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22 Jan. 2018

NATO Deputy Secretary General begins visit to Turkey

NATO Deputy Secretary General Rose Gottemoeller began a two-day visit to Turkey on Monday (22 January 2018) with a visit to the mausoleum of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk in Ankara. Signing a book of commemoration, Ms. Gottemoeller expressed “great respect and admiration” both for the founder of the Republic of Turkey and for the nation, which she called “a key NATO Ally”.

18 Jan. 2018

NATO Secretary General in Skopje: "We want you to succeed"

Visiting Skopje on Thursday (18 January 2018), NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg met with Prime Minister Zoran Zaev and praised his country’s efforts and progress towards long-term political stability.

18 Jan. 2018

NATO Secretary General welcomes political progress and urges continued reforms in Skopje

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg praised efforts towards long-term political stability during a visit to Skopje on Thursday (18 January 2018). He stressed that NATO supports the country’s democratic reforms and its efforts to join NATO.

17 Jan. 2018

Qatar signs security agreement with NATO

The State of Qatar signed a security agreement with NATO at the Alliance’s Headquarters in Brussels on Tuesday (16 January 2018).

17 Jan. 2018

NATO Secretary General begins two-day visit to Skopje

The NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg met for a working dinner with Prime Minister Zoran Zaev and other leading officials at the start of a two-day visit to Skopje on Wednesday (17 January 2018). Mr. Stoltenberg thanked his hosts for the hospitality and highlighted that it is for him a great pleasure to be in Skopje on his first visit as NATO Secretary General.

17 Jan. 2018

NATO Industrial Advisory Group turns 50 and elects new leadership

The NATO Industrial Advisory Group (NIAG) celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2018. With more than 200 studies delivered since its inception, the NIAG has continuously adapted to the needs of the Alliance, providing technical and high-level advice covering a wide spectrum of topics.

17 Jan. 2018

NATO Chiefs of Defence address Adaptation, Coherence and Cooperation

On the 16th and 17th January, the Allied Chiefs of Defence gathered for their first meeting of 2018 in the 178th Military Committee in Chiefs of Defence Session (MCCS) at NATO Headquarters in Brussels. During the first day, the CHoDs focused on the Alliance’s political and military priorities ahead of the July Summit, military contribution to security and stabilization in Europe’s southern neighborhood, the NATO Command Structure (NCS) adaptation, the Resolute Support Mission in Afghanistan and the Global Coalition against ISIS and NATO’s role in Iraq. The second day saw sessions with Ukraine and Georgia, followed by a meeting focused on Military Coherence.

16 Jan. 2018

Danish and Belgian commanders take lead of NATO naval groups

Danish and Belgian commanders have taken the lead of two NATO naval groups which help provide security at sea. Commodore Søren Thinggard Larsen of the Royal Danish Navy now leads Standing NATO Maritime Group One (SNMG1), which was under Norwegian leadership throughout 2017. A special event was held in Bergen, Norway on Monday (15 January 2018) to mark the handover.

14 Jan. 2018

NATO Secretary General welcomes deepening cooperation with Sweden

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg welcomed Sweden’s important contributions to the Alliance at the Folk och Försvar Security Conference in Sälen on Sunday (14 January 2018). In a keynote speech, the Secretary General outlined NATO’s adaptation to a challenging security environment. He stressed the importance of the close cooperation with Nordic partners like Sweden helps to strengthen security in the region.

12 Jan. 2018

Italy takes lead of the NATO Response Force Land Component Command

At a ceremony on Wednesday (10 January 2018) in the Netherlands, the NATO Rapid Deployable Corps – Italy took over responsibility of the land component command of the 2018 NATO Response Force (NRF) from the British-led Allied Rapid Reaction Corps. The NRF is a multinational force made up of land, air, maritime and special operations forces components that the Alliance can deploy quickly, wherever needed. Since 2014, NATO has tripled the size of the NRF to 40,000 troops, including a high-readiness spearhead force, ready to move within days.

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