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NATO Secretary General addresses 2020 Afghanistan Conference

17 hours 22 minutes ago
Today (24 November 2020), NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg spoke virtually at the 2020 Afghanistan Donors’ Conference held in Geneva. “As part of the peace process, we have already significantly adjusted the NATO presence in Afghanistan, but the NATO mission will continue to train, advise and assist the Afghan security forces,” the Secretary General said, stressing that “at the same time, we are committed to help fund them through 2024, and NATO Allies have already made pledges for next year.”

NATO Defence Education Enhancement Programme (DEEP) supports distance learning in response to the COVID-19 pandemic

17 hours 22 minutes ago
Personnel from NATO and partner countries held a first virtual meeting from 16 to 18 November in order to exchange best practices from professional military education institutions using online platforms. Responding to the challenges from the COVID-19 pandemic, the NATO Defence Education Enhancement Programme (DEEP) hosted the event with the aim support the adaptation and development of professional military education to the new circumstances.

NATO Secretary General spoke with U.S. President-elect Biden

1 day 17 hours ago
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg spoke with Joe Biden on Monday (23 November 2020) to congratulate him on his election as the next President of the United States and Kamala Harris as the next Vice-President. Mr. Stoltenberg thanked President-elect Biden for being a long-standing supporter of NATO and the transatlantic relationship.

Secretary General addresses the NATO Parliamentary Assembly – adapting NATO for 2030 and beyond

1 day 17 hours ago
Speaking at the NATO Parliamentary Assembly’s virtual Annual Session on Monday (23 November 2020), NATO Secretary General, Jens Stoltenberg, said that the NATO 2030 initiative will, “make our strong Alliance even stronger and fit to face any challenge, in the next decade and beyond” and added that, “NATO is the only place where the countries of Europe and North America meet every day. We need to build on this and use NATO even more as a forum for frank discussion, on a wide range of security issues.”

NATO 2030: NATO-Private Sector Dialogue

1 day 17 hours ago
On Wednesday, 25 November 2020, NATO and GLOBSEC are organising NATO 2030: NATO-Private Sector Dialogue. The event, a first of its kind, will focus on The Future of Warfare and the Role of New and Emerging Technologies.

Secretary General discusses NATO’s response to strategic challenges at Halifax International Security Forum

2 days 17 hours ago
Preparing the Alliance for the future with the NATO 2030 initiative, and using it to address the rise of China, cyber threats and other challenges, were the main topics of NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg’s participation in the Halifax International Security Forum today (22 November 2020). The Secretary General engaged in an online conversation with Robin Shepherd, the Forum’s Vice President. The discussion opened the Forum’s Plenary Session on “75 Years On: Re-Making the Democratic World Order”.

NATO Secretary General marks the 25th anniversary of the Dayton Peace Agreement and underscores the importance of continued partnership with Bosnia-Herzegovina

3 days 17 hours ago
Today (21 November 2020), NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg highlighted NATO’s long standing efforts in support to Bosnia-Herzegovina’s security and regional stability. “25 years ago, the Dayton Peace Agreement brought an end to nearly four years of brutal war in Bosnia-Herzegovina,” Secretary General Stoltenberg said. “The presence of NATO troops played a central role in bringing the warring parties to the negotiating table; once the agreement was signed, NATO forces oversaw its implementation; and we have remained on the ground ever since to help maintain peace and security in the Western Balkans,” he added.

NATO readies for cyber threats

1 week 1 day ago
NATO’s biggest cyber defence exercise, the week-long Cyber Coalition started on Monday (16 November). The exercise aims to train cyber defenders in their ability to defend NATO and national networks and will test decision making processes and procedures.

Fifth Phoenix aircraft arrives at the AGS Main Operating Base

1 week 5 days ago
On 12 November 2020 the fifth and last NATO Alliance Ground Surveillance (AGS) aircraft arrived at the AGS Main Operating Base in Sigonella, Italy. The arrival of the RQ-4D aircraft at its home base in Europe represents a new milestone in the NATO AGS Programme, completing the NATO AGS fleet.
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