On 5 March 2019, NATO and Bosnia and Herzegovina concluded the Administrative Arrangements for the Protection of Classified Information as part of the Agreement on the Security of Information.
NATO Deputy Secretary General Rose Gottemoeller participated in a commemoration ceremony in Prague on Tuesday (12 March 2019) to mark the 15th and 20th anniversaries of the Visegrad countries joining NATO. The Deputy Secretary General addressed the conference after President Miloš Zeman of the Czech Republic, President János Áder of Hungary, President Andrzej Duda of Poland and President Andrej Kiska of Slovakia.
Addressing the dangers of electromagnetic pulse to our societies and militaries is the topic of this year’s first NATO Innovation Challenge. The competition aims to tap into the minds of innovative people and teams to find new, creative and efficient ways for NATO to respond to security challenges and potential crises.
On 11 March 2019, the Political Affairs and Security Policy Division of NATO’s International Staff received a delegation of young diplomats from the State of Kuwait.
On Wednesday, 13 March 2019, the NATO Secretary General, Mr. Jens Stoltenberg will meet the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Qatar, H.E. Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani.
Spanish artist Bea Sarrias began a large-scale painting project – named “INSIDE” – at NATO Headquarters on Monday (11 March 2019). Over the course of the coming week, Sarrias will paint a large canvas of over six square metres with a likeness of the “Agora” – the wide central hallway that links the wings of the Alliance’s new HQ.
On Tuesday, 12 March 2019, the NATO Deputy Secretary General, Ms. Rose Gottemoeller, will travel to Prague where she will participate in a commemoration ceremony and conference marking the accession of the Czech Republic, Hungary, the Republic of Poland and the Slovak Republic to NATO. The accession of these countries took place 20 and 15 years ago.
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg gave a keynote speech in Warsaw on Friday (8 March 2019) at a conference organized by the Polish Institute of International Affairs with the German Marshall Fund of the United States. Mr Stoltenberg spoke on the topic “Delivering on the promise of Europe whole, free and at peace: NATO 20 years after enlargement and beyond”. The Secretary General spoke about how NATO enlargement has transformed Europe and the enduring strength of the transatlantic bond.
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg arrived in Poland on Thursday (7 March 2019) for talks with President Andrzej Duda and Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki. It is almost twenty years since Poland joined the Alliance.
This week (5-6 March 2019), Algerian journalists and editors visited NATO Headquarters, as part of the Alliance’s public diplomacy efforts in the framework of the Mediterranean Dialogue.
The NATO Secretary General, Mr. Jens Stoltenberg will travel to Warsaw, on Thursday, 7 and Friday 8 March 2019 where he will have bilateral meetings with the President of the Republic, Mr. Andrzej Duda and the Prime Minister Mr. Mateusz Morawiecki.
Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg met Antonio Tajani, the President of the European Parliament today (06 March 2019), as part of the NATO-EU cooperation. They exchanged views on the unprecedented level of cooperation between NATO and the EU, the security situation in and around Europe, European efforts on defence, and other topical issues.
On Thursday, 7 March 2019, the NATO Deputy Secretary General, Ms. Rose Gottemoeller, will deliver remarks at a conference in London entitled Security and Defence 2019 organized by Chatham House, the Royal Institute of International Affairs.
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg welcomed President Milo Djukanović to NATO Headquarters on Wednesday (6 March 2019) for talks on the Alliance’s continued adaptation. The Secretary General praised Montenegro for its important contributions to Euro-Atlantic security, including providing troops to NATO’s missions in Afghanistan and Kosovo.
The NATO-Ukraine Commission met at NATO Headquarters on Wednesday (6 March 2019) to discuss the current situation in Crimea, five years after Russia’s illegal annexation. The Political Director of Ukraine’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Oleksiy Makeiev, and a representative of the Crimean Tatar community, Eskender Bariiev, briefed Allies on the security environment and human rights violations.
The NATO Secretary General, Mr. Jens Stoltenberg will meet the President of Montenegro, H.E. Mr. Milo Đukanović, on Wednesday, 6 March 2019.
On Wednesday, 6 March 2019, the NATO Secretary General, Mr. Jens Stoltenberg will meet the President of the European Parliament, Mr. Antonio Tajani, at the European Parliament.
NATO and United Nations working together to strengthen Jordan’s security and defence capacity against terrorist threats
NATO and the United Nations have launched a partnership to strengthen Jordan’s resilience and capacity to deal with threats posed by terrorist attacks with the use of weapons of mass destruction. On 5 March 2019 - at the UN Headquarters in New York - representatives of NATO and the United Nations Office of Counter-Terrorism (UNOCT) signed a Memorandum of Understanding on the implementation of the joint Project on “Enhancing Capabilities to prepare for and respond to a terrorist attack in Jordan featuring the use of Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear (CBRN) weapons.”
Representatives from NATO nations and partner countries gathered in Washington DC on Tuesday (5 March) to discuss how to promote better governance, accountability and transparency in the defence and security sector. They were joined by delegates from international organisations, NGOs and the private sector for the three-day “NATO 2019 Building Integrity Conference”, with a focus on the challenges to build capable defence institutions.
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