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6 May. 2016

Chairman of the NATO Military Committee praises France’s significant contributions to Collective Defence

While in France (2 - 4 May 2016), General Petr Pavel, Chairman of the NATO Military Committee met with the Chief of Defence of the French Armed Forces, General Pierre de Villiers and staff of the Centre for Planning and Conduct of Operations (CPCO), General Christophe Gomart, Head of French Military Intelligence, Vice-Admiral Jean Casabianca, Chief of the Military Staff to the Minister of Defence, Mr. Nicolas de Rivière, Director General of Political Affairs and Security in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs , Mr. Claude Bartolone, President of the National Assembly, and with the Commission of Defence and Foreign Affairs of the Senate.

6 May. 2016

Deputy Secretary General: NATO membership will ensure Montenegro’s long term security

Becoming the 29th member of NATO will ensure Montenegro’s long-term stability, sovereignty and security, NATO Deputy Secretary General Ambassador Alexander Vershbow said during a visit to Montenegro on Friday (6 May).

4 May. 2016

NATO Secretary General welcomes new Supreme Allied Commander Europe

United States Army General Curtis M. Scaparrotti took over command of NATO’s Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe (SHAPE) from General Philip M. Breedlove during a handover ceremony in Mons, Belgium on Wednesday (4 May 2016). Attending the ceremony, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg thanked General Breedlove for his outstanding contribution to transatlantic security and welcomed General Scaparrotti to the Alliance. “Today we have come to honour two great men, General Breedlove and General Scaparrotti. Men who personify the enduring bond between Europe and the United States,” said Mr. Stoltenberg.

4 May. 2016

NATO agrees Israel Mission to NATO

The North Atlantic Council has agreed ‎to accept the request that an official Israeli Mission be established at NATO headquarters. The Ambassador of Israel to the EU will therefore be the Head of the Mission of Israel to NATO.

4 May. 2016

NATO agrees Jordan Mission to NATO

The North Atlantic Council has agreed ‎to accept the request to accredit the Embassy of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan to Belgium as Mission to NATO. The Ambassador of Jordan to Belgium will therefore be the Head of the Mission of Jordan to NATO.

29 Apr. 2016

NATO and partners to discuss non-proliferation and arms control in Ljubljana

The twelfth Annual NATO Conference on Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) Arms Control, Disarmament and Non-proliferation, will take place in the Slovenian capital Ljubljana from 9 to 10 May 2016.

28 Apr. 2016

NATO Secretary General praises Albania’s role in strengthening shared security

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg welcomed Albanian President Bujar Nishani to NATO Headquarters on Thursday (28 April 2016) to discuss preparations for the Warsaw Summit. Speaking at a joint press conference with President Nishani, Mr. Stoltenberg praised Albania for its contributions to Allied security and for its role in strengthening stability in the Western Balkans.

28 Apr. 2016

Chairman of the NATO Military Committee in Sweden to discuss regional security and NATO-Swedish military cooperation

During his visit to Sweden (27 & 28 April), the Chairman of the NATO Military Committee, General Pavel met with Swedish Minister of Defence, Mr. Peter Hultqvist and Supreme Commander of the Swedish Armed Forces, General Micael Bydén to discuss regional security challenges and opportunities for enhanced military cooperation. The Chairman also had the opportunity to observe the Combined Joint Staff Exercise 2016 (CJSE 16) and visit the Life Guards Regiment, the Swedish Armed Forces International Centre and the Nordic Centre for Gender in Military Operations.

26 Apr. 2016

Chairman of the NATO Military Committee commends Finland for active military cooperation with NATO

During his two-day visit to Finland, the Chairman of the NATO Military Committee, General Petr Pavel met with the President of Finland, Mr Sauli Niinistö, Finnish Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Timo Soini, Finnish Minister of Defence, Dr. Jussi Niinistö and Chief of Defence, General Jarmo Lindberg. Discussions focused on regional security and NATO-Finnish military cooperation and interoperability.

26 Apr. 2016

The North Atlantic Council visits French Nuclear Strategic Force

The North Atlantic Council and Military Committee visited the Command of the French Nuclear Strategic Force at L’Ile Longue (France), on Tuesday (26 April 2016).

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