Scientists and other experts from NATO and Hungary discussed future projects of cooperation at the NATO Science for Peace and Security (SPS) Programme Information Day held in Budapest on 11 October 2018.
On 12 October 2018, the Secretary General, Mr. Jens Stoltenberg, will visit the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman and the Royal Danish Navy support ship HDMS Esbern Snare, flagship of NATO’s first Standing Maritime Group.
UK troops landed at Rotterdam in the Netherlands on Wednesday (10 October 2018) as German tanks boarded a cargo ship on their way to Norway for Exercise Trident Juncture 2018 – NATO's largest since the Cold War.
On 9 October 2018, NATO Deputy Secretary General Rose Gottemoeller met with Avi Dicter, Chairman of the Israeli Parliament’s (Knesset) Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee, to discuss NATO-Israel cooperation.
On 8-9 October, NATO welcomed at the NATO Headquarters Small Arms and Light Weapons (SALW) experts from the seven MD countries for a two-day Seminar with Allies aimed at promoting regional and bilateral cooperation. The event enabled participating countries to discuss the challenges emanating from the proliferation of Small Arms and Light Weapons in the region and from their illicit trafficking. The Seminar aimed at identifying future avenues of cooperation between NATO and MD countries, in complementarity with other existing international efforts.
On Thursday, 11 October 2018, the NATO Secretary General, Mr. Jens Stoltenberg, will meet the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Estonia, Mr. Sven Mikser.
Visiting Ljubljana on Tuesday (9 October 2018), NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg congratulated Prime Minister Marjan Šarec on taking office and praised Slovenia’s contributions to NATO. Slovenian troops serve in the Alliance’s missions in Afghanistan and Kosovo, as well as in the NATO battlegroup in Latvia.
On 4th April 2019, NATO will mark the 70th anniversary of the signing of the North Atlantic Treaty. This same year, many Allies will mark the 10th, 15th and 20th anniversaries of their joining the Alliance. This will be an occasion to reflect upon seven decades of transatlantic cooperation and on NATO’s role in safeguarding the freedom of its citizens. It will present an opportunity to also look to the future as the Alliance adapts to our rapidly changing world.
NATO’s largest military exercise in recent years will start on 25 October. At a press conference in Brussels today (09 October 2018), Admiral James G. Foggo, Commander of NATO Joint Force Command Naples, previewed the preparations and objectives of the exercise together with Lieutenant General Rune Jakobsen, Commander of the Norwegian Joint Headquarters.
On Wednesday, 10 October 2018, the NATO Secretary General, Mr. Jens Stoltenberg, will meet the Head of the United Nations Support Mission to Libya, H.E. Mr. Ghassan Salamé.
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg is visiting Croatia on Monday (8 October 2018). Speaking alongside President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović, Mr. Stoltenberg praised Croatia’s many contributions to the Alliance. This includes Croatian troops serving in NATO battlegroups in Lithuania and Poland, and in NATO missions in Kosovo and Afghanistan.
The NATO Secretary General, Mr. Jens Stoltenberg, will travel to Ljubljana on Tuesday, 9 October 2018.
The NATO Secretary General, Mr. Jens Stoltenberg, will travel to Zagreb on Monday, 8 October 2018.
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg inaugurated the civil emergency exercise “Srbija 2018” on Monday (8 October) together with the President of the Republic of Serbia, Aleksandar Vucic. This is the biggest exercise organised by NATO's Euro-Atlantic Disaster Response Coordination Centre, and the first to be hosted by Serbia. It will include around 2,000 personnel from almost 40 countries.
NATO’s Science for Peace and Security (SPS) Programme is supporting a new multinational project to help reduce the fossil fuel dependency by identifying and addressing wasteful energy consumption in deployable military camps.
The Netherlands briefed NATO Defence Ministers today on the targeting of the offices of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) in The Hague by a hostile cyber operation. The operation was carried out by the GRU, the Russian military intelligence service, but was disrupted by Dutch intelligence services in partnership with the UK. Moreover, the UK has identified the GRU as being behind a number of other cyber-attacks around the world. These have affected citizens in many countries, including Russia, and caused enormous economic costs.
NATO Defence Ministers concluded two days of talks in Brussels on Thursday (4 October 2018), focused on further adapting and strengthening the Alliance in response to an increasingly assertive Russia and continued instability in the South.
Four Allies sign agreement to create a Multinational Special Aviation Program with a training facility in Zadar, Croatia
On Thursday (4 October 2018), Defence Ministers from Bulgaria, Croatia, Hungary and Slovenia signed a Memorandum of Understanding to create a Multinational Special Aviation Program.
At our Summit in Brussels in July, NATO leaders endorsed the implementation of NATO’s reinforced maritime posture. In support of this, on Wednesday (3 October 2018), Defence Ministers from thirteen NATO Allies signed a declaration of intent to cooperate on the introduction of Maritime Unmanned Systems.
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