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NATO Secretary General attends Ukraine Defense Contact Group meeting

2 months 2 weeks ago
The NATO Secretary General, Mr. Jens Stoltenberg, will attend a Ukraine Defense Contact Group meeting at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, on 08 September 2022. The meeting is hosted by the U.S. Secretary of Defense, Lloyd J. Austin III, and will focus on the ongoing crisis in Ukraine and the related security issues facing NATO Allies and partners.

Coronavirus response: NATO donates oxygen generation systems to Romania

2 months 3 weeks ago
Romania received two oxygen generation systems from NATO’s Pandemic Response Stockpile on Monday (5 September 2022), to help the country respond to coronavirus infections and support medical evacuation efforts in support to Ukraine. NATO’s Euro-Atlantic Disaster Response Coordination Centre (EADRCC), NATO’s Support and Procurement Agency and Romania coordinated the donation, following a request by Romania for assistance in response to the ongoing pandemic.

NATO Deputy Secretary General participates in Cernobbio Forum

2 months 3 weeks ago
NATO Deputy Secretary General Mircea Geoană, today (Saturday 3 September 2022) joined a panel at the Cernobbio Forum, organised by The European House – Ambrosetti at the Villa d’Este, Italy. He discussed NATO’s new Strategic Concept, the challenges to Europe’s security, and the strong partnership developed between NATO and the European Union in many domains.

Chair of NATO Military Committee visits Sweden

2 months 3 weeks ago
From 31 August to 1 September 2022, the Chair of the NATO Military Committee, Admiral Rob Bauer, visited Sweden at the invitation of its Supreme Commander, General Micael Bydén. The purpose of the visit was to discuss the cooperation between Sweden and NATO during the accession process and to gain more insights into Sweden’s military capabilities.

New lives for Afghans who worked with NATO

2 months 3 weeks ago
A family of 8 Afghan citizens who worked with NATO has just left North Macedonia, where they were temporarily hosted, to resettle in the United States. North Macedonia, together with the local Red Cross, has been providing housing, education and health care for the family, including support during the holy month of Ramadan.

NATO Military Committee visits Germany

2 months 3 weeks ago
On 29 August 2022, the NATO Military Committee visited Berlin, Germany, upon the invitation of the German Minister of Defence, Mrs Christine Lambrecht. The thirty Allied military representatives, joined by their Finnish and Swedish colleagues, attended briefings and discussions at the Ministry of Defence. These engagements provided the Military Committee an opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of Germany’s historic change of stance with regard to its foreign and security policies. The Military Committee also attended the Grand Tattoo (Großer Zapfenstreich) held in honour of the former Director General of the NATO International Military Staff, Lieutenant General Hans-Werner Wiermann.

NATO Secretary General travels to the Canadian Arctic

3 months ago
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg is travelling to the Canadian Arctic on Thursday (25 August 2022) as part of a three-day visit hosted by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, and accompanied by Foreign Minister Mélanie Joly, Defence Minister Anita Anand, Northern Affairs Minister Dan Vandal, and Chief of the Defence Staff Gen. Wayne Eyre. The Secretary General’s visit serves to underline the High North’s strategic importance for Euro-Atlantic security, especially in the context of a rapidly warming climate and rising geostrategic competition. The trip marks the first time a NATO Secretary General has visited Canada's Arctic.

Chair of the NATO Military Committee marks Ukraine’s Independence Day

3 months ago
The Chair of the NATO Military Committee, Admiral Rob Bauer honoured the courage and sacrifice of the Ukrainian Armed Forces in a video message to mark Ukraine’s Independence Day. He saluted the men and uniform who “have fundamentally changed modern warfare and outmaneuver their opponent time and time again. Ukraine can win this war and emerge victorious from the quagmire. Slava Ukraini!”

NATO Secretary General message on Ukraine’s Independence Day

3 months ago
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg conveyed a video message of support to the people of Ukraine as they mark their Independence Day. Six months after the start of Russia’s illegal invasion of Ukraine, Mr Stoltenberg said, “Russia’s war in Ukraine is the greatest crisis for Europe’s security since World War Two. The Ukrainian armed forces and the whole Ukrainian people are showing tremendous courage and determination. And, under President Zelenskyy’s leadership, you are an inspiration to the world.”

NATO Secretary General meets with Albin Kurti of Kosovo

3 months 1 week ago
Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg met with Albin Kurti of Kosovo at NATO Headquarters on Wednesday (17 August 2022). In a joint press conference, the Secretary General welcomed the recent easing of tensions in the north of Kosovo and urged all parties to “act with restraint and avoid unhelpful rhetoric”.

NATO Secretary General meets with President Aleksandar Vučić of Serbia

3 months 1 week ago
Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg met with President Aleksandar Vučić of Serbia at NATO Headquarters on Wednesday (17 August 2022), saying he welcomed the opportunity to continue discussions on recent tensions in northern Kosovo. While noting that the situation on the ground has improved, Mr Stoltenberg called on all sides “to show restraint and to avoid violence”.
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