The NATO Secretary General, Mr. Jens Stoltenberg, delivered a keynote speech today at an event sponsored by Belgian Ministry of Foreign Affairs to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the “Harmel Report.”
Foreign Ministers agreed to step up NATO’s cooperation with the European Union on Tuesday (5 December 2017). Joint work between the organisations will include three new areas: military mobility, information sharing in the fight against terrorism, and promoting women’s role in peace and security. “We are taking cooperation between NATO and the EU to a new level,” said Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg.
NATO Deputy Secretary General, Ms. Rose Gottemoeller, spoke about “Women, Peace and Security” as part of a panel discussion at the Canadian Mission to the European Union on Tuesday (5 December 2017).
NATO Foreign Ministers are meeting today (5 December 2017) to begin two days of talks on NATO’s adaptation ahead of the Brussels Summit next July. “I expect we will agree to take NATO-EU cooperation to a new level,” said Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg. Ministers will also discuss global security challenges, including North Korea, and NATO’s role in projecting stability beyond its borders. Allies will also hold a meeting of the NATO-Georgia Commission, to review the security situation, Georgia’s reform progress and areas for further cooperation.
On Tuesday, 5 December 2017, the NATO Secretary General, Mr. Jens Stoltenberg will attend an event at the Palais d’Egmont organized by the Belgian Ministry of Foreign Affairs to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the publication of the “Harmel Report”.
The NATO Deputy Secretary General, the Honourable Ms. Rose Gottemoeller will contribute to a panel discussion about “Women, Peace and Security” at the Canadian Mission to the European Union on Tuesday 5 December 2017 at 10h. The event is organized by the Government of Canada, Women in International Security, and the German Marshall Fund.
General Petr Pavel, Chairman of the NATO Military Committee, visited Bulgaria on 30 Nov-2 Dec. During his visit, General Pavel met with HE Mr Rumer Radev, President of Bulgaria, HE Mr Boyko Borisov, Prime Minister of Bulgaria, Lieutenant General (ret) Zapryanov, Deputy Minister of Defence, and Lieutenant General Andrey Botsev, Chief of Defence. The Chairman also gave a lecture at the National Defence College.
NATO foreign ministers are to hold two days of talks beginning Tuesday (5 December 2017) to discuss the Alliance’s continuing adaptation in the face of diverse and evolving security challenges.
NATO Deputy Secretary General Rose Gottemoeller visited Rome on Friday (1 December) to participate in this year’s MED-Mediterranean Dialogues, addressing security challenges facing the Middle East and North Africa. Speaking on a panel with officials from Morocco, Turkey, and the UK, she emphasised the importance of cooperation for securing peace in the region.
Lieutenant General Jan Broeks, Director General of the NATO International Military Staff (DG IMS), together with Lieutenant General Esa Pulkkinen, Director General of the European Union Military Staff (DG EUMS), chaired the IMS-EUMS Director Generals’ Conference on 1 December 2017 at the EUMS Headquarters. The main aim of this conference was to further enhance the cooperation between the IMS and EUMS staff.
Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg attended the Commander’s Conference at the Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe today (30 November 2017). Hosted by General Curtis M. Scaparrotti, the Supreme Allied Commander Europe, the Secretary General and NATO’s military leaders spoke about the Alliance’s continuing adaptation to meet today’s security challenges.
The NATO Deputy Secretary General, The Honourable Rose E. Gottemoeller, will travel to Rome on Friday, 1 December 2017 to participate in the 3rd edition of Rome MED – Mediterranean Dialogues. As part of the conference she will take part in a panel discussion entitled “Shared Security, Common Strategies”.
Fifteen experts from the Egyptian Armed Forces took part in a training from 13 to 23 November 2017 at the Counter-Improvised Explosive Device (C-IED) Centre of Excellence (CoE) in Madrid, Spain. Participants enhanced their skills in collecting, assessing and disseminating information and intelligence on improvised explosive devices that kill both soldiers and civilians.
The first dog-handling, counter-narcotics training course for ten Central Asian officers started at the Dog Handling Centre of the State Border Guard of Latvia on 27 November 2017 in Rezekne, eastern Latvia. The training is part of a counter-narcotics training project that NATO has been developing with the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) since early 2016.
Statement by the NATO Secretary General on the launch of a ballistic missile by the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK)
I strongly condemn North Korea’s new ballistic missile test. This is a further breach of multiple UN Security Council Resolutions, undermining regional and international security.
On 14 November 2017, NATO and the State of Israel concluded the Administrative Arrangements for the protection of classified information as part of a Security Agreement initially signed in 2001.
Cyber Coalition, NATO’s biggest and most important cyber defence exercise, is taking place this week. The exercise involves more than 700 participants from 25 Allies, as well as NATO partner countries, the European Union, industry and academia.
Lieutenant General Jan Broeks, Director General of the NATO International Military Staff (DGIMS), visited Finland on 22-24 November. During his visit, DGIMS met with General Jarmo Lindberg, Chief of Defence of Finland and other high-level military officials of all services of the Finish Armed Forces, and visited the European Centre of Excellence for Countering Hybrid Threats.
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