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27 Jun. 2016

NATO Secretary General appoints Rose Gottemoeller as next Deputy Secretary General

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg has decided to appoint Rose Gottemoeller from the US as the next Deputy Secretary General. ‎She will replace Ambassador Alexander Vershbow from the US, who took up his position in February 2012.

24 Jun. 2016

NATO Secretary General’s statement on the outcome of the British referendum on the EU

The British people have decided to leave the European Union. As it defines the next chapter in its relationship with the EU, I know that the United Kingdom's position in NATO will remain unchanged. The UK will remain a strong and committed NATO Ally, and will continue to play its leading role in our Alliance.

23 Jun. 2016

Deputy Secretary General addresses NATO’s Warsaw Summit objectives in Lisbon

In a keynote speech at the Portuguese Parliament on Thursday (23 June 2016), NATO Deputy Secretary General Alexander Vershbow addressed key objectives for the Warsaw Summit, NATO’s response to current security challenges and the significance the Alliance attaches to maritime security.

22 Jun. 2016

NATO Secretary General condemns North Korea’s ballistic missile launch

I strongly condemn the launch by North Korea of two ballistic missiles.

22 Jun. 2016

Chairman of the NATO Military Committee in Czech Republic to discuss defence and deterrence

During his visit to the Czech Republic (19 to 22 June), the Chairman of the NATO Military Committee, General Pavel met with General Becvar, Czech Chief of Defence, Mr. Stropnicky, Czech Minister of Defence, Brigadier General Kase, Chief of the Military Office of the Czech President and Cardinal Monseigneur Duka, the Archbishop of Prague. General Pavel was a guest-lecturer at the Charles University in Prague and the University of Defence in Brno.

22 Jun. 2016

Secretary General welcomes the President of the International Committee of the Red Cross to NATO Headquarters

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg welcomed President Peter Maurer of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) to NATO Headquarters on Wednesday (22 June 2016). The leaders discussed developments in the cooperation and in the dialogue on humanitarian issues between NATO and the ICRC. President Maurer also participated in a meeting of the North Atlantic Council.

21 Jun. 2016

Secretary General welcomes Israeli President Reuven Rivlin to Alliance Headquarters

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg welcomed Israeli President Reuven Rivlin to NATO Headquarters on Tuesday (21 June 2016) to discuss NATO-Israel cooperation. “For more than twenty years, Israel has been a very active NATO partner through the Mediterranean Dialogue, the only security forum that brings together NATO Allies with Israel and Arab countries,” said the Secretary General. He stressed that NATO and Israel are taking cooperation a step further, agreeing to establish an Israeli Mission at NATO, headed by Israel’s Ambassador to the European Union.

20 Jun. 2016

NATO launches anti-submarine warfare exercise in Norwegian Sea

Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg marked the launch of NATO's anti-submarine warfare exercise "Dynamic Mongoose" in a visit to Trondheim, Norway on Monday (20 June 2016). The exercise, focused on detecting and defending against submarines, runs for ten days. Joined by Norwegian Defence Minister Ine Marie Eriksen Søreide, Mr. Stoltenberg addressed sailors aboard the Norwegian frigate HNoMS Fridtjof Nansen. Calling naval capabilities "as important as ever", he noted that 70% of the earth is covered by water, and that 90% of world trade travels by sea. He stressed that NATO must be able to operate "on the sea, over the sea, and also under the sea.”

20 Jun. 2016

Consultations on Civil Preparedness and Crisis Management with Montenegro

An inter-agency delegation from Montenegro met with Civil Preparedness and Crisis management experts at NATO headquarters on Monday (20 June) to take forward Montenegro’s efforts towards integration into Alliance Civil Emergency Planning.

17 Jun. 2016

NATO Secretary General and Libyan Foreign Minister discuss how NATO can support Libya

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg met Mohamed Taha Siala, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Libya on Friday (17 June 2016). They discussed the political and security situation in Libya. The Secretary General said he was encouraged by the progress made by the Government of National Accord led by Prime Minister Fayez Al Sarraj and conveyed NATO’s support for the political dialogue process led by the United Nations.

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