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19 Jan. 2017

NATO Secretary General: in times of turmoil, we need strong institutions

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg stressed the importance of strong institutions and transatlantic cooperation at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland on Thursday (19 January 2017). Mr. Stoltenberg took part in a plenary session on ‘Redefining Europe’s Security Agenda’, together with EU High Representative Federica Mogherini, Polish Foreign Minister Witold Waszczykowski, Oxford historian Margaret MacMillan and the Director of Europol, Rob Wainwright.

18 Jan. 2017

From Warsaw Summit to Brussels Summit, NATO Chiefs of Defence discuss ongoing work

On 17 and 18 January 2017, the NATO Chiefs of Defence gathered for the 176th Military Committee in Chiefs of Defence Session (MCCS) at NATO Headquarters in Brussels. The meetings included discussions on improving NATO’s Command Structure, continuing defence & deterrence measures, projecting stability through Counter Terrorism projects and the continued support of the Resolute Support Mission. NATO Chiefs of Defence also met with Partner Nations to share views on regional security and enhanced cooperation. The MCCS concluded with a session dedicated to Russia and its relationship towards NATO.

17 Jan. 2017

NATO welcomes Georgia’s reform progress

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg praised Georgia’s ongoing reform efforts on Tuesday (17 January 2017) in talks with the State Minister for European and Euro-Atlantic Integration, Victor Dolidze, and Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs David Dondua. The ministers met with the Secretary General before participating in a meeting of the NATO-Georgia Commission.

16 Jan. 2017

Central Asian experts discuss energy security issues

A conference entitled “25 Years of Independence: Energy Security Issues in Central Asia and Beyond” took place in Ashgabat on 14-15 December 2016 with the participation of experts from Afghanistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan. The event in Turkmenistan provided an opportunity to reflect on security challenges and regional cooperation strategies in particular in the energy sector.

13 Jan. 2017

NATO Annual Review on Gender in Military: progress made in policies, participation and operational planning

The 2015 Summary of the National Reports of NATO Member and Partner nations to the NATO Committee on Gender Perspectives (NCGP) have been issued as the second comprehensive compendium of the statistics and policies progress related to the implementation of the United Nations Security Council Resolution (UNSCR) 1325 on Women, Peace and Security.

13 Jan. 2017

Deputy Secretary General joins security leaders at Snow meeting

NATO Deputy Secretary General Rose Gottemoeller visited Lithuania on Thursday and Friday (12 and 13 January 2017) to participate in the high-level Snow Meeting, bringing together Lithuanian and international security experts. In the margins of the forum, Ambassador Gottemoeller met with Lithuanian Foreign Minister Linas Linkevičius and Defence Minister Raimundas Karoblis.

12 Jan. 2017

Secretary General: New Zealand is one of NATO’s closest global partners

Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg welcomed New Zealand’s Prime Minister Bill English to NATO Headquarters on Thursday (12 January 2017) for talks on the partnership between the Alliance and New Zealand. The two leaders also exchanged views on security challenges in Europe and in the Asia-Pacific region, including the common threat of terrorism.

9 Jan. 2017

Reviewing progress on enhancing defence education in Ukraine

On 12-15 December 2016, a review was conducted of Ukraine’s Defence Education Enhancement Programme (DEEP) with officers from six military educational institutions in Lviv, Odessa, Zhytomyr and Kyiv.

5 Jan. 2017

The Netherlands takes lead of NATO's Baltic Air Policing mission

‎The Netherlands succeeded France in leading NATO's Baltic Air Policing mission at a ceremony at Lithuania's Siauliai Air Base on Thursday (5 January 2017). The Royal Netherlands Air Force will safeguard the skies over Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania through the end of April. The Dutch contribution will be augmented by a detachment of the German Air Force, operating out of Amari, Estonia.

5 Jan. 2017

Secretary General welcomes Japanese Defence Minister to NATO Headquarters

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg welcomed Japanese Defence Minister Tomomi Inada to NATO Headquarters on Thursday (5 January 2017). It was the first visit to NATO by a Japanese Defence Minister since 2007. The two leaders discussed progress in NATO-Japan cooperation and exchanged views on the security situation, including in the Asia-Pacific region.

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