On Wednesday 02 June 2021 the NATO Secretary General Mr. Jens Stoltenberg will meet with the Prime Minister of the Netherlands, Mr. Mark Rutte, at his residence in Brussels.
NATO Foreign and Defence ministers will meet via secure teleconference on Tuesday (1 June 2021). They will focus on the NATO 2030 initiative, which is at the heart of the upcoming Summit of NATO leaders on June 14 in Brussels. They are also expected to discuss topical issues, including the way forward for NATO’s engagement in Afghanistan, and developments in Belarus and Ukraine.
On the occasion of Exercise Steadfast Defender, NATO Deputy Secretary General Mircea Geoană visited the Headquarters of the Multinational Division South-East (HQ MND-SE), which he described as ‘a prime example of NATO’s adaptation’. ‘It was set up to facilitate reinforcements in the eastern part of our Alliance, but also to boost training and exercising’ he added during a joint press conference, held with the Romanian Minister of Defence, Mr. Nicolae Ciucă, the Chair of the NATO Military Committee Air Chief Marshal Sir Stuart Peach, and the Chief of Defence of Romania, Lt. Gen. Daniel Petrescu.
Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg previewed this week's virtual meetings of NATO Foreign and Defence Ministers in a press conference on Monday (31 May 2021). Ministers will focus on preparations for the Summit, to be held in Brussels on 14 June 2021. They are also expected to discuss a range of issues, including the way forward for NATO’s engagement in Afghanistan, developments in Ukraine and Belarus, and the NATO 2030 initiative on the future of the Atlantic Alliance.
Coronavirus response: Montenegro and NATO sign cooperation agreement for the purchase of medical equipment
Today (31 May 2021), Ambassador Dubravka Lalović, Permanent Representative of Montenegro and Mr. Marc Di Paolo, Director of Defence Institution and Capacity Building Directorate in the Operations Division of the International Staff signed at NATO Headquarters in Brussels (Belgium) an agreement for the purchase of a magnetic resonance imaging scanner and an x-ray machine, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The agreement follows upon a request from Montenegro, through the Euro-Atlantic Disaster Response Coordination Centre (EADRCC) and the North Atlantic Council’s approval to support Montenegro in this endeavour, through a co-financing arrangement.
NATO announces nomination of General Philippe Lavigne, French Air and Space Force, as Supreme Allied Commander Transformation
On 28 May 2021, the North Atlantic Council approved the nomination of General Philippe Lavigne, French Air and Space Force, to the post of Supreme Allied Commander Transformation. General Lavigne is currently serving as the French Air and Space Force Chief of Staff. General Lavigne will assume the appointment as successor to General André Lanata, French Air and Space Force, at a change of command ceremony at the Headquarters of Supreme Allied Command Transformation in Norfolk, Virginia in September 2021.
On Monday 31 May 2021, NATO Deputy Secretary General, Mr. Mircea Geoană, will travel to Bucharest, Romania, where he will visit the Headquarters of the Multinational Division South-East (HQ MND-SE), which is taking part in the NATO exercise Steadfast Defender 21.
NATO ships, submarines, and aircraft are training off the coast of Portugal to practice NATO’s ability to defend sea lines of communication between North America and Europe. Among the 20 ships participating in exercise Steadfast Defender is the Royal Navy’s flagship aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth on its maiden deployment.
Deputy Secretary General Mircea Geoană welcomed Ukraine's Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Reintegration of the Temporarily Occupied Territories of Ukraine Oleksii Reznikov to NATO headquarters on Thursday (27 May 2021). They addressed the security situation in and around Ukraine and discussed Ukraine's Euro-Atlantic integration.
Coronavirus response: Austrian and Italian scientists join forces to strengthen health and safety in workplaces
Today (27 May 2021) marks the launch of a joint project by two Italian and Austrian universities aimed at enhancing health and safety on the workplace, in response to new challenges posed by the COVID-19 global pandemic.
On Thursday, 27 May 2021, the NATO Deputy Secretary General, Mr. Mircea Geoană will meet with Mr Oleksii Reznikov, Deputy Prime Minister of Ukraine and Minister for Reintegration of the Temporarily Occupied Territories at NATO Headquarters in Brussels.
Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg visited Lisbon on Wednesday (26 May 2021) for meetings to prepare the NATO Summit, and to inaugurate a cutting-edge new cyber academy.
Baiba Braže, Assistant Secretary General for Public Diplomacy, looks at how the threat of disinformation has evolved and explains NATO’s response.
Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg welcomed Prime Minister Kaja Kallas of Estonia to NATO headquarters on Tuesday (25 May 2021) to discuss preparations for the NATO Summit on 14 June. Mr Stoltenberg thanked Estonia for its strong support and commitment to the Alliance through its contributions to NATO missions and operations, its leadership on defence spending, and its provision of expertise to Allies and partners through the Cyber Centre of Excellence in Tallinn.
On Wednesday, 26 and Thursday 27 May 2021, NATO Secretary General, Mr. Jens Stoltenberg will visit the Republic of Portugal, where he will meet with the Prime Minister H.E. Mr. António Costa and he will attend a meeting of the Council of State, chaired by the President of the Republic of Portugal, H.E. Prof. Dr. Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa.
Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg met with French President Emmanuel Macron in Paris on Friday (21 May 2021) to discuss preparations for the upcoming NATO Summit on 14 June.
On Friday, 21 May 2021, the NATO Secretary General, Mr. Jens Stoltenberg, will travel to Paris. During his visit, the Secretary General will meet the President of the French Republic, Mr. Emmanuel Macron.
On Tuesday 25 May 2021 the NATO Secretary General Mr. Jens Stoltenberg will meet with the Prime Minister of Estonia, Ms. Kaja Kallas, at NATO Headquarters.
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