What´s new at NATO Headquarters?
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I am encouraged by the reports of the cessation of hostilities along the Nagorno-Karabakh Line of Contact.
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg thanked US service personnel on Tuesday (5 April), praising their skills and dedication to keep all Allies safe. In the second day of a visit to the United States, the Secretary General today visited Fort Bragg in North Carolina, home of the US Army airborne forces and Special Forces. The base plays an important role for the security of the United States and NATO. Mr Stoltenberg saw how the 82nd Airborne Division, 18th Airborne Corps maintain readiness and sustain their fighting capability.
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg and US President Barack Obama discussed the Alliance’s response to key security challenges at the White House in Washington D.C. and preparations for the Warsaw Summit in July. Their meeting on Monday (4 April 2016) had special symbolism, as it took place 67 years since the signing of the Washington Treaty, on which the Alliance is founded.
The first group of officers from Iraq’s national security forces started their NATO training course at the King Abdullah Special Operations Training Centre in Amman, Jordan, on 2 April 2016. Their training is part of NATO’s effort to help Iraq build up its defence capacities, reform its security sector and increase its ability to contribute to regional stability. In the next six months, 350 Iraqi officers will be trained in the NATO course. Training will begin with a focus on military medicine, civil military planning and on countering improvised explosive devices.
NATO Secretary General Mr. Jens Stoltenberg will visit the United States from Monday 4 April to Thursday 7 April 2016.
I welcome the arrival of the Prime Minister Designate Fayez Al-Sarraj and of the Presidential Council in Tripoli. This marks an important step in Libya’s democratic transition and path to peace.
One hundred days from today, NATO Heads of State and Government will come together in the Polish capital to take decisions to adapt the Alliance to a fundamentally changed security environment. This will ensure NATO is able to respond to the full spectrum of threats from any direction.
At the second day of a visit to Lithuania, NATO Deputy Secretary General Ambassador Alexander Vershbow and the 28 ambassadors of the North Atlantic Council met in Vilnius with President Dalia Grybauskaitė on Thursday (24 March 2016) and discussed NATO’s adaptation to meet new security challenges.
We condemn in the strongest terms the terrorist attacks in Brussels. We express our condolences to the families of the victims, to the injured, and to all those affected.
NATO Deputy Secretary General Ambassador Alexander Vershbow and the 28 ambassadors of the North Atlantic Council arrived in Vilnius on Wednesday (23 March 2016) to discuss the Alliance’s adaptation, modern defence, and new security challenges. During their two-day visit, they will hold meetings with President Dalia Grybauskaitė, Foreign Minister Linas Linkevičius and Defence Minister Juozas Olekas.
I am deeply saddened by the attacks here in Brussels this morning. The heavy human toll is tragic.
The North Atlantic Council (NAC), chaired by the NATO Deputy Secretary General, Ambassador Alexander Vershbow, will pay a visit to the Republic of Lithuania on Wednesday 23 and Thursday 24 March 2016.
I strongly condemn this morning's terrorist attack on a pedestrian avenue in central Istanbul, yet another terrorist outrage targeting innocent civilians and our Ally Turkey.
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg welcomed the Secretary General of the Gulf Cooperation Council, Abdul Latif Bin Rashid Al Zayani, to NATO headquarters on Friday (18 March 2016) for talks on deepening cooperation between the two organisations.
NATO Secretary General discusses global security challenges, transatlantic partnership at Brussels Forum
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg addressed the global security outlook at the annual Brussels Forum conference on Friday (18 March 2016). Mr. Stoltenberg took part in a panel discussion entitled “A Grave New World: Future Global Security Challenges”, together with Estonian President Toomas Hendrik Ilves and U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen.
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg welcomed His Majesty King Abdullah II to NATO Headquarters on Thursday (17 March 2016) for talks on the Alliance’s partnership with Jordan and regional security challenges. Mr. Stoltenberg underscored NATO’s commitment to Jordan and praised the country’s role as an active member of NATO’s Mediterranean Dialogue.
The NATO Secretary General, Mr. Jens Stoltenberg will meet with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Norway, Mr. Børge Brende, on Friday 18 March 2016.
The NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg will meet with the Secretary General of the Gulf Cooperation Council, Mr. Abdul Latif Bin Rashid Al Zayani on Friday 18 March 2016.
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg and Portuguese Prime Minister António Costa discussed current security challenges and NATO’s response in a meeting on Thursday (17 March 2016). The leaders also focused on the Alliance’s agenda in the run-up to the Warsaw Summit in July.
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg welcomed the new Latvian Prime Minister Māris Kučinskis in his first visit to NATO Headquarters on Thursday (17 March 2016). Speaking at a joint press conference with Prime Minister Kučinskis, Mr. Stoltenberg thanked Latvia for its contributions to Allied security and stressed that “NATO is strongly committed to Latvia.”