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Secretary General and President Poroshenko discuss NATO-Ukraine cooperation

3 weeks ago
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg and Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko met on Friday (24 November 2017) to discuss ongoing security challenges in Ukraine, international efforts to find a settlement to the crisis, and the partnership between the Alliance and Kyiv. Mr. Stoltenberg reaffirmed NATO’s strong political and practical support for Ukraine.

Albanian patrol boat concludes navy’s first NATO tour

3 weeks ago
The Albanian Navy’s ALS ORIKU patrol boat on Wednesday (22 November 2017) wrapped up a full year of operations with NATO’s Standing Maritime Group 2 (SNMG2), marking a major milestone in the Albanian Navy’s first ever NATO deployment. Joining NATO’s Aegean mission in November 2016, the ALS ORIKU monitored and patrolled the waters between Turkey and Greece, supporting international efforts aimed at curbing human trafficking.

NATO trains Serbian civil servants in cyber defence

3 weeks ago
Civil servants from the Office of the National Security Council and Classified Information Protection of the government of Serbia were trained to deal with information systems security (INFOSEC) in real life situations. The training took place in Belgrade and Tallinn from 30 October until 10 November 2017 as part of NATO’s Science for Peace and Security (SPS) Programme.

Secretary General welcomes President of Azerbaijan to NATO Headquarters

3 weeks 1 day 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

3 weeks 1 day 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

3 weeks 1 day 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

3 weeks 2 days 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

4 weeks 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”.
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