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The Director General of NATO IMS visits Sweden

1 month 2 weeks ago
On 3 June 2024, the Director General of the NATO International Military Staff (DGIMS), Lieutenant General Janusz Adamczak visited Sweden. While in Stockholm, he met with the Chief of Defence Staff of the Swedish Armed Forces, Lieutenant General Michael Claesson. The conversations centred around strategic security challenges and Sweden's integration into the Alliance and the challenges facing.

Chair of the NATO Military Committee attends the Shangri-La Dialogue

1 month 2 weeks ago
From 30 May until 2 June 2024, Admiral Rob Bauer, Chair of the NATO Military Committee participated in the Shangri-La Dialogue in Singapore. While attending the Dialogue, Admiral Bauer met with senior political and military officials from China, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea, Switzerland and the United States. Admiral Bauer spoke at a panel session on AI, Cyber Defence and Future Warfare. And delivered a keynote address at the Indo Pacific Forum, alongside the Japanese Minister of Defence.

NATO wraps up its largest exercise since the Cold War

1 month 2 weeks ago
NATO’s largest exercise in decades, Steadfast Defender 2024, concluded on Friday (31 May 2024). During the four-month exercise, Allies demonstrated how they can deploy forces from both sides of the Atlantic rapidly across the Alliance. Approximately 90,000 troops, over 80 aircraft, 50 ships and 1,100 combat vehicles took part in the exercise.

NATO Secretary General in Prague: Allies must maintain support to Ukraine “for as long as necessary”

1 month 2 weeks ago
NATO Foreign Ministers concluded two days of meetings and events in Prague, Czechia on Friday (31 May 2024) with an informal session of the North Atlantic Council. In a meeting chaired by NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, Allies made progress on preparations for the Washington Summit in July and agreed that providing support to Ukraine should remain a top priority.

21st IMS-EUMS Directors General Conference

1 month 2 weeks ago
On 31st May 2024, the NATO Headquarters hosted the 21st iteration of the bi-annual IMS-EUMS Directors General Conference. Military staffs from NATO HQ and EU hold regular meetings to discuss key topics important for the collaboration between both international organizations.

Secretary General welcomes NATO’s deepening partnerships in the Indo-Pacific region

1 month 2 weeks ago
On Thursday (30 May 2024), NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg highlighted the importance of partnerships and global cooperation in a video message to the Jeju Forum for Peace and Prosperity in the Republic of Korea. “The challenges we face are global,” he said, “they require a global response. For this reason, NATO is working ever more closely with partners around the world”.

NATO Military Committee visits Finland

1 month 2 weeks ago
From 27 to 29 May, the NATO Military Committee visited Rovaniemi in Finland. The visit was hosted by the Chief of Defence Command Finland, Lieutenant General Vesa Virtanen.

NATO reaffirms importance of long-standing partnership with Mauritania

1 month 2 weeks ago
Deputy Secretary General Mircea Geoană met with Defence Minister Hanana Ould Sidi of Mauritania at NATO Headquarters on Tuesday (28 May 2024), to take stock of developments in NATO-Mauritanian relations. Deputy Secretary General Geoană highlighted that “Mauritania is a valued partner” and that Allies are “determined to step up our partnership further, including to strengthen Mauritania’s forces in the fight against terrorism.”

Deputy Secretary General: Ukraine can count on NATO for the long haul

1 month 3 weeks ago
NATO Deputy Secretary General Mircea Geoană chaired a meeting of the NATO-Ukraine Council on Tuesday (28 May 2024), urging Allies to dig deeper into their stocks and deliver more military aid to Ukraine. Olha Stefanishyna, Deputy Prime Minister for European and Euro-Atlantic Integration of Ukraine, updated Allies on the situation on the battlefield and Ukraine’s most urgent needs.

Fifth meeting of the Community of Interest of the Intelligence and Security-Related Centres of Excellence

1 month 3 weeks ago
On 21 May 2024 at NATO HQ in Brussels, the Joint Intelligence and Security Division (JISD) hosted an annual meeting with NATO’s 12 intelligence and security-related Centres of Excellence (COEs). The centres form a vibrant expert community of interest alongside NATO’s intelligence and security stakeholders. They meet routinely to discuss areas of common interest and how they can support and learn from each other.
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