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Ten Allies start new era in pilot training

1 month 2 weeks ago
Defence Ministers from 10 NATO countries on Wednesday (9 June 2021) agreed to bolster the training of their nation’s military pilots, taking advantage of new technologies such as virtual reality.

NATO Secretary General meets with President Biden at the White House

1 month 2 weeks ago
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg met with US President Joe Biden at the White House in Washington D.C. on Monday (7 June 2021), to discuss preparations for the upcoming NATO Summit on 14 June. The Secretary General thanked President Biden for his leadership and the “powerful commitment” of the United States to NATO, saying that he welcomed the President’s “strong message on the importance of alliances.” Mr Stoltenberg said they agreed on the importance of strengthening NATO in a more competitive world, and that the ambitious decisions to be taken under the NATO 2030 initiative will prepare the Alliance for the future.

Deputy Secretary General underlines NATO support for Ukraine

1 month 3 weeks ago
NATO Deputy Secretary General Mircea Geoană underlined the Alliance’s enduring support for Ukraine and its ambitious reform agenda at the ‘Zero Corruption: Democracy in Action’ conference on Monday (7 June 2021). Speaking via video link, he stressed that fighting corruption is a critical way to defend democracy and encouraged the government of Ukraine to keep up its efforts in this area.

Secretary General previews NATO Summit in keynote speech

1 month 3 weeks ago
Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg previewed the 14 June NATO Summit in an online keynote address on Friday (4 June 2021), co-hosted by NATO, the German Council on Foreign Relations, and the Brookings Institution. Describing a world of growing global competition, he explained that ”through NATO 2030, we are adapting to a more competitive world,” adding that “ambitions must be high, as the challenges to our security are great.”

NATO Secretary General gives keynote speech to preview the NATO Summit (online)

1 month 3 weeks ago
On Friday 4 June 2021, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg will give a keynote speech to preview the NATO Summit in Brussels on 14 June. His speech “NATO 2030: a transatlantic agenda for the future” will be made online at an event organised by NATO together with the German Council on Foreign Relations (DGAP) and The Brookings Institution. The speech will be followed by a question and answer session with the Secretary General.

NATO-Private Sector Dialogues focus on NATO 2030 initiative

1 month 3 weeks ago
In June 2020, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg launched NATO 2030, an initiative to strengthen the Alliance militarily, make it stronger politically and adopt a more global approach. NATO has reached out to civil society, youth and the private sector for their input on NATO 2030, including through a series of six NATO-Private Sector Dialogues held in cooperation with GLOBSEC. These dialogues looked at how NATO-private sector relations should evolve as conflicts are increasingly defined by bytes and big data as much as by bullets and battleships.

Coronavirus response: NATO and Poland support North Macedonia

1 month 3 weeks ago
On 31 May 2021, North Macedonia received medical equipment and supplies from NATO’s Pandemic Response Stockpile, including 50-fingertip pulse oximeters, liquid disinfectant and various items of personal protective equipment. NATO’s Euro-Atlantic Disaster Response Coordination Centre (EADRCC) facilitated this assistance, in response to a request from North Macedonia.

NATO Defence Ministers address Afghanistan and the NATO 2030 agenda

1 month 3 weeks ago
NATO defence ministers met virtually on Tuesday (1 June 2021) to discuss preparations for the upcoming NATO Summit and the way forward in Afghanistan. To prepare for the Summit, defence ministers addressed the NATO 2030 agenda to strengthen the Alliance. They focused on plans to reinforce Allied unity, including with a strengthened commitment to collective defence. “This means rapid and full implementation of our military adaptation and continued improvements to our readiness, our capabilities and our defence investments,” said NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg.

Foreign Ministers prepare the NATO Summit, exchange views on NATO 2030

1 month 3 weeks ago
NATO Foreign Ministers met on Tuesday (1 June 2021) in order to prepare for the NATO Summit on 14 June. “Ministers addressed a range of issues including Afghanistan, Belarus, Russia and China; and overall, the need for NATO to adapt to a new era of growing global competition,” said Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg. “We are presented with a number of challenges to our security that we need to tackle together, because no country and no continent can deal with them alone. Against this background, Ministers addressed the NATO 2030 agenda on how to continue to adapt NATO for the future.”
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