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30 Sep. 2014

Message to the troops by NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen

At the end of this month, I will conclude my tenure as NATO's Secretary General. For the last five years, it has been an honour for me to work alongside the dedicated and capable military and civilian leaders from NATO's twenty-eight member nations. It has also been a true privilege for me to serve our great Alliance with you, the men and women of our Armed Forces.

30 Sep. 2014

NATO Secretary General welcomes signing of security agreements with Afghanistan

I welcome the signature of the Bilateral Security Agreement between the United States and Afghanistan and of the Status of Forces Agreement between NATO and Afghanistan. The conclusion of these agreements opens a new chapter for cooperation between NATO, our partners, and the Afghan National Security Forces.

29 Sep. 2014

NATO congratulates Ghani and Abdullah on inauguration day

Ambassador Maurits Jochems, NATO’s Senior Civilian Representative in Afghanistan, attended the swearing of Dr. Ashraf Ghani as President of Afghanistan at a ceremony held today [Monday, 29 September] in Kabul. The event also saw the appointment of presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah as Chief Executive Officer of the National Unity Government, as agreed by the two candidates on 21 September.

26 Sep. 2014

Anders Fogh Rasmussen says good-bye to North Atlantic Council and NATO staff

NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen, who will officially step down as the Alliance’s 12th Secretary General at the end of this month, said good-bye to the members of the North Atlantic Council and NATO staff on Friday (26 September 2014), together with his wife Anne-Mette and his daughter Christina.

26 Sep. 2014

NATO and Japan conduct first ever joint counter-piracy drill

NATO and Japan conducted a joint counter-piracy drill in the Gulf of Aden on Thursday (25 September 2014) to test communications and tactical skills. It was the first such joint naval exercise between the two maritime fleets. “By synchronizing our activities and sharing information we stand a much better chance to secure the waters in the region and thereby keeping the sea lanes safe and secure,” said Commodore Aage Buur Jensen, the commander of NATO’s counter-piracy mission, Operation Ocean Shield.

25 Sep. 2014

Azerbaijanis train in cyber defence

Hundreds of thousands of cyber attacks are registered each day, posing a real threat to critical infrastructure and having a disruptive effect on the world economy. Estimates suggest that cyber attacks cost the global economy hundreds of billions of dollars each year.

25 Sep. 2014

Last AWACS return home from Afghanistan

1,240 missions and 12,240 flying hours later the AWACS fleet is finally home. On Thursday, 25 September the last AWACS returned to its home base in Geilenkirchen, Germany from Mazar-e-Sharif, Afghanistan.

24 Sep. 2014

Addressing pollution-related security in Montenegro

Uncontrolled emission of air polluters and the release of poisonous gasses, especially in the context of a terror attack, pose a significant threat to urban populations. To address this risk, the NATO Science for Peace and Security (SPS) Programme sponsored a project entitled ‘Geographical Information Processing for Environmental Pollution-Related Security within Urban Scale Environments’ (GEPSUS).

23 Sep. 2014

NATO Secretary General attends opening of UN General Assembly

NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen joined other world leaders at the opening session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York on Wednesday (24 September 2014). The session focused on a range of security threats to the international community, including the crisis in and around Ukraine, and the advance of ISIL in Syria and Iraq.

23 Sep. 2014

NATO Secretary General at West Point: ''All for one, and one for all''

Addressing cadets at West Point United States Military Academy on Tuesday (23 September 2013), the NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen stressed the Alliance’s commitment to protect all Allies by saying that “Article 5 of our founding Treaty states that we consider an attack against one to be an attack against us all. This remains our solemn pledge. All for one, and one for all”. In his last address as Secretary General, Mr. Fogh Rasmussen paid tribute to the sacrifice and commitment shown by American and other Allied soldiers who served on NATO-led operations.

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