NATO Latest Newshttp://www.nato.intWhat´s new at NATO Headquarters?enNATOVisit to NATO by the Secretary of National Security and Defence Council of UkraineNATO Secretary General, Mr. Jens Stoltenberg will meet the Secretary of National Security and Defence Council of Ukraine, Mr. Oleksandr Turchynov on Wednesday, 18 October 2017.http://www.nato.int/cps/en/natohq/news_147847.htm14784717 Oct. 2017 12:00:00 GMTNATO Deputy Secretary General underscores importance of Asia-Pacific partnerships Deputy Secretary General Rose Gottemoeller stressed the importance of NATO’s partners in the Asia-Pacific region at the seventh NATO Asia-Pacific Dialogue in Brussels on Monday (16 October 2017). The Dialogue is organized annually by NATO’s Public Diplomacy Division in cooperation with the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung (Foundation), and was hosted by the Atlantic Treaty Association.http://www.nato.int/cps/en/natohq/news_147844.htm14784417 Oct. 2017 12:00:00 GMTNATO Deputy Secretary General discusses partnership between Serbia and NATO in BelgradeNATO Deputy Secretary General, Rose Gottemoeller, discussed the security and stability of the Western Balkans and partnership between Serbia and NATO in Belgrade today (12 October 2017) when she appeared onstage at the Belgrade Security Forum with Serbian Prime Minister Ana Brnabic.http://www.nato.int/cps/en/natohq/news_147811.htm14781112 Oct. 2017 12:00:00 GMTNATO Office of Security hosts policy workshop in SloveniaThe NATO Office of Security (NOS) hosted a Security Workshop from 25 to 29 September 2017 in Brdo pri Kranju, Slovenia. Representatives came from 14 partner countries, four international organisations and the National Security Authority of Slovenia, which assisted in organising the event.http://www.nato.int/cps/en/natohq/news_147774.htm14777411 Oct. 2017 12:00:00 GMTNATO Deputy Secretary General to participate in the Belgrade Security ForumOn Thursday, 12 October 2017, the NATO Deputy Secretary General, The Honourable Ms. Rose Gottemoeller will travel to Belgrade to participate in a panel discussion entitled “NATO-Serbia Partnership Contributing to Western Balkans Security”.http://www.nato.int/cps/en/natohq/news_147788.htm14778811 Oct. 2017 12:00:00 GMTNATO Deputy Secretary General discusses women’s rights with Afghan First Lady NATO Deputy Secretary General Rose Gottemoeller met with the First Lady of Afghanistan, Rula Ghani in Brussels on Wednesday (11 October 2017) for talks on challenges facing Afghan women, and how to advance their rights. Ms Gottemoeller thanked Mrs Ghani for her leadership on women’s issues, including by promoting changes to give women a greater role in the Afghan security forces.http://www.nato.int/cps/en/natohq/news_147786.htm14778611 Oct. 2017 12:00:00 GMTSecretary General addresses the NATO Parliamentary Assembly in BucharestNATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg today (Monday 9th October) attended the NATO Parliamentary Assembly as part of his visit to Romania.http://www.nato.int/cps/en/natohq/news_147642.htm14764209 Oct. 2017 12:00:00 GMTSecretary General meets with Romanian President and Prime Minister, visits NATO troopsDuring a visit to Romania, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg today (Monday 9th October) met with the President of Romania, Klaus Werner Iohannis, and Prime Minister Mihai Tudose.http://www.nato.int/cps/en/natohq/news_147693.htm14769309 Oct. 2017 12:00:00 GMTUkraine and Afghanistan win their first-ever medals at the Invictus GamesAthletes from Team Ukraine returned home with 14 medals, despite participating in the Invictus Games for the first time. Vadym Sviridenko, a Ukrainian army medic who lost his hands and feet two years ago, was one of them. He won a bronze medal for the four-minute indoor rowing competition. “It’s what we have been moving towards and working on all year,” he said.http://www.nato.int/cps/en/natohq/news_147610.htm14761006 Oct. 2017 12:00:00 GMTNATO Secretary General to attend the NATO Parliamentary Assembly in RomaniaNATO Secretary General, Mr. Jens Stoltenberg will attend the annual plenary session of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly in Bucharest on Monday, 9 October 2017 where he will deliver a speech.http://www.nato.int/cps/en/natohq/news_147605.htm14760506 Oct. 2017 12:00:00 GMTCivil Society Advisory Panel on Women, Peace and Security holds second annual meeting The second annual meeting of the Civil Society Advisory Panel (CSAP) took place from 1 to 3 October 2017 in Brussels. Discussions focused on increasing understanding of NATO’s achievements and challenges in implementing its United Nations Security Council Resolution (UNSCR) 1325 Policy and Action Plan and contributions to its upcoming revision. The Panel also reviewed more effective governance and working mechanisms for the CSAP and identified priorities for the year