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24 Mar. 2017

NATO-EU cooperation: informal meeting between the North Atlantic Council and the Political and Security Committee

On 24 March 2017, the North Atlantic Council (NAC) and the Political and Security Committee (PSC) met to discuss NATO-EU cooperation, in particular the implementation of the Joint declaration signed by the NATO Secretary General, the President of the European Council and the President of the European Commission in Warsaw in July 2016, materialising in the common set of proposals endorsed by the respective Councils of both organisations in December 2016.

23 Mar. 2017

Secretary General thanks Hungary for its firm commitment to NATO

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg had talks in Budapest on Thursday (23 March) with the Prime Minister of Hungary, Viktor Orbán. The two leaders discussed the current security situation and the Secretary General thanked the Prime Minister for Hungary’s significant contributions to NATO’s collective defence.

23 Mar. 2017

NATO sets date for May Meeting of NATO Leaders

NATO Allies decided this week that the next Meeting of the North Atlantic Council at the level of Heads of State and/or Government will take place in Brussels on 25 May 2017. The event will include an inauguration of NATO’s new Headquarters.

23 Mar. 2017

Deputy Secretary General: NATO is adapting to face serious and evolving challenges

Deputy Secretary General Rose Gottemoeller on Thursday (23 March) addressed reporters about NATO’s adaptation to meet new challenges. She shared a platform with Hungarian Minister of Defence István Simicskó and General Denis Mercier, NATO’s Supreme Allied Commander for Transformation.

22 Mar. 2017

Deputy Secretary General: NATO’s success due to continuous adaptation

Deputy Secretary General Rose Gottemoeller on Wednesday (22 March) outlined how NATO has continuously adapted to deal with changing security environments. Ms. Gottemoeller was speaking at the NATO Transformation Seminar in Budapest, an event that brings together key figures from across the Alliance to discuss the strategic challenges that NATO will face in the near to long term.

22 Mar. 2017

NATO Secretary General attends meeting of Global Coalition to Counter ISIL

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg attended a meeting of the Global Coalition to Counter ISIL at the US Department of State on Wednesday (22 March 2017). Discussions focused on the military campaign against ISIL and progress on the liberation and stabilisation of Raqqa and Mosul. On the anniversary of the Brussels attacks, nations reaffirmed their shared mission to defeat ISIL.

21 Mar. 2017

Secretary General in Washington D.C. for Counter-ISIL talks

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg met with US Secretary of Defense James Mattis at the Pentagon on Tuesday (21 March 2017) to discuss enhancing NATO’s role in the fight against terrorism and preparations for the upcoming Meeting of NATO leaders in Brussels. The Secretary General is in United States to attend a meeting of the Counter-ISIL Coalition on Wednesday.

17 Mar. 2017

Secretary General thanks Denmark for its strong commitment to NATO

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg ended a two day visit to Denmark on Friday (17 March 2017) with talks with Prime Minister Lars Løkke Rasmussen. Mr. Stoltenberg thanked the Prime Minister for his country’s continued commitment to the Alliance and the two discussed NATO’s adaptation to the new security environment. The Secretary General and Prime Minister also discussed fair burden sharing in NATO and preparations for the upcoming meeting of Allied leaders in Brussels this May.

17 Mar. 2017

SPAIN IS ACTIVE AND VALUABLE NATO ALLY – CHAIRMAN OF THE NATO MILITARY COMMITTEE

General Petr Pavel met with the Spanish Defence Minister, Mrs. María Dolores de Cospedal, the Chief of Defence, Admiral Fernando García Sánchez and other high level military officials during his visit to Madrid, Spain on 15-16 March 2017. The Chairman thanked them for Spain’s continued and active commitment to NATO. The Chairman stressed how much NATO valued Spain’s presence in NATO Operations, Missions and Activities and appreciated the professionalism and expertise of its soldiers.

15 Mar. 2017

NATO is stepping up scientific cooperation with the Netherlands

Dutch scientists and experts offered their insights on new ways to address emerging security challenges during a Science for Peace and Security Programme (SPS) Information Day held in The Hague on 15 March 2017. Fruitful cooperation between the Netherlands and NATO’s SPS Programme has already led to exploring common solutions to security challenges in the areas of cyber defence, terrorism, extremism and unexploded ordnance.

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