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Meet Lieutenant General Ferenc Kajári, the first Hungarian KFOR commander

1 week 3 days ago
Lieutenant General Ferenc Kajári understands the value of NATO better than most people. Two years ago, he led the Kosovo Force (KFOR), a NATO-led peace-support operation aimed to maintain peace and stability in Kosovo. Earlier in his career, in 1996, he was deployed to NATO’s peacekeeping mission in Bosnia and Herzegovina. He also contributed to Hungary’s accession to NATO in 1999. What was it like to live through these historical milestones? And what were his main goals when commanding the Alliance’s longest-standing mission, which is marking its 25th anniversary in 2024?

Allied Chiefs of Defence meet virtually with Operational Partners

1 week 4 days ago
On 11 June 2024, a NATO Military Committee in Chiefs of Defence Session took place virtually at NATO Headquarters in Brussels. Allied Chiefs of Defence met with their counterparts from NATO’s Operational Partners to discuss strengthening cooperation with Partners in NATO’s Operations, Missions and Activities.

NATO Secretary General to visit Hungary

1 week 4 days ago
On Wednesday, 12 June 2024, the NATO Secretary General, Mr Jens Stoltenberg, will visit Hungary. He will meet with the Prime Minister of Hungary, Mr Viktor Orbán, in Budapest.

NATO Secretary General in Riga: Latvia leads by example

1 week 4 days ago
Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg met with President Edgars Rinkēvičs in Riga on Tuesday (11 June 2024), praising Latvia for its many contributions as a NATO Ally over 20 years. He pointed to Latvia’s hosting of a Canadian-led battlegroup, its contributions to missions in Kosovo and Iraq, its strong support to Ukraine, and its defence investment - over 2% of GDP - as examples of Latvia’s commitment. Later on Tuesday, Mr Stoltenberg will participate in the B9 Summit, co-hosted by the Presidents of Latvia, Poland and Romania.

NATO Secretary General attends B9 Summit in Latvia

2 weeks 1 day ago
On Tuesday, 11 June 2024, the NATO Secretary General, Mr Jens Stoltenberg, will visit Riga, Latvia. He will participate in the B9 Summit, hosted by the President of Latvia, Mr Edgars Rinkēvičs, the President of Romania, Mr Klaus Iohannis, and the President of Poland, Mr Andrzej Duda.

NATO Committee of Chiefs of Military Medical Services discuss medical support to collective defence and meet with NATO Joint Health Group

2 weeks 1 day ago
From 4 to 6 June 2024, the NATO Committee of the Chiefs of Military Medical Services (COMEDS) convened it’s 61st plenary meeting at NATO Headquarters in Brussels. Surgeons General of COMEDS also met with Senior Officials from the NATO Joint Health Group (JHG). COMEDS received keynote addresses from Lt. Gen. Andrew Rohling, Deputy Chair of the NATO Military Committee, and Dr Bryan Wells, the NATO Chief Scientist. Medical support remains largely a national responsibility. However, it is a critical enabler for deterrence and defence, which now demands a collective approach to address mutual challenges faced across the Alliance.

NATO scientists start research mission in the Arctic Sea

2 weeks 2 days ago
Scientists and engineers from the NATO Science and Technology Organisation’s Centre for Maritime Research and Experimentation (CMRE) arrived at the Norwegian port of Tromsø on Wednesday (5 June 2024) to begin two combined research missions that will assess the impact of climate change in the Arctic. The results of their studies will help NATO adapt to global warming and Arctic environmental transformation.

The Director General of NATO IMS visits Sweden

2 weeks 5 days ago
On 3 June 2024, the Director General of the NATO International Military Staff (DGIMS), Lieutenant General Janusz Adamczak visited Sweden. While in Stockholm, he met with the Chief of Defence Staff of the Swedish Armed Forces, Lieutenant General Michael Claesson. The conversations centred around strategic security challenges and Sweden's integration into the Alliance and the challenges facing.

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

2 weeks 6 days ago
From 30 May until 2 June 2024, Admiral Rob Bauer, Chair of the NATO Military Committee participated in the Shangri-La Dialogue in Singapore. While attending the Dialogue, Admiral Bauer met with senior political and military officials from China, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea, Switzerland and the United States. Admiral Bauer spoke at a panel session on AI, Cyber Defence and Future Warfare. And delivered a keynote address at the Indo Pacific Forum, alongside the Japanese Minister of Defence.

NATO wraps up its largest exercise since the Cold War

3 weeks 1 day ago
NATO’s largest exercise in decades, Steadfast Defender 2024, concluded on Friday (31 May 2024). During the four-month exercise, Allies demonstrated how they can deploy forces from both sides of the Atlantic rapidly across the Alliance. Approximately 90,000 troops, over 80 aircraft, 50 ships and 1,100 combat vehicles took part in the exercise.

NATO Secretary General in Prague: Allies must maintain support to Ukraine “for as long as necessary”

3 weeks 1 day ago
NATO Foreign Ministers concluded two days of meetings and events in Prague, Czechia on Friday (31 May 2024) with an informal session of the North Atlantic Council. In a meeting chaired by NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, Allies made progress on preparations for the Washington Summit in July and agreed that providing support to Ukraine should remain a top priority.
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