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30 May. 2015

Submarine U34, COMSUBNATO visit Tallinn, Estonia

This morning the German submarine U34 joined Standing NATO Maritime Group TWO (SNMG2) and Standing NATO Mine Counter-Measures Group ONE (SNMCMG1) in Tallinn for a scheduled port visit.

29 May. 2015

Poland hosts armour exercise PUMA 2015, testing interoperability and responsiveness

Exercise PUMA 2015 wrapped up in Western Poland on Friday, 29 May 2015. Exercise PUMA was a manoeuvre exercise involving Polish, US and French forces. It allowed the Allied nations to test responsiveness, interoperability enhancement, and provided them with demanding opportunities to conduct small to medium sized armour and mechanized infantry field training.

29 May. 2015

Chairman of the Military Committee meets with Asia-Pacific Military Leaders during the Shangri-La Dialogue

The Chairman of NATO's Military Committee, General Knud Bartels, attended the 14th International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) Asia Security Summit "The Shangri-La Dialogue 2015" in Singapore from 29 to 31st of May 2015. During the Summit, General Bartels met with defence ministers, Chiefs of Defence and security policy professionals in the Asia-Pacific region, including partners and Allies, to discuss issues of common interest and cooperation.

29 May. 2015

NATO Secretary General describes missile defence as transatlantic teamwork on visit to the USS Carney

Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg commended the key US contribution to NATO's missile defence capability in a visit to the USS Carney, an Aegis destroyer, at Naval Station Mayport in Florida on Friday (29 May 2015). The destroyer will set sail to Rota, Spain, in September to be part of the Alliance’s ballistic missile defence system alongside three sister ships.

28 May. 2015

NATO and Tunisia take cooperation forward

The NATO Deputy Secretary General Ambassador Alexander Vershbow welcomed Tunisia’s Prime Minister Habib Essid to NATO Headquarters on Thursday (28 May 2015) to review the partnership between NATO and Tunisia. Last year Tunisia and NATO approved an Individual Partnership and Cooperation Programme focused on several priority areas, including political dialogue, cooperation in the fight against terrorism, border security, cyber defence, defence planning and management and science cooperation. The meeting today was an opportunity to discuss how to further develop the partnership between NATO and Tunisia in areas of mutual interest, including counter-terrorism and military education and training.

28 May. 2015

NATO Secretary General thanks US military personnel for their service

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg thanked US servicemen and women during a visit to Florida and Georgia on Thursday (28 May 2015). Speaking at 125th Fighter Wing, Florida Air National Guard in Jacksonville, the Secretary General thanked them for being part of the US substantial contribution to the strength and security of the Alliance.

28 May. 2015

Deputy Secretary General addresses the 8th Kyiv Security Forum

“Russia’s illegal and illegitimate annexation of Crimea marked the first time since the Second World War that one European nation took part of another by force. In doing so, Russia has undermined decades of work by the international community to create a Europe that is whole, free and at peace. NATO will never accept or recognize the annexation of Crimea. The full implementation of the Minsk agreements represents the best hope for peace, and I urge all parties to do everything in their power to meet their commitments,” said NATO Deputy Secretary General, Ambassador Alexander Vershbow, in his address to the 8th Kyiv Security Forum on Thursday (28 May 2015). The Kyiv Security Forum is an annual event where government officials, representatives of international organizations and opinion formers meet to discuss current security issues related to the Black Sea region and Europe.

27 May. 2015

NATO Deputy Secretary General meets President of the International Committee of the Red Cross

NATO Deputy Secretary General Alexander Vershbow welcomed Mr. Peter Maurer, President of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), to NATO Headquarters on Wednesday (27 May 2015) for talks on international issues of mutual concern. The meeting was a continuation of the regular high-level dialogue between NATO and the ICRC.

27 May. 2015

Secretary General says NATO must adapt to a changing world

Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg has stressed that NATO must “be prepared for the long haul” as it adapts to rising challenges from both the south and the east. In a speech at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) in Washington D.C. on Wednesday (27 May 2015), Mr. Stoltenberg focused specifically on the challenge posed by “a resurgent Russia”. Calling Russia’s aggressive actions in Ukraine “part of a disturbing pattern”, the Secretary General warned that Moscow’s actions have undermined European security principles, including respect for borders, the independence of states, and military transparency and predictability. In response, he underlined that NATO is reinforcing its collective defence, keeping channels of communication open with Russia, and supporting European partners. The Secretary General stressed that in a changing world, “one thing that will not change,” is NATO’s “determination to stand united.”

26 May. 2015

NATO Secretary General begins visit to the United States

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg has arrived in Washington D.C. to begin a week-long visit to the United States. Today (26 May 2015), Mr. Stoltenberg will meet US President Barack Obama for talks on the Alliance’s adaptation in the face of new security challenges. Tomorrow, the Secretary General will meet with Secretary of State John Kerry; National Security Advisor Ambassador Susan Rice; Deputy Secretary of Defense Robert Work, and other senior officials.

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