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Foreign and Defence Ministers meet ahead of NATO Summit

1 month 3 weeks ago
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.

NATO Deputy Secretary General visits Romania

1 month 4 weeks ago
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 previews meetings of NATO Foreign and Defence Ministers ahead of NATO Summit

1 month 4 weeks ago
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

1 month 4 weeks ago
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

1 month 4 weeks ago
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.

NATO Deputy Secretary General’s visit to Romania

2 months ago
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 Deputy Secretary General meets with Ukrainian Deputy Prime Minister

2 months ago
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.

Visit to NATO by the Deputy Prime Minister of Ukraine

2 months ago
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 discusses NATO Summit, Belarus, Ukraine with Estonian Prime Minister

2 months ago
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.

NATO Secretary General’s visit to the Republic of Portugal (2nd Revised)

2 months ago
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.
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