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NATO supports Afghan evacuees

2 months 3 weeks ago
The NATO Response Force (NRF) is supporting evacuation and relocation endeavours alongside Allies and the international community. "NATO is committed to evacuating NATO employees and their families, those people we served with in Afghanistan, to a safe and secure environment," said Major General Mead, Allied Joint Force Command Naples' Deputy Chief of Staff –Plans.

NATO’s Deputy Secretary General stresses the importance of NATO-EU cooperation and complementarity

3 months ago
In a panel discussion at the Bled Strategic Forum on Thursday (2 September 2021), NATO’s Deputy Secretary General Mircea Geoană said that a stronger European Union in defence can make the Alliance stronger, but will not replace it. He stressed the importance of the transatlantic bond in today’s unpredictable world and the value of NATO-EU partnership to address current security challenges.

NATO Secretary General attends virtual ministerial meeting on Afghanistan

3 months ago
In a virtual meeting of Foreign Ministers from the G7 (Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, UK, US) together with Turkey, Qatar, and the European Union on Monday (30 August 2021), NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said the evacuation of over 100,000 people from Afghanistan was a historic operation executed under extreme duress. Thanking Allies and Qatar for their efforts, Mr Stoltenberg noted NATO’s role in coordinating evacuations and running Kabul airport operations, and emphasized the need to ensure safe passage for those who worked with NATO and those at risk who are still in Afghanistan.

NATO Secretary General participates in G7 meeting on Afghanistan

3 months 1 week ago
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg took part in the virtual summit of the Group of Seven (G7) on Afghanistan on Tuesday (24 August 2021). He stressed the importance of keeping Kabul airport open in order to continue evacuations. Mr Stoltenberg said that several hundred NATO staff and contractors have been providing critical services, such as air traffic control, fuel supply, and communications at the airport. He added that NATO has also taken on a coordinating role to ensure that people can be evacuated as effectively as possible.

NATO Deputy Secretary General: Crimea is Ukraine

3 months 1 week ago
NATO Deputy Secretary General Mircea Geoana arrived in Kyiv, Ukraine on Monday (23 August 2021) to participate in the inaugural Crimean Platform Summit. Addressing the Summit, the Deputy Secretary General stressed that NATO stands with Ukraine and called on Russia to return control of the Crimean peninsula to Ukraine.

North Atlantic Council meets to discuss Afghanistan

3 months 2 weeks ago
The North Atlantic Council met on Tuesday (17 August 2021) to discuss the situation in Afghanistan. ''NATO’s focus right now is to ensure the safe departure of personnel from Allied and partner countries, and of the Afghans who have helped us,'' said NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg.
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