On February 2, the Ministry of Health of North Macedonia received a donation of 60 sets of ventilator equipment. The donation was coordinated by NATO’s Euro-Atlantic Disaster Response Coordination Centre (EADRCC) and made possible with financial contributions by the Czech Republic, Lithuania, the Netherlands, United Kingdom as well as the United States. This equipment adds to the delivery of 60 ventilators on 30 October 2020.
NATO Secretary General and the Belgian Prime Minister discussed strengthening the transatlantic bond
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg met with the Belgian Prime Minister Alexander De Croo today (4 February) at the Prime Minister’s office in Brussels to discuss the strong links between Europe and North America and the opportunity to renew and reenergise the transatlantic bond.
The NATO Secretary General, Mr. Jens Stoltenberg, will meet the Prime Minister of Ukraine, Mr. Denys Shmyhal, on Tuesday 09 February 2021 at NATO Headquarters.
On Thursday, 4 February 2021, the NATO Secretary General, Mr. Jens Stoltenberg will meet the Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Belgium, Mr. Alexander De Croo in Brussels.
NATO’s Science and Technology Organization (STO) recently completed a major study on the integration of women into ground combat units.
The Director General of the NATO International Military Staff addresses the National Reserve Forces Committee Winter Meeting
On 2nd February 2021, the Director of the NATO International Military Staff, Lieutenant General Hans-Werner Wiermann addressed the virtual winter meeting of the National Reserve Forces.
On February 1st, the Ministry of Health of Montenegro received 20 sets of ventilator equipment from the NATO Pandemic Response Stockpile. The donation was coordinated by NATO’s Euro-Atlantic Disaster Response Coordination Centre (EADRCC) and made possible with financial contributions by the Czech Republic, Lithuania, the Netherlands, North Macedonia, the United Kingdom as well as the United States. Next week, the sets will be distributed to local hospitals.
On Thursday 4 February 2021, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg will engage with students and young leaders on their ideas and vision for NATO, as part of the event “New Ideas for NATO 2030”, organized by NATO and Chatham House.
The Director General of the NATO International Military Staff hands check over to the NATO Charity Bazaar
On 28 January 2021, the Director General of the NATO International Military Staff, Lieutenant General Hans-Werner Wiermann met with the President of the NATO Charity Bazaar, Mrs Szabina Baros to hand over funds collected in 2020.
Students from ten top universities in Allied countries are taking part in NATO’s first policy hackathon, launched today (29 January 2021), in partnership with LEAD Mindsets & Capabilities.
Coronavirus Response: Bosnia and Herzegovina benefits from continued Allied support, through additional US medical assistance
Today (28 January 2021), the Commander of the NATO Headquarters Sarajevo, Brigadier General Eric Folkestad, and the Head of the U.S. Embassy Office of Defense Cooperation, Major Taib Grozdanic, presided over the delivery of medical supplies to the Bihac Cantonal Hospital Dr. Irfan Ljubijankic in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The aid consisted of thousands of masks and hundreds of additional items, including disinfectants, goggles, face-shields and gloves. Since the outbreak of the Coronavirus crisis, NATO Allies, including the United States, have donated tons of supplies through numerous deliveries of assistance, following a request for support submitted from Bosnia and Herzegovina to NATO’s Euro-Atlantic Disaster Response Coordination Center.
United States Navy destroyer USS Porter entered the Black Sea on Thursday (28 January 2021) to conduct routine maritime security operations and to train with Allies and partners in the region. Porter is the third US navy ship to enter the Black Sea in recent days, joining guided missile destroyer USS Donald Cook and replenishment oiler USNS Laramie.
The thirty Allied Chiefs of Defence held their first Military Committee meeting of 2021 in a hybrid virtual/in person format. The meeting allowed the Military Committee to align military work priorities and discuss all current operations, missions and activities with contributing NATO partners. The Military Committee’s advice and guidance will play a vital part of the North Atlantic Council’s decision-making ahead of next month’s Defence Ministers meeting.
At a virtual meeting of the OSCE’s Forum for Security Co-operation (FSC) on Wednesday (27 January 2021), senior officials from NATO Headquarters and Allied governments briefed on the history, evolution and future of NATO’s forward presence in the eastern and south-eastern part of the Alliance.
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg had a phone call with Latvian Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkēvičs on Wednesday (27 January) to discuss the Alliance’s current agenda. The Secretary General thanked Latvia for hosting the Canadian-led battlegroup as part of NATO’s enhanced Forward Presence (eFP) measures in the Baltic Sea region. This year marks the fifth anniversary of the deployment of the four battlegroups to Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland, to deter aggression and to preserve peace. Mr. Stoltenberg stressed that, despite the pandemic, NATO’s deterrence and defence in the region remains strong and effective.
Speaking at the NATO Headquarters in Brussels today (27 January 2021), NATO Deputy Secretary General Mircea Geoană said that Allies remember the horrendous atrocities of the Holocaust.
NATO must remain fit to face any challenge amid a more unpredictable and competitive world, Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg told Allied Chiefs of Defence on Wednesday (27 January 2021).
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg spoke to Joe Biden, President of the United States, this evening. He congratulated the President on his inauguration, which was a powerful demonstration of the strength of America’s democracy and the values we share, and the start of a new chapter for our transatlantic Alliance.
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