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Top national defence officials discuss cooperation on defence projects

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The bi-annual Conference of National Armaments Directors (CNAD) is being held in NATO HQ in Brussels, today (11 April 2019). The CNAD is the senior committee formed by National Armament Directors and is responsible for enabling delivery of interoperable military capabilities across NATO Allies.

France joins Allied effort to develop Maritime Unmanned Systems

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On Thursday (11 April 2019), France joined a multinational effort to cooperate on the development of Maritime Unmanned Systems. At a signing ceremony at NATO Headquarters in Brussels, National Armaments Directors from Belgium, Denmark, Germany, Greece, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Turkey, the United Kingdom and the United States welcomed France to this key multinational initiative.

NATO intensifies scientific cooperation with Ukraine

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Experts from NATO and Ukraine took stock of progress made on several projects and agreed on new areas of cooperation, such as the reintegration of female military personnel into civilian life. This was the subject of discussion at the 16th edition of the NATO-Ukraine Joint Working Group on Scientific and Environmental Cooperation, held at NATO Headquarters on 28 March 2019.

Egyptian Journalists visit NATO HQ

1 month 2 weeks ago
On 3 and 4 April 2019, NATO’s Political Affairs and Security Policy Division hosted a group of journalists from the Arab Republic of Egypt. The visit was part of a long standing programme of public diplomacy activities within the framework of NATO’s Mediterranean Dialogue.

NATO marks 70th anniversary with Washington meeting of Foreign Ministers

1 month 2 weeks ago
Foreign Ministers gathered in Washington D.C. on Thursday (4 April 2019) to mark 70 years since NATO’s founding, and to continue adapting the Alliance. “Over seven decades, NATO has stepped up time and again to keep our people safe, and we will continue to stand together to prevent conflict and preserve peace,” said NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg.

Washington ceremony marks 70th anniversary of NATO

1 month 2 weeks ago
NATO Foreign Ministers gathered in Washington D.C.’s Mellon Auditorium on Wednesday (3 April 2019), to celebrate 70 years of the transatlantic Alliance. The ceremony, hosted by US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, took place in the same room where the Foreign Ministers of the 12 founding Allies met to sign the North Atlantic Treaty on 4 April 1949. NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg hailed the Treaty, saying: “its reach is vast, and it has stood the test of time – because we have united around our core commitment to protect and defend one another”.

NATO Engages: the Alliance at 70

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On the eve of the meeting of NATO Foreign Ministers in Washington D.C., a “NATO Engages” conference took place on Wednesday (3 April 2019) to discuss “the Alliance at 70”. Addressing the conference, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg pointed to a "paradox": while questions are being asked about the strength of the transatlantic bond, Europe and North America are actually doing "more together than in many decades". Pointing to the “historic success” and enduring value of NATO, Mr. Stoltenberg also stressed the importance of Allied unity in addressing security challenges ranging from terrorism to a more assertive Russia.

NATO Secretary General addresses historic Joint Meeting of the United States Congress

1 month 2 weeks ago
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg addressed a joint meeting of the United States Congress in Washington DC on Wednesday (3 April 2019), making him the first leader of an international organization ever to do so. The Secretary General’s speech focused on the bond between Europe and North America, the enduring strength of the NATO Alliance and the importance of unity in an unpredictable world.

NATO Nations discuss Warning Intelligence Reform

1 month 3 weeks ago
From 26 – 28 March 2019, the NATO Joint Intelligence and Security Division (JISD), in conjunction with the Netherlands Defence Intelligence and Security Service (DDIS), hosted the 20th annual NATO Warning Intelligence Working Group and Symposium, in Amsterdam.

Foreign Ministers to mark NATO’s 70th anniversary

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NATO Foreign Ministers will meet in Washington D.C. this week to mark the seventieth anniversary of the Alliance. In a press conference on Monday (1 April 2019), NATO’s Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg previewed the meeting, announcing that NATO’s relations with Russia, NATO’s role in the fight against terrorism and burden sharing will be high on the agenda.

NATO Military Committee visit Georgia in show of continued support

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The NATO Military Committee and its Chairman, Air Chief Marshal Sir Stuart Peach were in Tbilisi, Georgia on 27 and 28 March 2019. The NATO Military Representatives held a special Military Committee meeting in the NATO-Georgia format, visited the Vaziani Military Base and attended the joint NATO-Georgia Exercise.
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