Deputy Secretary General Rose Gottemoeller welcomed Colombian Foreign Minister Carlos Holmes Trujillo to NATO Headquarters on Tuesday (18 September 2018). Ms. Gottemoeller and Mr. Trujillo welcomed the deepening ties between the Alliance and Bogotá, and discussed the regional security context in Colombia. Looking to the future, they agreed that cyber defence, demining, and promoting the role of women in peace and security should be among the top priorities for cooperation. Deputy Secretary General Gottemoeller welcomed that NATO and Colombia share “a mutually beneficial relationship, a true partnership”.
On Tuesday, 18 September 2018, the NATO Deputy Secretary General, the Honourable Rose Gottemoeller will meet the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Colombia, H.E. Mr. Carlos Holmes Trujillo.
The NATO Deputy Secretary General, the Honourable Rose Gottemoeller, will travel to London on Tuesday, 18 September 2018.
Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg outlined NATO’s enduring value to the United States in a keynote speech at the Heritage Foundation in Washington, DC on Friday (14 September 2018). He set out three main reasons why the Alliance makes the US more secure, powerful and prosperous.
On 14 September 2018, the NATO Political Affairs and Security Policy Division organised a meeting at NATO Headquarters with an inter-ministerial delegation from the Kingdom of Bahrain to discuss the development of an Individual Partnership and Cooperation Programme (IPCP) between NATO and Bahrain. The Bahraini delegation was headed by the Undersecretary for International Affairs, Dr. Shaikh Abdulla bin Ahmed Al Khalifa.
Visit to NATO by the High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy/Vice-President of the European Commission
On Monday, 17 September 2018, the NATO Secretary General, Mr. Jens Stoltenberg, will have a meeting with the High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy/Vice-President of the European Commission, Ms. Federica Mogherini.
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg met with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Secretary of Defense James Mattis on Thursday (13 September 2018) to discuss NATO’s continued adaptation, fairer burden-sharing within the Alliance, the implementation of the decisions taken at the NATO Summit in July and preparations for upcoming NATO ministerials.
Director General of the NATO International Military Discusses International Peace with Swiss Officials
Lieutenant General Jan Broeks, Director General of the NATO International Military Staff visited Switzerland on 29-30 August 2018. During his visit, Lieutenant General Broeks met with Major General Meier, Chief of the Swiss Armed Forces Staff. He also took the opportunity to visit the Maison de la Paix and the International Committee of the Red Cross in Geneva.
General André Lanata took over as Supreme Allied Commander Transformation (SACT) today (11 September 2018) from General Denis Mercier at a change of command ceremony at Allied Command Transformation in Norfolk, Virginia.
NATO’s Supreme Allied Commander Transformation Headquarters change of command will take place on 11 September, 17.15 CET (11:15 a.m. EDT), at Naval Support Activity Hampton Roads, Norfolk, Virginia.
NATO Secretary General, Mr. Jens Stoltenberg, will travel to Washington D.C. from Wednesday 12 September to Friday 14 September 2018.
The Czech contingent of NATO’s enhanced forward presence battlegroup in Lithuania recently took part in exercise Namejs 2018 in Latvia, along with around 10,000 participants from 13 NATO Allies. The exercise concluded on 2 September 2018, after two action-filled weeks of training, focusing on the mobility, readiness and interoperability of NATO and national forces. It was the largest exercise of its kind ever conducted in Latvia and took place in every region of the country.
The Croatian Navy and the Royal Navy joined NATO’s maritime operation in the Mediterranean Sea on Friday (7 September 2018). Over the next two weeks, the Croatian Navy vessel HRMV Vukovar, a Helsinki-class missile boat, and the Royal Navy vessel HMS Echo, an Echo-class survey vessel, will join the Italian Navy frigate ITS Espero and other associated vessels and aircraft in patrolling the central Mediterranean.
Visiting Athens on Thursday (6 September 2018), NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg met with Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras to discuss current security challenges and the implementation of decisions taken at the NATO Summit in July.
The NATO Secretary General, Mr. Jens Stoltenberg, will visit Norfolk, Virginia in the United States, on Thursday 13 September, to attend the ceremony marking the change of command at the Supreme Allied Command Transformation (SACT). The Secretary General will be accompanied by the Supreme Allied Commander Europe (SACEUR), General Curtis M. Scaparrotti, the NATO Ambassadors and the Military Committee.
Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg wrapped up a two-day visit to Skopje on Thursday (6 September 2018), which focused on the country’s path toward NATO membership. At the Brussels Summit in July, Allied leaders decided to invite the government in Skopje to begin accession talks with the Alliance, which have now begun.
The NATO-Georgia Commission met at NATO Headquarters on Wednesday (5 September 2018) to discuss the situation on the ground in the Georgian regions of Abkhazia and South Ossetia, and ongoing efforts to pursue peace. The meeting also coincided with the tenth anniversary of the NATO-Georgia Commission, which first met on 15 September 2008.
The NATO Secretary General, Mr. Jens Stoltenberg, will travel to Athens on Thursday, 6 September and Friday, 7 September 2018.
On Wednesday (5 September 2018) UK National Security Adviser Sir Mark Sedwill updated NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg and the North Atlantic Council on the actions taken by the United Kingdom in response to the Salisbury nerve agent attack. Sir Mark noted that there is sufficient evidence for charges to be brought against two Russian nationals for the attempted murder of Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia. The Council expressed solidarity with the UK.
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