In a ceremony at NATO Headquarters on 22 November 2017, the ambassadors of Spain and Switzerland and the acting General Manager of the NATO Support and Procurement Agency (NSPA) signed an agreement to launch Trust Fund IV for Jordan. The ceremony was opened by Mr. Nicola de Santis, Head of the Middle East and North Africa Section, NATO Political Affairs and Security Policy Division and by Major General Nasser Al-Alathamneh, the Chief of Staff for Strategic Planning and Defence Resources of the Jordanian Armed Forces.
On Thursday 23 November 2017, the NATO Secretary General, Mr. Jens Stoltenberg will meet the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan, H.E. Mr. Ilham Aliyev at NATO Headquarters. The President will also attend a meeting of the North Atlantic Council.
On Thursday 23 November 2017, the NATO Secretary General, Mr. Jens Stoltenberg will meet the President of the Republic of Estonia, H.E. Ms. Kersti Kaljulaid at NATO Headquarters
I welcome the ruling of the UN Criminal Tribunal against Ratko Mladic. This shows that the rule of law is working and those responsible for war crimes are held to account.
On Thursday 23 November 2017, the NATO Secretary General, Mr. Jens Stoltenberg will meet the Prime Minister of the Republic of Moldova, H.E. Mr. Pavel Filip at NATO Headquarters.
NATO Secretary General meeting with the President of the European Council and the President of the European Commission
On Tuesday, 21 November 2017, the NATO Secretary General, Mr. Jens Stoltenberg will be meeting the President of the European Council, Mr. Donald Tusk and the President of the European Commission, Mr. Jean-Claude Juncker in Brussels.
Energy experts from Algeria and NATO met in the city of Hassi Messaoud, Southern Algeria, on 14-15 November 2017 to discuss critical energy infrastructure security.
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg announces appointment of new Special Representative for Women, Peace and Security
It is a great pleasure to announce that I have appointed Clare Hutchinson of Canada as my new Special Representative for Women, Peace and Security.
Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg accepted the Halifax Builder Award on behalf of NATO in the margins of the Halifax International Security Forum on Friday (17 November 2017). The award is presented annually to individuals or organisations which have made an outstanding contribution to strengthening cooperation amongst democracies. Mr Stoltenberg called the award “a great recognition for all those who have worked tirelessly for peace and security within the NATO Alliance”.
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg began a two-day visit to Canada on Friday (17 November 2017), to participate in the Halifax International Security Forum.
General Petr Pavel, Chairman of the NATO Military Committee, and the Military Committee visited Bosnia and Herzegovina on 14 November 2017. The NATO delegation met with the Minister of Defence, Marina Pendeš, and the Chief of the Joint Staff of the Armed Forces of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Lieutenant General Anto Jeleč.
The NATO Secretary General, Mr. Jens Stoltenberg, will participate in the Halifax International Security Forum in Nova Scotia, Canada on Friday, 17 November and Saturday, 18 November 2017.
NATO has successfully completed a three-year project to clear unexploded ordnance from an ammunition depot in central Georgia. A closing ceremony for the Georgia IV NATO Trust Fund project was held on 7 November 2017 in Tbilisi, attended by more than 70 guests including NATO and partner nations’ Ambassadors and Defence Attaches, as well as senior NATO and Georgian Government representatives.
On 14-15 November 2017, NATO participated in the UN Peacekeeping Defence Ministerial in Vancouver, Canada. Following on the 2015 Leaders’ Summit on Peacekeeping and last year’s UN Peacekeeping Defence Ministerial in London, the event sought to boost the international community’s support to UN peacekeeping though new pledges of support and through reporting on advancement of previously made pledges. At the Ministerial, NATO underscored the progress in implementing the NATO Secretary General’s pledge from the UN Peacekeeping Summit in September 2015 along with highlighting new initiatives that are being developed. NATO also emphasized its strong commitment to integrating gender perspectives and also the promotion of the protection of children in armed conflict situations.
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg and Allies welcomed Serbian President Aleksandar Vučić to NATO Headquarters on Wednesday (15 November 2017) to discuss cooperation between the Alliance and Serbia, as well as the security challenges facing the Western Balkans. The Secretary General stressed that NATO’s partnership with Serbia can bring real benefits to its citizens and the Western Balkans. He also thanked Serbia for its contributions, including working with NATO to train Iraqi military medics and the offer to host NATO’s disaster management exercise next year.
NATO Secretary General, Mr. Jens Stoltenberg will meet with the President of the Republic of Serbia, Mr. Aleksandar Vučić, at NATO Headquarters on Wednesday, 15 November 2017.
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg welcomed the EU’s Permanent Structured Cooperation ahead of a meeting with EU Foreign Ministers on Monday (13 November 2017). “I believe that this can strengthen European defence,” he said, while stressing the need for complementarity between NATO and EU efforts. Mr. Stoltenberg also highlighted that military mobility can be a flagship of NATO-EU cooperation, which is being stepped up.
Today (10 November), NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg travelled to Ørland, Norway to welcome the arrival of Norwegian F-35 Joint Strike Fighter aircraft. The Secretary General praised the continuing modernisation of NATO’s air forces and the strong partnership between European and American industry. “These planes,” the Secretary General noted, “make the Atlantic Ocean narrower.”
On Monday, 13 November 2017, the NATO Secretary General, Mr. Jens Stoltenberg will attend the European Union Foreign Affairs Council in Defence format.
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