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10 Jul. 2017

NATO Secretary General stresses Alliance’s strong support for Ukraine

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg ended a two-day visit to Ukraine on Monday evening (10 July 2017), during which he reaffirmed the Alliance’s strong political and practical support for Ukraine. Mr. Stoltenberg was in Kyiv together with the Ambassadors of NATO’s North Atlantic Council to mark the twentieth anniversary since the signing of the Distinctive Partnership between NATO and the Ukraine.

6 Jul. 2017

Italian jets arrive in Bulgaria for enhanced air policing

Italian Eurofighter jets are joining Bulgarian MiG-29 fighter jets on 07 July 2017 for joint air policing of allied airspace over Bulgaria. Part of NATO’s enhanced air policing measures, the mission will last until October.

6 Jul. 2017

Secretary General welcomes Japanese Prime Minister to NATO Headquarters

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg met with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Thursday (6 July 2017) for talks on the Alliance’s cooperation with Japan and the security situation in the Asia-Pacific region.

5 Jul. 2017

NATO boosts cooperation with Ukraine on scientific and security-related activities

Allied and Ukrainian experts gathered in Kyiv on 4 July 2017 to discuss present and future cooperation in the area of emerging security challenges and security-related advanced technologies.

5 Jul. 2017

NATO Ambassadors and EU Commissioner discuss cooperation toward stronger European defence

Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg welcomed European Commissioner Elżbieta Bieńkowska to NATO today (05 July 2017). The high-level representative of the European Union briefed the North Atlantic Council on the latest developments regarding the European Defence Action Plan and the European Defence Fund.

30 Jun. 2017

NATO and EU discuss future cooperation at sea

Policy experts, diplomats and military representatives met on Friday (30 June 2017) to discuss maritime cooperation between NATO and the European Union. The meeting, hosted at Norway House in Brussels, was designed to draw lessons for future cooperation at sea, building on NATO-EU experience in countering piracy in the Indian Ocean and working side-by-side in the Mediterranean. Participants discussed all aspects of maritime cooperation: from planning through execution and post-crisis management, as well as legal considerations and the contributions of industry.

29 Jun. 2017

NATO Allies move to replace aging maritime anti-submarine and patrol aircraft capabilities

Today (29 June 2017), six NATO Allies announced their readiness to work together in developing and fielding follow-on solutions for their existing maritime anti-submarine and intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance aircraft.

29 Jun. 2017

Defence Ministers review progress on fairer burden-sharing and NATO-EU cooperation

NATO Defence Ministers met today (29 June 2017), taking stock of the Alliance’s work towards fairer burden-sharing, as well as NATO-EU cooperation. Allies agreed to new capability targets, stepping up in key areas, including heavy equipment and air-to-air refuelling. Ministers also discussed enhancing NATO-EU cooperation, including in the fight against terrorism. Briefing media, Mr. Stoltenberg said he expects the 2018 NATO Summit will take place in Brussels next summer.

29 Jun. 2017

NATO Secretary General opens meeting of Defence Ministers, confirms Afghanistan troop increase

NATO Defence Ministers are meeting in Brussels today (29 June 2017) to address a wide range of issues, from fairer burden-sharing to the fight against terrorism and cyber defence. Ministers will also discuss NATO-EU cooperation, together with EU High Representative Federica Mogherini and ministers from Sweden and Finland. The ministerial will end with a meeting of nations contributing to the NATO-led Resolute Support Mission. Arriving at the meeting, Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg confirmed that NATO will increase its presence in Afghanistan.

29 Jun. 2017

NATO builds on its support for Afghanistan

Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg confirmed on Thursday (29 June 2017) that NATO will increase its support for the Afghan security forces. NATO’s Resolute Support Mission helps train, assist and advise the Afghans to make their country more secure, and ensure it never again becomes a safe haven for international terrorists. The Secretary General said NATO was reconfirming its “enduring commitment to Afghanistan.”

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