Fighter jets from Belgium, France, Germany, Poland and Türkiye will take up NATO air policing duties on the Alliance’s eastern flank starting in December. The long-scheduled deployments demonstrate NATO Allies’ commitment to support each other and strengthen the Alliance’s collective defence.
On 13 November 2023, the NATO International Military Staff (IMS) Office of the Gender Advisor convened its third regional Deep Dive session on the Sahel and the Gender Perspective. The discussion centred on the challenges that women and girls face in the region in amidst volatile political and security environments. It also explored how different local and international actors are promoting the Women, Peace, and Security (WPS) agenda in the Sahel.
NATO and Allies are helping to bring much-needed medical ventilators to Ukraine, to support emergency and intensive care units in hospitals around the country. Overall, 15 ventilators will be made available with support from NATO’s Disaster Response Coordination Centre. Spain is donating three ventilators to the Ukraine National Guard, while NATO is giving 12 ventilators, purchased with funds donated by Italy, to the Ministry of Defence of Ukraine.
Secretary General wraps up meeting of Foreign Ministers: “Ukraine is closer to NATO than ever before”
NATO Foreign Ministers concluded two days of meetings in Brussels on Wednesday (29 November 2023), addressing support for Ukraine, preparations for the Washington Summit and pressing security challenges, including in the Western Balkans and NATO’s southern neighbourhood.
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NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg welcomed Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba to NATO Headquarters on Wednesday (29 November 2023) for the first meeting of the NATO-Ukraine Council at the level of foreign ministers.
On Tuesday (28 November 2023), NATO Foreign Ministers discussed pressing security issues, including NATO’s deterrence and defence, support for Ukraine, and how to work more closely with partner nations. Speaking after the meeting, Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said that Allies also expressed concern about the war in the Middle East. He welcomed the extension of the pause in hostilities between Israel and Hamas, which has allowed much-needed relief to people in Gaza, the release of more hostages, and the delivery of more humanitarian aid.
Secretary General welcomes US Secretary of State to NATO, thanks the United States for its leadership and support for Ukraine
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg welcomed US Secretary of State Antony Blinken to NATO Headquarters on Tuesday (28 November 2023), at the start of a two-day meeting of Allied Foreign Ministers.
Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said that NATO Foreign Ministers will address pressing security issues at their meeting starting on Tuesday (28 November 2023) in Brussels. Speaking at NATO Headquarters ahead of the meeting, Mr Stoltenberg welcomed the extension of the pause in the hostilities in Gaza and said that this has allowed for much needed relief for the people in Gaza, the release of more hostages, and the delivery of more humanitarian aid.
Secretary General: NATO to reaffirm long-term support to Ukraine as Foreign Ministers address urgent security issues
NATO Foreign Ministers meeting in Brussels over the next two days will address the wars in Ukraine and the Middle East, as well as growing strategic competition, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said on Monday (27 November).
Deputy Secretary General reiterates NATO’s commitment to responsible innovation in defence and security
NATO Deputy Secretary General Mircea Geoană addressed the Responsible Innovation Defence and Security Conference in Brussels on 27 November 2023 and thanked Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg for organising the event, together with the NATO Emerging Security Challenges Division. He said that new technologies can transform our lives for the better in countless ways, but like any new technology, they bring risks, including to our security. Mr Geoană said that it is vital to develop these technologies responsibly and respecting our values - freedom, democracy, human rights and the rule of law.
NATO brings together Moldovan and Ukrainian experts to strengthen cooperation against hybrid threats
On 21 and 22 November, Moldovan and Ukrainian experts gathered in Chisinau to exchange experiences on hybrid threats and challenges since Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine, and to share lessons learned on countering hybrid tactics.
On 21-23 November 2023, the Chair of the NATO Military Committee, Admiral Rob Bauer visited Czechia upon invitation of the Chief of General Staff of the Czech Armed Forces, Lieutenant General Karel Řehka. While in Prague, the Chair met with Czechia’s President and Deputy Minister of Defence, as well as with other senior political and military authorities. He also delivered key remarks at the CEVRO Institute, addressing NATO’s response to a new era of Collective Defence.
Battlefields are high-stress, complex environments where decisions have to be made in a split second. In the fog of conflict, it’s not always easy to tell friends from foes – particularly if you’re looking at a fast-moving vehicle from a long distance. To address this challenge, the US Army’s Training Doctrine Command (TRADOC) has developed a deck of playing cards featuring 54 NATO weapons systems, covering everything from tanks to helicopters to artillery systems.
NATO Deputy Secretary General Mircea Geoană gave introductory remarks at the Meeting of the Council of Presidents of Business Europe in Brussels, Belgium on Thursday (23 November 2023). The event was organised by the Federation of Enterprises in Belgium.
Statement by the NATO Secretary General on the satellite launch by the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea
I strongly condemn the launch of a military satellite by the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, using ballistic missile technology in violation of multiple U.N. Security Council resolutions. This raises tensions and poses a serious risk to regional and international security.
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg met with Allied leaders from the Western Balkans in Skopje on Wednesday (22 November 2023). Hosted by Prime Minister Dimitar Kovačevski of North Macedonia, the meeting was attended by Prime Minister Edi Rama of Albania, President Zoran Milanović of Croatia, and Prime Minister Milojko Spajić of Montenegro.
On 23 November 2023, the NATO Deputy Secretary General, Mr Mircea Geoană, will participate in a Meeting of the Council of Presidents of Business Europe in Brussels where he will deliver a speech about NATO’s approach to innovation and emerging and disruptive technologies (EDTs) and will engage with representatives of European business community.
On 20-21 November 2023, the Chair of the NATO Military Committee, Admiral Rob Bauer visited Germany upon invitation of its Chief of Defence, General Carsten Breuer. While in Germany, the Chair met with senior political and military authorities and delivered key remarks at the Bundeswehr Command and Staff College. The visit provided an opportunity to reiterate NATO’s appreciation for Germany’s longstanding contributions to the Alliance and the importance of its role for peace in the Euro-Atlantic area.
Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg addressed the Assembly of the Republic of North Macedonia in Skopje on Tuesday (21 November 2023), marking the first such address since the country joined NATO.
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