|08 Aug. 2019 ||
NATO Secretary General concludes visit to Australia and New Zealand
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg paid his respects at the Australian War Memorial in Canberra on Thursday (8 August 2019), concluding an official visit to Australia and New Zealand. Mr. Stoltenberg laid a wreath in honour of the Australian armed forces and those members who lost their lives in conflict. Later, the Secretary General addressed an event hosted by the Institute for Regional Security and the Australian National University's Strategic and Defence Studies Centre.
|07 Aug. 2019 ||
NATO Secretary General signs partnership plan, welcomes deepening cooperation with Australia
Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg praised Australia’s contributions to international security and its deepening partnership with NATO in a visit to Sydney on Wednesday (7 August 2019). Mr. Stoltenberg met with Prime Minister Scott Morrison, Foreign Minister Marise Payne and Defence Minister Linda Reynolds, and signed a renewed partnership agreement between NATO and Australia with Minister Reynolds aboard the HMAS Hobart. “Australia is a highly valued partner for the Alliance,” said the Secretary General, pointing to the country’s training deployments in Afghanistan and Iraq.
|24 Apr. 2018 ||
Secretary General: Australia is one of NATO’s closest partners
On Tuesday (24 April 2018) NATO Secretary General, Jens Stoltenberg, discussed with the Prime Minister of Australia, Malcolm Turnbull, how the Alliance and Australia can further strengthen their close partnership.
|15 Jun. 2017 ||
'Australia is a highly valued, reliable and respected Partner’, says Chairman of the NATO Military Committee
General Petr Pavel, Chairman of the NATO Military Committee visited Sydney and Canberra while in Australia 9 to 14 June 2017. During his visit, the Chairman met with Mr. Brendan Sargeant, Acting Secretary of the Department of Defence; Air Chief Marshal Mark Binskin, the Chief of the Australian Defence Force; Vice Admiral David Johnston, Chief of Joint Operations; Major General Gavan Reynolds, Australia’s Military Representative to NATO; Commodore Luke Charles-Jones, Acting Australian Fleet Commander; Captain Ashley Papp, Commanding Officer of HMAS Canberra; The Honourable Dr. Brendan Nelson, Director of the Australian War Memorial; and Major General Simone Wilkie, Commander of the Australian Defence College. General Pavel also attended a meeting of the Special Chiefs of Service Committee.
|24 Apr. 2015 ||
NATO welcomes deepened cooperation with Australia
Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg welcomed Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop to NATO headquarters on Friday (24 April 2015) for talks on issues of mutual interest, and on strengthening the NATO-Australia relationship. Calling Australia a natural partner for the Alliance, the Secretary General underscored that the current security environment has increased the need for increased dialogue and cooperation.
|18 Feb. 2015 ||
Chairman of the NATO Military Committee visits Australia to discuss Maritime Security, the Resolute Support mission in Afghanistan and Global threats
While visiting Sydney and Canberra on a three day visit 15-18 February 2015, the Chairman of the NATO Military Committee, General Knud Bartels thanked Australia for its contributions to NATO-led Operations and Missions and discussed enhanced NATO – Australian military to military cooperation and interoperability. After meeting with Air Chief Marshal Mark Binskin, Chief of the Australian Defence Force and Mr. Dennis Richardson, the Secretary of Defence of Australia, the Chairman stressed the need “for substantial and practical cooperation, to learn from each other, share best practices and develop common standards because NATO and Australia have a strong partnership and are committed to enhancing their abilities of working together in order to better tackle future global challenges”.
|19 May. 2004 ||
First visit of senior Australian official to NATO HQ
"I think we had a historic first which is the address by the Honourable Alexander Downer, the Australian Foreign Minister, to the Council…" stated NATO Secretary General, Jaap de Hoop Scheffer, at a joint press conference with the minister.
|09 Feb. 2011 ||
Deputy Secretary General hails good cooperation between NATO and Australia
NATO and Australia have a considerable scope for intensifying practical cooperation and political dialogue. In his visit to Australia from 6-8 February, Deputy Secretary General Ambassador Claudio Bisogniero stressed that NATO and Australia could enhance cooperation in areas such as counter-terrorism, non-proliferation and cyber security.
|14 Jun. 2012 ||
NATO Secretary General pays tribute to Australian forces
NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen paid a personal tribute to Australian Defence Force personnel on Thursday 14 June, thanking them for their contribution to the Alliance’s mission in Afghanistan
|14 Jun. 2012 ||
NATO, Australia announce plans to deepen security ties to meet common threats
NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen and Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard committed to deepening NATO-Australia security cooperation on Thursday (14 June) after they signed a new accord formalising bilateral relations.