On Thursday 26 April 2018, the NATO Secretary General, Mr. Jens Stoltenberg will meet the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Hungary, H.E. Mr. Péter Szijjártó at NATO Headquarters.
On Thursday 26 April 2018, the NATO Secretary General, Mr. Jens Stoltenberg will meet the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Hellenic Republic, H.E. Mr. Nikos Kotzias at NATO Headquarters.
On Tuesday (24 April 2018) NATO Secretary General, Jens Stoltenberg, discussed with the Prime Minister of Australia, Malcolm Turnbull, how the Alliance and Australia can further strengthen their close partnership.
The NATO Secretary General, Mr. Jens Stoltenberg will meet the Prime Minister of the Commonwealth of Australia, the Honourable Malcolm Turnbull on Tuesday, 24 April 2018.
NATO Deputy Secretary General Rose Gottemoeller thanked Denmark for its contributions to NATO during a visit to Copenhagen on Friday (20 April 2018)
NATO cyber experts will test and train their ability to defend against cyber attacks in the largest international live-fire cyber defence exercise, Locked Shields (23 April – 27 April).
On 18 & 19 April, the NATO Military Committee visited Lviv in Ukraine. During the two day trip, NATO’s Military Representatives met with General Viktor Muzhenko, Chief of Defence and with Mr Alexander Hug, Deputy Head of the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine. The Military Committee also visited the National Lviv Land Forces Academy and the Yavoriv International Peacekeeping and Security Centre in Starychi where they received briefings from representatives of the Multinational Joint Commission and the Joint Multinational Training Group Ukraine. The 29 Allies concluded their visit with a joint NATO Military Committee meeting with Ukraine.
Top national defence officials discussed opportunities to procure and develop together the capabilities the Alliance needs to face today’s security challenges at the Conference of National Armaments Directors (CNAD) held in Luxembourg on 19 April 2018.
Iraqi military instructors are further developing their skills in maintaining Soviet-era vehicles, with NATO support. On Tuesday (17 April 2018), they successfully completed a training course at the Taji military base, in the outskirts of Baghdad.
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg thanked the Netherlands for its many contributions to the security of the Alliance during a visit to The Hague on Thursday (19 April 2018). The Secretary General had talks with the Prime Minister of the Netherlands, Mark Rutte, in preparation for the NATO Summit in July. Mr. Stoltenberg also had discussions with the Minister for Foreign Affairs, Stef Blok, the Minister of Defence, Ank Bijleveld, and other parliamentarians.
NATO reaffirms its commitment to women’s security in close partnership with the International Community
“NATO has an opportunity to be a leading protector of women’s rights, drawing on the strengths and capabilities of its nations, and working with its more than forty partner countries,” Ms. Clare Hutchinson, NATO Secretary General’s Special Representative for Women, Peace and Security said on Monday (16 April 2018), during her address to the United Nations Security Council at an open session on the topic of Conflict-Related Sexual Violence.
The Portuguese Air Force will lead NATO's Baltic Air Policing from May 2018, with four F-16M fighter jets based at Šiauliai Air Base in Lithuania. Spain will contribute with six Eurofighters at Šiauliai, while France will deploy four Mirage 2000-5 jets to Ämari Air Base in Estonia. NATO member countries have taken turns safeguarding Baltic airspace since Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania joined the Alliance in 2004.
The NATO Deputy Secretary General, the Honourable Rose Gottemoeller, will travel to Copenhagen on Thursday, 19 and Friday, 20 April 2018.
As an international organisation, NATO is characterised by diversity. People from different backgrounds and cultures, work styles and ways of thinking work here. This is reflected in the Alliance’s internship programme, which offers opportunities in a variety of fields, including communications, finance, human resources, international relations, IT, law and political science. The 16th cycle of the programme opened on 16 April 2018 for placement in 2019. Students should monitor our job portal regularly, as we will be publishing more vacancies every day. Each vacancy will be opened for 4 weeks.
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg thanked Turkey for its essential contributions to the Alliance during a visit to Ankara on Monday (16 April 2018). The Secretary General is meeting with President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan to prepare for the Brussels Summit in July and to discuss current security challenges.
The NATO Secretary General, Mr. Jens Stoltenberg will meet the Chairman of the Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina, H.E. Mr. Bakir Izetbegović at NATO Headquarters on Tuesday, 17 April 2018.
Statement by the North Atlantic Council on Actions taken against the use of chemical weapons in Syria
In the North Atlantic Council today the United States, France and United Kingdom briefed Allies on their joint military action on 14 April. They briefed that a significant body of information indicated that the Syrian regime was responsible for the attack against civilians in Douma on 7 April, and that their military action was limited to the Syrian regime’s facilities enabling the production and employment of chemical weapons. The three Allies emphasized that there was no practicable alternative to the use of force.
Statement by the NATO Secretary General on the actions against the Syrian regime's chemical weapons facilities and capabilities
I support the actions taken by the United States, the United Kingdom and France against the Syrian regime’s chemical weapons facilities and capabilities. This will reduce the regime’s ability to further attack the people of Syria with chemical weapons.
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