NATO Latest Newshttp://www.nato.intWhat´s new at NATO Headquarters?enNATONATO and senior Afghan officials welcome enhanced relationshipA delegation of senior representatives of the new Afghan administration met Alliance officials to review defence and security objectives during a visit to NATO Headquarters in Brussels, Belgium from 20 to 24 October.http://www.nato.int/cps/en/natohq/news_114115.htm11411524 Oct. 2014 12:00:00 GMTNATO Deputy Secretary General to attend NorthEast Asia Peace and Cooperation Initiative Forum (NAPCI) in South KoreaThe NATO Deputy Secretary General, Ambassador Alexander Vershbow, will attend the NorthEast Asia Peace and Cooperation Initiave Forum in South Korea on 28-30 October 2014 where he will deliver a keynote speech.http://www.nato.int/cps/en/natohq/news_114116.htm11411624 Oct. 2014 12:00:00 GMTNational Armaments Directors discuss defence priorities and multinational cooperationTop national defence procurement officials from NATO and partner countries gathered for the biannual Conference of National Armaments Directors (CNAD) on 23 October in Brussels, Belgium.http://www.nato.int/cps/en/natohq/news_114160.htm11416024 Oct. 2014 12:00:00 GMTThe Chairman of the NATO Military Committee visits SloveniaGeneral Knud Bartels, Chairman of the NATO Military Committee visited Ljubljana, Slovenia on the 23rd October 2014. The Chairman met with the President of Slovenia, Mr. Borut Pahor, the Minister of Defence, Mr. Janko Veber, the Chief of General Staff, Brigadier General Andrej Osterman and members of the Slovenian Parliament’s Defence Committee. Among the main subjects discussed were NATO’s current security challenges, the implementation of the Readiness Action Plan, defence spending and Slovenia’s contribution to NATO’s defence initiatives, in addition to the outcomes of the recent meeting of the Military Committee Chiefs of Defence in Vilnius.http://www.nato.int/cps/en/natohq/news_114084.htm11408424 Oct. 2014 12:00:00 GMTNATO Secretary General briefed on operations in first visit to top Allied military commandNATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg was briefed on operations and activities by the Alliance’s top military commander, General Philip Breedlove, during his first visit to NATO’s Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe (SHAPE) in Mons, Belgium on Friday (24 October 2014). "It is vital that we can stay informed in real time about emerging crises across the world so that our military can provide us with the right advice, and we can take the right decisions,” Mr. Stoltenberg said.http://www.nato.int/cps/en/natohq/news_114118.htm11411824 Oct. 2014 12:00:00 GMTNATO Secretary General to address the German Marshall FundThe NATO Secretary General, Mr. Jens Stoltenberg will deliver a policy speech entitled “A unique Alliance with a clear course” at an event hosted by the German Marshall Fund of the United States on Tuesday, 28 October 2014.http://www.nato.int/cps/en/natohq/news_114107.htm11410724 Oct. 2014 12:00:00 GMTNew NATO Special Representative for Women, Peace and Security takes officeAmbassador Marriët Schuurman, a Dutch career diplomat, takes up today (Friday, 24 October) her functions as NATO Special Representative for Women, Peace and Security.http://www.nato.int/cps/en/natohq/news_114066.htm11406624 Oct. 2014 12:00:00 GMTNATO Secretary General expresses shock at Ottawa attackI am shocked and saddened by today’s shootings in Ottawa. I offer my deepest condolences to the family of the Canadian Armed Forces member who was killed today, as well as to the family of the soldier who was killed earlier this week. My thoughts are also with all those who were injured.http://www.nato.int/cps/en/natohq/news_114056.htm11405622 Oct. 2014 12:00:00 GMTVisit to NATO by the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the NetherlandsThe NATO Secretary General, Mr. Jens Stoltenberg will meet with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands, Mr. Bert Koenders, on Wednesday, 22 October 2014.http://www.nato.int/cps/en/natohq/news_113996.htm11399621 Oct. 2014 12:00:00 GMTNATO Air Policing Fighters Intercept Russian Aircraft over the Baltic SeaMONS, Belgium – NATO radars detected and tracked one unidentified aircraft flying in the vicinity of Allied airspace in the Baltic Sea on Tuesday, 21 October at approximately 9 a.m. CET. Fighter jets from NATO Ally Denmark (F-16) were scrambled, as were Portuguese F-16 aircraft from NATO’s Baltic Air Policing Mission in order to identify the aircraft and maintain the security of Allied air space. Non-NATO