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

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

21 Nov. 2014

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.''

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NATO will protect every Ally, Secretary General says in Latvia

NATO will protect every Ally, Secretary General says in Latvia

20 Nov. 2014 - 21 Nov. 2014

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."

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

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

20 Nov. 2014

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.”

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