As part of NATO’s efforts to step up its longstanding cooperation with the Republic of Moldova, a NATO partner country, the Alliance held a NATO Day in the country’s capital city on 24 October 2023.
On 26-27 October 2023, the NATO Military Committee visited Allied Air Command (AIRCOM) headquartered at Ramstein Air Base, Germany. The visit involved discussions and updates on the Air and Space domains and the importance of agile Air Power in NATO’s multi-domain operations, against the backdrop of the Alliance’s major deterrence and defence posture overhaul.
On 25-26 October 2023, the NATO Military Committee visited NATO’s Joint Support and Enabling Command (JSEC) in Ulm, Germany. The visit represented an important occasion to discuss major work strands and challenges moving forward, as JSEC takes a key role for strategic enablement within the Alliance and transitions into full NATO Command Structure Headquarters by 2025.
Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg welcomed Prime Minister Ulisses Correia e Silva of Cabo Verde to NATO Headquarters on Thursday (26 October 2023).
On Friday 27 October 2023, the NATO Secretary General, Mr Jens Stoltenberg, will receive the Norwegian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr Espen Barth Eide, at NATO Headquarters.
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg welcomed the Prime Minister of Moldova Dorin Recean to NATO Headquarters on Thursday (26 October 2023). He praised NATO and Moldova’s 30-year-long partnership and called on Russia to withdraw its troops from Moldova’s territory.
Addressing the NATO-Industry Forum in Stockholm on Wednesday (25 October 2023), Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg highlighted the vital link between NATO, Allies and industry when it comes to ensuring support to Ukraine, strengthening deterrence and defence, and maintaining the Alliance’s technological edge.
On Thursday, 26th October 2023, the NATO Secretary General, Mr Jens Stoltenberg, will receive the Deputy Prime Minister of Italy, Mr Antonio Tajani, at NATO Headquarters.
From 24 to 25 October 2023, the Chair of the NATO Military Committee, Admiral Rob Bauer attended the 2023 NATO-Industry Forum, hosted in Stockholm, Sweden, where he delivered a keynote speech on NATO standardisation and the role of the defence industry in collective defence. The Forum brings together political and military officials from NATO and EU institutions as well as Chief Executive Officers and Senior Executives from the defence and security industry.
On Thursday 26 October 2023, the NATO Secretary General, Mr. Jens Stoltenberg, will receive the Prime Minister of the Republic of Cabo Verde, Mr. José Ulisses Correia e Silva.
Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg met with Swedish Prime Minister Ulf Kristersson in Stockholm on Tuesday (24 October 2023) to discuss finalising Sweden’s NATO accession. The Secretary General welcomed the decision of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan to submit the accession protocol to the Grand National Assembly.
On Thursday 26 October 2023, the NATO Secretary General, Mr. Jens Stoltenberg, will receive the Prime Minister of Moldova, Mr. Dorin Recean, at NATO Headquarters. Afterwards, Mr. Recean will engage with Allies at the North Atlantic Council chaired by NATO Deputy Secretary General, Mr. Mircea Geoană.
“Arctic remains essential to NATO’s Deterrence and Defence Posture”, says Chair of the NATO Military Committee
On 20 and 21 October 2023, the Chair of the NATO Military Committee, Admiral Bauer attended the 10th edition of the Arctic Circle Assembly. While in Iceland, he also met with the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr Bjarni Benediktsson, the Chief of Defence, Mr Jonas Allansson and former President of Iceland Mr Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson, current Chairman of the Arctic Circle Assembly.
The Digital Ocean is a pioneering initiative to enhance NATO’s Maritime Situational Awareness from Seabed to Space through the exploitation of Emerging and Disruptive Technology. Industry is key in this effort. The Digital Ocean Industry Symposium, taking place on 16-17 April 2024 at NATO Headquarters in Brussels, will be a unique event that will bring together NATO stakeholders and industry representatives to understand how industry can best support NATO’s Digital Ocean through technology.
On 24 and 25 October 2023, the NATO Secretary General, Mr Jens Stoltenberg, will visit Sweden. Mr Stoltenberg will participate in the NATO-Industry Forum, where he will give a speech on the need to address the new security and strategic reality.
NATO and Allies are stepping up patrols in the Baltic Sea following recent damage to undersea infrastructure in the region. The increased measures include additional surveillance and reconnaissance flights, including with maritime patrol aircraft, NATO AWACS planes, and drones. A fleet of four NATO minehunters is also being dispatched to the area.
On Thursday (19 October 2023), Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg met with a group of independent Allied experts to discuss NATO’s approach to its southern neighbourhood – particularly the Middle East, North Africa and Sahel regions.
Secretary General at the Conference of National Armaments Directors: Ukraine needs our sustained support
Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg stressed the importance of continued support to Ukraine in a Conference of National Armaments Directors (CNAD) meeting at NATO Headquarters on Thursday (19 October 2023). Calling for Allies to “go further and go faster” with “a renewed sense of urgency,” he said: “Ukraine is making progress on the ground. But they need our sustained support.”
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