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Secretary General welcomes US Secretary of Defense to NATO

1 month 4 weeks ago
Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg welcomed US Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin to NATO Headquarters on Wednesday (14 April 2021), thanking him for his leadership and the "strong US commitment to our Alliance". On Afghanistan, Mr. Stoltenberg said "we went in together, we adjusted our presence together and we will also leave together", underscoring the importance of close consultations going forward.

Secretary General welcomes US Secretary of State to NATO

1 month 4 weeks ago
Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg welcomed US Secretary of State Antony Blinken to NATO Headquarters on Wednesday (14 April 2021). Mr. Stoltenberg called the meeting an opportunity to “closely coordinate and consult with all Allies” on the future of the mission in Afghanistan, as well as Russia’s aggressive actions in and around Ukraine, and preparations for the NATO Summit.

NATO Secretary General highlights the importance of a global approach to security at India’s Raisina Dialogue

1 month 4 weeks ago
Today (13 April 2021), NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg addressed virtually the annual Raisina Dialogue organized by India’s Ministry of External Affairs and the Observer Research Foundation.The Secretary General underscored that “India is a pivotal player in the Indo-Pacific region; and an important and active international actor.” “You are one of the largest troop contributors to United Nations peacekeeping missions; currently, a member of the UN Security Council; and you will hold the G20 presidency in 2023; so India truly matters on the global scene,” he pointed out.

Deputy Secretary General highlights young people’s stake in NATO’s future at Atlantic Forum Spring Conference

2 months ago
Deputy Secretary General Mircea Geoană stressed the important contributions young people make to NATO in an address to the Atlantic Forum’s online Spring Conference on Friday (9 April 2021). Young professionals, he said, play a crucial role in shaping NATO’s future, and in standing up for the Alliance’s values of freedom, democracy, and the rule of law.

NATO Military Committee Chairman visits Ukraine

2 months ago
Air Chief Marshal Sir Stuart Peach, Chairman of the NATO Military Committee and senior military advisor to the Secretary General paid a long-planned visit to Kyiv, Ukraine on 6-7 April 2021. Air Chief Marshal Peach met with the President of Ukraine, Mr. Volodymyr Zelenskyy and the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, Colonel-General Ruslan Khomchak.

NATO delivers IT equipment to the Republic of Moldova

2 months 1 week ago
On 29 March 2021, an online event marked the delivery of information technology (IT) equipment from NATO to Moldova’s Ministry of Defence. The IT equipment will be installed in the Ministry’s Transformation Directorate. It will contribute to move the Moldovan defence transformation effort forward.

NATO jets intercept Russian warplanes during unusual level of air activity

2 months 1 week ago
NATO fighter jets scrambled 10 times on Monday, March 29, 2021, to shadow Russian bombers and fighters during an unusual peak of flights over the North Atlantic, North Sea, Black Sea and Baltic Sea. In all, NATO aircraft intercepted six different groups of Russian military aircraft near Alliance airspace in less than six hours.

Coronavirus response: NATO support to the Republic of Moldova

2 months 2 weeks ago
On 29 March the Republic of Moldova received 100,000 face masks (FFP2) from NATO’s Pandemic Response Trust Fund. The donation was coordinated by NATO’s Euro-Atlantic Disaster Response Coordination Centre (EADRCC) in response to Moldova’s request for international assistance. It was made possible with financial contributions by Luxembourg and Norway. The transportation from Luxembourg to the Republic of Moldova was made possible through the in-kind offer from Romania and carried out by the Romanian Air Force. The transportation was coordinated by the Standing Joint Logistics Support Group at the Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe (SHAPE).
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