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Exercise Trident Juncture 18 to demonstrate NATO’s ability to defend itself

1 month 1 week ago
All Allies, as well as partners Finland and Sweden, will participate in NATO’s largest military exercise in recent years, which will take place in Norway in October-November. Trident Juncture 18 will have an Article 5 (collective defence) scenario, and will be under the command of Admiral James G. Foggo, Commander of Joint Force Command Naples. At a press briefing in Brussels today (11 June), Admiral Foggo gave the media a first preview of the exercise together with Vice Admiral Ketil Olsen, Military Representative of Norway to the NATO Military Committee.

Visit to NATO by His Royal Highness the Crown Prince of Denmark

1 month 1 week ago
His Royal Highness Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark will visit NATO Headquarters on Tuesday, 12 June 2018. He will meet the NATO Secretary General, Mr. Jens Stoltenberg, and will participate in a wreath-laying ceremony and moment of silence at the Monument in Memory of the Fallen at the Main entrance of the New Headquarters.

Secretary General praises Italy’s ''essential role'' in NATO

1 month 1 week ago
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg met with Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte in Rome on Monday (11 June 2018), praising Italy’s many contributions to security in Europe and beyond. Mr. Stoltenberg welcomed that Italy plays a leading role in Afghanistan and Kosovo, provides air policing for Montenegro, has deployed troops to Latvia, and leads NATO’s high-readiness Spearhead Force. “Your contributions are in the interest of Italy’s security, and they are important for the security of the whole Alliance,” he said

Military briefing on NATO Exercise Trident Juncture 18

1 month 1 week ago
Admiral James Foggo, Commander of Joint Force Command Naples and Vice Admiral Ketil Olsen, Military Representative of Norway to the NATO Military Committee, will hold a joint military briefing on Exercise Trident Juncture 18 at NATO HQ, Brussels on 11 June 2018.

NATO Secretary General starts visit to Italy

1 month 1 week ago
The NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg started a two-day visit to Rome on Sunday (10 June 2018) with a meeting with the Italian Minister for Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Enzo Moavero Milanesi. Mr. Stoltenberg thanked the foreign minister for Italy's highly valued contributions, including in Afghanistan and Kosovo, and its focus on challenges from the south, which are important for the whole Alliance.

NATO Defence Ministers build momentum toward stronger NATO-EU cooperation

1 month 1 week ago
Joined by High Representative Federica Mogherini and Defence Ministers from Finland and Sweden, NATO Defence Ministers met today to review the unprecedented progress that has been achieved over the past two years in NATO-EU cooperation. The two organisations have been working together on 74 concrete areas of cooperation, including hybrid and cyber, maritime operations, exercises and military mobility, and the fight against terrorism. NATO and EU leaders plan to sign a new joint declaration in July to further enhance their level of cooperation.

NATO Defence Ministers discuss progress in Afghanistan

1 month 1 week ago
NATO Defence Ministers today (8 June 2018) concluded a two-day meeting in Brussels with a discussion of the Alliance’s training mission in Afghanistan, and its continuing support to the Afghan government and Afghan security forces.

NATO Defence Ministers take steps to further strengthen deterrence and defence

1 month 1 week ago
Today, NATO Defence Ministers took important steps to strengthen the Alliance’s Command Structure to ensure rapid reinforcement across the Atlantic and Europe. Ministers decided to add more than 1,200 personnel to the Command Structure. The Alliance will also establish a new Joint Force Command for the Atlantic at Norfolk, Virginia (USA) and a new Enabling Command at Ulm (Germany). Ministers also endorsed a new NATO Readiness Initiative and discussed the importance of continuing to increase defence investments to make the Alliance stronger and more agile in response to the most serious security challenges in a generation.

Three Allies establish Special Forces Command

1 month 1 week ago
In the margins of the NATO Defence Ministers meeting on Thursday (7 June 2018), the Defence Ministers of Belgium, Denmark and the Netherlands signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for the creation of a Composite Special Operations Component Command (C-SOCC). Once operational, this tri-national Special Forces Command will participate in the NATO Response Force and could support NATO operations, as well as other multinational missions.

Secretary General previews meeting of NATO Defence Ministers

1 month 2 weeks ago
Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg previewed this week’s meeting of NATO Defence Ministers – the first in the Alliance’s new headquarters – at a press conference on Wednesday (6 June 2018). Ministers are expected to take a series of decisions on the NATO Command Structure and military readiness, discuss plans for a NATO training mission in Iraq, and review progress in achieving more defence spending and better burden sharing. They will also discuss NATO-EU cooperation, and hold a meeting on the Resolute Support training mission in Afghanistan

Montenegro, a valuable Ally after one year of NATO membership

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NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg commended Montenegro for its contributions to Euro-Atlantic security during a joint press conference with Montenegro’s President Milo Djukanovic - marking one year since Montenegro’s accession to NATO - on Monday 4 June.

First visit to Mauritania by Chairman of the NATO Military Committee

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General Petr Pavel, Chairman of the NATO Military Committee visited Nouakchott, Mauritania from 29-30 May 2018. While Mauritania has been a partner of NATO’s Mediterranean Dialogue since 1995, the visit marks the first time a Chairman of the NATO Military Committee visits Mauritania as Mauritania and NATO seek to enhance their practical cooperation.
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