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Secretary General welcomes President of Azerbaijan to NATO Headquarters

21 hours 28 minutes ago
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg welcomed President Ilham Aliyev of Azerbaijan to NATO Headquarters on Thursday (23 November 2017) for talks on the Alliance’s partnership with Azerbaijan and regional security in the South Caucasus. President Aliyev also met with the 29 Allied ambassadors in the North Atlantic Council. Mr. Stoltenberg praised Azerbaijan’s commitment to NATO’s Resolute Support mission in Afghanistan and its decision to increase troop contributions next year. He underlined that NATO’s practical cooperation with Azerbaijan is founded on a commitment to democratic values and covers many areas, from capability development to energy security.

NATO Secretary General praises Estonia’s strong commitment to NATO

21 hours 28 minutes ago
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg welcomed Estonian President Kersti Kaljulaid to NATO Headquarters on Thursday (23 November 2017). The two leaders met to discuss NATO’s continuing adaptation to the security situation in Europe. The Secretary General praised Estonia’s contributions to NATO missions, its leadership on defence spending, and support for NATO-EU cooperation. He also welcomed that Tallinn will be hosting NATO’s flagship cyber exercise, Cyber Coalition, next week, underlining Estonia’s expertise in cyber defence.

Secretary General: NATO supports a stable, secure and neutral Moldova

21 hours 28 minutes ago
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg welcomed Moldovan Prime Minister Pavel Filip to NATO Headquarters on Thursday (23 November 2017). He praised NATO and Moldova’s 25-year-old partnership and reaffirmed the Alliance’s respect for Moldova’s neutrality. “Today we discussed how NATO and Moldova can build on our achievements,” Mr. Stoltenberg said. The Secretary General also announced the inauguration of the new NATO Liaison Office in Chisinau next month, calling it “another step forward in our partnership.”

Trust Fund to help Jordan destroy and recycle ammunition enters fourth phase

1 day 21 hours ago
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.

NATO Secretary General accepts Halifax Builder Award, hails transatlantic bond

6 days 21 hours ago
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 clears unexploded ordnance in Georgia

1 week ago
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.

NATO participates in UN Peacekeeping Ministerial in Vancouver

1 week ago
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.

Secretary General: NATO is committed to building a strong partnership with Serbia

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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.
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