Experts in defence education gathered from 19 to 21 February, 2019 at NATO Headquarters, Belgium to conduct the annual review of NATO’s Defence Education Enhancement Programme (DEEP) with Afghanistan. Participants took stock of progress achieved, addressed challenges faced and set future objectives for military education and training.
Sir Nicholas has arrived in Kabul to take up his role as the NATO Senior Civilian Representative in Afghanistan.
The Secretary General will hold a press conference at NATO Headquarters on Thursday 14 March 2019 at 12:30 to release his Annual Report for 2018.
Visiting Portugal on Friday (1 March) the NATO Deputy Secretary General Ms. Rose Gottemoeller met with Minister of Foreign Affairs Augusto Santos Silva and with Minister of Defence João Gomes Cravinho to discuss defence investment and the challenges facing the Alliance.
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg praised Bulgaria’s commitment to NATO during a visit to Sofia on Friday (1 March 2019). After talks with Prime Minister Boyko Borissov, the Secretary General thanked Bulgaria for its strong contributions to NATO missions in Afghanistan, Kosovo and Iraq, and its strategic role in the Black Sea and Western Balkans regions.
Visiting Košice on Thursday (28 February) NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg met with President Andrej Kiska for an exchange of views on regional issues and thanked him for his country’s continued commitment to the Alliance.
The NATO Secretary General, Mr. Jens Stoltenberg will travel to Sofia on Friday, 1 March 2019.
Naval forces from 10 NATO countries came together off the coast of Sicily on Monday (25 February 2019) for Dynamic Manta 2019, one of the alliance’s most challenging anti-submarine warfare exercises. The 10-day event is aimed at testing allied personnel on how to combat submarines from the air, surface and underwater.
Director General of the NATO International Military Staff Discusses Regional Stability with Bosnian Officials
Lieutenant General Jan Broeks, Director General of the NATO International Military Staff visited Bosnia and Herzegovina on 25-26 February 2019. During his visit, Lieutenant General Broeks met with Minister of Defence, Ms Marina Pendeš and Chief of Defence, Lieutenant General Senad Mašović. He also took the opportunity to visit the NATO Headquarters in Sarajevo.
The NATO Deputy Secretary General, Ms. Rose Gottemoeller, will travel to Lisbon on Thursday, 28 February and Friday, 1 March 2019.
The NATO Deputy Secretary General Rose Gottemoeller travelled to Budapest on Tuesday (26 February 2019) and met with Minister of Foreign Affairs Péter Szijjártó, with Minister of Defence Tibor Benkõ and with other high-level government officials. She also delivered a keynote speech at the Ambassadorial Conference of the Hungarian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
The NATO Secretary General, Mr. Jens Stoltenberg will travel to Košice, Slovakia, on Thursday, 28 February 2019 to attend the meeting of the Heads of State of the Bucharest 9 group. In the margins of the Conference, the Secretary General will have a bilateral meeting with the President of the Slovak Republic, Mr. Andrej Kiska.
On Tuesday, 26 February 2019, the NATO Deputy Secretary General, Ms. Rose Gottemoeller, will travel to Budapest where she will participate in the Ambassadorial Conference of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade.
The Emirates Diplomatic Academy (EDA) visited NATO Headquarters on 20 February to meet with NATO civilian and military officials.
On 20-21 February 2019, the NATO Military Committee led by its Chairman, Air Chief Marshal Sir Stuart Peach visited the NATO Allied Land Command in Izmir, Turkey. The visit was also an opportunity to meet the Aegean Army Commander General Abdullah Recep and other high-ranking Turkish military officials.
On 18 and 19 February, NATO’s Political Affairs and Security Policy Division received a distinguished delegation of young diplomats from the Arab Republic of Egypt in the framework of its public diplomacy activities.
On 19-20 February, a group of Algerian parliamentarians from the Council of the Nation and the People’s National Assembly visited NATO Headquarters in the framework of our Mediterranean Dialogue public diplomacy activities.
The NATO Communications and Information (NCI) Agency is hosting its annual industry conference NITEC19 on 20-22 May 2019 in Oslo, Norway. Companies from all NATO Allies are encouraged to attend to find out how they can do business with NATO.
The German Mountain Infantry Brigade is the last brigade in the Bundeswehr that uses horses and mules. The mules are used to carry heavy loads and supplies to troops in the mountains.
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg welcomed Slovenian President Borut Pahor to NATO Headquarters on Wednesday (20 February 2019). The Secretary General praised Slovenia’s contributions to the Alliance, from the Western Balkans to Afghanistan.
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