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19 Apr. 2018

Secretary General thanks the Netherlands for its commitment to NATO

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg thanked the Netherlands for its many contributions to the security of the Alliance during a visit to The Hague on Thursday (19 April 2018). The Secretary General had talks with the Prime Minister of the Netherlands, Mark Rutte, in preparation for the NATO Summit in July. Mr. Stoltenberg also had discussions with the Minister for Foreign Affairs, Stef Blok, the Minister of Defence, Ank Bijleveld, and other parliamentarians.

19 Apr. 2018

NATO helps Iraqi forces strengthen vehicle maintenance skills

Iraqi military instructors are further developing their skills in maintaining Soviet-era vehicles, with NATO support. On Tuesday (17 April 2018), they successfully completed a training course at the Taji military base, in the outskirts of Baghdad.

18 Apr. 2018

Portugal to lead NATO's Baltic Air Policing, joined by France and Spain

The Portuguese Air Force will lead NATO's Baltic Air Policing from May 2018, with four F-16M fighter jets based at Šiauliai Air Base in Lithuania. Spain will contribute with six Eurofighters at Šiauliai, while France will deploy four Mirage 2000-5 jets to Ämari Air Base in Estonia. NATO member countries have taken turns safeguarding Baltic airspace since Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania joined the Alliance in 2004.

18 Apr. 2018

NATO reaffirms its commitment to women’s security in close partnership with the International Community

“NATO has an opportunity to be a leading protector of women’s rights, drawing on the strengths and capabilities of its nations, and working with its more than forty partner countries,” Ms. Clare Hutchinson, NATO Secretary General’s Special Representative for Women, Peace and Security said on Monday (16 April 2018), during her address to the United Nations Security Council at an open session on the topic of Conflict-Related Sexual Violence.

17 Apr. 2018

NATO launches call for interns for 2019

As an international organisation, NATO is characterised by diversity. People from different backgrounds and cultures, work styles and ways of thinking work here. This is reflected in the Alliance’s internship programme, which offers opportunities in a variety of fields, including communications, finance, human resources, international relations, IT, law and political science. The 16th cycle of the programme opened on 16 April 2018 for placement in 2019. Students should monitor our job portal regularly, as we will be publishing more vacancies every day. Each vacancy will be opened for 4 weeks.

16 Apr. 2018

Secretary General in Ankara: NATO stands with you in solidarity

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg thanked Turkey for its essential contributions to the Alliance during a visit to Ankara on Monday (16 April 2018). The Secretary General is meeting with President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan to prepare for the Brussels Summit in July and to discuss current security challenges.

14 Apr. 2018

Statement by the North Atlantic Council on Actions taken against the use of chemical weapons in Syria

In the North Atlantic Council today the United States, France and United Kingdom briefed Allies on their joint military action on 14 April. They briefed that a significant body of information indicated that the Syrian regime was responsible for the attack against civilians in Douma on 7 April, and that their military action was limited to the Syrian regime’s facilities enabling the production and employment of chemical weapons. The three Allies emphasized that there was no practicable alternative to the use of force.

14 Apr. 2018

Statement by the NATO Secretary General on the actions against the Syrian regime's chemical weapons facilities and capabilities

I support the actions taken by the United States, the United Kingdom and France against the Syrian regime’s chemical weapons facilities and capabilities. This will reduce the regime’s ability to further attack the people of Syria with chemical weapons.

13 Apr. 2018

NATO Deputy Secretary General addresses Kyiv Security Forum

NATO Deputy Secretary General Rose Gottemoeller underscored the Alliance’s strong support for Ukraine during a two-day visit to Kyiv this week. Addressing the Kyiv Security Forum on Friday (13 April 2018), Gottemoeller welcomed Ukraine’s progress on its reform agenda and stressed the importance of sharing experience and best practices in countering hybrid warfare.

13 Apr. 2018

NATO workshop examines security agreements with partners

A workshop on “Security Agreements with Non-NATO Nations and International Organisations” took place in Taormina, Sicily from 13-15 March, 2018. The workshop focused on leveraging collective knowledge and experience in the complex domain of bilateral security engagements through sharing best practices and lessons learned.

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