Earlier this year, Allies agreed to enhance NATO’s presence in the east of the Alliance by establishing four new multinational battlegroups in Bulgaria, Hungary, Romania and Slovakia (in addition to the existing battlegroups in Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland, which have been in place since 2017). Now, Allied troops are training together in these new battlegroups, demonstrating their ability and commitment to working together – come rain or come shine.
On Thursday, 22 September 2022, the NATO Deputy Secretary General, Mr. Mircea Geoană will deliver a keynote speech at the Budapest Forum 2022: Defending Democracies - The aftermath of the Madrid NATO Summit and the new Strategic Concept.
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg joined world leaders in New York at the opening of the High-Level Debate of the United Nations General Assembly's 77th Session on Tuesday (20 September 2022).
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg joined dignitaries from around the world at Westminster Abbey in London on Monday (19 September 2022) for the state funeral of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
From 16 to 18 September 2022, the Allied Chiefs of Defence gathered for their annual conference, in Tallinn, Estonia. For the first time, Finland and Sweden attended the Military Committee Conference as NATO Invitees. The agenda reflected the changed security environment as well as the implementation of the decisions taken at the NATO Summit in Madrid, last June.
From 14 to 16 September 2022, the Chair of the NATO Military Committee, Admiral Rob Bauer conducted a country visit to Estonia, ahead of the annual NATO Military Conference that will be held in Tallinn. During his visit, he met with President Alar Karis, Minister of Defence Hanno Pevkur and Chief of Defence Lieutenant General Martin Herem. Admiral Bauer also travelled to Tapa to meet the 1st Infantry Brigade and NATO’s enhanced Forward Presence multinational Battlegroup.
The NATO Secretary General, Mr. Jens Stoltenberg, will travel to New York from Monday 19 September through Friday 23 September 2022 to attend the United Nations General Assembly.
Around 1,500 military and civilian personnel from NATO and partner countries are gathering in Portugal this month for two maritime exercises aimed at testing the interoperability of new maritime unmanned systems. Both exercises are being held in areas around the Troia Peninsula.
On Monday, 19 September 2022, the NATO Secretary General, Mr. Jens Stoltenberg, will attend the State Funeral Service of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II in London, the United Kingdom.
Leaders from the technology sector exchanged views on innovation and emerging and disruptive technologies with NATO Allies in the North Atlantic Council on Wednesday (14 September 2022). Allies were joined by Brad Smith, President of Microsoft; Oliver Lewis, Co-Founder of Rebellion Defence; and Stefan Brieschenk, Co-Founder of Rocket Factory. NATO continues to engage with the private sector to ensure the Alliance maintains its technological edge.
On Friday, 16 September 2022, the NATO Secretary General, Mr. Jens Stoltenberg, will meet with the Minister of Defence of Estonia, Mr. Hanno Pevkur, at NATO Headquarters.
NATO Secretary General and U.S. Secretary of State address NATO’s strong response to Russia’s war on Ukraine
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg welcomed U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken to NATO Headquarters on Friday (9 September 2022) for a meeting of the North Atlantic Council to address Russia’s brutal war on Ukraine. Mr Stoltenberg highlighted the unprecedented military, financial and humanitarian aid from NATO Allies to help Ukraine uphold its right to self-defence.
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg participated in a meeting of the Ukraine Defense Contact Group at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, on Thursday (8 September 2022). The Secretary General underscored the need for more military aid to be sent to Ukraine to enable it to uphold its right to self-defence. He welcomed that NATO Allies continue to step up with more military, financial and humanitarian support for Ukraine.
The NATO Invitees associate themselves with this statement.
On Friday, 09 September 2022, the NATO Secretary General, Mr. Jens Stoltenberg, will receive the Secretary of State of the United States, Mr. Antony J. Blinken, at NATO Headquarters.
NATO Assistant Secretary General for Emerging Security Challenges David van Weel stressed the importance of closer cooperation with NATO’s partners in his intervention at the Seoul Defense Dialogue on Thursday (8 September 2022).
NATO’s annual Nuclear Policy Symposium got underway in Brussels on Wednesday (7 September 2022) with discussions on issues including Russia’s nuclear threats and weapons development, China’s rapid nuclear build-up and strategic arms control.
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