Deputy Secretary General Mircea Geoană stressed the important contributions young people make to NATO in an address to the Atlantic Forum’s online Spring Conference on Friday (9 April 2021). Young professionals, he said, play a crucial role in shaping NATO’s future, and in standing up for the Alliance’s values of freedom, democracy, and the rule of law.
On Thursday 15 April 2021, NATO Secretary General, Mr. Jens Stoltenberg will participate in the NATO Cyber Defence Pledge Conference 2021 - Entering a New Decade.
On Wednesday, 14 April 2021, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg will meet with the U.S. Secretary of Defense, Lloyd J. Austin III, at NATO Headquarters.
On Tuesday 13 April 2021, NATO Secretary General, Mr. Jens Stoltenberg will attend the Raisina Dialogue 2021 conference.
Air Chief Marshal Sir Stuart Peach, Chairman of the NATO Military Committee and senior military advisor to the Secretary General paid a long-planned visit to Kyiv, Ukraine on 6-7 April 2021. Air Chief Marshal Peach met with the President of Ukraine, Mr. Volodymyr Zelenskyy and the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, Colonel-General Ruslan Khomchak.
On Friday 9 April 2021, NATO Deputy Secretary General, Mr. Mircea Geoană will participate in the Spring Conference, organised by the Atlantic Forum.
On 29 March 2021, an online event marked the delivery of information technology (IT) equipment from NATO to Moldova’s Ministry of Defence. The IT equipment will be installed in the Ministry’s Transformation Directorate. It will contribute to move the Moldovan defence transformation effort forward.
Kabul – On 30 March 2021, Turkish Brigadier General Selçuk Yurtsizoğlu assumed command of the NATO-led Train, Advise, Assist Command-Capital, receiving his flag from Lieutenant General Nicola Zanelli, Deputy Commander of the NATO-led Resolute Support Mission. Brigadier General Yurtsizoğlu replaced Brigadier General Ahmet Yaşar Dener.
On Tuesday 30 March 2021, Major General Francesco Diella, Director of the Cooperative Security Division of the NATO International Military Staff, hosted a virtual meeting with partners on the topic of NATO’s COVID-19 Lessons Identified and Lessons Learned.
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg took part in a virtual meeting of Foreign Ministers of the Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS on Tuesday (30 March 2021), co-hosted by US Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Belgian Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Sophie Wilmès.
NATO fighter jets scrambled 10 times on Monday, March 29, 2021, to shadow Russian bombers and fighters during an unusual peak of flights over the North Atlantic, North Sea, Black Sea and Baltic Sea. In all, NATO aircraft intercepted six different groups of Russian military aircraft near Alliance airspace in less than six hours.
On 29 March the Republic of Moldova received 100,000 face masks (FFP2) from NATO’s Pandemic Response Trust Fund. The donation was coordinated by NATO’s Euro-Atlantic Disaster Response Coordination Centre (EADRCC) in response to Moldova’s request for international assistance. It was made possible with financial contributions by Luxembourg and Norway. The transportation from Luxembourg to the Republic of Moldova was made possible through the in-kind offer from Romania and carried out by the Romanian Air Force. The transportation was coordinated by the Standing Joint Logistics Support Group at the Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe (SHAPE).
On 27 March 2021, Poland delivered medical equipment and supplies including face masks, protective gloves and clothes and COVID-19 Antigen tests to Bosnia and Herzegovina in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The donation was coordinated by NATO’s Euro-Atlantic Disaster Response Coordination Centre (EADRCC) and Poland to respond Bosnia and Herzegovina’s urgent requirement.
Today (28 March 2021), NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg joined virtually the authorities of North Macedonia as they celebrate one year of membership, as NATO’s thirtieth Ally.
Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg stressed the unique value of NATO in remarks to the University of South Florida on Thursday (25 March 2021). In a session entitled "The Future of NATO", hosted by the University's Institute on Russia and the School of Interdisciplinary Global Studies, the Secretary General said that today’s global challenges make a strong transatlantic bond more important than ever. Mr. Stoltenberg also set out his vision for the NATO 2030 initiative to future-proof the Alliance, which will form the heart of the agenda for the NATO Summit later this year. He also took questions from students on topics including Afghanistan, China, and the security implications of climate change.
Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg thanked NATO and medical personnel from the Polish Medical Emergency Detachment (P-MED) on Wednesday (24 March 2021) for their support in vaccinating military and civilian staff at NATO Headquarters in Brussels against COVID-19. Mr. Stoltenberg was joined on a visit to where the vaccinations will take place by Poland’s Foreign Minister, Zbigniew Rau.
Allied foreign ministers met at NATO Headquarters in Brussels on Wednesday (24 March 2021) for a discussion on Russia and arms control.
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