NATO - North Atlantic Treaty Organization

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9 Jul. 2014

NATO Secretary General highlights partnerships during San Francisco visit

A strong NATO with strong partnerships is “essential” to preserve an international rule-based order that promotes freedom, democracy and the rule of law, NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen said in a speech delivered at the Marines’ Memorial Association in San Francisco on Wednesday (9 July), at the end of his visit to the United States this week. The Secretary General said the international order “is under threat” due to Russia’s aggression against Ukraine as well as other crises such as Syria, Iraq and increased tensions in Asia. He said that current global threats require a global network to deal with them effectively.

8 Jul. 2014

NATO-supported Summer Academy in Tajikistan focuses on development and cooperation

The tenth NATO-supported Summer Academy took place in Romit, Tajikistan from 4 to 14 July. This year's theme was ''Central Asia after 2014 and beyond: regional development and stabilisation process''.

8 Jul. 2014

Secretary General praises strong US leadership in talks with President Obama

NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen thanked President Barack Obama for his country’s leadership within the Alliance and strong commitment to transatlantic security during talks with the United States president at the White House on Tuesday (8 July 2014) which focused on preparations for this September NATO Summit in Wales. “I am particularly grateful for the support the United States has provided in response to Russia’s unacceptable actions in Ukraine,” the Secretary General said.

8 Jul. 2014

NATO mine clearance project advances in Azerbaijan

Jeyranchel, in northeastern Azerbaijan covers an area of about 62 square kilometres just along the Georgian border. From 1955 until 1991, the former Soviet Army used the site as a live-firing range. Unexploded ordnance (UXO) and mines remained, much of it hidden underground, threatening security and livelihoods.

7 Jul. 2014

Secretary General calls on Europe and America to renew their commitment to transatlantic security

NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen called on America and Europe to renew their commitment to shared security in light of the new threats the world is facing, in a speech delivered at the Atlantic Council of the United States in Washington on Monday (7 July) ahead of his meeting with president Barack Obama.

7 Jul. 2014

NATO Secretary General to discuss Wales Summit with US President

NATO Secretary General, Mr. Anders Fogh Rasmussen will discuss preparations for this September’s Summit in Wales and the implications of Russia’s actions in Ukraine on Allied security with President Barack Obama during a three-day visit to the United States starting on Monday (7 July 2014).

3 Jul. 2014

NATO ships enter Black Sea

Four NATO ships entered the Black Sea today in a regularly scheduled deployment to enhance NATO solidarity and readiness in the region.

2 Jul. 2014

NATO Secretary General thanks Germany for its leadership within the Alliance

NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen thanked Germany for its pivotal role in the Alliance during a visit to Berlin on Wednesday (2 July). “I am very grateful for Germany’s leading role in Afghanistan and in Kosovo. You have shown your commitment to your fellow Allies in reinforcing our collective defence in light of the Russia-Ukraine crisis,” he said after talks with Chancellor Angela Merkel.

27 Jun. 2014

Statement by the Secretary General on the signature of the European Union’s Association Agreements with Georgia, the Republic of Moldova and Ukraine

I welcome the signature of Association Agreements between the EU and Georgia, the Republic of Moldova and Ukraine. The Association Agreements, and the Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Area, will significantly deepen the political and economic ties between the EU and its three Eastern partners.

26 Jun. 2014

NATO Secretary General sees the transatlantic relationship as ''critical'' to security

NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen, speaking at the Global Leadership Awards dinner of the Chicago Council on Global Affairs on Thursday (26 June 2014), stressed the need to further strengthen the relationship between Europe and North America to address current security risks and threats. “Russia is using military, political and economic means to intimidate and influence its neighbours. And across the globe, we face the prospect of other rising, autocratic regimes using similar methods to pursue their interests, and project their power,” he said. “So seventy years after D-Day, and a quarter of a century after the end of the Cold War, we need to remind ourselves of the real value of our transatlantic relationship”. During the dinner the Secretary General received the Global Leadership Award for his diplomatic efforts to ensure global peace and security.