Secretary General underlines the importance of NATO’s partnership with Serbia

2 weeks 3 days ago
On Tuesday (21 November 2023), NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg had discussions in Belgrade with President Aleksandar Vučić of Serbia. Mr Stoltenberg and President Vučić addressed the latest security developments in the Western Balkans, NATO’s role in the region, and strengthening Serbia’s partnership with the Alliance.

IISS Manama Dialogue conference: NATO reaches out to southern neighbourhood

2 weeks 4 days ago
From 17 to 19 November 2023, the Chair of the NATO Military Committee, Admiral Rob Bauer, and the Assistant Secretary General for Political Affairs and Security Policy, Ambassador Boris Ruge, attended the IISS Manama Dialogue in Bahrain. NATO’s key message at this conference was that it wants to find ways to deepen Partnerships in its Southern neighbourhood. Admiral Bauer expressed this during a panel discussion on “Strategies and Capabilities”. In addition, the NATO delegation had a number of bilateral meetings with representatives of Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Iraq, France and Germany.

NATO Military Committee holds first meeting in new NATO-Ukraine format

3 weeks 1 day ago
On 16th November 2023, the NATO Military Committee held the first edition of the NATO-Ukraine Council in Military Representatives format. While the NATO Military Representatives regularly engage with their Ukrainian counterparts, the particularity of this new format lies in that Ukraine sits amongst Allies.

Ukrainian paramedics complete first-aid training organised by NATO and Romania

3 weeks 1 day ago
Around 200 Ukrainian medics have completed NATO training that will help Ukraine’s healthcare system to cope with the devastating impact of Russia’s war. The activity was organised jointly by Romania and NATO’s Euro-Atlantic Disaster Response Coordination Centre (EADRCC), and funded by six Allies. The participants are first responders from different Ukrainian agencies, the National Guard, the National Police, the State Emergency Service, the State Border Guard Service, as well as medical units of the Ministry of the Interior. They are involved in rescue operations and provide critical medical services to civilians during Russian missile and artillery strikes.

NATO and Japan deepen cooperation on emerging security challenges

3 weeks 2 days ago
NATO Assistant Secretary General for Emerging Security Challenges David van Weel concluded a successful three-day visit to Japan on 15 November 2023. Deepening NATO-Japan cooperation on cyber defence, cutting edge technologies and defence against hybrid threats was at the core of all discussions with representatives from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the National Security Secretariat, the Ministry of Defence, including the Chief of Staff, the Acquisition, Technology and Logistics Agency, as well as with Japan’s scientific community and academia.

NATO Secretary General meets EU College of Commissioners

3 weeks 2 days ago
Attending a meeting with the EU College of Commissioners in Brussels on Wednesday (15 November 2023), Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg thanked European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen for being a driving force behind the NATO-EU partnership. He said that both organisations have a lot in common, sharing the same values and facing the same challenges. Mr. Stoltenberg highlighted that NATO and the EU have done more together this year, including working towards lasting stability in the Western Balkans, tackling disinformation and advancing their strategic partnership in areas like military mobility, cyber and space. The Secretary General said that both organisations sent a strong message to President Putin that we will stand by Ukraine for as long as it takes.

NATO strengthens situational awareness with next generation of command and control aircraft

3 weeks 2 days ago
NATO has selected its next generation command and control aircraft as the Alliance’s existing Airborne Warning and Control (AWACS) fleet nears retirement. Production of the six new Boeing’s E-7A Wedgetail aircraft is set to begin in the coming years, with the first aircraft expected to be ready for operational duty by 2031. A consortium of Allies gave their approval to the project, one of NATO’s biggest-ever capability purchases, this month.

Romania’s Euro-Atlantic Resilience Centre hosts the first NATO Resilience Course for Civil Experts

3 weeks 3 days ago
In collaboration with the Euro-Atlantic Resilience Centre in Bucharest, NATO held the first edition of the NATO Resilience Course for Civil Experts, from 6 to 10 November 2023. The course involved 25 subject-matter experts who provide expertise across NATO's seven Baseline Requirements for national resilience, covering civil protection, communications, transportation, mass movement, health, energy, food and water supply.

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg awarded with the Henry A. Kissinger Prize

4 weeks ago
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg received the prestigious Henry A. Kissinger Prize in a ceremony on Friday evening (10 November 2023) at the American Academy in Berlin for his contributions to transatlantic relations. The President of the Federal Republic of Germany, Frank-Walter Steinmeier, and Speaker Emerita of the United States House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi, delivered the laudatory remarks.

Allied policy planners meet in Berlin to discuss Transatlantic and global security

4 weeks ago
NATO, together with the German Federal Foreign Office, organised the sixth Transatlantic Policy Planners’ Conference in Berlin, Germany on Thursday and Friday (9-10 November 2023). This flagship event brought together directors of policy planning from across the Alliance, as well as from selected partner countries and the European External Action Service.
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