador to the European Union.
On Thursday 23 June 2016, the NATO Deputy Secretary General, Ambassador Alexander Vershbow will participate in a conference of the Portuguese Assembly, in Lisbon together with the Minister of Defence, Mr. José Alberto de Azeredo Lopes where he will deliver a keynote address.
The President of the International Committee of the Red Cross, Mr. Peter Maurer, will visit NATO Headquarters on Wednesday 22 June 2016. He will meet the NATO Secretary General, Mr. Jens Stoltenberg.
Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg marked the launch of NATO's anti-submarine warfare exercise "Dynamic Mongoose" in a visit to Trondheim, Norway on Monday (20 June 2016). The exercise, focused on detecting and defending against submarines, runs for ten days. Joined by Norwegian Defence Minister Ine Marie Eriksen Søreide, Mr. Stoltenberg addressed sailors aboard the Norwegian frigate HNoMS Fridtjof Nansen. Calling naval capabilities "as important as ever", he noted that 70% of the earth is covered by water, and that 90% of world trade travels by sea. He stressed that NATO must be able to operate "on the sea, over the sea, and also under the sea.”
The NATO Secretary General, Mr. Jens Stoltenberg will meet the President of the State of Israel, Mr. Reuven Rivlin on Tuesday, 21 June 2016.
An inter-agency delegation from Montenegro met with Civil Preparedness and Crisis management experts at NATO headquarters on Monday (20 June) to take forward Montenegro’s efforts towards integration into Alliance Civil Emergency Planning.
On Monday 20 June 2016, the NATO Secretary General, Mr. Jens Stoltenberg will travel to Trondheim, Norway to visit a NATO-led Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) Exercise called Dynamic Mongoose. The exercise will be conducted in the Norwegian Sea from 20 to 30 June 2016.