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Secretary General participates in NATO seminar on security and the environment

19 hours 8 minutes ago
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg today (17 September 2020) participated in a seminar at NATO Headquarters in Brussels entitled ‘NATO and Nature, a changing climate: why the environment matters to NATO, and what to do about it.’ The event discussing security and the environment was jointly organized by the delegations of Italy and the United Kingdom.

NATO’s new Atlantic command declared operational

19 hours 8 minutes ago
NATO’s new Atlantic Command was declared operational in a ceremony in Norfolk, Virginia on Thursday (17 September 2020). Joint Force Command Norfolk, established to protect sea lanes between Europe and North America, is the first NATO headquarters dedicated to the Atlantic since 2003.

Secretary General welcomes Iraqi Foreign Minister at NATO Headquarters

1 day 19 hours ago
Today (16 September 2020), NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg met with the Foreign Minister of Iraq Mr. Fuad Mohammad Hussein, at NATO Headquarters in Brussels. The Secretary General shared his deepest sympathies for those affected by the COVID-19 pandemic and reaffirmed NATO Allies’ commitment to continue supporting Iraq in responding to this crisis. Mr. Stoltenberg also welcomed Prime Minister al-Kadhimi’s continued efforts to pursue a comprehensive reform process to make Iraq more secure for its people and the region.

NATO Military Committee Chairman visits Allied Land Command

3 days 19 hours ago
Air Chief Marshal Sir Stuart Peach, Chairman of the NATO Military Committee visited NATO’s Allied Land Command in Izmir, Turkey on 9 September 2020. He met with Commander LANDCOM, Lieutenant General Roger L. Cloutier Jr who took office in August of this year. While at the Command, Air Chief Marshal Peach received briefings on LANDCOM’s mission responsibilities and the security situation in neighbouring countries.

NATO welcomes the start of Afghan peace negotiations in Doha

5 days 19 hours ago
Today (12 September 2020), NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg spoke via video link at the opening ceremony of intra-Afghan negotiations held in Doha, under the chairmanship of the Qatari Ministry of Foreign Affairs. “With the start of intra-Afghan negotiations, we are entering a new phase of the Afghan-led and Afghan-owned peace process,” the NATO Secretary General said. “Afghans want peace and so does the international community, which has supported Afghanistan on this long, hard road,” he added.

NATO commemorates the 9/11 terrorist attacks on the United States

6 days 19 hours ago
A ceremony was held at NATO Headquarters in Brussels on Friday (11 September 2020) to mark the 19th anniversary of the 2001 terrorist attacks on the United States. Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, US Permanent Representative to NATO Kay Bailey Hutchison, members of the North Atlantic Council, and NATO’s diplomatic and military community took part in the act of remembrance.

Afghan National Army Officers Academy graduates its 5000th officer

1 week ago
KABUL—Today (10 September 2020), the Afghan National Army Officer Academy graduated its 5000th officer. This represents a milestone for the academy as the Government of Afghanistan prepares to assume control from the current UK-led mentoring team, supported by the NATO-led Resolute Support Mission.

NATO marks 40th anniversary of the Solidarity movement, unveils emblem

1 week 1 day ago
Today (9 September 2020), NATO Deputy Secretary General Mircea Geoană marked 40 years since the start of Solidarność in Poland by unveiling a copy of its famous emblem at NATO Headquarters in Brussels. He was joined by the Permanent Representative of Poland to NATO, Ambassador Tomasz Szatkowski, and other members of the North Atlantic Council.

NATO Secretary General speaks with Foreign Ministers of Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, and Poland

1 week 2 days ago
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg held separate phone calls with Foreign Minister Urmas Reinsalu of Estonia on Tuesday (8 September 2020), and with Foreign Ministers Edgars Rinkēvičs of Latvia, Linas Linkevičius of Lithuania, and Zbigniew Rau of Poland on Monday. The discussions covered a range of issues, including the ongoing crisis in Belarus, preparations for upcoming NATO ministerials, and ongoing consultations on the NATO 2030 reflection process.

NATO Deputy Secretary General to speak at an event celebrating Polish Solidarity / Solidarność Movement

1 week 2 days ago
On Wednesday 9 September 2020, the NATO Deputy Secretary General, Ambassador Mircea Geoană, will speak at a ceremony marking the 40th anniversary of the Solidarity / Solidarność movement in Poland. The event, organized by the Polish Delegation to NATO, will take place at NATO Headquarters and will also include the inauguration of the iconic Solidarność sign on the premises.

''Turkey is a valuable NATO ally,'' says NATO Chairman

1 week 3 days ago
From 7 to 8 September 2020, Air Chief Marshal Sir Stuart Peach, Chairman of the NATO Military Committee, visited Istanbul, Turkey as part of his regular visits to Allied member nations. The two-day official visit comprised of meetings with the Minister of Defence, Mr. Hulusi Akar, the Minister for Foreign Affairs, Mr. Mevlut Cavusoglu, and with the Chief of the Turkish General Staff, General Yasar Guler. While in Ankara, the Chairman toured NATO’s Centre of Excellence – Defence against Terrorism and the Centre of Excellence - Defence against Terrorism Command and Partnership for Peace (PfP) Training. Topics of discussion during the visit focused on Turkey’s contributions to NATO operations, missions and activities, the regional security situation and NATO 2030.
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