On Thursday, 1 October 2020, the NATO Secretary General, Mr. Jens Stoltenberg will meet the Prime Minister of the Slovak Republic, Mr. Igor Matovič, at NATO HQ.
NATO Deputy Secretary General Mircea Geoană, speaking at the online CYBERSEC public policy conference on Monday (28 September), emphasised the need to continue adapting to new threats arising from advances in technology, such as cyber threats.
This op-ed article was originally published by Die Welt am Zontag on 27 October 2020
The United States Air Force will begin NATO air patrols over Bulgaria on September 28, 2020. The four-week long mission will involve the deployment of six F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft to Graf Ignatievo Air Base, Bulgaria, which will fly alongside Bulgarian fighter aircraft.
Statement by James Appathurai, the Secretary General’s Special Representative for the Caucasus and Central Asia
NATO is deeply concerned by reports of large-scale military hostilities along the line of contact in the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict zone. The sides should immediately cease hostilities, which have already caused civilian casualties. There is no military solution to this conflict. The parties should resume negotiations towards a peaceful resolution. NATO supports the efforts of the OSCE Minsk Group.
NATO launched one of its main maritime exercises on Friday (25 September 2020) with more than 30 ships conducting manoeuvres off the coast of France. Exercise Dynamic Mariner will run until 8 October and will feature surface ships, submarines, maritime patrol aircraft and helicopters from seven NATO countries.
A total of 99 personnel, representing 53 defence education institutions and NATO staff from 20 Allied nations and Western European Partner countries participated in the seven-day annual Clearing House meeting under NATO’s Defence Education Enhancement Programme (DEEP). The online gathering took place on 14-22 September 2020. The meeting helped to identify and meet partner needs, seek to develop synergies and cooperation between DEEP programmes, as well as harmonise bilateral efforts.
On Monday, 28 September 2020, the NATO Deputy Secretary General, Mr. Mircea Geoană will speak at CYBERSEC GLOBAL 2020 virtual conference.
On Tuesday, 29 September 2020, the NATO Secretary General, Mr. Jens Stoltenberg will meet the Prime Minister of Georgia, Mr. Giorgi Gakharia, at NATO HQ.
As part of his regular consultations with Greek and Turkish leaders, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg spoke by telephone with Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis on Thursday (24 September 2020) about the Eastern Mediterranean.
NATO Secretary General discusses emerging technological challenges with European Commission Executive Vice President
In a face-to-face meeting on Wednesday (23 September), Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg and Executive Vice President of the European Commission Margrethe Vestager stressed the importance of NATO-EU cooperation in addressing security challenges emerging from new technologies such as data, artificial intelligence and next generation networks.
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg spoke by telephone with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on Wednesday (23 September 2020) about the situation in the Eastern Mediterranean.
On Monday, 28 September 2020, the NATO Deputy Secretary General, Mircea Geoană, will deliver a keynote speech on NATO and innovation at HumanAIze, an online forum on Artificial Intelligence and public-private sector collaboration.
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg met with Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez on Wednesday (23 September 2020) and commended the Spanish people for their resilience during the COVID-19 crisis. Highlighting that Spain “has not stood alone” during the COVID-19 crisis, he said that NATO’s disaster relief centre coordinated assistance for Spain and that NATO Allies delivered medical supplies, helping to ease the burden on the Spanish healthcare system and save lives.
Security implications of climate change: NATO Secretary General’s conversation with students from 10 universities
On Monday 28 September 2020, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg will engage with students from across NATO on the security implications of climate change.
Meeting between the NATO Secretary General and the President of the Government of the Kingdom of Spain
On Wednesday, 23 September 2020, the NATO Secretary General, Mr. Jens Stoltenberg will meet the President of the Government of the Kingdom of Spain, Mr. Pedro Sánchez, at NATO HQ.
In a face-to-face meeting on Tuesday (22 September), Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg thanked Swedish Foreign Minister Ann Linde for Sweden’s contributions to international security and its long-standing partnership with NATO.
Cyber defence experts in North Macedonia have been training to improve the capacity of their country to respond to cyber threats. Participants from seven government institutions recently completed two courses set up in the framework of NATO’s Science for Peace and Security (SPS) Programme. The training provided essential insights to facilitate informed decision-making and better communications across fields of expertise, as well as background information useful to understand and adapt to the evolving cyber threat landscape.
Visit to NATO by the Executive Vice President of the European Commission for A Europe Fit for the Digital Age
On Wednesday, 23 September 2020, the NATO Secretary General, Mr. Jens Stoltenberg will meet with the Executive Vice President of the European Commission for A Europe Fit for the Digital Age, Ms. Margrethe Vestager.
In a face-to-face meeting at NATO Headquarters on Monday (21 September), Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg thanked Polish foreign minister Zbigniew Rau for his country’s significant commitment to NATO, including by hosting the US-led multinational battlegroup, contributing to missions in Afghanistan and Iraq, and continuing to invest two percent of its GDP in defence. The Secretary General also welcomed the recent announcement that Poland will contribute to NATO’s tailored assurance measures for Turkey with 80 soldiers, supporting airborne warning systems and naval reconnaissance activities.
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