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06 Sep. 2021 210906b-002.jpg - Visit to NATO by the Minister of Defence of the Republic of Ghana, 91.49KB

Deputy Secretary General welcomes Ghanaian Defence Minister at NATO Headquarters

On Monday (6 September 2021), NATO’s Deputy Secretary General Mircea Geoană welcomed Defence Minister Nitiwul of Ghana at NATO Headquarters. During their meeting, Mr. Geoană and Mr. Nitiwul discussed potential opportunities for cooperation between Ghana and NATO. They also exchanged views on current security challenges.
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NATO and African Union exchange views on furthering Counter-Terrorism Cooperation

The first dialogue on counter-terrorism cooperation between NATO and the African Union was held at NATO Headquarters in Brussels (Belgium) on 18 and 19 December 2019. This initiative followed on a Memorandum of Understanding recently signed by the two organizations. It built upon an ongoing cooperation through the African Union’s Centre for the Study and Research of Terrorism and is part of NATO’s Action Plan to enhance the Alliance’s role in the International Community’s fight against terrorism.
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NATO-African Union plan closer collaboration

NATO and the African Union signed a new cooperation agreement on Monday (4 November 2019), laying the ground for closer practical and political cooperation between the two organisations.
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NATO hosts the African Union for Military to Military Staff Talks

On 6 June 2018, the Cooperative Security Division of the NATO International Military Staff (IMS) hosted the annual NATO – African Union (AU) Military to Military staff talks with a delegation from the AU and 30 representatives from other NATO bodies.
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NATO Secretary General's message to the African Union at the occasion of Exercise AMANI AFRICA II taking place in South Africa

On behalf of NATO, please accept my best wishes for the success of the AMANI AFRICA II exercise. The exercise is yet another milestone for the African Union as it develops its capabilities to help meet the many complex challenges on the African continent.
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NATO and the African Union boost their cooperation

NATO and the African Union (AU) took a further step in advancing their cooperation, by signing on 8 May 2014 an agreement which formalizes the status of the NATO liaison office to the African Union Headquarters in Addis Ababa. The completion of this technical agreement will facilitate greater cooperation between the two organizations in areas of mutual interest such as: strategic air and sea lift, interoperability of multinational forces, individual training, exercise planning, and lessons learned from operations. How to share experiences in implementing United Nations initiatives such as Women, Peace and Security, and Children and Armed Conflict, will also be examined.
31 May. 2011 110405a-002.jpg - Visit to NATO by Jean Ping,Chairman of the African Union  -bilateral meeting with NATO Secretary General, Anders Fogh Rasmussen, 58.14KB

NATO and the African Union pursue dialogue on Libya

On 31 May 2011, the NATO Secretary General, Anders Fogh Rasmussen, and the Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Jean Ping, met to continue discussions on the Libya crisis.
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NATO and the African Union discuss solutions to Libya Crisis

The North Atlantic Council (NAC) and the Chairperson of the African Union Commission Jean Ping held a constructive discussion on the latest developments in Libya on April 5th.
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Of bagpipes and capacity-building in Africa

Colonel Marc Forterre has travelled a lot to the African continent in his role as a NATO liaison officer to the Africa Union (AU), but playing the bagpipes to an unsuspecting Ethiopian customs officer in Addis Ababa airport is definitely one of his more unique experiences of life as a Senior Military Liaison Officer.
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NATO airlifts African Union troops into Somalia

Under the NATO banner, the United States airlifted 1 700 troops from Uganda into Mogadishu and re-deployed 850 Ugandan troops out of Mogadishu that are part of the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM). The airlift, which commenced on 5 March 2010, was completed on 16 March 2010. Upon the request of the African Union for strategic airlift support for its mission in Somalia, NATO began providing this support in June 2007.

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