fighters from Sweden were also involved in the intercept.http://www.nato.int/cps/en/natohq/news_114071.htm11407121 Oct. 2014 12:00:00 GMTMilitary Committee is briefed on technology behind Readiness Action PlanNATO’s top military body visited the NATO Communications and Information Agency facilities in The Hague, Netherlands (21 October), for updates on missile defence, advanced NATO software, and the command and control aspects of the decisions made at NATO’s Wales Summit.http://www.nato.int/cps/en/natohq/news_114042.htm11404221 Oct. 2014 12:00:00 GMTVisit to NATO by the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Romania The NATO Secretary General, Mr. Jens Stoltenberg will meet with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Romania, Mr. Titus Corlăţean, on Tuesday, 21 October 2014.http://www.nato.int/cps/en/natohq/news_113992.htm11399220 Oct. 2014 12:00:00 GMTVisit to NATO by the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of TajikistanThe NATO Deputy Secretary General, Ambassador Alexander Vershbow, will meet the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Tajikistan, Mr. Sirodjidin Aslov, on Tuesday, 21 October 2014.http://www.nato.int/cps/en/natohq/news_113991.htm11399120 Oct. 2014 12:00:00 GMTDeputy Secretary General calls for closer cooperation with Gulf partnersNATO Deputy Secretary General, Alexander Vershbow, spoke in favour of deepening NATO’s partnership with countries in the Gulf to ensure that “we will be even better able to respond to future security challenges”, during a speech on Sunday (19 October) at the Abu Dhabi Strategic Debate. Ambassador Vershbow said that NATO and regional partners of the Gulf should intensify political dialogue and practical cooperation; work together to strengthen maritime security and further strengthen the ability of their military forces to work together. During his speech, the Deputy Secretary General also addressed the risk the terrorist organization ISIL poses to the Middle East and beyond, including to NATO and EU member states, by saying that “dealing with this threat requires a broad, multinational effort covering a range of different measures”.http://www.nato.int/cps/en/natohq/news_113988.htm11398819 Oct. 2014 12:00:00 GMTNATO Deputy Secretary General to attend the Abu Dhabi Strategic Debate Conference The NATO Deputy Secretary General, Ambassador Alexander Vershbow, will attend the Abu Dhabi Strategic Debate Conference on 19 and 20 October 2014.http://www.nato.int/cps/en/natohq/news_113855.htm11385517 Oct. 2014 12:00:00 GMTVisit to NATO by the Minister of Defence of the Czech Republic The NATO Secretary General, Mr. Jens Stoltenberg will meet with the Minister of Defence of the Czech Republic, Mr. Martin Stropnický, on Friday, 17 October 2014.http://www.nato.int/cps/en/natohq/news_113949.htm11394916 Oct. 2014 12:00:00 GMTNATO Naval Drills Begin in Mediterranean Sea, Atlantic OceanA large fleet of naval vessels is taking part in the multinational “Noble Justification” military exercise which is underway in the Mediterranean Sea and Atlantic Ocean. More than twenty warships, and several submarines and aircraft, are involved in the drills. "The exercise Noble Justification is a substantial opportunity for NATO to develop force integration, multinational inter-operability and enhance readiness, by using of an improved technology", said NATO's Maritime Commander, Vice Admiral Peter Hudson.http://www.nato.int/cps/en/natohq/news_113940.htm11394015 Oct. 2014 12:00:00 GMTNATO and Kazakhstan mark 20 years of cooperation A NATO delegation visited Kazakhstan from 6 to 10 October to take part in a series of public diplomacy events focusing on the 20th anniversary of cooperation with Kazakhstan within the Alliance’s Partnership for Peace (PfP) programme.http://www.nato.int/cps/en/natohq/news_113927.htm11392714 Oct. 2014 12:00:00 GMTISAF recognizes nations through social media campaign (NIC)On Sunday, October 12, 2014, the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) kicked-off the Nations, Impacts, and Contributions (NIC) social media campaign highlighting NATO and non-NATO partners’ unique contributions to the ISAF mission.http://www.nato.int/cps/en/natohq/news_113975.htm11397513 Oct. 2014 12:00:00 GMTNATO and Dutch auditors discuss financial transparency The Chairman and members of the International Board of Auditors for NATO (IBAN) held talks with representatives from the Netherlands National Audit Office (Algemene Rekenkamer) on 13 October.http://www.nato.int/cps/en/natohq/news_113954.htm11395413 Oct. 2014 12:00:00 GMT