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Future of NATO-Gulf relations discussed in Kuwait

2 months ago
As part of the resumption of events at the NATO-Istanbul Cooperation Initiative Regional Centre in Kuwait (NIRC), a “NATO talk” was held on Monday (13 May 2024) to address the future of NATO relations in the region. “Twenty years of the Istanbul Cooperation Initiative: What is the way forward for NATO-Gulf relations?” covered the importance of NATO partnerships and the changing security environment in the region.

The 48th Annual Conference for the NATO Committee on Gender Perspectives focused on “Military Planning and Partnerships: A New Era of Gender Perspective at NATO”

2 months 1 week ago
From 6 to 8 May 2024, over 300 participants across 47 Allied and Partner Nations attended the 48th Annual Conference for the NATO Committee on Gender Perspectives (NCGP) online and in-person at NATO Headquarters in Brussels. This year’s theme was “Military Planning and Partnerships: A New Era of Gender Perspective at NATO”.

Chair of the NATO Military Committee visits Belgium

2 months 1 week ago
From 6 to 7 May 2024, the Chair of the NATO Military Committee, Admiral Rob Bauer, paid an official visit to Belgium. He was received by Prime Minister Alexander De Croo, Minister of Foreign Affairs Hadja Lahbib, Minister of Defence Ludivine Dedonder, and Chief of Defence Admiral Michel Hofman. The Chair was also hosted by the Standing Committee for Defence of the Belgian Chamber of Representatives. And he visited Florennes Air Base where Belgium is creating state of the art infrastructure for the F-35 fighter aircraft and the MQ-9B Sky Guardian. This is a key part of the modernisation of the Belgian Armed Forces.

NATO Secretary General to visit Italy

2 months 1 week ago
On 8 May 2024, the NATO Secretary General, Mr Jens Stoltenberg, will visit Italy. Mr Stoltenberg will meet the Prime Minister of Italy, Ms Giorgia Meloni, in Rome.

Chair of NATO Military Committee visits Mauritania

2 months 2 weeks ago
From 1 to 3 May 2024, the Chair of the NATO Military Committee, Admiral Rob Bauer, visited long-standing NATO Partner Mauritania. Here he was received by the President of Mauritania, His Excellency Mohamed Ould Ghazouani, Minister of Defence Hanena Ould Sidi, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Mohamed Yahya Saaid, Deputy Chief of Defence Brigadier General Vall Rayess and Chief of the Air Force Brigadier General Ould Cheikh Ould Boyda.

Chair of NATO Military Committee visits Morocco

2 months 2 weeks ago
From 28 to 30 April 2024, the Chair of the NATO Military Committee, Admiral Rob Bauer, was in Morocco, marking his third official visit to a Mediterranean Dialogue Partner in the last month. Admiral Bauer was received by the Minister-Delegate for the Administration of National Defence, Mr Abdellatif Loudiyi, and the Inspector General of the Royal Moroccan Armed Forces, Major General Mohammed Berrid. The Chair of the Military Committee met with several other high placed military leaders and briefed the Royal College of High Military Studies in Kenitra on NATO’s global approach to security and its partnerships in the southern neighbourhood.

Military Committee in Chiefs of Defence Session - 16 May 2024

2 months 2 weeks ago
NATO’s highest Military Authority, the Military Committee, will meet on 16 May 2024, at the Allied Chiefs of Defence level. Admiral Rob Bauer, Chair of the Military Committee, will preside over the in person meeting, which will be also attended by the Ukrainian Chief of Defence. They will be supported by General Christopher Cavoli, Supreme Allied Commander Europe (SACEUR), and General Philippe Lavigne, Supreme Allied Commander Transformation (SACT).
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