What´s new at NATO Headquarters?
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NATO Secretary General, Mr. Jens Stoltenberg will meet with the President of the Republic of Albania, Mr. Bujar Nishani, at NATO Headquarters on Thursday 28 April 2016.
The North Atlantic Council and Military Committee visited the Command of the French Nuclear Strategic Force at L’Ile Longue (France), on Tuesday (26 April 2016).
During his two-day visit to Finland, the Chairman of the NATO Military Committee, General Petr Pavel met with the President of Finland, Mr Sauli Niinistö, Finnish Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Timo Soini, Finnish Minister of Defence, Dr. Jussi Niinistö and Chief of Defence, General Jarmo Lindberg. Discussions focused on regional security and NATO-Finnish military cooperation and interoperability.
NATO Deputy Secretary General Alexander Vershbow praised Romania’s long-standing contributions to Allied security, during the first day of his visit to Bucharest on Monday (25 April 2016). He commended Romania for its participation in NATO-led missions in Afghanistan and Kosovo, its contributions to Black Sea security and its commitment to raise defence spending to 2% of GDP. Ambassador Vershbow held bilateral talks with President Klaus Werner Iohannis, with the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Lazăr Comănescu, and with the Minister of National Defence, Mr. Mihnea Motoc.
On Saturday 23 April 2016, the NATO Headquarters hosted the first solidarity run “She Runs, He Runs, We Run” to raise awareness for the United Nations Security Council Resolution (UNSCR) 1325 on Women Peace and Security.
On Saturday 23 April, the first-ever 1325 solidarity run took place at NATO Headquarters. The 13.25 km (8.2 miles) run aimed to highlight the role of sports in promoting gender balance and solidarity, while raising awareness about United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security.
The NATO Deputy Secretary General, Ambassador Alexander Vershbow will visit Bucharest on Monday, 25 April and Tuesday, 26 April 2016.
Visiting Athens on Friday (22 April), NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg met with the Greek President Prokopios Pavlopoulos, Prime Minister Aleksis Tsipras and Defence Minister Panos Kammenos to discuss current security challenges and NATO’s response.
Chairman of the NATO Military Committee in Ukraine to discuss security situation and defence reforms
Over the course of his visit to Ukraine (20-22 April), the Chairman of the NATO Military Committee, General Petr Pavel met with the Ukrainian Minister of Defence General Stepan Poltorak, the Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council, Oleksander Turchynov, and Chief of Defence, General Viktor Muzhenko. He also provided the closing address to the 16th International NATO Week Conference, in Kiev.
NATO Deputy Secretary General: stability in the Black Sea is an important component of Euro-Atlantic security
Speaking in Sofia on Friday (22 April) NATO Deputy Secretary General Alexander Vershbow stressed the importance of the Black Sea region for Euro-Atlantic security.
Visiting Turkey on Thursday (21 April) NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg met with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu, Minister of Foreign Affairs Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu, and Minister of Defence İsmet Yılmaz.
NATO and partner air forces completed two days of exercises in the Baltic region on Wednesday (20 April 2016), practising emergency responses and sharpening their cooperation. Hosted at Ämari Air Base in Estonia, Exercise Ramstein Alloy brought together seven Allies – Estonia, Lithuania, Belgium, Poland, Spain, the United Kingdom and the United States – with long-standing NATO partners Finland and Sweden.
On Friday 22 April 2016, the NATO Deputy Secretary General, Ambassador Alexander Vershbow will participate in Sofia in an international conference entitled “Current Security Challenges in the Black Sea Region” where he will deliver a keynote speech.
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg visited FGS BONN, the German flagship of Standing NATO Maritime Group 2 (SNMG2), on Thursday (21 April) as the ship continues to conduct reconnaissance, monitoring and surveillance of illegal crossings in the Aegean Sea.
The NATO Secretary General, Mr. Jens Stoltenberg, will travel to Greece on Friday, 22 April 2016.
On 18 April, NATO’s Cyber Defence Committee was briefed by Ambassador Daniel B. Baer, Permanent Representative of the United States to the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), on the latest set of cyber “Confidence Building Measures,” adopted by the OSCE in March 2016.
On Thursday 21 April 2016, the NATO Secretary General, Mr. Jens Stoltenberg will be on board the FGS Bonn, the German flagship of Standing NATO Maritime Group 2 (SNMG2) which is currently part of the NATO maritime force in the Aegean Sea.
Speaking at the press point following the NATO-Russia Council today (20 April), NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg underlined that “political dialogue among nations that share the same Euro-Atlantic area is both necessary and useful, especially in times of tension as we experience now. However, this does not mean that we are back to business as usual”.