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NATO holds first meeting of Critical Undersea Infrastructure Network

4 weeks 2 days ago
Leading experts from across the Alliance met at NATO Headquarters on Thursday (23 May 2024) for the first meeting of NATO’s new Critical Undersea Infrastructure Network. With rising challenges to undersea infrastructure, the Alliance is putting in place new tools to enhance the security of undersea cables and pipelines and to monitor potential threats.

Chair of the NATO Military visits Colombia

4 weeks 2 days ago
From 19 until 23 May 2024, Chair of the NATO Military Committee Admiral Rob Bauer visited Colombia upon the invitation of its Chief of Defence General Helder Fernan Giraldo Bonilla. Goal of the visit was to discuss the military cooperation between NATO and Colombia. This cooperation started in 2015 and intensified in 2017 when Colombia became a Global Partner for NATO. In 2021, Colombia became the first Partner to sign a NATO Individual Tailored Partnerships Programme. Today, the cooperation covers a wide range of issues, including cyber security, terrorism, the fight against corruption and maritime security. The NATO delegation was accompanies throughout the visit by the Colombian Ambassador to Belgium, Mr Jose Rojas Rodriguez, who is geared to be the new Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs.

Deputy Secretary General visits Germany ahead of NATO Summit

1 month ago
NATO Deputy Secretary General Mircea Geoană underlined the importance of boosting Allies’ resilience against sabotage and cyber-attacks during a speech at the Konrad Adenauer Foundation in Berlin on Thursday (16 May 2024). “We need to be more resilient and better prepared to counter and contest hostile actions or attacks”, he said.

NATO Chiefs of Defence discuss the strengthening of NATO’s defence plans

1 month ago
On 16 May, the NATO Military Committee in Chiefs of Defence Session took place at NATO Headquarters in Brussels. The 32 Allied Chiefs of Defence focused on the executability of the Alliance’s new defence plans, NATO’s warfighting transformation and NATO’s continued support to Ukraine. The Chiefs of Defence also met in the NATO-Ukraine Council format with the Ukrainian military leadership.

Secretary General welcomes Lithuanian Prime Minister to NATO

1 month ago
Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg met with Lithuanian Prime Minister Ingrida Šimonytė at NATO Headquarters in Brussels on Thursday (16 May 2024) to discuss preparations for the Washington Summit – including work to further strengthen deterrence and defence, and to support Ukraine.

Allied Chiefs of Defence meet with NATO Secretary General

1 month ago
Today, 16 May 2024, NATO’s highest Military Authority, the Military Committee, meets in Chiefs of Defence format at NATO Headquarters in Brussels. The meeting will focus on strengthening the executability of the Alliance’s new defence plans and warfighting transformation to ensure Allies are fully prepared to face current and future threats.

Future of NATO-Gulf relations discussed in Kuwait

1 month 1 week ago
As part of the resumption of events at the NATO-Istanbul Cooperation Initiative Regional Centre in Kuwait (NIRC), a “NATO talk” was held on Monday (13 May 2024) to address the future of NATO relations in the region. “Twenty years of the Istanbul Cooperation Initiative: What is the way forward for NATO-Gulf relations?” covered the importance of NATO partnerships and the changing security environment in the region.
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