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Secretary General welcomes President of Colombia to NATO

1 month 2 weeks ago
Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg welcomed President Juan Manuel Santos of Colombia to NATO for talks on Thursday (31 May 2018), marking the first-ever visit by a Colombian head of state to the Alliance. Colombia is NATO’s newest partner, and its first in Latin America.

NATO’s Military Intelligence Community meets in Ottawa

1 month 2 weeks ago
On 23-24 May 2018, the Military Intelligence Committee held one of two annual meetings in Ottawa, Canada. NATO Nations and key stakeholders responsible for Intelligence met to discuss key Intelligence topics and ongoing strands of work.

Financial sustainment of the Afghan security forces key to lasting security in Afghanistan

1 month 3 weeks ago
NATO Allies and partners are staying the course in their support to the financial sustainment of the Afghan security forces. At the yearly plenary meeting of the Afghan National Army (ANA) Trust Fund Board, held today (Tuesday, 29 May 2018) at NATO Headquarters, they reviewed – together with representatives of the donor community – the Trust Fund management arrangements and implementation.

NATO Days in Georgia highlight public diplomacy

1 month 3 weeks ago
The 11th annual NATO Days in Georgia took place from 16 April to 1 May 2018. President Giorgi Margvelashvili opened the event in the capital, Tbilisi. More than 60 activities were held in eight regions across the country, aiming to raise awareness of NATO-Georgia cooperation.

NATO starts Montenegro air patrols

1 month 3 weeks ago
NATO Allies Italy and Greece will begin NATO air patrols over Montenegro on 5 June 2018. Montenegro joined NATO in June last year. As the country does not have its own fighter planes, it has asked Allies to help secure its airspace. NATO air policing missions protect the skies of those Allies that do not have their own air force. There are currently several of these air policing missions across Europe.

Statement by the NATO Secretary General on MH17 investigation

1 month 3 weeks ago
The Netherlands and Australia have announced that they hold Russia responsible for its part in the downing of flight MH17 on 17 July 2014. I call on Russia to accept responsibility and fully cooperate with all efforts to establish accountability, in line with United Nations Security Council Resolution 2166.

NATO Secretary General to attend the NATO Parliamentary Assembly

1 month 3 weeks ago
NATO Secretary General, Mr. Jens Stoltenberg will attend the annual plenary session of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly (NPA) in Warsaw on Monday, 28 May 2018 where he will deliver a speech followed by a Q&A session moderated by the President of the NPA, Mr. Paolo Alli.

Deputy Chairman of the NATO Military Committee attends the 12th conference of the Chiefs of Defence of the Balkan countries

1 month 3 weeks ago
Belgrade – Lieutenant General (Lt Gen) Shepro, Deputy Chairman of the NATO Military Committee attended the 12th Balkan Countries Chiefs of Defence (CHoDs) Conference from 22 & 23 May in Belgrade, Serbia. The Lieutenant General discussed with the participating Chiefs of Defence and high ranking military officials ways of strengthening peace and security as well as military cooperation.

Allies agree Japan’s Mission to NATO

1 month 3 weeks ago
The North Atlantic Council agreed on Thursday (24 May 2018) to accept Japan’s request to designate its Embassy to Belgium as its Mission to NATO. The Ambassador of Japan to Belgium will be the Head of the Mission of Japan to NATO.

NATO Chiefs of Defence inaugural meeting in new NATO Headquarters focuses on Deterrence and Defence, Modernisation and Projecting Stability

2 months ago
The twenty-nine Allied Chiefs of Defence met in the new NATO Headquarters in Brussels, Belgium today (16 May 2018) to review and discuss key military deliverables ahead of the forthcoming Defence Ministerial in June and the Heads of State and Government Summit in July. Discussions focused on NATO’s Strategic Direction South, Deterrence and Defence, and Allied Modernisation.

Afghan officials discuss building integrity and good governance

2 months ago
A workshop on building integrity for Afghan security institutions took place on 10 and 11 April 2018 at NATO Headquarters in Brussels, Belgium. High-level representatives from the Administrative Office of Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and the Afghan Ministries of Defence and Interior consulted with their counterparts from the Ministries of Defence of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Colombia, Montenegro, Norway, and the United Kingdom.
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