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23 Jun. 2017

Deputy Secretary General stresses value of NATO-Serbia partnership in visit to Belgrade

Deputy Secretary General Rose Gottemoeller underlined that NATO remains committed to the Western Balkans and to building a strong partnership with Serbia during a visit to Belgrade on Friday (23 June 2017). Ms. Gottemoeller is visiting Serbia for the inauguration ceremony of President Aleksander Vučić.

23 Jun. 2017

The NATO Military Committee visits SHAPE

Chairman of the NATO Military Committee (CMC), General Petr Pavel and the NATO Military Committee visited Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe (SHAPE) on 22 Jun 2017.

22 Jun. 2017

Deputy Secretary General and North Atlantic Council visit NATO exercise in Poland

The North Atlantic Council chaired by NATO Deputy Secretary General, Rose Gottemoeller, visited the Coalition Warrior Interoperability Exercise (CWIX) held in Bydgoszcz, Poland on Thursday (22 June 2017). More than 1000 engineers, scientists, technicians and operators from 26 nations participate in the event at the Joint Force Training Centre (JFTC). CWIX aims to test and improve the ability of Allies to operate together, and the exercise includes land, sea and cyber components.

22 Jun. 2017

Secretary General welcomes Libyan Prime Minister to NATO headquarters

NATO Secretary General, Mr. Jens Stoltenberg, welcomed the Prime Minister of Libya, Mr. Fayez al-Sarraj, at NATO Headquarters on Thursday (22 June 2017) for talks about how the Alliance could help Libya build effective defence and security institutions.

20 Jun. 2017

NATO Deputy Secretary General welcomes Bosnia and Herzegovina’s reform efforts

NATO Deputy Secretary General Rose Gottemoeller welcomed the Chairman of the Tri-Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina Mladen Ivanić; the Chairman of the Council of Ministers Denis Zvizdic; and Defence Minister Marina Pendes to NATO Headquarters on Tuesday (20 June 2017) for an exchange of views.

20 Jun. 2017

Secretary General visits NATO battlegroups training together in Lithuania

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg watched two of NATO’s battlegroups train in Lithuania on Tuesday (20 June 2017). Mr. Stoltenberg observed a river crossing by Allied forces and then met troops taking part in Exercise Iron Wolf. Germany leads the NATO battlegroup in Lithuania, and for the first time it trained with the US-led battlegroup based in Poland. On Monday (19 June 2017) the Secretary General welcomed the Canadian forces which are leading the battlegroup stationed in Latvia. The United Kingdom commands a similar NATO force in Estonia.

19 Jun. 2017

Progress report shows step change in cooperation between NATO and the European Union

NATO and the European Union reinforce each other better than ever and are making substantial progress in complementing each other’s work. This is the conclusion of the first progress report on NATO-EU Cooperation, authored jointly by NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg and EU High Representative / Vice-President of the European Commission Federica Mogherini.

19 Jun. 2017

Secretary General marks deployment of NATO battlegroups during visit to Latvia

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg paid tribute to Allied forces during a ceremony on Monday (19 June 2017) to mark the deployment of the NATO multinational battlegroup in Latvia. It is one of four now fully deployed to the eastern part of the Alliance in response to the changed security environment. Canada is leading the NATO battlegroup in Latvia, Germany and the United Kingdom are leading similar forces in Lithuania and Estonia, while the United States commands a NATO battlegroup in Poland.

16 Jun. 2017

Director General of the NATO International Military Staff visits Ireland

Lieutenant General Jan Broeks, Director General of the NATO International Military Staff visited Ireland on 14-15 June 2017. During his visit, Lieutenant General Broeks met with Lieutenant General Mark Mellet, Chief of Staff of Óglaigh na hÉireann (Irish Armed Forces) and had meetings with high-ranking Irish officials. He also laid a wreath honouring Fallen Irish Soldiers.

16 Jun. 2017

NATO and New Zealand share genuine partnership and interest in enhanced mil-to-mil cooperation, says Chairman of NATO military Committee

General Petr Pavel, Chairman of the NATO Military Committee visited Wellington and Auckland, New Zealand, on 14-17 June 2017. During his stay, the Chairman met with Secretary of Defence, Ms Helene Quilter; the Minister of Defence, the Honourable Mark Mitchell; Chief of Defence of the New Zealand Armed Forces, Lieutenant General Tim Keating; Commander of Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF) Base Auckland, Air Commodore Darryn Webb; the Chiefs of the Army, Navy and Air Force, Deputy Chief of the Army, Brigadier Christopher Parsons; and Special Operations Component Commander, Colonel Rob Gillard. General Pavel also attended a Defence meeting chaired by Lieutenant General Keating and delivered a speech at the New Zealand Institute for International Affairs at Victoria University.

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