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NATO congratulates Ghani and Abdullah on inauguration day

NATO congratulates Ghani and Abdullah on inauguration day

29 Sep. 2014

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.

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

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

26 Sep. 2014

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.

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NATO and Japan conduct first ever joint counter-piracy drill

NATO and Japan conduct first ever joint counter-piracy drill

25 Sep. 2014

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.

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