What´s new at NATO Headquarters?
Updated: 32 weeks 19 hours ago
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg met Mohamed Taha Siala, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Libya on Friday (17 June 2016). They discussed the political and security situation in Libya. The Secretary General said he was encouraged by the progress made by the Government of National Accord led by Prime Minister Fayez Al Sarraj and conveyed NATO’s support for the political dialogue process led by the United Nations.
Defence Ministers agreed on Wednesday (15 June 2016) to boost NATO’s support for Ukraine with a Comprehensive Package of Assistance. The Package aims to help Ukraine strengthen its defences by building stronger security structures. In a meeting of the NATO-Ukraine Commission, Allied ministers also exchanged views with Ukrainian Defence Minister Stepan Poltorak on the current security situation in eastern Ukraine, and the progress of government reforms.
NATO Defence Ministers agreed on Wednesday (15 June 2016) to do more to project stability beyond the Alliance’s borders. “Today, we decided that we will develop a recommendation for NATO training and capacity building in Iraq. Our aim is to reach agreement at the Warsaw Summit,” said the Secretary General. He underlined that this initiative will complement NATO training of Iraqi officers in Jordan.
Deputy Secretary General Alexander Vershbow met with the Defence Ministers of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania on Tuesday (14 June 2016) to sign a new Letter of Agreement on airspace management arrangements in support of NATO’s Air Policing mission and other air activities in the Baltic Sea region.
NATO Defence Ministers are meeting in Brussels on Tuesday (14 June 2016) to begin two days of talks on key issues, setting the stage for the Warsaw Summit in July. Today, Ministers will take decisions to strengthen NATO’s deterrence and defence, and step up efforts to project stability beyond the Alliance’s borders. Ministers will also consider ways to further improve the freedom of movement for NATO forces across Europe and discuss how to step up cooperation with the European Union.
NATO Defence Ministers agreed on important measures to strengthen the Alliance’s defence and deterrence on Tuesday (14 June 2016). “NATO will deploy by rotation four robust multinational battalions to Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland. And I welcome the commitments made by many Allies today to contribute,” said the Secretary General. He stressed that this sends a clear message that if any Ally is attacked, the whole Alliance will respond as one.
In a keynote speech at the International Security Forum in Geneva on Monday (13 June 2016), NATO Deputy Secretary General Alexander Vershbow discussed NATO’s response to current security challenges, the agenda for the Warsaw Summit, and the significance the Alliance attaches to partnerships with non-NATO members.
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg briefed media on Monday (13 June 2016) on the agenda of this week’s meetings of NATO Defence Ministers. “Over the next two days, we will take a series of important decisions to strengthen our collective defence and enhance our cooperation with partners,” said Mr. Stoltenberg. He stressed that these decisions will pave the way for the Warsaw Summit in July.
I strongly condemn the horrific shooting in Orlando, Florida. I grieve with all those who lost loved ones, the LGBT community, and the American people. My thoughts are with the many who were injured in this act of terror.
NATO Deputy Secretary General to attend the 11th International Security Forum Conference in Geneva, Switzerland
The NATO Deputy Secretary General, Ambassador Alexander Vershbow will participate in the International Security Forum taking place in Geneva on Monday 13 June 2016.
NATO cyber team has been honoured in the SC Magazine’s 2016 European cyber industry’s most prestigious awards. The awards ceremony took place in London, UK, on 7 June 2016.
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 today in Brussels.
The NATO Secretary General, Mr. Jens Stoltenberg will travel to The Hague on Thursday, 9 June 2016.
''Cooperation and dialogue are crucial to regional and global security'' says NATO Chairman of the Military Committee
General Petr Pavel, Chairman of the NATO Military Committee participated in the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) Shangri-La Dialogue 15th Asia Security Summit (3-5 June 16) in Singapore along with Assistant Secretary General for Political Affairs and Security Policy, Ambassador Thrasyvoulos Terry Stamatopoulos. The Chairman and the Ambassador took the opportunity to meet with regional Chiefs of Defence and high-level political representatives. Discussions centred on gaining a firsthand insight and greater understanding into the current regional security challenges and exchanging views on global security threats.
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg welcomed Georgian President Giorgi Margvelashvili to NATO Headquarters on Wednesday (8 June 2016) for talks on the Alliance’s partnership with Georgia and ongoing reform efforts. During a joint press conference with President Margvelashvili, Mr. Stoltenberg praised Georgia for its contributions to Euro-Atlantic security and its strong commitment to NATO.
NATO’s commitment to security and stability in the Western Balkans and Kosovo’s political situation topped the agenda in talks between NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg and Mr Hashim Thaci of Kosovo at NATO headquarters on Wednesday (8 June).
I firmly condemn this morning’s terrorist attack targeting a police vehicle in Istanbul, which killed a number of people, including police officers, and injured many others. My thoughts are with the families of the victims and the people of Turkey, struck once again by the scourge of terrorism.
US Navy Admiral Michelle Howard took command of Allied Joint Force Command (JFC) Naples during a ceremony on Tuesday (7 June 2016), succeeding US Navy Admiral Mark Ferguson. The Commander of JFC Naples, along with her counterpart at JFC Brunssum, are NATO’s two Joint Force commanders who report to the Supreme Allied Commander Europe, General Curtis Scaparrotti.
The NATO Secretary General, Mr. Jens Stoltenberg will meet with Mr. Hashim Thaci on Wednesday, 8 June 2016 at NATO Headquarters.