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.
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.
The NATO Deputy Secretary General, the Honourable Rose Gottemoeller will meet the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Armenia, Mr. Ashot Hovakimian at NATO HQ on Thursday, 24 May 2018.
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg met with US President Donald Trump at the White House on Thursday (17 May). They discussed preparations for the Summit of NATO leaders in Brussels on 11-12 July, including NATO's growing contribution to the fight against terrorism and fairer burden-sharing within the Alliance.
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.
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.
The NATO Deputy Secretary General, the Honourable Rose Gottemoeller will meet the First Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Mr. David Zalkaliani and the First Deputy Minister of Defence of Georgia, Ms. Lela Chikovani at the new NATO HQ on Wednesday, 16 May 2018. They will both attend the NATO-Georgia Commission.
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg thanked President Emmanuel Macron for his strong personal commitment to the transatlantic relationship and France's substantial contributions to the Alliance. At a meeting at the Elysee Palace on Tuesday (15 May 2018), Mr Stoltenberg highlighted France's contribution to the NATO battlegroup in Lithuania and to Baltic Air Policing, as well as the country's role in the fight against terrorism, including in Iraq and the Sahel.
The North Atlantic Council, chaired by Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, participated in the first Conference on the Cyber Defence Pledge in Paris on Tuesday (15 May 2018). Cyber defence is a priority for the Alliance, which deals with cyber-attacks on a daily basis and whose members have faced large-scale cyber-attacks over recent years.
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg praised France for its important contributions to collective security and for its role as a champion of multilateralism. Mr Stoltenberg started a two-day visit to Paris today (14 May 2018) by meeting the French minister for the armed forces Florence Parly. They discussed NATO's continued adaptation to face current security challenges, as part of preparations for the Alliance Brussels Summit in July.
Through its Science for Peace and Security (SPS) Programme, NATO has launched a new initiative to develop and test a system for the detection of explosives and firearms in mass transport environments.
At the invitation of the French authorities, the North Atlantic Council chaired by NATO Secretary General, Mr. Jens Stoltenberg, will visit the Republic of France on 14-15 May 2018 to participate in a Conference on the Cyber Defence Pledge.
The Secretary General will visit the United States of America from 16-18 May, as part of the Secretary General's consultations with Allies in the run-up to the NATO Brussels Summit in July.
Naval assets from seven Allied nations and NATO’s Standing Maritime Group 2 are training maritime capabilities and combat proficiency in the Black Sea from May 7 to 13 2018, as part of Exercise Sea Shield.
Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg on Wednesday (9 May) opened the Alliance’s new Room 1 with the first meeting of the North Atlantic Council in the Alliance’s new headquarters.
NATO Deputy Secretary General Rose Gottemoeller was in Sofia (4-5 May 2018) to discuss NATO’s response to current security challenges, Bulgaria’s contributions to the Alliance, and NATO-EU cooperation.
Exercise Siil 2018, involving over 15,000 Allied and partner troops from 19 different countries, as well as forces from NATO's enhanced Forward Presence, kicked off in Estonia on Wednesday (2 May 2018).
Over a hundred representatives from twenty ministries and institutions across the Iraqi government attended a workshop organized by NATO in Baghdad, on 24 to 26 April 2018. The focus was on best practices to strengthen transparency, accountability and good governance within the national security institutions and other government structures.
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