|29 Nov. 2023 ||
Secretary General wraps up meeting of Foreign Ministers: “Ukraine is closer to NATO than ever before”
NATO Foreign Ministers concluded two days of meetings in Brussels on Wednesday (29 November 2023), addressing support for Ukraine, preparations for the Washington Summit and pressing security challenges, including in the Western Balkans and NATO’s southern neighbourhood.
|28 Nov. 2023 ||
NATO Foreign Ministers address deterrence and defence, support for Ukraine, and partnerships
On Tuesday (28 November 2023), NATO Foreign Ministers discussed pressing security issues, including NATO’s deterrence and defence, support for Ukraine, and how to work more closely with partner nations. Speaking after the meeting, Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said that Allies also expressed concern about the war in the Middle East. He welcomed the extension of the pause in hostilities between Israel and Hamas, which has allowed much-needed relief to people in Gaza, the release of more hostages, and the delivery of more humanitarian aid.
|22 Nov. 2023 ||
Statement by the NATO Secretary General on the satellite launch by the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea
I strongly condemn the launch of a military satellite by the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, using ballistic missile technology in violation of multiple U.N. Security Council resolutions. This raises tensions and poses a serious risk to regional and international security.
|05 Oct. 2023 ||
Deep Dive Recap: Indo-Pacific and the Gender Perspective
On 5 October 2023, the NATO International Military Staff (IMS) Office of the Gender Advisor convened its second regional Deep Dive session on the Indo-Pacific and the Gender Perspective. The discussion focused on the integration of the Women, Peace, and Security (WPS) agenda into Australia and Japan's respective initiatives, highlighting best practices in terms of their broader regional relations. It also explored how NATO works with its regional partners to promote the Gender Perspective.
|17 Aug. 2023 ||
Chair of the NATO Military Committee attends Indo-Pacific Chiefs of Defence Conference
From 14 to 16 August 2023, Admiral Rob Bauer, Chair of the NATO Military Committee attended the 25th annual Indo-Pacific Chiefs of Defence Conference in Fiji. This year’s theme was “Preserving the Rules-Based Order to Enable Sovereignty in an Era of Strategic Competition”. On the side-lines of the conference, he met with a number of Allied, Partner and non-Partner Chiefs of Defence, including Australia, Colombia, Fiji, Japan, the Republic of Korea, Mongolia and New Zealand as well as the Commander of the United States Indo-Pacific Command.
|12 Jul. 2023 ||
NATO Secretary General: no partner is closer than Japan
Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg welcomed Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida to the NATO Summit on Wednesday (12 July 2023), saying that no partner is closer than Japan. He further welcomed the new partnership programme between NATO and Japan that will further enhance cooperation in areas like arms control, new technologies, space, supply chains, resilience, and innovation. Underscoring that "security is not regional but global," Mr Stoltenberg thanked the Prime Minister for Japan's strong support to Ukraine. The Secretary General also expressed concern about China's military build-up, including the modernisation and expansion of its nuclear forces. He further condemned North Korea's latest missile test, in violation of international norms and multiple UN Security Council resolutions.
|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.
|11 Jul. 2023 ||
Secretary General: New Zealand is a highly valued partner of NATO
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg welcomed Prime Minister Chris Hipkins of New Zealand to the Vilnius Summit on Tuesday (11 July 2023).
|11 Jul. 2023 ||
Secretary General welcomes NATO’s deepening partnership with South Korea
Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg welcomed President Yoon Suk Yeol of the Republic of Korea to the NATO Summit in Vilnius on Tuesday (11 July 2023).
|04 Jun. 2023 ||
NATO delegation attends Shangri-La Dialogue in Singapore
From 2 to 4 June 2023, Chair of the NATO Military Committee Admiral Rob Bauer and Assistant Secretary General for Defence Policy and Planning Angus Lapsley attended the Shangri-La Dialogue in Singapore, Asia’s premier defence summit. During the event, Admiral Bauer and Mr. Lapsley met with high-level political and military officials from China, Australia, Japan, New Zealand, Singapore, Israel, Pakistan and Mongolia.