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13 Dec. 2016

NATO Secretary General commemorates 60th anniversary of the Three Wise Men Report

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg delivered a keynote address at Norway House in Brussels on Tuesday (13 December 2016) to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the landmark Three Wise Men Report. Speaking at a conference organised by Carnegie Europe, the Secretary General outlined the importance of political consultation and non-military cooperation in strengthening NATO’s unity and cohesion.

13 Dec. 2016

Taking EU-NATO cooperation to a new level

In a joint opinion article, written with the President of the European Council, Donald Tusk, and the President of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg outlines how NATO and the EU are stepping up cooperation. This article was published on Monday and Tuesday (12-13 December 2016) in newspapers belonging to the LENA group. Any use of this opinion piece should give attribution to the publishing outlets.

11 Dec. 2016

Statement by the NATO Secretary General on Istanbul bombs

I condemn the horrific acts of terror in Istanbul. My thoughts are with those who lost their loved ones in the bomb attacks, with those wounded and with the people of Turkey.

9 Dec. 2016

NATO trains Iraqi experts in cyber defence

Iraqi experts were trained on cyber defence at the Middle East Technical University (METU) in Ankara, Turkey to improve their expertise and technical knowledge and to contribute to the strengthening of Iraqi national cyber defence capabilities. This course was supported by the Science for Peace and security (SPS) Programme and took place from 21 November to 2 December 2016.

9 Dec. 2016

NATO marks UN International Anti-Corruption Day

December 9th is UN International Anti-Corruption Day, aimed at raising awareness of corruption and the role of the United Nations Convention Against Corruption in combatting it. This year’s theme is ‘United Against Corruption for Peace, Development and Security’ – and NATO’s anti-corruption work makes a real contribution to UN efforts in this regard.

8 Dec. 2016

Secretary General: Estonia is a steadfast Ally

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg welcomed Estonian President Kersti Kaljulaid to NATO Headquarters on Thursday (8 December 2016). The Secretary General praised Estonia for its commitment to the Alliance, including through contributions on cyber defence and to NATO’s mission in Afghanistan. He noted that Estonia leads by example on defence spending and will host a multinational NATO battalion early next year.

7 Dec. 2016

NATO reaffirms commitment to Afghanistan's long term stability

NATO Foreign Ministers concluded two days of meetings on Wednesday (7 December 2016) with a meeting on Afghanistan, together with Resolute Support Mission partners and Afghan Foreign Minister Salahuddin Rabbani. Following the meeting, Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg stressed that both sides "reaffirmed our mutual commitments". Allies and partners will continue to support Afghanistan through the Resolute Support Mission and through funding, while the Afghan government will remain committed to reform.

7 Dec. 2016

NATO and the EU deepen ties as ministerial meeting wraps up

NATO foreign ministers concluded two days of meetings in Brussels on Wednesday (7 December 2016), during which they made progress on a number of key issues, including cooperation with the European Union. Allies approved a series of more than 40 measures to advance how the two organisations work together – including on countering hybrid threats, cyber defence, and making their common neighbourhood more stable and secure. NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg called the agreement “a milestone in our relations,” adding that “neither organisation has the full range of tools” to address new challenges alone, “but working together we are a formidable force for good.”

7 Dec. 2016

NATO Secretary General: ''Diplomacy only viable solution to Ukraine crisis.''

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg underscored the Alliance’s unwavering support for Ukraine following a meeting of the NATO-Ukraine Commission with Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin on Wednesday (7 December 2016). The Secretary General warned that serious security problems are hindering progress toward a political settlement to the conflict. Mr Stoltenberg also stressed NATO’s enduring support for Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity and the country’s reform efforts.

6 Dec. 2016

Foreign Ministers endorse over 40 proposals to deepen NATO-EU cooperation

NATO Foreign Ministers discussed steps to strengthen the Alliance’s cooperation with the European Union on Tuesday (6 December 2016). Ministers were joined by EU High Representative Federica Mogherini, as well as Finland and Sweden. They endorsed over 40 proposals to deepen NATO-EU cooperation in seven key areas, including countering hybrid threats, maritime security and cyber defence. Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg called it “a milestone in our relations,” adding: “neither organisation has the full range of tools” to address new challenges alone, “but working together we are a formidable force for good.”

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