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Secretary General: cooperation with industry is essential for NATO’s deterrence and defence

3 months 1 week ago
Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg underlined the importance of NATO’s cooperation with industry in a keynote speech at the NATO-Industry Forum in Washington, D.C. on Thursday (14 November 2019). Noting that Allies are industry’s largest customers, he set out three ways in which NATO plays a decisive role: in setting guidelines for how much Allies spend on defence, what they spend it on, and how this money is spent.

NATO hosts the 4th Annual Meeting of the Civil Society Advisory Panel on Women, Peace and Security

3 months 2 weeks ago
NATO hosted the fourth Annual Meeting of the Civil Society Advisory Panel on Women, Peace and Security on 12 and 13 November 2019. Discussions focused on the importance of strengthened cooperation between NATO and civil society in order to promote a grassroots understanding of conflict, peace and security. As emphasized by the Secretary General’s Special Representative for Women, Peace and Security, Clare Hutchinson, “the Alliance needs you, it is more important than ever before for us to adopt an inclusive approach to address complex challenges to defence and security”.

NATO Secretary General begins official visit to the United States

3 months 2 weeks ago
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg began an official visit to the United States on Tuesday (12 November 2019). During his visit, he will meet with President Donald Trump and other top US officials, participate in a meeting of the Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS, and deliver a keynote speech at the NATO Industry Forum.

NATO Secretary General accepts Foreign Policy's ''Diplomat of the Year'' award

3 months 2 weeks ago
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg accepted the ''Diplomat of the Year'' award from Foreign Policy magazine at a ceremony in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday night (12 November 2019). Accepting the award from editor-in-chief Jonathan Tepperman, Mr. Stoltenberg made a case for "relentless transatlantic diplomacy, backed by credible transatlantic defence". Calling NATO "a unique diplomatic 'force multiplier'", he said: "when 29 nations speak with one voice, their voice is more powerful than any other in the world".

The Chairman of the NATO Military Committee visits Iceland

3 months 2 weeks ago
Air Chief Marshal Sir Stuart Peach, Chairman of the NATO Military Committee visited Iceland on 10-11 November 2019. During his visit, Air Chief Marshal Peach met with Iceland’s Chief of Defence, Minister Arnór Sigurjónsson, Minister of Foreign Affairs Guðlaugur Þór Þórðarson and with the Parliament’s Foreign Relations Committee. The Chairman also addressed the Icelandic Atlantic Treaty Association.

20 years of Partnership Training and Education Centres

3 months 2 weeks ago
The annual Partnership Training and Education Centres (PTEC) Marketplace took place on 5 November 2019 at NATO Headquarters. High-level representatives from 26 PTECs met to exchange expertise, forge new links and discuss further synergies in the key domain of military education and training

NATO-Pakistan hold ninth military staff talks

3 months 2 weeks ago
From 5 to 8 November 2019, a delegation of NATO military officials led by the Director General of the NATO International Military Staff (DGIMS), Lieutenant General Hans-Werner Wiermann held military staff talks with high-level Pakistani officials in Islamabad.
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