NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg met with German Defence Minister Boris Pistorius in Berlin on Friday (10 November 2023). Mr Stoltenberg thanked Defence Minister Pistorius for his leadership in transforming the German Bundeswehr and for Germany’s major part in strengthening NATO’s defences.
NATO Deputy Secretary General Mircea Geoană travelled to Bulgaria on Friday (10 November 2023) for the annual exercise “Iron Strike” conducted by the NATO multinational battle group stationed in the country. “We have just witnessed a powerful display of NATO capabilities and interoperability, with troops from Albania, host-nation Bulgaria, Greece, Italy, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Türkiye, and the United States, all working together for our shared security,” Mr Geoană said.
From 8 to 10 November 2023, the NATO Military Committee was in Georgia for a series of high-level engagements, including a visit of the NATO-Georgia Joint Training and Evaluation Centre. The NATO Military Representatives and Invitee Sweden also held a special Military Committee meeting with Georgian military counterparts, to discuss the ongoing security situation in and around Georgia, the implementation of Georgia’s defence reforms and the NATO-Georgia military cooperation. Additionally, its Chair, Admiral Rob Bauer met with the Chairman of the Georgian Parliament, H.E. Salva Papuashvili, Minister of Defence Juansher Burchuladze and Chief of Defence, Major General Giorgi Matiashvili.
At the NATO Gaming Tournament in Warsaw, Poland, thousands of gamers from across the Alliance and around the world gathered to play online games and chat with experts from NATO Headquarters. From countering disinformation to reconciling differences in an organisation of diverse countries, the gamers and NATO staff discussed key challenges facing NATO – and where the Alliance is headed in the future.
Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg addressed the first annual NATO Cyber Defence Conference in Berlin, Germany on Thursday (9 November 2023). He stressed the importance of bringing together senior Allied political, military and technical decision-makers: “NATO is perfectly positioned to share information, to spread innovation, and to coordinate our collective defence in cyberspace.”
Deputy Secretary General at the 12th Aspen-GMF Bucharest Forum urges the defence of democratic values
In a speech on Thursday (9 November 2023), NATO Deputy Secretary General, Mircea Geoană, called for everyone to stand up for the values we cherish and uphold our shared responsibilities. He said that we are “at a point at which the unity and solidarity of democracies around the world are being tested more than ever”.
In a visit to Berlin on Thursday (9 November 2023), Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg thanked Chancellor Olaf Scholz for Germany’s major contributions to NATO and strong support for Ukraine.
Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg welcomed President Katalin Novák of Hungary to NATO Headquarters on Wednesday (8 November 2023) to discuss Sweden’s accession to the Alliance, support to Ukraine, and the situation in the Middle East.
The NATO-Ukraine Council (NUC) met on Wednesday (8 November 2023) at NATO Headquarters to discuss energy security. The meeting was chaired by Deputy Secretary General Mircea Geoană, with the participation of Ukrainian Deputy Minister of Energy Farid Safarov, Deputy Chairman of the State Service of Special Communications and Information Protection of Ukraine Oleksandr Potii, and Deputy Chief of Staff of Ukrainian Air Force Hennadii Sheludko.
On Friday, 10th November 2023, the NATO Deputy Secretary General, Mr Mircea Geoană, will travel to Bulgaria together with the Permanent Representatives to the North Atlantic Council. Mr Geoană will meet with the Bulgarian Prime Minister, Mr Nikolai Denkov, before addressing the NATO multinational battlegroup’s troops stationed in Bulgaria.
The NATO Secretary General, Mr Jens Stoltenberg, will visit Berlin, Germany from 9 - 10 November 2023. On 9 November, Mr Stoltenberg will meet the Chancellor of Germany, Mr Olaf Scholz, and the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ms Annalena Baerbock. He will also deliver opening remarks at the first NATO Annual Cyber Defence Conference together with Minister Baerbock.
Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg welcomed senior Allied officials responsible for resilience to the NATO Headquarters in Brussels on Wednesday (7 November 2023). Ukraine’s Deputy Prime Minister Olha Stefanishyna addressed Allies virtually from Kyiv and underscored the crucial role of national resilience in defending against armed attacks. Officials from the European External Action Service also provided inputs on how they are helping Ukraine strengthen its resilience.
NATO Deputy Secretary General highlights cooperation and resilience at the Partnership Training and Education Centres Marketplace
The Partnership Training and Education Centres (PTEC) Marketplace is taking place on 7 and 8 November 2023 at NATO Headquarters. This annual gathering brings together a network of training centres and institutions in Allied and partner countries to exchange ideas, expertise, and cutting-edge solutions in military education and training.
North Atlantic Council statement on the Allied response to Russia's withdrawal from the Treaty on Conventional Armed Forces in Europe
The NATO Invitee associates itself with this Statement
On Monday 6 November 2023, the Cooperative Security Division of the International Military Staff (IMS) welcomed a group of Ukrainian cadets to the NATO Headquarters for briefings on NATO-Ukrainian military cooperation. The cadets were officially welcomed to NATO by the Cooperative Security Director, Major General Dacian-Tiberiu Șerban.
Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg welcomed His Majesty King Abdullah II ibn Al Hussein of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan to NATO Headquarters on Monday (6 November 2023) for talks on the Alliance’s partnership with Amman and regional security challenges. His Majesty participated in a meeting of the North Atlantic Council, addressing security challenges facing the Middle East and North Africa, including the conflict in Gaza.
On Monday, 6 November 2023, the NATO Secretary General, Mr. Jens Stoltenberg, will meet with His Majesty King Abdullah II ibn Al Hussein of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan.
On Wednesday 8 November 2023, the NATO Secretary General, Mr Jens Stoltenberg, will meet with the President of Hungary, Mrs Katalin Novák, at NATO Headquarters. The Secretary General and the President will give a joint press conference at NATO HQ after their meeting.
Addressing the 75th Nordic Council session in Oslo, Norway, on Tuesday (31 October 2023), Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said that deep cooperation among the Nordic countries after years of enmity demonstrates that "peace is always possible". He underlined that building friendship and trust between decision-makers is particularly important "at a time when polarisation, fragmentation and suspicion threaten trust in democracy and the open societies we seek to build". He further welcomed that soon, the entire Nordic region will be in NATO.
On Tuesday, 31st October 2023, the NATO Secretary General, Mr Jens Stoltenberg, will attend the 75th Nordic Council session in Oslo, Norway.
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