Seven questions to an officer of the Italian Carabinieri helping to preserve a secure environment in Kosovo, as part of the NATO-led KFOR mission.
NATO’s next Summit will take place in Madrid on 29-30 June 2022, the Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez announced during a visit by NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg today (08 October 2021). The Secretary General also met with the King of Spain, His Majesty Felipe VI at the Zarzuela palace.
On 7-8 October 2021, the NATO Military Committee travelled to Georgia where they held a special meeting in Georgia Format and visited the NATO-Georgia Joint Training and Evaluation Centre. Additionally, its Chair, Admiral Rob Bauer met with the Georgian President Salome Zourabichvili, Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili, Minister of Defence Juansher Burchuladze and Chief of Defence, Major General Giorgi Matiashvili.
On Monday, 11 October 2021, the NATO Secretary General, Mr. Jens Stoltenberg, will take part in the 67th Annual Session of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly (NPA). The event will take place in Lisbon, Portugal.
National Security Advisers from across the Alliance met in Brussels on Thursday (07 October 2021) to review progress in key areas, including enhancing deterrence and defence, technological innovation and responding to climate change. ''Today’s meeting was a significant step towards the NATO Summit in Madrid next year, where we will continue our military and political adaptation'', NATO Secretary General said after the meeting.
On Friday, 8 October 2021, NATO Secretary General, Mr. Jens Stoltenberg will travel to Madrid, Spain. Mr. Stoltenberg will hold meetings with His Majesty, the King of Spain, Felipe VI and the President of the Government of the Kingdom of Spain, Mr. Pedro Sánchez.
80 former NATO Afghan employees and their family members are now being resettled in Norway. They departed temporary facilities in Kosovo on a charted civilian airline flight from Pristina to Norway on Tuesday (05 October 2021). Troops of NATO's high-readiness Response Force have been helping to provide care and support, including through individual and family living quarters, dining facilities, medical and dental centres, meeting rooms, recreation areas for adults and children, and religious accommodations.
Speaking at an event for alumni of the Arthur Burns journalism fellowship in Berlin on Wednesday (06 October 2021), NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said that ''a strong Germany at the heart of a strong NATO is as important as ever to keep us safe in an uncertain world.''
NATO Secretary General takes part in German event on the initial evaluation of efforts in Afghanistan
Today (06 October 2021), NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg addressed virtually a high level event organized by Germany's Minister of Defence, Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer on the initial assessment of NATO's twenty years efforts in Afghanistan.
On Tuesday (5 October), speaking at an event hosted by Brookings Institution and Georgetown University in Washington D.C., NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said: “The need for transatlantic unity is greater today than at any time since the end of the Cold War”. “We must always take our differences seriously and address them, but they do not change the big picture: the importance of Europe and North America standing together in NATO”, he added.
''Transatlantic bond remains strong'', says Chair of the NATO Military in follow-up meeting with Commander JFC Norfolk
On 5th October 2021, the Chair of the NATO Military Committee, Admiral Rob Bauer welcomed Vice Admiral Daniel W. Dwyer to NATO HQ, in Brussels, Belgium. The two first met in Norfolk on the 23rd September 2021 in the wings of the change of command ceremony for the Supreme Allied Commander Transformation.
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg is visiting Washington D.C. to meet senior United States officials and lawmakers. On Monday (4 October 2021), Mr. Stoltenberg met President Joe Biden at the White House to discuss how to further strengthen the transatlantic bond and prepare the NATO Summit in Madrid next year. He also met Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin, National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan, and spoke to Secretary of State Antony Blinken by phone.
On Wednesday, 6 October 2021, NATO Secretary General, Mr. Jens Stoltenberg will deliver a keynote speech at the Arthur F. Burns Fellowship Alumni Dinner in Berlin, Germany.
On Monday (04 October 2021), NATO’s Deputy Secretary General Mircea Geoană travelled to Luxembourg and met with Deputy Prime Minister/Minister of Defence François Bausch and Minister of Foreign Affairs Jean Asselborn.
NATO and Colombia reaffirmed their commitment to mutually beneficial partnership during High Level Staff Talks in Colombia, which ended on Saturday (2 October 2021). The two sides committed to deepening political dialogue and intensifying practical cooperation on good governance, military training, interoperability, demining, and maritime security.
On Thursday 07 October 2021, the NATO Secretary General, Mr. Jens Stoltenberg will chair a meeting of the North Atlantic Council with Allied National Security Advisers.
Today (03 October 2021), the Commander of the NATO-led KFOR mission, Major General Franco Federici, visited KFOR units deployed at the Jarinje and Brnjak crossing points in northern Kosovo. For the next two weeks, KFOR will maintain a temporary, robust and agile presence in the area, in support to the implementation of the recent arrangement on de-escalation and the way forward in northern Kosovo reached between Belgrade and Pristina, under the auspices of the EU-facilitated Belgrade-Pristina Dialogue. KFOR is mandated by United Nations Security Council Resolution 1244 of 1999 to ensure a safe and secure environment and freedom of movement for all communities living in Kosovo.
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