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25 Apr. 2015

NATO Ships Complete Participation in Exercise Joint Warrior

LIVERPOOL, UK – Three of NATO’s Standing Naval Forces have completed their participation in the UK-led Exercise JOINT WARRIOR 15-1: Standing NATO Maritime Group TWO (SNMG2) and Standing NATO Mine Counter-Measures Groups ONE and TWO (SNMCMG1/2), following nearly two weeks of intense multi-national training. NATO’s three SNFs joined more than 40 additional warships and submarines and 70 aircraft. In total, around 13,000 personnel participated in the exercise.

24 Apr. 2015

Men in black – NATO’s cybermen

There are six men. All dressed in black like the ones in the famous movie. They have black cases too but they are not using their technology to erase your memory. Their name: NATO Rapid Reaction Team, or RRT. Their aim: to provide assistance to NATO nations or facilities suffering a cyber attack.

24 Apr. 2015

NATO-Ukraine agreement paves the way for further technical cooperation

On 24 April 2015, the NATO Communications and Information (NCI) Agency and Ukraine signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MoA), which will facilitate the implementation of the NATO-Ukraine Trust Fund on Consultation, Command, Control and Communication (C4). When ratified by the Ukrainian legislature, the agreement will also allow for the further development of technical cooperation between the NCIA and the Government of Ukraine in the future.

24 Apr. 2015

NATO welcomes deepened cooperation with Australia

Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg welcomed Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop to NATO headquarters on Friday (24 April 2015) for talks on issues of mutual interest, and on strengthening the NATO-Australia relationship. Calling Australia a natural partner for the Alliance, the Secretary General underscored that the current security environment has increased the need for increased dialogue and cooperation.

24 Apr. 2015

NATO and New Zealand take stock of long standing partnership

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg welcomed New Zealand's Defence Minister Gerry Brownlee to NATO headquarters on Friday (24 April 2015) for talks on the state of the partnership between the Alliance and New Zealand.

24 Apr. 2015

“Women key to peace and security in Afghanistan” NATO Special Representative for Women, Peace and Security said in Kabul

Peace and security cannot be sustained without the full participation of women in all aspects of society, including the provision of security, Marriët Schuurman, NATO’s Secretary General's Special Representative for Women, Peace and Security stressed as she completed a 3-day visit in Afghanistan. “NATO will continue to support Afghanistan to safeguard an enabling environment for women to fully contribute to building a safer society”.

23 Apr. 2015

Secretary General thanks Estonia for its commitment to NATO’s collective defence

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg expressed his appreciation to Estonian Prime Minister Taavi Rõivas for his country’s strong commitment to the Alliance during talks on Thursday (23 April 2015) at NATO headquarters. The discussion focused on current security challenges to the east of Alliance, the importance of maintaining assurance measures, and the continuing adaptation of NATO as it prepares for next year’s Warsaw Summit.

23 Apr. 2015

NATO Secretary General discusses Russia at Politico Europe launch

NATO is ready for dialogue with Russia but the Alliance will never compromise on its principles, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said Thursday (23 April 2015) at the launch of Politico Europe.

22 Apr. 2015

NATO and the Republic of Djibouti consolidate their cooperation

NATO and the Republic of Djibouti have enhanced their cooperation, by concluding on 22 April 2015 an agreement to establish a NATO liaison office in Djibouti in support of the Alliance's counter piracy operation, Ocean Shield, in the Gulf of Aden. NATO Deputy Assistant Secretary General for Operations, Ambassador Francesca Tardioli, and the Republic of Djibouti's Minister of Foreign Affairs, H. E Mahmoud Ali Youssouf, signed the agreement.

21 Apr. 2015

North Atlantic Council visits Allied Land Command in Turkey to discuss NATO's continued adaptation

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg and the 28 Permanent Representatives to the North Atlantic Council discussed the Alliance’s continuous adaptation in the face of new security challenges on Tuesday (21 April 2015) in Izmir, Turkey. Held at the Headquarters of Allied Land Command (LANDCOM), the talks were also attended by Deputy Secretary General Alexander Vershbow and the Chairman of the Military Committee, General Knud Bartels.

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