NATO Deputy Secretary General Rose Gottemoeller traveled to Oslo on Monday (4 February 2019), to participate in the Leangkollen Security Conference organized by the Norwegian Atlantic Committee. She delivered a keynote address on “The Future of Transatlantic Relations: Security, Policy and Technology”, which was followed by a panel discussion with the Norwegian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ine Eriksen Søreide. The Deputy Secretary General and the foreign minister had a short pull aside at the conference, discussing the upcoming Foreign Ministers Meeting in Washington in April and burden sharing within the Alliance.
On Wednesday 6 February 2019, the Permanent Representatives to NATO of the 29 members of the Alliance will sign the Accession Protocol with Skopje.
On Monday, 4 February 2019, the NATO Deputy Secretary General, Ms. Rose Gottemoeller, will travel to Oslo.
Please note that this visit has been cancelled.
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg held a press point with the President of Romania, Mr. Klaus Iohannis, in Bucharest on Thursday (31 January 2019). Mr. Stoltenberg thanked Romania for its strong contributions to the Alliance, including its support for greater security in Afghanistan and Kosovo, and its leadership in the multinational battlegroup in promoting Black Sea Security. Secretary General Stoltenberg and President Iohannis also discussed the future of the INF Treaty and NATO’s mission in Afghanistan. The Secretary General also congratulated Romania on their first presidency of the Council of the European Union, thanking them for making NATO-EU cooperation a priority during their presidency.
From 29 to 31 January, NATO hosted simultaneous meetings of the National Reserve Forces Committee (NRFC) and the Confédération Interalliée des Officiers de Réserve (CIOR). Both organisations renewed their joint Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to continuously improve cooperation.
Denmark, France and the Netherlands have received the first shipment of new anti-tank weapons under the multinational NATO project Land Battle Decisive Munition (LBDM). The munitions were delivered, after only six months, through the NATO Support and Procurement Agency (NSPA). The NATO project involves 16 Allies and three NATO partners. The acquisition of LBDM will further strengthen NATO’s collective defence.
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg is attending the meeting of EU Ministers of Defence, which is taking place in Bucharest. Arriving at the Palace of the Parliament, the Secretary General praised Romania for making the cooperation between NATO and the European Union a priority for its first Presidency of the Council of the EU. Tonight (30/01/2018) Mr. Stoltenberg will meet with EU High Representative Federica Mogherini, and will discuss Women, Peace and Security issues with EU Ministers. Tomorrow he will meet with the President of Romania, Mr. Klaus Iohannis.
The NATO Secretary General, Mr. Jens Stoltenberg, will travel to Bucharest on Wednesday 30 and Thursday, 31 January 2019.
Secretary General welcomes Minister of Foreign Affairs of Slovakia and Chairman-in-Office of the OSCE
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg welcomed the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Slovakia, Mr. Miroslav Lajčák, on Tuesday (29 January 2019) to discuss regional issues and defence investment. The Secretary General thanked Slovakia for its long-term engagement in Afghanistan and for its wider commitment to boosting Alliance security.
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg visited the Pentagon in Washington D.C. on Monday (28 January 2019) for talks with Acting Secretary of Defense Patrick M. Shanahan. Calling US leadership “key” for the Alliance, the Secretary General highlighted the “real results” seen over the past few years, including higher readiness, stepping up in the fight against terrorism, and better burden-sharing. He recalled that since 2016, European Allies and Canada have spent an extra 41 billion US dollars in real terms, and that by 2020, this figure is expected to increase to $100 billion.
Visit to NATO by the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Slovakia as Chairman-in-Office of the OSCE
On Tuesday, 29 January 2019, the NATO Secretary General, Mr. Jens Stoltenberg will meet the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Slovakia, Mr. Miroslav Lajčák, as Chairman-in-Office of the OSCE. During his visit, Mr. Lajčák will also brief the North Atlantic Council.
NATO Secretary General, Mr. Jens Stoltenberg, will travel to Washington D.C. from Saturday 26 to Monday 28 January 2019.
Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg welcomed Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern to NATO Headquarters on Friday (25 January 2019) for talks on the Alliance's cooperation with New Zealand. Calling the country a close partner in standing up for international security and the rules-based order, the Secretary General thanked the Prime Minister for New Zealand's contributions in Afghanistan and Iraq, adding he looked forward to deepening cooperation in the future.
The Chairman of the NATO Military Committee, Air Chief Marshal Sir Stuart Peach visited the NATO Joint Force Command in Naples, Italy on the 25th January 2019 where he met with the Commander, Admiral James Foggo, and key personnel working at the Hub for the South.
The NATO-Russia Council, which brings together all 29 NATO Allies and Russia, met in Brussels on Friday (25 January 2019). NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, who chaired the meeting, noted that Allies and Russia discussed two important topics: Ukraine and the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty. “On both of these issues, Allies and Russia fundamentally disagree, but that is exactly why it is important to talk – to address concerns, increase predictability and reduce risks,” he said.
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg stressed the importance of strong transatlantic cooperation and institutions at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland on Thursday (24 January 2019). The Secretary General took part in a panel session on the ‘Future of the Transatlantic Alliance’, together with German Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen, Polish Foreign Minister Jacek Czaputowicz, former US Secretary of State John Kerry and Professor Kishore Mahbubani of the National University of Singapore.
On Friday 25 January 2019, the NATO Secretary General, Mr. Jens Stoltenberg, will meet the Prime Minister of New Zealand, Ms. Jacinda Ardern at NATO Headquarters.
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