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19 Dec. 2016

Mongolia achieves major milestone in its partnership with NATO

Mongolia graduated its second Staff Officers Course class and declared a new capacity for the faculty of the Mongolian National Defence University at a ceremony held on 13 December 2016 at the Ministry of Defence in Ulaanbaatar.

1 Sep. 2016

NATO Deputy Secretary General: ''Partnerships are a necessity, not a luxury''

NATO Deputy Secretary General Alexander Vershbow outlined the vital role that partners play within NATO in a keynote speech at the Finnish Institute of International Affairs’ Annual Helsinki Summer Session on Thursday (1 September 2016). Noting the Alliance’s enduring challenges to the east and to the south, he stressed that NATO’s partnerships have helped to consolidate peace and stability in Europe, and to extend stability beyond our borders.

4 Apr. 2016

NATO training for Iraqi officers starts in Jordan

The first group of officers from Iraq’s national security forces started their NATO training course at the King Abdullah Special Operations Training Centre in Amman, Jordan, on 2 April 2016. Their training is part of NATO’s effort to help Iraq build up its defence capacities, reform its security sector and increase its ability to contribute to regional stability. In the next six months, 350 Iraqi officers will be trained in the NATO course. Training will begin with a focus on military medicine, civil military planning and on countering improvised explosive devices.

18 Nov. 2015

Experts put to the test during NATO’s largest annual cyber defence exercise

Around 600 cyber defenders from across the Alliance and partner nations are taking part in this year’s “Cyber Coalition 2015” exercise which runs from 16-20 November at the Alliance’s Cyber Range in Tartu, Estonia and at locations in other participating nations. The five-day training event will test the ability of Allies and partners to defend their networks from a series of complex security challenges. “As cyber threats evolve, so too must our cyber defences. Our technology can only be as effective as our people and processes,” said Ambassador Sorin Ducaru, NATO Assistant Secretary General for Emerging Security Challenges.

9 Nov. 2015

Secretary General stresses value of Nordic Defence Cooperation in visit to Sweden

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg on Tuesday (10 November 2015) welcomed efforts to strengthen defence cooperation among Nordic Allies and partners during talks with Nordic Defence Ministers in Stockholm. “It makes sense to deepen our cooperation further. Not just among Nordic Allies and partners, but also with our Baltic Allies,” the Secretary General said.

29 Oct. 2015

NATO opens Trident Juncture exercise to international observers

Observers from member nations of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) and from other countries around the world have been invited to witness NATO’s biggest military exercise in over a decade, Trident Juncture 2015, which is currently taking place in Italy, Spain and Portugal.

4 Jun. 2015

NATO Allies begin naval exercise BALTOPS in the Baltic Sea

Scores of ships and aircraft from 17 countries are taking part in Baltic Sea naval drills as part of exercise BALTOPS which starts on Friday (5 June 2015) and runs until 20 June. Allied participation demonstrates NATO's resolve to defend the Baltic region, and will hone the ability of Allies and partners to work together.

16 Jan. 2015

NATO Secretary General statement on closer cooperation with Serbia

I welcome the Individual Partnership Action Plan agreed between NATO and the Republic of Serbia. This important step will allow us to further strengthen dialogue, understanding and cooperation between us.

19 Dec. 2014

NATO and Mongolia review cooperation through science

Since Mongolia became a global partner of NATO less than two years ago, the NATO Science for Peace and Security (SPS) Programme has supported a number of projects in the field of science and innovation. An event to review these efforts and identify ways to further enhance collaboration took place in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia on 27 November.

18 Nov. 2014

Largest ever NATO cyber defence exercise gets underway

NATO launched its largest ever multinational cyber defence exercise, “Cyber Coalition 2014” on Tuesday (18 November). The three-day training event will test the Alliance’s ability to defend its networks from the various challenges that exist when operating in the contested cyber domain. “This exercise will test our systems to make sure that NATO keeps pace with that evolving threat and that the skills and expertise of our cyber specialists are fully up to the task,” said Ambassador Sorin Ducaru, NATO Assistant Secretary General for Emerging Security Challenges. “Among the priorities highlighted in the Enhanced NATO Policy on Cyber Defence, endorsed at the Wales Summit, is training and exercises.”

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