NATO’s flagship cyber defence exercise Cyber Coalition, one of the largest in the world, started on Tuesday (27 November 2018) in Tartu, Estonia. The exercise tests and trains cyber defenders from across the Alliance in their ability to defend NATO and national networks. Now in its eleventh year, Cyber Coalition involves around 700 participants from Allies, partners, industry and academia.
Monday, 3 December 2018 at 11:00 - NATO Headquarters (Press Theatre)
The NATO Deputy Secretary General, the Honourable Rose Gottemoeller, will travel to Geneva on Wednesday, 28 November 2018 to participate in the Conference on Afghanistan co-hosted by the Afghan Government and the United Nations.
On Monday (26 November 2018), Kuwait inaugurated the offices of its first ever diplomatic mission to NATO. The ribbon-cutting inauguration ceremony was attended by Kuwait Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs Khaled Aljarallah and NATO Assistant Secretary General for Political Affairs and Security Policy, Ambassador Alejandro Alvargonzález.
On Tuesday, 27 November 2018, the NATO Secretary General, Mr. Jens Stoltenberg, will meet the Chairman of the Parliament of Ukraine (Verkhovna Rada), H.E. Mr. Andriy Parubiy at NATO Headquarters.
Polish scientists and experts from NATO and partner countries discussed future cooperative activities within NATO’s Science for Peace and Security (SPS) Programme during the SPS Information Day held in Warsaw on 22 November 2018.
Following the meeting of the NATO-Ukraine Commission in permanent session today, the NATO Secretary General, Mr. Jens Stoltenberg, in his capacity as Chairman, will hold a press point at NATO HQ at ±17:30 hours (local time).
The NATO Secretary General and Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko spoke this morning about developments in the Azov Sea and Kerch Strait, including yesterday’s events involving Russian and Ukrainian naval vessels.
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg visited the Allied Joint Force Command in Naples on Friday (23 November 2018). He was welcomed by Admiral James Foggo, Commander of JFC Naples, and met other senior officers. The Secretary General took part in a medal ceremony before visiting NATO’s Regional Hub for the South, based at the Joint Force Command.
The NATO Deputy Secretary General, the Honourable Rose Gottemoeller, will travel to Berlin on Monday, 26 November and Tuesday, 27 November 2018.
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg began a visit to Rome on Thursday (22 November) to participate in this year’s Mediterranean Dialogues Conference, which addresses shared challenges in the region. Speaking on a panel with Italian Defence Minister Elisabetta Trenta and Iraqi Foreign Minister Mohamed Ali Alhakim, the Secretary General outlined NATO’s role in the fight against terrorism and emphasised the importance of training local forces to secure peace.
Brussels – On 20 and 21 November 2018, the Committee of the Chiefs of Military Medical Services (COMEDS) convened at NATO HQ for its plenary session. The COMEDS was addressed by the Director General of the NATO International Military Staff (DGIMS), Lieutenant General Jan Broeks, who praised the Committee for its outstanding contribution in developing and coordinating military medical matters, and for providing medical advice to the NATO Military Committee.
On 20 and 21 November 2018, the NATO Joint Intelligence and Security Division welcomed to the NATO Headquarters Intelligence experts from Algeria, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Mauritania and Morocco to the 16th Annual NATO-Mediterranean Dialogue Conference.
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg welcomed His Majesty King Felipe VI of Spain to NATO Headquarters on Wednesday (21 November 2018). The Secretary General and His Majesty laid a wreath at the Monument in Memory of the Fallen, and then participated in a meeting of the North Atlantic Council. Opening the meeting, the Secretary General said: “in 1982, NATO, an Alliance based on democracy, individual liberty and the rule of law, welcomed Spain as a member.” Mr. Stoltenberg praised Spain for its many contributions to the Alliance, on land, at sea, and in the air. He particularly thanked Spain for its contributions to training local forces in Afghanistan and Iraq, which helps to suppress international terrorism.
The NATO Secretary General, Mr. Jens Stoltenberg will travel to Rome and Naples from Thursday, 22 November to Friday, 23 November 2018.
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg welcomed unprecedented levels of cooperation between the EU and NATO ahead of a meeting with the EU Foreign Affairs Council on Tuesday (20 November 2018). The Secretary General noted that stronger European defence can contribute to fairer burden-sharing within NATO, but stressed the need for complementarity between NATO and EU efforts. “NATO remains the bedrock for European security,” he said. Mr. Stoltenberg added that he will also discuss the INF Treaty with EU ministers. “We should all call on Russia to ensure full and transparent compliance with the INF Treaty because we don’t want a new arms race and the INF Treaty has been important for our security for decades,” he underlined.
On Wednesday 21 November 2018, the NATO Secretary General, Mr. Jens Stoltenberg will meet the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Austria, H.E. Ms. Karin Kneissl at NATO Headquarters.
Iron Wolf 2018, a Lithuanian-led multinational exercise, wrapped up in Pabrade on Monday (19 November 2018), with a live-fire demonstration. The exercise, which began on 4 November, mobilised around 3,500 troops from 13 NATO Allies¹ and partner nation Ukraine. It provided an opportunity for forces to enhance their readiness, and train with one of four NATO battlegroups in the region.
The NATO Secretary General, Mr. Jens Stoltenberg will meet the Minister of Defence of the Republic of Poland, H.E. Mr. Mariusz Błaszczak on Tuesday, 20 November 2018.
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