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5 Mar. 2019

NATO and United Nations working together to strengthen Jordan’s security and defence capacity against terrorist threats

NATO and the United Nations have launched a partnership to strengthen Jordan’s resilience and capacity to deal with threats posed by terrorist attacks with the use of weapons of mass destruction. On 5 March 2019 - at the UN Headquarters in New York - representatives of NATO and the United Nations Office of Counter-Terrorism (UNOCT) signed a Memorandum of Understanding on the implementation of the joint Project on “Enhancing Capabilities to prepare for and respond to a terrorist attack in Jordan featuring the use of Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear (CBRN) weapons.”

19 Feb. 2018

NATO launches defence capacity building project for Jordan

NATO launched a Defence Capacity Building Project on “Enhancing Jordan’s capacity for Crisis Management, Continuity of Government and Exercises” on Monday (19 February 2018). The three-year project will assist the Jordanian National Centre for Security and Crisis Management in achieving full operational capability, and will enhance Jordan’s capacity in national resilience, continuity of government and crisis management.

17 Jun. 2016

NATO Secretary General and Libyan Foreign Minister discuss how NATO can support Libya

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg met Mohamed Taha Siala, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Libya on Friday (17 June 2016). They discussed the political and security situation in Libya. The Secretary General said he was encouraged by the progress made by the Government of National Accord led by Prime Minister Fayez Al Sarraj and conveyed NATO’s support for the political dialogue process led by the United Nations.

4 Apr. 2016

NATO training for Iraqi officers starts in Jordan

The first group of officers from Iraq’s national security forces started their NATO training course at the King Abdullah Special Operations Training Centre in Amman, Jordan, on 2 April 2016. Their training is part of NATO’s effort to help Iraq build up its defence capacities, reform its security sector and increase its ability to contribute to regional stability. In the next six months, 350 Iraqi officers will be trained in the NATO course. Training will begin with a focus on military medicine, civil military planning and on countering improvised explosive devices.

28 Sep. 2015

Secretary General at UN Peacekeeping Summit: NATO ready to help make UN operations even more effective

NATO stands ready to support to United Nations to help make its peacekeeping operations safer and even more effective, Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said Monday (28 September 2015) at a special UN Peacekeeping Summit attended by world leaders in New York. “A more effective UN is in the interest of the entire international community,” Mr. Stoltenberg said.

27 Aug. 2015

NATO Secretary General praises Georgia's contributions to Euro-Atlantic security, inaugurates new Training Centre

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg praised Georgia’s strong commitment to the Alliance and inaugurated a new Training Centre during his first visit to Tbilisi on Thursday (27 August 2015).

29 Jun. 2015

Milestones in NATO’s deepening cooperation with Moldova

On Wednesday 24 June, NATO defence ministers endorsed a defence capacity building package to help Moldova to enhance its defence and security institutions. Other milestones were reached last week in the area of defence education, which will be an important element of cooperation with the country under the Defence and Related Security Capacity Building (DCB) Initiative.

26 Feb. 2015

Supporting Jordan’s cyber defence strategy

Jordan is the most active member of NATO’s Mediterranean Dialogue. Faced with new threats, the country has expressed interest in further engagement with the Alliance. Ambassador Sorin Ducaru, NATO Assistant Secretary General (ASG) for Emerging Security Challenges (ESC), accepted an invitation to visit Jordan in February 2015 to discuss opportunities for collaboration on new projects.

3 Dec. 2014

NATO reaffirms partnership with Iraq, will consider request for defence capacity building

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg met with Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi in Brussels on Wednesday (3 December 2014), for a discussion on security and political developments in Iraq, Syria, and the wider region. The Secretary General noted that NATO and Iraq have worked for years on strengthening political dialogue and increasing the capacity of Iraqi security forces. Noting the challenging circumstances facing Iraq and the region, Mr Stoltenberg assured Prime Minister al-Abadi of the Alliance’s continued commitment to the NATO-Iraq partnership.

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