The NATO Secretary General, Mr. Jens Stoltenberg will travel to the United States, Washington DC, on 2-4 April 2019. The Secretary General will chair the meeting of NATO Ministers of Foreign Affairs (3-4 April 2019), celebrating the 70th anniversary of the Alliance, and will have a series of engagements ahead of the ministerial meeting.
On Wednesday (27 March 2019), Belgium successfully transferred 92 GPS-guidance kits for precision guided munitions (PGMs) to Denmark under a new and much accelerated process. The exchange conducted under the NATO multinational Air-to-Ground PGM project allowed the two Allies to bring down the required time for the transfer from months or weeks to days. This provides participants in the project with better options for re-supplying their own stockpiles of munitions in a conflict.
On Wednesday, 27 March 2019, the NATO Deputy Secretary General, Ms. Rose Gottemoeller will meet the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Georgia, Mr. David Zalkaliani.
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg underlined the importance and strength of the partnership between NATO and Georgia during a visit to the country on Monday (25 March 2019). Mr. Stoltenberg is there to observe the NATO-Georgia exercise, training which will improve the ability of Georgian and NATO forces to work together. Speaking alongside Prime Minister Mamuka Bakhtadze, the Secretary General said the exercise shows how the Alliance and Georgia are stepping up their cooperation.
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg visited Georgia on Monday (25 March 2019) to observe NATO and Georgian forces training together. The NATO-Georgia exercise brings together around 350 participants from 24 NATO and partner countries and international organisations. The exercise is being held at the NATO-Georgia Joint Training and Evaluation Centre, which has been helping to strengthen Georgia’s defences since it was inaugurated in 2015.
The NATO Secretary General, Mr. Jens Stoltenberg will travel to Tbilisi on Sunday, 24 and Monday 25 March 2019.
Air Chief Marshal Sir Stuart Peach, Chairman of the NATO Military Committee, visited Her Majesty’s Naval Base Clyde at Faslane, Scotland, on Thursday and Friday (21 and 22 March 2019).
Tunisian Navy officers improved their readiness at sea and knowledge on maritime modelling and simulation during a two-week training course held in March 2019 at the naval base La Goulette, Tunisia. The training is sponsored by the NATO Science for Peace and Security (SPS) Programme to help Tunisia modernise its defence and upgrade its maritime simulator to NATO standards and architectures.
On Friday, 22 March 2019, the NATO Secretary General, Mr. Jens Stoltenberg will meet the Prime Minister of the Republic of Croatia, H.E. Mr. Andrej Plenković at NATO Headquarters.
Levan Izoria, the Georgian Minister of Defence, opened the 3rd Multinational Non-Commissioned Officer (NCO) Workshop in Tbilisi, on 19 March 2019. Entitled “Developing an Educated NCO Corps”, the event was organised by NATO’s Defence Education Enhancement Programme (DEEP) together with the Partnership for Peace Consortium.
In a meeting with external experts, the North Atlantic Council today (19 March 2019) discussed global energy developments and their security implications.
The U.S. Air Force has sent six B-52 long-range bombers to the United Kingdom for a series of training activities over Europe. The aircraft and over 450 airmen arrived at Royal Air Force base Fairford on Thursday (14 March 2019) from Barksdale Air Force Base in Louisiana.
Following a meeting with Prime Minister Zoran Zaev on Tuesday (19 March 2019), the NATO Secretary General said that the signature of the Accession Protocol for the Republic of North Macedonia in February was a historic moment for the country and for NATO. “Your leadership helped make this happen”, he said. “By working with Athens you have shown what courage, commitment and diplomacy can achieve.”
The NATO Secretary General, Mr. Jens Stoltenberg will meet the Prime Minister of North Macedonia, H.E. Mr. Zoran Zaev, on Tuesday, 19 March 2019.
NATO’s Open Door policy extends our shared area of peace and stability and enriches our Alliance with new voices, new experiences, and new capabilities, said Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg. He delivered a keynote speech today (18 March) at a German Marshall Fund (GMF) event titled “NATO at seventy – post-Cold War enlargement and the future of Transatlantic security”.
On 15 March 2019, the North Atlantic Council welcomed Colombia’s International Demining Centre (CIDES) into the network of NATO Partnership Training and Education Centres (PTEC).
The NATO Military Committee underscores importance of the Transatlantic Bond with visit to Washington
The NATO Military Committee led by its Chairman, Air Chief Marshal Sir Stuart Peach visited Washington from 13-15 March 2019. The programme started with a visit to the Pentagon and Capitol Hill, followed by a table discussion with the Atlantic Council and concluded with a Wreath Laying at Arlington Cemetery.
Deputy Secretary General Rose Gottemoeller welcomed European Commissioner for the Security Union Sir Julian King to NATO on Thursday (14 March 2019), for talks on how NATO and the EU can work more closely together to counter hybrid warfare. Hybrid tactics, which include cyber-attacks, disinformation and economic interference, are increasingly used against NATO and EU member countries.
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