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NATO Deputy Secretary General opens conference on Emerging and Disruptive Technology

1 month 2 weeks ago
NATO Deputy Secretary General Mircea Geoană and the NATO Chief Scientist Dr Bryan Wells opened the 14th NATO Operations Research and Analysis Conference. The event, organised jointly by the NATO Science and Technology Organization (STO) and Allied Command Transformation (ACT), took place virtually on 5-6 October 2020, and had as its theme Emerging and Disruptive Technology (EDT).

NATO Deputy Secretary General to speak at Aspen Institute Seminar

1 month 2 weeks ago
On Thursday, 8 October 2020, the NATO Deputy Secretary General, Mr. Mircea Geoană will speak on the Future of NATO at a seminar organised by Aspen institute, in partnership with the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Istituto Affari Internazionali and the Spanish Real Instituto Elcano.

Secretary General thanks Greece for its important contributions to NATO

1 month 2 weeks ago
Visiting Athens on Tuesday (6 October 2020), Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg met President Katerina Sakellaropoulou, Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis, Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias and Defence Minister Nikos Panagiotopoulos. In his meetings, the Secretary General addressed the security situation in the region. He praised Greece’s role as a valued Ally and its contributions to NATO missions, from Afghanistan to Kosovo.

Secretary General in Ankara: Turkey is a valued NATO Ally

1 month 2 weeks ago
Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg started a two-day visit to Turkey and Greece on Monday (5 October 2020). While in Ankara, Mr. Stoltenberg had discussions with President Recep Tayyip Erdoǧan, Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu, and Defence Minister Hulusi Akar about the security situation in the region, NATO’s support for Turkey, and the establishment of a military de-confliction mechanism with Greece.

Military de-confliction mechanism between Greece and Turkey established at NATO

1 month 3 weeks ago
Following a series of technical meetings between the Military Representatives of Greece and Turkey at NATO Headquarters in Brussels, a bilateral military de-confliction mechanism was established on Thursday (1 October 2020). The mechanism is designed to reduce the risk of incidents and accidents in the Eastern Mediterranean. It includes the creation of a hotline between Greece and Turkey, to facilitate de-confliction at sea or in the air.

Chairman of NATO Military Committee commends Lithuania's strong support of NATO

1 month 3 weeks ago
On 24-26 September, Air Chief Marshal Sir Stuart Peach, Chairman of the NATO Military Committee, visited Vilnius, Lithuania. While in Lithuania, the Chairman met with Lieutenant General Valdemaras Rupsys, Chief of Defence of the Lithuanian Armed Forces, held discussions with senior military representatives of Lithuania, visited the Lithuanian Parliament and met with His Excellency, Mr. Viktoras Pranckietis, Speaker of the Parliament. The Chairman also toured NATO’s Centre of Excellence for Energy Security before receiving a briefing on its latest projects. Topics of discussion during the visit focused on the Deterrence and Defence of the Euro-Atlantic area, fair burden sharing, and increasing NATO and National resilience.

NATO Secretary General welcomes Prime Minister Gakharia of Georgia at NATO Headquarters

1 month 3 weeks ago
Speaking after a meeting with Prime Minister of Georgia Giorgi Gakharia, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said that Georgia is one of NATO’s most important partners, contributing to the Alliance’s shared security in many ways, including with troops in NATO’s training mission in Afghanistan. “We can all be proud of what we do together and you can be proud of your contributions to our shared security and contributions to our missions and operations”, he said.

Deputy Secretary General at HumanAIze forum: we cannot fight tomorrow’s threats with yesterday’s tools

1 month 3 weeks ago
On 28 September 2020, NATO’s Deputy Secretary General Mircea Geoană, speaking at HumanAIze, an online forum on artificial intelligence (AI) and public-private sector collaboration, said that NATO needs to keep investing in modern technology to deter possible threats in the future. These threats include the misuse and abuse of new technologies, including AI, to destabilise, and to manipulate the free and democratic way of life.

Alliance’s future innovation priorities discussed at high-level meeting

1 month 3 weeks ago
The Secretary General’s Advisory Group on Emerging and Disruptive Technologies held its first meeting with NATO’s Innovation Board on Monday (28 September 2020). The group of 12 external experts presented their recommendations on innovative technologies that NATO should be pursuing as a priority. The experts focused on particular technology areas, such as data as a strategic resource and quantum technologies. The group suggested among others to reconsider how NATO engages with the non-defence private sector and underlined the importance of developing strong ethical principles.

Secretary General: NATO must help to curb climate change

1 month 3 weeks ago
In a keynote speech on Monday (28 September 2020), NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg called for the Alliance to take further action to address the threat of climate change. Speaking to students from 10 universities across the Alliance, he said: “NATO’s core task is to keep us all safe. Climate change is making the world more unsafe. So to fulfil our main responsibility, NATO must help to curb climate change.”
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