On 25 October 2022, NATO Secretary General, Mr. Jens Stoltenberg, will visit the US Navy Aircraft Carrier USS George H.W. Bush, which is currently participating in NATO Exercise Neptune Strike 2022 in the Mediterrranean Sea.
On 20-21 October 22, the NATO Military Committee was in Türkiye to visit the Allied Land Command (LANDCOM), the NATO Rapid Deployable Corps Türkiye, the Multinational Joint Warfare Centre and the Maritime Security Centre of Excellence.
NATO Deputy Secretary General Mircea Geoană emphasised the importance of defence innovation and ramping up defence industrial production in virtual remarks to the German Marshall Fund of the United States on Thursday (20 October 2022). “NATO is very useful in harnessing the innovation ecosystem across the Alliance,” he said, pointing to strong talent and potential from Estonia to Silicon Valley.
More than 3,000 runners recently gathered in Budapest for the NATO Run, an annual event bringing together soldiers and civilians from Allied and partner countries. Amid the ultra-fit troops and experienced runners, two humble editors of the NATO website tried their best to keep up – and enjoyed the sights of Hungary’s beautiful capital city along the way.
Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg welcomed Swedish Prime Minister Ulf Kristersson to NATO Headquarters on Thursday (20 October 2022) for discussions on Sweden and Finland’s applications to join the Alliance.
A Royal Australian Air Force P-8 Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft successfully concluded its participation in NATO’s Sea Guardian mission on Friday (14 October 2022).
On Thursday, 20 October 2022, the NATO Deputy Secretary General, Mr. Mircea Geoană will take part in a panel on The Future of European Security Architecture - The Path to the NATO Summit in Vilnius at the German Marshall Fund of the United States, hosted by the President of the GMF US, Ms. Heather A. Conley.
On Wednesday, 26 October, the NATO Secretary General, Mr. Jens Stoltenberg, will receive the Prime Minister of Romania, Mr. Nicolae Ciucă, at NATO Headquarters.
Italy took command of NATO’s multinational battlegroup in Bulgaria in a ceremony on Monday (17 October 2022), with the participation of Bulgarian President Rumen Radev and Defence Minister Dimitar Stoyanov, Italian Defence Minister Lorenzo Guerini, and the Supreme Allied Commander Europe (SACEUR), General Christopher G. Cavoli. “This is a historic day, because today we witness our first transfer of authority of command of a new battlegroup from one Ally to another,” said Gen. Cavoli.
On 17-18 October 2022, NATO’s Cooperative Security division, under the auspice of its Director, Major General Francesco Diella, welcomed a delegation from the African union for military-to-military talks. Discussions focused on readiness, education and training, participation in exercises as well as capacity building and gender mainstreaming.
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg participated in the Koerber Stiftung’s annual Berlin Foreign Policy Forum on Tuesday (18 October 2022).
On Thursday, 20 October 2022, the NATO Secretary General, Mr. Jens Stoltenberg will receive the Prime Minister of Sweden, Mr. Ulf Kristersson.
On 14 and 15 October 2022, the Chair of the NATO Military Committee, Admiral Bauer was in Iceland, where he attended the Arctic Circle Assembly and met with the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ms Thórdís Kolbrún Reykfjörd Gylfadóttir, the Chief of Defence, Mr Jonas Allansson and former President of Iceland Mr Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson.
Air forces from across NATO will exercise nuclear deterrence capabilities involving dozens of aircraft over north-western Europe starting on Monday (17 October 2022). The exercise, which runs until 30 October, is a routine, recurring training activity and it is not linked to any current world events.
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg attended the Bucharest Nine (B9) Defence Ministers’ meeting at NATO Headquarters on Friday (14 October 2022).
On Tuesday 18 October 2022, the NATO Secretary General, Mr. Jens Stoltenberg, will participate in the Koerber Stiftung’s annual Berlin Foreign Policy Forum. He will give a live interview in the “Conflict Zone” format to the Koerber’s cooperation partner, Deutsche Welle.
NATO Allies take further steps towards responsible use of AI, data, autonomy and digital transformation
On Thursday (13 October), NATO Defence Ministers agreed to establish a Review Board to govern the responsible development and use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and data across the NATO Enterprise.
NATO will further step up support for Ukraine, while strengthening the Alliance’s defence and deterrence and working to increase the protection of critical infrastructure, Secretary General Stoltenberg said on Thursday (13 October 2022).
Defence Ministers from 14 NATO Allies* and Finland came together in Brussels on Thursday (13 October 2022) to sign a Letter of Intent for the development of a “European Sky Shield Initiative”. Spearheaded by Germany, the initiative aims to create a European air and missile defence system through the common acquisition of air defence equipment and missiles by European nations. This will strengthen NATO’s Integrated Air and Missile Defence.
For more than 60 years, NATO's Science for Peace and Security (SPS) Programme has been supporting and promoting international cooperation on civil science and technology, and the Independent Scientific Evaluation Group (ISEG) is a key part of this vital work. On 10-11 October 2022, the ISEG re-convened in person for the first time since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020. For two days, the ISEG reviewed and evaluated over 75 SPS project applications, which were submitted in response to a call for proposals on topics related to the NATO 2030 agenda. The ISEG's recommendations will be presented to the Allies, who will make sure that the proposals align with NATO’s priorities and partnership objectives.
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