NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg visited Turkey on Friday (11 October 2019) to discuss preparations for the NATO leaders’ meeting in London this December, marking NATO’s 70th anniversary. Mr. Stoltenberg met with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. They discussed the Alliance’s continued adaptation and the security situation in the region. In his meeting with Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu, the Secretary General thanked Turkey for its commitment and many contributions to NATO.
The NATO Secretary General, Mr. Jens Stoltenberg, will travel to London on Monday 14 October 2019 and Tuesday 15 October 2019.
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg arrived in Athens on Thursday (10 October 2019) for talks with Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis and President Prokopis Pavlopoulos. To honour fallen Greek soldiers, the Secretary General also laid a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.
NATO Deputy Secretary General Rose Gottemoeller met with the European Commissioner for the Security Union, Sir Julian King, on Wednesday (9 October 2019) for talks on common security challenges.
NATO and Japan held cyber defence staff talks this week to assess current cyber threats and policy developments.
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg met with Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte in Rome on Wednesday (9 October 2019). Mr. Stoltenberg and Mr. Conte discussed preparations for the NATO leaders’ meeting in London this December, the fight against terrorism, the situation in Syria, Italy’s role in NATO, NATO’s response to the challenges posed by the refugee and migrant crisis, and the Alliance’s continued progress toward fairer burden-sharing.
The NATO Secretary General, Mr. Jens Stoltenberg will travel to Rome on Wednesday, 9 October 2019, Athens on Thursday, 10 October 2019, and Istanbul on Friday, 11 October 2019.
On Wednesday, 23 October 2019, NATO is organising a High-Level Public Diplomacy Conference on Arms Control and Disarmament in Brussels.
A new coordination system to handle civil emergencies was successfully tested during an exercise in Montenegro, which wrapped up with the departure of the teams on Friday (4 October 2019). The four-day event was part of a multi-year project under NATO's Science for Peace and Security Programme.
Speaking in the Black Sea city of Batumi after a meeting with Georgian President Salome Zourabichvili on Friday (4 October), NATO Deputy Secretary General Rose Gottemoeller thanked the President for hosting the North Atlantic Council. She said that the Substantial NATO-Georgia Package has been a success story in the five years since it was created, strengthening Georgia’s interoperability with the Alliance and making Georgian armed forces more capable. “Allies have now decided to conduct a refresh as we call it or a strengthening of the package by 2020, updating and improving our cooperation”, she said.
Researchers from NATO member and partner nations discussed how advanced technologies can drive modernisation and innovation at a workshop organised by NATO’s Science for Peace and Security (SPS) Programme in Belgium on 17-18 September 2019.
Visiting Georgian Coast Guard vessels in city of Batumi on Friday (4 October 2019) the NATO Deputy Secretary General Rose Gottemoeller met with Georgian Minister of Internal Affairs Vakhtang Gomelauri and said that NATO is determined to continue cooperation with Georgia on maritime security.
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