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Deputy Secretary General and North Atlantic Council visit NATO exercise in Poland

2 months ago
The North Atlantic Council chaired by NATO Deputy Secretary General, Rose Gottemoeller, visited the Coalition Warrior Interoperability Exercise (CWIX) held in Bydgoszcz, Poland on Thursday (22 June 2017). More than 1000 engineers, scientists, technicians and operators from 26 nations participate in the event at the Joint Force Training Centre (JFTC). CWIX aims to test and improve the ability of Allies to operate together, and the exercise includes land, sea and cyber components.

Secretary General visits NATO battlegroups training together in Lithuania

2 months ago
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg watched two of NATO’s battlegroups train in Lithuania on Tuesday (20 June 2017). Mr. Stoltenberg observed a river crossing by Allied forces and then met troops taking part in Exercise Iron Wolf. Germany leads the NATO battlegroup in Lithuania, and for the first time it trained with the US-led battlegroup based in Poland. On Monday (19 June 2017) the Secretary General welcomed the Canadian forces which are leading the battlegroup stationed in Latvia. The United Kingdom commands a similar NATO force in Estonia.

Secretary General marks deployment of NATO battlegroups during visit to Latvia

2 months ago
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg paid tribute to Allied forces during a ceremony on Monday (19 June 2017) to mark the deployment of the NATO multinational battlegroup in Latvia. It is one of four now fully deployed to the eastern part of the Alliance in response to the changed security environment. Canada is leading the NATO battlegroup in Latvia, Germany and the United Kingdom are leading similar forces in Lithuania and Estonia, while the United States commands a NATO battlegroup in Poland.

Progress report shows step change in cooperation between NATO and the European Union

2 months ago
NATO and the European Union reinforce each other better than ever and are making substantial progress in complementing each other’s work. This is the conclusion of the first progress report on NATO-EU Cooperation, authored jointly by NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg and EU High Representative / Vice-President of the European Commission Federica Mogherini.

Director General of the NATO International Military Staff visits Ireland

2 months 1 week ago
Lieutenant General Jan Broeks, Director General of the NATO International Military Staff visited Ireland on 14-15 June 2017. During his visit, Lieutenant General Broeks met with Lieutenant General Mark Mellet, Chief of Staff of Óglaigh na hÉireann (Irish Armed Forces) and had meetings with high-ranking Irish officials. He also laid a wreath honouring Fallen Irish Soldiers.

NATO and New Zealand share genuine partnership and interest in enhanced mil-to-mil cooperation, says Chairman of NATO military Committee

2 months 1 week ago
General Petr Pavel, Chairman of the NATO Military Committee visited Wellington and Auckland, New Zealand, on 14-17 June 2017. During his stay, the Chairman met with Secretary of Defence, Ms Helene Quilter; the Minister of Defence, the Honourable Mark Mitchell; Chief of Defence of the New Zealand Armed Forces, Lieutenant General Tim Keating; Commander of Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF) Base Auckland, Air Commodore Darryn Webb; the Chiefs of the Army, Navy and Air Force, Deputy Chief of the Army, Brigadier Christopher Parsons; and Special Operations Component Commander, Colonel Rob Gillard. General Pavel also attended a Defence meeting chaired by Lieutenant General Keating and delivered a speech at the New Zealand Institute for International Affairs at Victoria University.

Norway strengthens scientific cooperation with NATO partners

2 months 1 week ago
Scientists and experts from Norway and NATO partner countries discussed opportunities for practical cooperation to address common emerging security challenges during a Science for Peace and Security (SPS) Programme Information Day held in Oslo on 14 June 2017. Successful cooperation between Norway and NATO’s SPS Programme included activities in the areas of Women, Peace and Security and unexploded ordnance (UXO) detection.

'Australia is a highly valued, reliable and respected Partner’, says Chairman of the NATO Military Committee

2 months 1 week ago
General Petr Pavel, Chairman of the NATO Military Committee visited Sydney and Canberra while in Australia 9 to 14 June 2017. During his visit, the Chairman met with Mr. Brendan Sargeant, Acting Secretary of the Department of Defence; Air Chief Marshal Mark Binskin, the Chief of the Australian Defence Force; Vice Admiral David Johnston, Chief of Joint Operations; Major General Gavan Reynolds, Australia’s Military Representative to NATO; Commodore Luke Charles-Jones, Acting Australian Fleet Commander; Captain Ashley Papp, Commanding Officer of HMAS Canberra; The Honourable Dr. Brendan Nelson, Director of the Australian War Memorial; and Major General Simone Wilkie, Commander of the Australian Defence College. General Pavel also attended a meeting of the Special Chiefs of Service Committee.

Energy experts brief the North Atlantic Council

2 months 1 week ago
Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg and Deputy Secretary General Rose Gottemoeller welcomed three eminent energy experts to NATO Headquarters on Tuesday (13 June 2017) for discussions on global energy developments and their security implications.

Secretary General welcomes Prime Minister Zaev to NATO Headquarters

2 months 1 week ago
Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg welcomed Prime Minister Zoran Zaev to NATO headquarters on Monday (12 June 2017) for talks on the partnership between the Alliance and the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia¹. The Secretary General congratulated Prime Minister Zaev on his appointment and welcomed the formation of a new government.
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