NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg addressed a conference at the National Cyber Security Centre in London on Thursday (23 May 2019) on how the Alliance is countering cyber threats.
On 22 May 2019, the twenty-nine Allied Chiefs of Defence and invitee North Macedonia met in Brussels, Belgium for the 181st Military Committee in Chiefs of Defence Session.
I am happy to announce that the next Summit of Allied leaders will take place on 3-4 December 2019 in London to mark NATO’s 70th anniversary. I discussed preparations for the event with Prime Minister Theresa May at 10 Downing Street last week (14 May) and I thanked the United Kingdom for agreeing to host the event.
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg has praised the United Kingdom for maintaining a continuous at-sea nuclear deterrent for 50 years in a letter to Prime Minister Theresa May.
Around 300 French soldiers have joined NATO’s enhanced forward presence battlegroup in Tapa, Estonia. On Thursday (16 May 2019), a ceremony took place in Tapa to mark the transfer of authority from Belgium to France.
The Secretary General will travel to the United Kingdom on Wednesday 22 May for a bilateral meeting with the Secretary of State for Defence of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, The Right Honourable Penny Mordaunt.
NATO on Monday (20 May 2019) released 1.4 billion EUR in business opportunities over the course of the next 18 months, in areas ranging from cybersecurity, surveillance and reconnaissance, command and control, to the field of chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear defence.
Tunisian Foreign Minister Khemaies Jhinaoui met with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg today (16 May 2019) at NATO Headquarters. They shared views on Tunisia-NATO partnership and the commitment of both sides to cooperation.
On Thursday, 16 May 2019, the NATO Secretary General, Mr. Jens Stoltenberg will meet the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Tunisia, H.E. Mr. Khemaies Jhinaoui at NATO Headquarters.
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg discussed preparations for the next meeting of NATO leaders with Prime Minister Theresa May in a visit to 10 Downing Street on Tuesday (14 May 2019). The meeting in London in December will be an opportunity for Allied Heads of State and Government to address NATO’s continued adaptation to deal with the security challenges the Alliance faces. The Secretary General and the Prime Minister also had talks about the current security situation, including Russia’s continued breach of the INF treaty, and burden-sharing within the Alliance.
On Tuesday, 14 May 2019, the NATO Deputy Secretary General, Ms. Rose Gottemoeller, will attend a working lunch of the EU Foreign Affairs Council, during which she will have an exchange of views with defence ministers on NATO-EU cooperation.
The NATO Secretary General, Mr. Jens Stoltenberg, will travel to London on Tuesday 14 May and Wednesday 15 May 2019.
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg met the United Nations Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Libya Ghassan Salamé at NATO headquarters on Monday (13 May 2019) for talks on the security situation in Libya.
On Monday, 13 May 2019, the NATO Secretary General, Mr. Jens Stoltenberg, will meet the President of Ukraine, H.E. Mr. Petro Poroshenko, at NATO Headquarters.
On Monday, 13 May 2019, the NATO Secretary General, Mr. Jens Stoltenberg, will meet the Head of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya, H.E. Mr. Ghassan Salamé, at NATO Headquarters.
Clare Hutchinson, the NATO Secretary General’s Special Representative for Women, Peace and Security visited Colombia (25-26 April 2019) to participate in an international seminar on gender and territorial security. While in Bogota, Ms. Hutchinson also attended a number of high level meetings, including with the Colombian Vice Minister of Defence Ms Diana Abaunza Millares and the Head of the Colombian Army Gender Office, Lieutenant Colonel Claudia Martinez.
Ships from nine NATO countries are taking part in live-fire air and missile defence drills off the coast of Scotland from Tuesday (7 May 2019). Exercise Formidable Shield will take place at the United Kingdom’s Hebrides training range, in the Western Isles of Scotland and will run until 19 May. Naval Striking and Support Forces NATO will conduct the exercise on behalf of the US Navy.
On 6 May 2019, a high-level delegation of the United Nations Security Council Counter-Terrorism Committee and its Executive Directorate visited NATO Headquarters in Brussels to discuss the latest emerging threats of terrorism, foreign terrorist fighters and returnees, as well as possible areas for enhancing cooperation. Ambassador Gustavo Meza-Cuadra (Chair of the Counter Terrorism Committee, or CTC) and Michèle Coninsx (Assistant Secretary-General and Executive Director of the UN Security Council Counter-Terrorism Committee Executive Directorate, or CTED), accompanied by CTED’s Chief of Section for Europe, Middle East and Central Asia, A.E. Seif El-Dawla, briefed NATO diplomatic representatives and officials, including Dr. Antonio Missiroli (Assistant Secretary General for Emerging Security Challenges), Robert Weaver (Deputy Assistant Secretary General for Emerging Security Challenges) and James Appathurai (Deputy Assistant Secretary General for Political Affairs and Security Policy).
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, with the 29 Permanent Representatives of the North Atlantic Council marked the 25th anniversary of the Mediterranean Dialogue on Monday (6 May 2019) in Ankara, Turkey. They were joined by the Ambassador of the Republic of North Macedonia and senior diplomats of the seven nations (Algeria, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Mauritania, Morocco and Tunisia) participating in the partnership forum.
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg thanked Turkey for its strong contributions to the Alliance and emphasized that NATO stands in solidarity with Turkey in a visit to Ankara on Monday (6 May 2019).
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