NATO officials welcomed Mr. Kyung-Hyup Kim, Chairman of the Intelligence Committee of the National Assembly of the Republic of Korea, to NATO Headquarters on Thursday (22 July 2021) for talks on common security challenges and NATO’s partnership with Seoul.
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg marked the 10th anniversary of the July 2011 terrorist attacks in Norway on Thursday (22 July 2021) saying that “hatred is still present”, but that open societies will prevail.
Over 2,000 forces and 30 ships are taking part in exercise Breeze 2021 in the Black Sea. The Bulgarian-led maritime exercise, which began on 12 July and wraps up today (19 July), involves forces from 14 NATO Allies and partners – Albania, Belgium, Bulgaria, Georgia, Greece, Italy, Latvia, Poland, Romania, Spain, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom, and the United States.
On 15 July 2021, Allied Joint Force Command Norfolk declared Full Operational Capability and marked the occasion with a ceremony presided over by its Commander, Vice Admiral Andrew Lewis. General Milley, the US Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff also attended the ceremony.
NATO Defence Education Enhancement Programme continues its long-standing contribution to the sustainment of Afghan defence and security institutions
For more than a decade, through its Defence Education Enhancement Programme, NATO has supported the development and sustainment of Afghan national defence and security military education system. This programme is articulated through three intertwined pillars: curriculum development, faculty development and institutional assistance.
The Defence Ministers of Belgium, Estonia, Greece, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Slovakia, and Spain signed a Memorandum of Understanding on Friday (16 July 2021) to modernize the storage and provision of ammunitions. Under the new Multinational Ammunition Warehousing Initiative – or MAWI - participating Allies will create a single set of principles for the storage and management of ammunition stockpiles in various multinational warehouse locations.
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg welcomed the Deputy Chairperson of the Council of Ministers and Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mrs. Bisera Turković, and the Minister of Defence of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Mr. Sifet Podžić, to NATO headquarters on Wednesday (14 July 2021), to discuss how to further enhance NATO’s relationship with Bosnia and Herzegovina and the wider region.
NATO Partners are invaluable assets to our security and our Alliance, underscores director of the NATO International Military Staff
On 13 July 2021, the Director General of the NATO International Military Staff (IMS), Lieutenant General Hans-Werner Wiermann under the auspices of the Cooperative Security Division hosted the first in-person meeting with NATO Partners at NATO HQ since the start of pandemic. The meeting provided an opportunity to present the outcomes of the NATO Summit and explore ways to enhance existing partnerships.
In a panel discussion at the US National Security Commission on Artificial Intelligence (NSCAI) Global Emerging Technology Summit on 13 July 2021, NATO’s Deputy Secretary General Mircea Geoaña stressed the importance of international cooperation on Artificial Intelligence (AI) as the most pervasive emerging and disruptive technology, especially when combined with other technologies such as big data, autonomy or biotechnologies.
NATO and Georgia mark the fifth year anniversary since the establishment of the Defence Institution Building School in Georgia
On 28 June 2021, the Director of the Defence Institution Building School in Georgia, Ms. Tea Nikolashvili, held a ceremony to commemorate five years of partnership with NATO for the professional and institutional development of Georgia’s defence and security establishment.
On Wednesday, 14 July 2021, the NATO Secretary General, Mr. Jens Stoltenberg, will meet with the Minister for Foreign Affairs, Mrs. Bisera Turković, and the Minister of Defence of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Mr. Sifet Podžić, at NATO Headquarters.
NATO provides postgraduate studies to move forward its Defence Education Enhancement Programme in spite of pandemic
Between October 2020 and June 2021 and in response to the impact of the global COVID-19 pandemic, NATO set up and successfully completed a series of postgraduate studies on "E-teacher and e-instructor within a new learning environment caused by COVID-19".
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg welcomed Latvian Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkēvičs to NATO Headquarters on Monday (12 July 2021) to discuss the Alliance’s adaptation and Latvia’s offer to host a meeting of NATO Foreign Ministers in Riga in December.
NATO Deputy Secretary General Mircea Geoană discussed the outcomes of the NATO Summit and the NATO 2030 agenda, addressing the Alliance’s future challenges and opportunities, including Russia, the rise of China, new technologies, and partnerships, in an online webinar with the International Centre for Development and Democratic Transition on Monday (12 July 2021).
On Tuesday 13 July 2021, the NATO Deputy Secretary General, Mr. Mircea Geoană, will participate in the Global Emerging Technology Summit.
Today (12 July 2021), NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg met with Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry at NATO Headquarters. They discussed a range of issues related to the NATO-Egypt partnership, a relationship of more than 25 years through NATO’s Mediterranean Dialogue.
Today (12 July 2021), NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg met at NATO Headquarters with H.E. Yair Lapid, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Alternate Prime Minister of Israel. They discussed a range of issues related to NATO-Israel relations.
On Monday 12 July 2021, the NATO Secretary General, Mr. Jens Stoltenberg, will meet with the Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Arab Republic of Egypt, Mr. Sameh Shoukry, at NATO Headquarters.
On Monday 12 July 2021, the NATO Secretary General, Mr. Jens Stoltenberg, will meet with the Alternate Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Israel, Mr. Yair Lapid, at NATO Headquarters.
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