ahead. http://www.nato.int/cps/en/natohq/news_147603.htm14760306 Oct. 2017 12:00:00 GMTNATO and MD partners meet in Mauritania for the Fifth Mediterranean Dialogue Policy Advisory Group (MD PAG)On 2-3 October 2017, the fifth meeting of the NATO Mediterranean Dialogue-Policy Advisory Group (MD PAG) took place in Nouakchott, Mauritania. The event opened with welcoming remarks by Ambassador Alejandro Alvargonzález, NATO Assistant Secretary General for Political Affairs and Security Policy and an opening address by Ms. Khadijetou M'Bareck Fall, Minister Delegate for Africa and Maghreb of Mauritania. Representatives of NATO Allies and Mediterranean Dialogue partners participated in the meeting. In addition, high-level representatives from Libya, the European Union Delegation in Mauritania, the G5 Sahel, the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) and the German Marshall Fund (GMF) took part in the meeting as speakers.http://www.nato.int/cps/en/natohq/news_147563.htm14756305 Oct. 2017 12:00:00 GMT''Falcon Defence 2017'' brings Portuguese F-16s to Romania Borcea, Romania - A Portuguese Air Force F-16 detachment deployed to Borcea Air Force Base, Romania in mid-September for training and exercise missions within the Assurance Measures framework.http://www.nato.int/cps/en/natohq/news_147608.htm14760804 Oct. 2017 12:00:00 GMTSecretary General participates in Hybrid Centre of Excellence inauguration with Finnish leaders and EU High Representative NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, together with European Union High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy/Vice-President of the European Commission, Ms Federica Mogherini, are in Helsinki, Finland today (2 October) to attend the inauguration of the Centre of Excellence for Countering Hybrid Threats. They are attending as guests of Finland’s President Sauli Niinisto and Prime Minister Juha Sipilä.http://www.nato.int/cps/en/natohq/news_147497.htm14749702 Oct. 2017 12:00:00 GMTNATO continues to build Iraqi security capacity through vehicles maintenance training in IraqIn Taji military base Iraqi military mechanical engineers are refining their skills as instructors for engineers working on Soviet-era fighting vehicles, thanks to a joint Iraqi-NATO training initiative which features Polish military trainers.http://www.nato.int/cps/en/natohq/news_147536.htm14753602 Oct. 2017 12:00:00 GMT''Brilliant Mariner 2017'': showcasing NATO maritime strengthNorthwood, UK – Three NATO Standing Groups participate this year with the French Aero-Naval Rapid Reaction Force (FRMARFOR) in exercise BRILLIANT MARINER 2017, a Non-Article 5 Crisis Response Operation Exercise designed to support the certification of the naval component of the NATO Response Force (NRF) for 2018.http://www.nato.int/cps/en/natohq/news_147609.htm14760902 Oct. 2017 12:00:00 GMTThe NATO Secretary General visits Clyde Naval Base in ScotlandThe NATO Secretary General, Mr. Jens Stoltenberg is visiting Her Majesty’s Naval Base Clyde (HMNB) at Faslane, Scotland, today, 29 September 2017, together with the 29 Permanent Representatives on the North Atlantic Council and the 29 members of NATO’s Military Committee, at the invitation of Sir Michael Fallon, the United Kingdom Secretary of State for Defence.http://www.nato.int/cps/en/natohq/news_147445.htm14744529 Sep. 2017 12:00:00 GMTSecretary General to visit the Republic of FinlandOn Monday, 2 October 2017, the NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, will travel to Helsinki together with the High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy/Vice-President of the European Commission, Ms. Federica Mogherini to participate in the inauguration of the European Centre of Excellence for Countering Hybrid Threats.http://www.nato.int/cps/en/natohq/news_147411.htm14741129 Sep. 2017 12:00:00 GMTNorth Atlantic Council visits UK strategic nuclear forces NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, together with Representatives of the North Atlantic Council and members of NATO’s Military Committee, visited Her Majesty’s Naval Base Clyde at Faslane, Scotland, on Friday (29 September 2017) to mark the United Kingdom’s 350th nuclear submarine patrol.http://www.nato.int/cps/en/natohq/news_147451.htm14745129 Sep. 2017 12:00:00 GMTSecretary General wraps up visit to Afghanistan, stresses NATO’s enduring supportNATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg concluded a two-day visit to Afghanistan on Thursday (28 September 2017), following a visit to NATO’s headquarters for southern Afghanistan. The Secretary General received operational briefings from senior military leaders at NATO’s Train Advise and Assist Command in Kandahar, and addressed troops from Allied and partner countries together with General Nicholson, the Commander of the NATO-led Resolute Support mission.http://www.nato.int/cps/en/natohq/news_147374.htm14737428 Sep. 2017 12:00:00 GMT