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9 Jan. 2018

NATO Secretary General discusses preparations for July Summit with President Pahor of Slovenia

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg welcomed President Borut Pahor of Slovenia to NATO Headquarters on Tuesday (9 January 2018) for discussions about the Alliance’s adaptation and preparations for the NATO Summit in July. Mr. Stoltenberg thanked Slovenia for important contributions to NATO, including troops to the KFOR mission, contributions to the Alliance’s mission in Afghanistan and to a NATO multinational battlegroup in Latvia.

9 Jan. 2018

Denmark and Italy help secure Baltic Airspace

Demark and Italy are to keep the skies of the Baltic safe as part of NATO’s Air Policing mission in the region. Danish F-16 jets will fly from Šiauliai Air Base in Lithuania, while Italy’s Eurofighters will operate in a supporting role from Ämari in Estonia. Allies have been taking turns to police Baltic airspace since 2004, when Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania joined NATO.

8 Jan. 2018

NATO Special Representative for Women, Peace and Security takes office

Clare Hutchinson took office as the NATO Secretary General's Special Representative for Women, Peace and Security (WPS) on Monday (8 January 2018). A Canadian national, Ms Hutchinson's past experience includes more than ten years as a Gender Adviser with the United Nations, including in Kosovo and Lebanon.

5 Jan. 2018

178th Military Committee in Chiefs of Defence Session - NATO Headquarters, Brussels, Belgium

The Military Committee, NATO’s highest Military Authority, will meet in Chiefs of Defence (CHODs) Session on 16 and 17 January 2018, at the NATO Headquarters, Brussels, Belgium. General Petr Pavel, Chairman of the Military Committee, will preside over the sessions. The Chiefs of Defence will discuss the challenging security environment on NATO’s southern flank and the Alliance’s contribution to its stabilisation. The CHODs with their Resolute Support counterparts will review the Resolute Support Mission in Afghanistan and discuss the wider region. The Chiefs of Defence also will discuss the Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS and NATO’s role in Iraq during 2018. Meetings with partners Ukraine and Georgia will focus on the security situations on the ground, defence reform progress and the way ahead. The Chiefs of Defence will also be informed and debate the proposed recommendations for the NATO Command Structure Adaptation as well as exchange views on Allied coherence, specific to military priorities.

4 Jan. 2018

NATO adopts official hymn

NATO adopted an official hymn for the first time in the Alliance’s history on Wednesday (3 January 2018). Composed for NATO’s fortieth anniversary in 1989, the “NATO Hymn” was written by Captain André Reichling, conductor of the Luxembourg Military Band. Since then it has been played at many NATO events, including the most recent meeting of Allied Heads of State and Government in May 2017.

21 Dec. 2017

NATO phonetic alphabet, codes and signals

The ability to communicate and make yourself understood can make a difference in life-threatening situations – imagine for example that you are trying to alert a search and rescue helicopter of the position of a downed pilot.

21 Dec. 2017

NATO trains Iraqi Security Forces to strengthen demining skills

In November and December this year, a mobile training team led by Slovakia conducted a training course in manual demining for Iraqi Security Forces. This was held in Iraq in the framework of NATO's training and capacity building activities in support of Iraqi security forces and institutions. It was developed and implemented in coordination with the NATO Core Team in Baghdad.

21 Dec. 2017

NATO Secretary General's holiday greetings to the troops

In his end of the year message to the forces working under NATO command, Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg thanks the troops for their challeging work, such as serving in NATO's multinational deterrent forces in the eastern part of the Alliance, training Afghan troops, keeping the peace in Kosovo, and patrolling the Mediterranean and the Aegean Seas.

18 Dec. 2017

NATO Secretary General discusses Alliance’s continued adaptation with President Macron

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg met with French President Emmanuel Macron in Paris today (19 December) to discuss the Alliance’s continued adaptation to a challenging security environment, and preparations for next year’s NATO Summit in Brussels.

18 Dec. 2017

NATO Deputy Secretary General visits Yerevan and thanks Armenia for contributions to NATO missions

The NATO Deputy Secretary General, Ms. Rose Gottemoeller, visited Yerevan on Monday 18 December 2017 and met with President Serzh Sargsyan, with Minister of Foreign Affairs Edward Nalbandian, with Minister of Defence Vigen Sargsyan and with the President of the National Assembly, Mr. Ara Babloyan.

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