NATO hosts Türkiye, Finland, Sweden talks

1 week 2 days ago
At the invitation of Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, senior officials from Türkiye, Finland and Sweden met with senior NATO officials at the Alliance’s headquarters in Brussels on Monday (20 June 2022). Chaired by Stian Jenssen, Director of the Secretary General’s Private Office, the talks focused on the security concerns raised by Türkiye in order to make progress on the NATO membership applications by Finland and Sweden.

Chair of the NATO Military Committee travels to Finland

1 week 5 days ago
On 17 June 2022, the Chair of the NATO Military Committee, Admiral Rob Bauer, visited Finland upon the invitation of the Commander of the Finnish Defence Forces, General Timo Kivinen. Admiral Bauer met with the Finnish President, Mr. Sauli Niinistö, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Pekka Haavisto, and Finland’s Minister of Defence, Mr. Antti Kaikkonen. He also visited the Finnish Navy Command and the European Centre of Excellence for Countering Hybrid Threats.

NATO Defence Ministers lay the ground for the Madrid Summit

1 week 6 days ago
NATO Defence Ministers concluded two days of preparations for the upcoming Madrid Summit on Thursday (16 June 2022). Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said the Summit would address key areas including strengthened deterrence and defence; support for Ukraine and other partners at risk; a new NATO Strategic Concept; better burden-sharing and resourcing; and Finland and Sweden’s historic applications for membership.

Secretary General welcomes US Secretary of Defense to meeting of NATO Defence Ministers

1 week 6 days ago
Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg welcomed US Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin to NATO Headquarters on Thursday (16 June 2022), ahead of today’s meetings of Allied defence ministers. Mr Stoltenberg thanked Secretary Austin for the leadership of the United States in strengthening NATO, and for his personal commitment to the Alliance. Mr Stoltenberg also welcomed the US’ strong support for Ukraine, including its new announcement of additional aid, and commended Secretary Austin for his role in convening the Ukraine Support Contact Group, ensuring that the country continues to receive vital military supplies.

Six Allies to explore innovative solutions for their future helicopters

1 week 6 days ago
In the margins of the NATO Defence Ministerial meeting on 16 June, the Ministers of France, Germany, Greece, Italy, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom dedicated 26.7 million EUR to define the future of their helicopter fleets under NATO’s Next Generation Rotorcraft Capability (NGRC) project. In cooperation with industry, the participants will start from a clean sheet to explore how to match their needs with the latest technology on the market, looking at options such as hybrid and electric propulsion, a systematic open system architecture, and the delivery of radically improved flight characteristics.

Secretary General participates in Ukraine Defense Contact Group meeting

2 weeks ago
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg participated in a meeting of the US-led Ukraine Defense Contact Group in Brussels on Wednesday (15 June 2022), to discuss Ukraine’s urgent needs for military equipment. The Secretary General thanked the United States for its leadership and coordination, and welcomed new announcements by NATO Allies of support to Ukraine.

NATO Secretary General previews meeting of Allied Defence Ministers

2 weeks ago
NATO Defence Ministers are meeting in Brussels on Wednesday and Thursday (15-16 June 2022) to address how to make NATO stronger and further support partner nations. Ministers will be joined this evening by Ukraine’s Defence Minister Oleksii Reznikov to update Allies on what Ukraine urgently needs.

Secretary General joins meeting of seven NATO Allies to prepare the Madrid Summit

2 weeks 1 day ago
Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg joined the leaders of seven NATO Allies in The Hague on Tuesday (14 June 2022) to help prepare the Alliance’s Summit in Madrid. The meeting was co-hosted by Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte and Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen, with Romanian President Klaus Iohannis, Belgian Prime Minister Alexander De Croo, Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki, Portuguese Prime Minister António Costa, and Latvian Prime Minister Krišjānis Karinš also taking part.

Chair of the NATO Military Committee attends the Shangri-La Dialogue

2 weeks 3 days ago
From 9 to 12 June 2022, Admiral Rob Bauer, Chair of the NATO Military Committee participated in the Shangri La Dialogue, Asia’s premier defence summit, in Singapore. While attending the Dialogue, Admiral Bauer met with senior political and military officials from China, the United States, Germany, Australia, New Zealand and Singapore.
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