Deputy Secretary General Mircea Geoana welcomed National Armaments Directors to NATO Headquarters on Wednesday (16 November 2022), kicking off two days of talks on bolstering Allied capabilities, inventories, and stockpiles, preferably through multinational cooperation.
Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg addressed the first meeting of senior officials responsible for resilience at the NATO Headquarters in Brussels today (16 November 2022).
On Thursday, 17 November, the NATO Deputy Secretary General, Mr. Mircea Geoană will attend the Annual Conference of the European Strategy and Policy Analysis System (ESPAS). He will take part in a moderated conversation with the Secretary-General of the European External Action Service (EEAS), Mr. Stefano Sannino, on “the EU and NATO – working together for Europe's security”. The discussion will be hosted by the Financial Times Brussels bureau chief, Mr. Sam Fleming and will be followed by a session of questions and answers.
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg participated in a virtual meeting of the U.S.-led Ukraine Defense Contact Group on Wednesday (16 November 2022), to review the continued significant support for Ukraine’s right of self-defence, and address future priorities.
NATO ambassadors met on Wednesday (16 November 2022) to address the explosion yesterday in the east of Poland on the border with Ukraine, which took place as Russia launched a massive wave of rocket attacks across Ukraine.
On Wednesday, 16 November 2022, the NATO Secretary General, Mr. Jens Stoltenberg, will chair a meeting of the North Atlantic Council to address yesterday’s explosion in Eastern Poland, close to the border with Ukraine.
The Partnership Training and Education Centres (PTEC) Marketplace is taking place on 15 and 16 November 2022 at NATO Headquarters. This annual gathering last took place in 2019 and had to be suspended throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. After three years, the network of training centres and institutions in NATO Allied and partner countries was brought together again to exchange expertise, forge new links and discuss further synergies in the key domain of military education and training.
Ahead of the meeting of NATO Foreign Ministers in Bucharest later this month, Deputy Secretary General Mircea Geoană today (15 November 2022) thanked Romania for its “strong political, military and diplomatic leadership” in NATO. Mr Geoană was speaking at an event organised by the Romanian Ministry of Defence about the impact of the war in Ukraine on Black Sea security and NATO’s ongoing adaptation through the new Strategic Concept.
The NATO Secretary General, Mr. Jens Stoltenberg, will attend the virtual ministerial Ukraine Defense Contact Group on 16 November 2022.
On Tuesday (15 November 2022) NATO’s Secretary General, Jens Stoltenberg, participated in a meeting of the Foreign Affairs Council of the European Union (EU) in its defence configuration.
Military Committee discusses Deterrence and Defence posture at Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe
On 14 November 2022, the NATO Military Committee conducted an Away Day at the Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe (SHAPE) in Mons. The NATO Military Representatives gathered, together with key leadership of ACO, to discuss the way ahead for the Alliance’s adaptation towards collective defence.
NATO Deputy Assistant Secretary General for Political Affairs and Security Policy Javier Colomina completed a trip to Serbia and Bosnia and Herzegovina. In Serbia, he met the First Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Ivica Dacic and the Deputy Prime Minister and Defence Minister Milos Vucevic. In Bosnia and Herzegovina, he held talks with the Chairman of the Presidency Sefik Dzaferovic, the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Josip Brkic, and the Assistant Minister for International Cooperation at the Ministry of Defence Zoran Sainovic.
On Tuesday, 15 November 2022, the NATO Secretary General, Mr. Jens Stoltenberg, will participate in the meeting of the Foreign Affairs Council of the European Union (EU), with Defence Ministers. The meeting will take place at the Europa building of the Council of the EU in Brussels.
On Monday (14 November 2022) the NATO Secretary General met with the Dutch Minister of Foreign Affairs Wopke Hoekstra and with Minister of Defence Kajsa Ollongren in The Hague. The Secretary General welcomed the strong contributions from the Netherlands to Allied security, including jets to protect NATO’s eastern flank, leading one of NATO’s maritime groups and taking part in NATO’s battlegroups in Lithuania and Romania. Mr. Stoltenberg also welcomed the Dutch plans to increase defence spending in the coming years and to keep NATO’s technological edge in a more competitive world.
On 14 November 2022, the Cooperative Security Division of the International Military Staff (IMS) welcomed a group of Ukrainian cadets to NATO Headquarters for briefings on NATO-Ukrainian military cooperation. The cadets were officially welcomed by the Chair of the NATO Military Committee, Admiral Rob Bauer.
Coronavirus response: NATO provides personal protective equipment to Tunisia in response to COVID-19 pandemic
Tunisia has received 4880 kilograms of personal protective equipment from the NATO Pandemic Response Stockpile. This includes surgical masks, face shields, and hooded coveralls, and follows Tunisia’s request for international assistance to tackle the COVID-19 pandemic.
From 9 to 11 November 2022, the NATO Environmental Protection Working Group (EPWG) held its plenary meeting at the NATO Headquarters in Brussels. The plenary centred on the hybrid event marking the 25th meeting of the EPWG, highlighting NATO’s continued stake in environmental protection and its cross-cutting dimension.
On Monday, 14 November 2022, the NATO Secretary General, Mr. Jens Stoltenberg, will travel to the Netherlands. Mr. Stoltenberg will meet with the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Wopke Hoekstra and the Minister of Defence, Mrs. Kajsa Ollongren.
Today (10 November 2022), NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg met with the newly elected Italian Prime Minister, Ms. Giorgia Meloni, in Rome. The Secretary General welcomed Prime Minister Meloni’s “strong, personal commitment to NATO, to our transatlantic Alliance between North America and Europe” and said that ''it is important that we work closely together, especially at this crucial moment for our security.''
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg spoke today (10 November 2022) at NATO’s 2022 Cyber Defence Pledge conference in Rome.
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