NATO Foreign Ministers met in Berlin on Sunday (15 May 2022) to discuss the possible membership application of Finland and Sweden as well as to reaffirm NATO’s support for Ukraine in the wake of Russia’s brutal invasion.
NATO Deputy Secretary General underlines Alliance support for Ukraine at Informal Meeting of NATO Ministers of Foreign Affairs in Berlin
Today (15 May 2022), NATO Deputy Secretary General Mircea Geoană set out the priorities of a two-day Informal Meeting of Foreign Ministers in Berlin.
Troops from NATO Allies and partners are taking part in a series of long-planned military exercises stretching from the High North to the Balkans to enhance the readiness and interoperability of NATO forces.
On Monday, 16 May 2022, the NATO Secretary General, Mr. Jens Stoltenberg, will engage with the Minister of Defence of Portugal, Ms. Helena Carreiras, who will visit the NATO Headquarters.
On Monday, 16 May 2022, the NATO Secretary General, Mr. Jens Stoltenberg, will engage with the Minister of Defence of the Netherlands, Ms. Kajsa Ollongren, who will visit the NATO Headquarters.
The intelligence and security Centres of Excellence meet at NATO HQ to strengthen cooperation with the Alliance
On 12 May 2022, the Deputy Assistant Secretary General for Intelligence Major General Jürgen Brötz hosted the third Annual Conference with the intelligence and security related Centres of Excellence (COEs). The fourteen centres met with NATO’s intelligence and security community, discussing ongoing work strands and future opportunities for cooperation. The meeting took place in person at NATO HQ following the COE Marketplace, bringing together a vibrant community of diverse stakeholders.
Deputy Secretary General Mircea Geoană praised the United States' strong leadership in NATO in remarks to the Hudson Institute in Washington D.C. on Wednesday (11 May 2022).
On the 9th of May 2022, the NATO International Military Staff (IMS) hosted their third Deep Dive Session, this time looking at the importance of the gender perspective in Cooperative Security. This session mentioned how projecting stability and strengthening security through cooperation, dialogue and partnerships requires a gender dimension. There were presentations from the Civil-Military Cooperation (CIMIC) Centre of Excellence (CoE), EU Military Staff, SHAPE Partnership Directorate and from Colombia, NATO’s newest partner.
On 10 May 2022, Major General Giovanni Iannucci from Italy assumed command of NATO Mission Iraq, following a change of command ceremony held in Baghdad. He succeeds Lieutenant General Michael Lollesgaard from Denmark, who had assumed his command on 6 May 2021.
On Tuesday (10 May 2022), NATO Deputy Secretary General Mircea Geoană gave a keynote address at a public event celebrating 25 years of the Romania-US strategic partnership, co-hosted by the Meridian International Center and the Romanian Embassy in Washington, D.C.
On 2-6 May 2022, NATO staff visited Colombia to discuss prospects of enhanced cooperation between NATO and Colombia, notably in the domain of defence education, within the framework of NATO Defence Education Enhancement Programme.
The NATO Deputy Secretary General, Mr. Mircea Geoană, will visit Washington DC, in the United States of America, from Saturday, 7 May to Wednesday, 11 May 2022.
NATO’s highest Military Authority, the Military Committee, will meet in person on 19 May 2022, in Brussels, Belgium. Admiral Rob Bauer, Chair of the Military Committee, will preside over the meeting, which will be attended by the Allied Chiefs of Defence. They will be supported by General Tod Wolters, Supreme Allied Commander Europe (SACEUR) and General Philippe Lavigne, Supreme Allied Commander Transformation (SACT) who will each lead a respective session.
Rapid environmental changes resulting from climate change have a direct impact on our shared security and call for innovative technological solutions. NATO has started a new project using Big Earth Datacube Analytics for transnational security and environmental protection. Today (5 May 2022) marked its kick-off, at an event hosted at NATO Headquarters in Brussels by the NATO Science for Peace and Security (SPS) Programme, featuring the participation of project stakeholders and experts from Denmark, Germany, Israel and Switzerland.
JFC Norfolk Commander briefs Military Committee on security trends in the North Atlantic and Arctic regions
On 5 May 2022 Vice Admiral Daniel W. Dwyer, Commander of Joint Force Command Norfolk (JFC Norfolk), briefed the NATO Military Committee on the current activities and future objectives of the Command. The mission of JFC Norfolk is to protect the Strategic Lines of Communication across all domains, protect sea-lanes between Europe and North America, and enable the reinforcement of Europe.
On Thursday (5 May 2022), Deputy Secretary General Mircea Geoană virtually addressed participants at the NATO Resilience Symposium 2022, co-organised in Warsaw by the Government of Poland, NATO Headquarters, and Allied Command Transformation. Pointing to Russia's war in Ukraine, the COVID-19 pandemic, and growing geopolitical competition, the Deputy Secretary General underlined ''the need to prepare, empower, and invest in our nations and our societies’ ability to defend themselves''.
On Thursday 5 May 2022, the NATO Deputy Secretary General, Mr. Mircea Geoană, will deliver opening remarks at the NATO Resilience Symposium 2022.
The North Atlantic Council has approved the nomination of General Christopher G. Cavoli, United States Army, to the post of Supreme Allied Commander Europe.
Last week, the NATO Secretary General's Special Representative for the Caucasus and Central Asia, Mr. Javier Colomina, travelled to the South Caucasus, visiting Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Georgia. He held political consultations with the President and Prime Minister of Armenia, the Prime Minister of Georgia and the President of Azerbaijan, as well as other senior Government officials.
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