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19 Oct. 2014

Deputy Secretary General calls for closer cooperation with Gulf partners

NATO Deputy Secretary General, Alexander Vershbow, spoke in favour of deepening NATO’s partnership with countries in the Gulf to ensure that “we will be even better able to respond to future security challenges”, during a speech on Sunday (19 October) at the Abu Dhabi Strategic Debate. Ambassador Vershbow said that NATO and regional partners of the Gulf should intensify political dialogue and practical cooperation; work together to strengthen maritime security and further strengthen the ability of their military forces to work together. During his speech, the Deputy Secretary General also addressed the risk the terrorist organization ISIL poses to the Middle East and beyond, including to NATO and EU member states, by saying that “dealing with this threat requires a broad, multinational effort covering a range of different measures”.

15 Oct. 2014

NATO Naval Drills Begin in Mediterranean Sea, Atlantic Ocean

A large fleet of naval vessels is taking part in the multinational “Noble Justification” military exercise which is underway in the Mediterranean Sea and Atlantic Ocean. More than twenty warships, and several submarines and aircraft, are involved in the drills. "The exercise Noble Justification is a substantial opportunity for NATO to develop force integration, multinational inter-operability and enhance readiness, by using of an improved technology", said NATO's Maritime Commander, Vice Admiral Peter Hudson.

14 Oct. 2014

NATO and Kazakhstan mark 20 years of cooperation

A NATO delegation visited Kazakhstan from 6 to 10 October to take part in a series of public diplomacy events focusing on the 20th anniversary of cooperation with Kazakhstan within the Alliance’s Partnership for Peace (PfP) programme.

13 Oct. 2014

NATO and Dutch auditors discuss financial transparency

The Chairman and members of the International Board of Auditors for NATO (IBAN) held talks with representatives from the Netherlands National Audit Office (Algemene Rekenkamer) on 13 October.

10 Oct. 2014

NATO Secretary General thanks Patriot crews protecting Turkey

Visiting the Patriot deployment at Gaziantep, the NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg thanked personnel from the United States, Germany, the Netherlands, host nation Turkey and other Allies on Friday (10 October) for their contribution to reinforcing Turkey's air defence. “Your mission is more important than ever, and Allies remain committed to this vital mission,” the Secretary General said.

9 Oct. 2014

NATO Secretary General shows Alliance solidarity in Turkey

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg met with President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, with Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu and with Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu on Thursday (9 October) in Ankara and said that he came to hear Turkey’s views and concerns on the situation in the region. At the start of his second trip as NATO Secretary General, Mr. Stoltenberg held a joint press conference with Foreign Minister Çavuşoğlu and said that NATO is closely monitoring events close to Turkey’s southern border.

9 Oct. 2014

Experts discuss ''Innovative Energy Solutions for Military Application'' in Vilnius

NATO’s Science for Peace and Security (SPS) Programme is supporting the NATO Energy Security Centre of Excellence to organise an event on “Innovative Energy Solutions for Military Application” (IESMA).

9 Oct. 2014

Regional security in Central Asia tops agenda in Uzbekistan

Experts gathered at a conference on “Regional Security and Stability in Central Asia: Key Challenges and Ways Forward” at the University of World Economy and Diplomacy (UWED) in Tashkent, Uzbekistan on 3 October. The event launched a series of NATO-supported events marking the 20th anniversary of the Partnership for Peace (PfP) programme in the Central Asian partner states.

8 Oct. 2014

The NATO Military Committee visits the Allied Command Transformation in Norfolk

The NATO Military Committee (MC), led by its Chairman General Knud Bartels, visited the Allied Command Transformation (ACT) in Norfolk (7th & 8th October 2014).

6 Oct. 2014

NATO Secretary General thanks Allied pilots, crews in visit to Polish airbase

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg thanked air force personnel from Poland and many other Allied countries on Monday (06 October 2014) for their service and for protecting the airspace over the Eastern part of the Alliance during a visit to the Łask airbase in central Poland. “You are doing an important job,” the Secretary General said. He stressed that "you come from many countries across the Alliance but you send one clear message: NATO is here. NATO is here to protect you. NATO is here to protect all Allies.”

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