|11 Jul. 2023 ||
Secretary General welcomes Australia’s cooperation with NATO, support to Ukraine
Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg welcomed Prime Minister Anthony Albanese to the Vilnius Summit on Tuesday (11 July 2023), praising Australia as a deeply valued NATO partner. Underlining that security in the Euro-Atlantic and Indo-Pacific regions is closely linked, Mr Stoltenberg thanked the Prime Minister for Australia’s strong military and economic support to Ukraine, which includes training for Ukrainian forces and the provision of armoured vehicles. Mr Stoltenberg also welcomed that NATO and Australia are deepening partnership in areas like cyber, new technologies, and countering hybrid threats.
|23 Mar. 2023 ||
NATO military delegation visits partners Australia and New Zealand to discuss engagement in the Indo-Pacific region
From 20 to 24 March 2023, a military delegation from NATO’s Cooperative Security Division (CS), led by its Director, Lieutenant General Francesco Diella travelled to Australia and New Zealand to meet with senior military and political representatives to discuss current partnerships and opportunities to foster stronger cooperation going forward.
|27 Jan. 2023 ||
NATO launches new cooperation initiative with experts from partners in the Indo-Pacific region
On 25 January 2023, NATO launched an initiative named ''Futures in the Indo-Pacific''. This endeavour has been developed through the NATO Science for Peace and Security (SPS) Programme, and will consist of a series of discussions amongst experts from Belgium, Australia, France and Japan, for the next two years. Their exchanges will examine relevant developments in the Indo-Pacific and their potential implications for security in the Euro-Atlantic area, hence contributing to furthering NATO’s cooperation with its partners in the Indo-Pacific.
|20 Oct. 2022 ||
Australian Air Force completes NATO deployment in Mediterranean
A Royal Australian Air Force P-8 Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft successfully concluded its participation in NATO’s Sea Guardian mission on Friday (14 October 2022).
|20 Nov. 2020 ||
Two Allies and one partner join the Maritime Unmanned Systems (MUS) Initiative
NATO Allies Canada and Romania and NATO partner Australia joined the Maritime Unmanned Systems Initiative on 20 November 2020. The Maritime Unmanned Systems Initiative aims to strengthen the ability of navies to operate in a multinational context above, on, and under the water, in an increasingly complex maritime domain.
|27 Nov. 2019 ||
NATO and Australia discuss cyber defence cooperation
Allies and Australia’s Cyber Ambassador, Dr. Tobias Feakin, exchanged views on the evolving cyber threat landscape and ways of responding to it during a Cyber Defence Committee meeting taking place at NATO Headquarters on 29 November.
|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.