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23 May. 2016

Deputy Secretary General: NATO ideally equipped to project stability beyond our borders

NATO Deputy Secretary General Alexander Vershbow stressed NATO’s role in projecting stability to the east and to the south at the House of Commons, UK Parliament, on Monday (23 April 2016). Addressing the Henry Jackson Society, Ambassador Vershbow outlined NATO’s current security challenges and what the Alliance is doing to respond.

23 May. 2016

Statement by the NATO Secretary General on Mullah Akhtar Mansur

The Government of Afghanistan and the US Government have confirmed that an operation by US forces resulted in the death of Taliban leader Mullah Akhtar Mansur.

20 May. 2016

Foreign Ministers agree to sustain NATO-led mission in Afghanistan beyond 2016

Foreign Ministers from the nations participating in Resolute Support agreed today (20 May 2016) to sustain the NATO-led mission in Afghanistan beyond 2016 in a sign of strong commitment to the stability of the country.

20 May. 2016

NATO and European Union plan to take cooperation to the next level

Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg opened Friday’s (20 May 2016) meetings of NATO Foreign Ministers by stressing the need for closer cooperation with the European Union. Speaking alongside High Representative Federica Mogherini, Mr. Stoltenberg called the two organisations “unique partners”, working closely to support partners and fight illegal trafficking in the Aegean Sea. At the Warsaw Summit, NATO and the EU aim for a joint statement on cooperation, new “playbooks” on fighting hybrid threats, and a programme of NATO and EU exercises. The Secretary General concluded: “we need to take our cooperation to a high level, and that is exactly what we are working on now.”

19 May. 2016

A star is born

NATO’s forecourt sculpture, affectionately known as the “NATO Star”, is a unique and recognisable feature of the Alliance’s headquarters. Nestled within a crown of the flags of NATO member countries, the Star has become the implicit symbol of the Organization for the many visitors who use it as the backdrop for official and non-official photos taken during the Alliance’s 50-year stay in Brussels, Belgium.

19 May. 2016

NATO Foreign Ministers to set the stage for the Warsaw Summit

NATO Foreign Ministers are meeting in Brussels on Thursday (19 May 2016) to begin two days of talks on key issues, setting the stage for the Warsaw Summit in July. Today, Ministers will take a historic step by signing the Accession Protocol with Montenegro. “As of today, Montenegro will have a seat at NATO’s table, taking part in all our meetings as an observer,” said Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg. Ministers will also consider how best to project stability beyond NATO’s borders, relations with Russia, the future of the Resolute Support Mission in Afghanistan, and stepping up cooperation with the European Union.

19 May. 2016

Foreign Ministers agree NATO must do more to project stability in its neighbourhood

Foreign Ministers agreed on Thursday (19 May 2016) that NATO should do more to project stability beyond the Alliance’s borders. While stressing that NATO must retain the ability to deploy combat forces when needed, Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said “we must also do more to train up local forces, to secure their own territory, and push back against extremist groups.” He underlined that such efforts are important for “preserving security here at home”.

19 May. 2016

NATO Foreign Ministers sign Accession Protocol with Montenegro

Today, NATO Foreign Ministers signed the Accession Protocol for Montenegro, marking a historic step in Montenegro’s path to the Alliance. Speaking at a joint press conference with Montenegrin Prime Minister Djukanovic, Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg underlined that today’s decision is “a clear sign that NATO’s door remains open for partners that share and promote our values.”

18 May. 2016

Secretary General previews NATO Foreign Ministers meeting

Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said on Wednesday (18 May 2016) that NATO Foreign Ministers will take decisions in the next two days which will pave the way to the July Warsaw Summit.

17 May. 2016

Statement in response to the “Comment by the Information and Press Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation” on Alleged Statements made by the Chairman of the Military Committee, Gen. Petr Pavel

In their comment on the alleged statements by General Petr Pavel, Chairman of the NATO Military Committee (CMC), the Information and Press Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation used partial quotes and twisted the facts of what CMC actually stated in his speech to the Committee for Foreign Affairs, Defence and Armed Forces of the Senate of the Republic of France on 3 May 2016.

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