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25 Nov. 2014

National Security Adviser from Iraq visits NATO

Iraq’s National Security Advisor, Mr. Falih Al Fayyadh, visited NATO Headquarters on Tuesday, 25 November 2014. He met with the NATO Deputy Secretary General, Ambassador Alexander Vershbow, and briefed NATO Permanent Representatives during a meeting of the North Atlantic Council chaired by NATO Secretary General, Mr. Jens Stoltenberg.

24 Nov. 2014

NATO Secretary General: Time has come to stop defence cuts

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg called on Allies to invest more money on defence in a keynote speech at the 60th Plenary Session of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly in The Hague on Monday (24 November). “In more peaceful times, it was right to reduce defence spending,” the Secretary General said, “but we do not live in peaceful times. So it is right to stop the cuts and to increase spending on our defence.”

24 Nov. 2014

Statement by NATO Secretary General on the so-called treaty between the Abkhazia region of Georgia and Russia

NATO fully supports the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Georgia within its internationally recognised borders. Therefore, we do not recognise the so-called treaty on alliance and strategic partnership signed between the Georgian region of Abkhazia and Russia on 24 November.

24 Nov. 2014

NATO Secretary General commends the Netherlands for its active role in NATO

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg thanked the Dutch government for its continuing support to NATO operations in talks with Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte in The Hague on Monday (24 November). “The Netherlands has been for many years a valuable and reliable Ally”, the Secretary General said. “You have shown your commitment by contributing troops to our mission in Afghanistan and Kosovo. Fighter jets over the Baltic States. Patriot batteries in Turkey. And offering troops to our ‘Spearhead Force’ next year.”

21 Nov. 2014

Secretary General stresses NATO's commitment to collective security in visit to Lithuania

The Alliance’s Air Policing Mission over the three Baltic States was hailed as a concrete example of NATO solidarity in action by NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg during a visit to the Karmelava Airspace Control Centre in Lithuania on Friday (21 November 2014). ''Collective defence is our core task,'' Mr Stoltenberg said, "NATO stands with Lithuania – as we do with each and every Ally.''

21 Nov. 2014

NATO Military Committee Chairman's visit to Ukraine highlights NATO-Ukraine intensified partnership

NATO stands by its long-standing partnership with Ukraine, General Bartels, Chairman of the NATO Military Committee, said during his visit to Kyiv on Thursday and Friday (20-21 November 2014). “We will continue to support the reform of your security sector and the modernisation of your armed forces to defend a sovereign, united and democratic Ukraine,” General Bartels said.

20 Nov. 2014

‘’All for one, one for all’’ : NATO Secretary General stresses solidarity in Estonia

The NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg started a trip to Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania with a visit to Estonia’s Ämari Airbase on Thursday (20 November 2014), where he stressed Alliance solidarity. “NATO’s greatest responsibility is to protect and defend our Allies. And NATO is here to protect and defend Estonia,” he said. On his way, Mr Stoltenberg's plane was escorted by two Dutch fighter jets based in Poland as part of NATO's air policing mission, while at Amari, he met with US, German and Estonian troops. He made clear the presence of jets and troops from many nations demonstrates “the resolve of all Allies to stand with the Baltic nations. All for one. One for all.”

20 Nov. 2014

NATO will protect every Ally, Secretary General says in Latvia

Arriving in Riga on Thursday (20 November 2014), NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg emphasised that the Alliance will “protect and defend each and every Ally.” The Secretary General said that commitment is clear to see: "NATO aircraft are policing Baltic skies, NATO ships are patrolling the Baltic Sea, and NATO forces are starting an exercise in Europe every two days."

19 Nov. 2014

Helping reform Ukraine’s military education system

The National Defence University in Warsaw recently hosted a tailored workshop to help Ukraine’s Department of Military Education draft an initial ''Concept Paper for the Reform of Military Educational System of Ukraine''.

18 Nov. 2014

Largest ever NATO cyber defence exercise gets underway

NATO launched its largest ever multinational cyber defence exercise, “Cyber Coalition 2014” on Tuesday (18 November). The three-day training event will test the Alliance’s ability to defend its networks from the various challenges that exist when operating in the contested cyber domain. “This exercise will test our systems to make sure that NATO keeps pace with that evolving threat and that the skills and expertise of our cyber specialists are fully up to the task,” said Ambassador Sorin Ducaru, NATO Assistant Secretary General for Emerging Security Challenges. “Among the priorities highlighted in the Enhanced NATO Policy on Cyber Defence, endorsed at the Wales Summit, is training and exercises.”

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