Coronavirus response: NATO delivers equipment to Montenegro

3 weeks 2 days ago
On February 1st, the Ministry of Health of Montenegro received 20 sets of ventilator equipment from the NATO Pandemic Response Stockpile. The donation was coordinated by NATO’s Euro-Atlantic Disaster Response Coordination Centre (EADRCC) and made possible with financial contributions by the Czech Republic, Lithuania, the Netherlands, North Macedonia, the United Kingdom as well as the United States. Next week, the sets will be distributed to local hospitals.

Coronavirus Response: Bosnia and Herzegovina benefits from continued Allied support, through additional US medical assistance

3 weeks 6 days ago
Today (28 January 2021), the Commander of the NATO Headquarters Sarajevo, Brigadier General Eric Folkestad, and the Head of the U.S. Embassy Office of Defense Cooperation, Major Taib Grozdanic, presided over the delivery of medical supplies to the Bihac Cantonal Hospital Dr. Irfan Ljubijankic in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The aid consisted of thousands of masks and hundreds of additional items, including disinfectants, goggles, face-shields and gloves. Since the outbreak of the Coronavirus crisis, NATO Allies, including the United States, have donated tons of supplies through numerous deliveries of assistance, following a request for support submitted from Bosnia and Herzegovina to NATO’s Euro-Atlantic Disaster Response Coordination Center.

NATO Allied ships, aircraft patrol the Black Sea

3 weeks 6 days ago
United States Navy destroyer USS Porter entered the Black Sea on Thursday (28 January 2021) to conduct routine maritime security operations and to train with Allies and partners in the region. Porter is the third US navy ship to enter the Black Sea in recent days, joining guided missile destroyer USS Donald Cook and replenishment oiler USNS Laramie.

NATO Chiefs of Defence future proof the Alliance’s Military might

3 weeks 6 days ago
The thirty Allied Chiefs of Defence held their first Military Committee meeting of 2021 in a hybrid virtual/in person format. The meeting allowed the Military Committee to align military work priorities and discuss all current operations, missions and activities with contributing NATO partners. The Military Committee’s advice and guidance will play a vital part of the North Atlantic Council’s decision-making ahead of next month’s Defence Ministers meeting.

Secretary General discusses NATO agenda with Latvian Foreign Minister

4 weeks ago
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg had a phone call with Latvian Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkēvičs on Wednesday (27 January) to discuss the Alliance’s current agenda. The Secretary General thanked Latvia for hosting the Canadian-led battlegroup as part of NATO’s enhanced Forward Presence (eFP) measures in the Baltic Sea region. This year marks the fifth anniversary of the deployment of the four battlegroups to Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland, to deter aggression and to preserve peace. Mr. Stoltenberg stressed that, despite the pandemic, NATO’s deterrence and defence in the region remains strong and effective.

NATO Secretary General speaks with US President Biden

4 weeks 1 day ago
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg spoke to Joe Biden, President of the United States, this evening. He congratulated the President on his inauguration, which was a powerful demonstration of the strength of America’s democracy and the values we share, and the start of a new chapter for our transatlantic Alliance.

Italy continues its contribution to Afghanistan’s lasting security, through the NATO-led Resolute Support Mission

4 weeks 1 day ago
HERAT (Afghanistan) – On Jan. 26, 2021, Italian Army Brigadier General Alberto Vezzoli, Commander of the “Julia” Brigade and Multinational Land Force, officially handed over the command of Train, Advise, Assist Command-West (TAAC-W) at Camp Arena to Italian Army Brigadier General Beniamino Vergori, Commander of the “Folgore” Brigade. The ceremony was attended by the Italian Minister of Defence Hon. Lorenzo Guerini and presided over by Italian Army Lieutenant General Nicola Zanelli, Deputy Commander of the NATO-led Resolute Support Mission. Many other distinguished civilian and military guests also attended, including the NATO Senior Civilian Representative in Afghanistan, Ambassador Stefano Pontecorvo, and Italian Ambassador to Afghanistan Vittorio Sandalli.

Spain joins NATO air policing in Romania for the first time

4 weeks 1 day ago
Six Spanish Air Force Eurofighters arrived at Mihail Kogalniceanu Air Base in Romania on Monday (25 January 2021) to take up two months of NATO air policing duty, patrolling and training alongside the Romanian Air Force. NATO’s enhanced air policing mission in Romania was established in 2014, demonstrating Allies’ commitment to deter any possible aggression. This is the first time that Spain has participated.

184th Military Committee in Chiefs of Defence session

4 weeks 2 days ago
The Military Committee, NATO’s highest Military Authority, will hold its first meeting of 2021 in Chiefs of Defence (CHODs) Session on 27 January. Air Chief Marshal Sir Stuart Peach, Chairman of the Military Committee, will preside over the sessions supported by General Tod Wolters (Supreme Allied Commander Europe, SACEUR) and General André Lanata (Supreme Allied Commander Transformation, SACT).

Strengthening relations with Colombia

1 month ago
On 22 January 2021, Colombian Vice Foreign Minister for Multilateral Affairs Adriana Mejía, Vice Defence Minister for Strategy and Planning Jairo García, and NATO representatives decided to extend their bilateral cooperation.
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