NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg thanked US President Donald Trump for his strong leadership and commitment to the Alliance in a meeting at the White House on Thursday (14 November 2019). Mr. Stoltenberg highlighted rising defence investment across European Allies and Canada, amounting to more than $100 billion extra in recent years, adding that Allies are determined to keep up the momentum.
On 11-14 November 2019, a high-level delegation from various Ministries and the armed forces of the State of Kuwait visited NATO Headquarters to share views on their partnership with NATO and discuss the way ahead through the renewal of the NATO-Kuwait Individual Partnership and Cooperation Programme.
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg participated in a meeting of Foreign Ministers of the Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS in Washington, D.C. on Thursday (14 November 2019).
Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg underlined the importance of NATO’s cooperation with industry in a keynote speech at the NATO-Industry Forum in Washington, D.C. on Thursday (14 November 2019). Noting that Allies are industry’s largest customers, he set out three ways in which NATO plays a decisive role: in setting guidelines for how much Allies spend on defence, what they spend it on, and how this money is spent.
NATO Deputy Secretary General, M. Mircea Geoană, will travel to Paris on Thursday, 14 November 2019.
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg began an official visit to the United States on Tuesday (12 November 2019). During his visit, he will meet with President Donald Trump and other top US officials, participate in a meeting of the Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS, and deliver a keynote speech at the NATO Industry Forum.
The NATO Secretary General, Mr. Jens Stoltenberg will meet the President of Estonia, Mrs Kersti Kaljulaid, on Monday, 18 November 2019 at NATO Headquarters.
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg accepted the ''Diplomat of the Year'' award from Foreign Policy magazine at a ceremony in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday night (12 November 2019). Accepting the award from editor-in-chief Jonathan Tepperman, Mr. Stoltenberg made a case for "relentless transatlantic diplomacy, backed by credible transatlantic defence". Calling NATO "a unique diplomatic 'force multiplier'", he said: "when 29 nations speak with one voice, their voice is more powerful than any other in the world".
Air Chief Marshal Sir Stuart Peach, Chairman of the NATO Military Committee visited Iceland on 10-11 November 2019. During his visit, Air Chief Marshal Peach met with Iceland’s Chief of Defence, Minister Arnór Sigurjónsson, Minister of Foreign Affairs Guðlaugur Þór Þórðarson and with the Parliament’s Foreign Relations Committee. The Chairman also addressed the Icelandic Atlantic Treaty Association.
The annual Partnership Training and Education Centres (PTEC) Marketplace took place on 5 November 2019 at NATO Headquarters. High-level representatives from 26 PTECs met to exchange expertise, forge new links and discuss further synergies in the key domain of military education and training
NATO Secretary General, Mr. Jens Stoltenberg, will travel to Washington D.C. from Tuesday 12 to Friday 15 November 2019.
On 7 November 2019, the NATO Military Committee hosted the United Nations Military Adviser, Lieutenant General Carlos Humberto Loitey for a briefing on ongoing activities.
From 5 to 8 November 2019, a delegation of NATO military officials led by the Director General of the NATO International Military Staff (DGIMS), Lieutenant General Hans-Werner Wiermann held military staff talks with high-level Pakistani officials in Islamabad.
Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg delivered remarks at the Körber Global Leaders Dialogue in Berlin on Thursday (7 November 2019), stressing the importance of NATO as the bedrock of European and transatlantic security.
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg thanked Germany for its vital contributions to the Alliance in talks with Chancellor Angela Merkel on Thursday (7 November 2019). Speaking at a press conference at the Chancellery, Mr. Stoltenberg praised Germany’s leadership of multinational NATO forces in Lithuania, its hosting of the Alliance’s new mobility command in Ulm, and its important contributions to NATO operations from Afghanistan to Kosovo and the Aegean Sea.
Secretary General arrives in Germany to prepare NATO leaders’ meeting, commemorate fall of Berlin Wall
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg arrived in Berlin on Wednesday (6 November 2019) for talks with the German government and to participate in commemorations for the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. Over the course of his four-day visit, the Secretary General is meeting with President Frank-Walter Steinmeier, Chancellor Angela Merkel, Foreign Minister Heiko Maas, Defence Minister Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, and members of the Bundestag’s defence and foreign affairs committees.
Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg joined German Permanent Representative Ambassador Hans-Dieter Lucas at the Berlin Wall Memorial at NATO Headquarters on Wednesday (06 November 2019) for a ceremony commemorating the 30th anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall.
Today (05 November 2019), NATO Deputy Secretary General Mircea Geoana met with the United Nations Under Secretary General of the Counter-Terrorism Office Mr. Vladimir Voronkov. The two officials reviewed the excellent level of cooperation developed these past years between NATO and the United Nations in the counter-terrorism domain. Both officials conveyed their appreciation for the good progress made on NATO-UN cooperation to enhance the defence capacity of NATO’s partners in the Middle East and North Africa.
NATO and the African Union signed a new cooperation agreement on Monday (4 November 2019), laying the ground for closer practical and political cooperation between the two organisations.
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