NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg addressed the “Grain from Ukraine” Summit on Saturday (26 November 2022), calling on Russia to stop the war and end the global food crisis it has caused. He said: "90 years ago, the Soviet Union’s horrendous Holodomor killed millions of Ukrainians. Today, Russia is using hunger as a weapon of war against Ukraine, and to create division and further instability among the rest of the world."
On 25 November 2022, the Director General of the European Union Military Staff (EUMS), Vice Admiral Hervé Bléjean welcomed the Director General of the NATO International Military Staff (IMS), Lieutenant General Janusz Adamczak and his staff to the EUMS HQ, for their second bi-annual meeting.
On 24-25 November 2022, the NATO Defense College Academic Advisory Board convened its 52nd annual meeting, in Rome, Italy. The Board aims to advise the Commandant on ways in which to improve the academic, research and outreach activities of the College, to enhance links with NATO HQ and Allied Command Transformation, and to ensure that NDC outreach strategies contribute to those of the Alliance.
On Monday, 28 November 2022, the NATO Secretary General, Mr. Jens Stoltenberg will meet with the President of Romania, Mr. Klaus Iohannis, the Prime Minister of Romania, Mr. Nicolae Ciuca and the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Romania, Mr. Bogdan Aurescu. On 29 November, Secretary General will also meet the President of the Chamber of Deputies of the Parliament of Romania, Mr. Marcel Ciolacu.
Deputy Secretary General Mircea Geoană stressed the importance of Europe and North America standing strong together in NATO in remarks delivered online to the Athens Security Forum on Thursday (24 November 2022). He stressed that the dramatic transformation of European security caused by Russia’s war on Ukraine has demonstrated the “indispensable role of NATO as the real guarantee for European security, and the need for the transatlantic bond”.
The French MAMBA surface-based air and missile defence system repelled a simulated air attack by Allied fighter aircraft in an exercise on 23 November.
On the 15th November 2022, the NATO International Military Staff (IMS) GENAD Office hosted its monthly Deep Dive Session, this time focused on the relationship between resilience and the Gender Perspective. This session explored the crucial role of integrating Gender Perspective for strengthening national and collective resilience to support NATO in safeguarding its nations, societies and shared values.
On 21 November 2022, the NATO Military Committee invited Partner Military Representatives from Australia, Colombia, Finland, Republic of Korea, Morocco, Qatar and Sweden, to a thematic discussion on Maritime Security and related activities.
The Ambassador of the Republic of Korea to Belgium, Yoon Soongu, met with Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg at NATO Headquarters on Tuesday (22 November 2022), at an official ceremony marking the establishment of the Republic of Korea’s Diplomatic Mission to NATO. This follows the agreement by the North Atlantic Council in September on the Republic of Korea’s decision to designate its Embassy to Belgium as the country’s Mission to NATO.
On Friday 25 November 2022, the NATO Secretary General will brief the press at NATO Headquarters, ahead of the Meeting of NATO Ministers of Foreign Affairs, which will take place on 29 and 30 November 2022 in Bucharest, Romania.
On Monday (21 November 2022), the NATO Secretary General, Mr. Jens Stoltenberg, took part in the 68th Annual Session of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly (NPA) in Madrid, Spain.
NATO navies are holding manoeuvres in the Atlantic and the Mediterranean Sea throughout November, bringing together five aircraft carriers, numerous warships and thousands of sailors. Carrier activities will include anti-submarine and air warfare drills, deck-to-deck aircraft transfers and at-sea resupplying.
Two Russian fighter aircraft made an unsafe and unprofessional approach toward NATO vessels HNLMS Tromp and FS Chevalier Paul in the Baltic Sea on Thursday (17 November 2022), overflying them at an altitude of 300 feet, and failing to respond to Allied attempts to communicate. NATO forces acted calmly and responsibly at all times.
Deputy Secretary General Mircea Geoană stressed the importance of NATO-EU cooperation in remarks to the Conference of the European Strategy and Policy Analysis System (ESPAS) on Thursday (17 November 2022). He said that in a new and more dangerous security context, the partnership between the two organisations is “indispensable”.
On Monday, 21 November 2022, the NATO Secretary General, Mr. Jens Stoltenberg, will take part in the 68th Annual Session of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly (NPA). The event will take place in Madrid, Spain.
This week, NATO’s Assistant Secretary General for Political Affairs and Security Policy, Ambassador Bettina Cadenbach, travelled to Israel, where she met with a range of officials from Israel’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Defence, and the National Emergency Management Authority.
From 16 to 20 November 2022, the Chair of the NATO Military Committee Admiral Rob Bauer was in Canada, where he met with Canadian Armed Forces officials and civilian representatives. Admiral Bauer gave a lecture at the Canadian Forces College (CFC), visited the Maritime Forces Atlantic (MARLANT), and observed training activities at the 2 Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group. He joined Minister of National Defence, Anita Anand, for the announcement of Canada’s offer for the location for the North American Regional Office of NATO’s Defence Innovation Accelerator for the North Atlantic (DIANA).
NATO’s 2022 Senior Communicators Conference took place in Brussels, Belgium on 15 and 16 November 2022.
On 15 November 2022, the Canadian Defence Academy, in partnership with the Swedish Defence University and the George C. Marshall Centre, hosted an event at NATO HQ, dedicated to Women, Peace and Security (WPS) in the Professional Military Education. This event was organised under the auspices of the Partnership for Peace Consortium of Defence Academies working group on WPS and co-chaired by Canada and Sweden.
Hungary and Romania have joined the Multinational Ammunition Warehousing Initiative, which allows Allies to manage ammunition stockpiles effectively and collectively. In the margins of the autumn meeting of the National Armament Directors at NATO HQ on Wednesday (16 November 2022), the current participants of the Multinational Ammunition Warehousing Initiative (Belgium, Estonia, France, Greece, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain and the NATO Support and Procurement Agency) welcomed Hungary and Romania to this important High Visibility Project.
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