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NATO Secretary General meets Latvian Prime Minister: welcomes Allies’ significant contributions to Ukraine

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg welcomed Latvian Prime Minister Evika Siliņa to NATO Headquarters on Wednesday (27 September 2023) to discuss Russia’s war against Ukraine and follow up on decisions taken at the recent NATO Summit in Vilnius.
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Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania strengthen airspace cooperation

At the margins of the NATO Summit in Vilnius on Tuesday (11 July 2023), Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania signed a Declaration of Cooperation on cross-border airspace. The relevant Allied civil and military authorities will establish and use suitable airspace volumes for NATO training and exercises, and other air activities within the Baltic region.
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Secretary General concludes historic NATO Summit in Vilnius

Wrapping up the Summit in Vilnius on Wednesday (12 July 2023), Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg welcomed that NATO leaders took major decisions to adapt the Alliance for the future. Allies agreed NATO’s most detailed and robust defence plans since the Cold War, strengthened their commitment to defence investment, agreed to bring Ukraine closer to NATO, and deepened partnerships around the world.
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NATO Secretary General: “we must stand together for the rules-based international order”

Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg welcomed NATO's close partners Australia, Japan, New Zealand and the Republic of Korea and the European Union to a meeting of the North Atlantic Council at the Summit in Vilnius on Wednesday (12 July 2023). At the start of the meeting, Mr. Stoltenberg said that Russia's war in Ukraine has global ramifications, that terrorist and cyber threats know no borders and that authoritarian regimes are coming closer together, ''so we must stand together for the rules-based international order''.
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NATO leaders, President Zelensky meet for first NATO-Ukraine Council

NATO heads of state and government are meeting Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky on Wednesday (12 July 2023) for the inaugural session of the NATO-Ukraine Council, a new forum for crisis consultations and decision-making. ''We stand with you in your courageous struggle for freedom and sovereignty,'' NATO Secretary General Stoltenberg said welcoming President Zelensky, urging NATO Allies to keep up and further expand their support to help Ukraine liberate its land and deter future aggression.
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NATO steps up work on climate change and security

On Tuesday (11 July 2023), NATO released three major reports contributing to Allies’ increased understanding of the impact of climate change on NATO’s strategic environment, missions and operations, and the adaptation of their armed forces required to maintain operational effectiveness.
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NATO ministers and civil society representatives discuss advancing women's leadership

In the margins of the Vilnius Summit on Wednesday (12 July 2023), a number of Allied foreign and defence ministers met with civil society representatives, including from Ukraine, discussing how women in leadership roles can inspire change and support women in all phases of the conflict in Ukraine. The NATO Secretary General's Special Representative for Women, Peace and Security, Irene Fellin, co-hosted the event together with the Speaker of the Lithuanian Seimas, Viktorija Čmilytė-Nielsen.
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Secretary General welcomes President Zelenskyy to the NATO Summit ahead of inaugural NATO-Ukraine Council

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg welcomed President Volodymyr Zelenskyy of Ukraine to the Vilnius Summit on Wednesday (12 July 2023) ahead of the inaugural meeting of the NATO-Ukraine Council.
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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.
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NATO Deputy Secretary General in Vilnius: Security is the foundation of prosperity

Speaking at the NATO Public Forum in Vilnius on Tuesday (11 July 2023) Deputy Secretary General Mircea Geoană said that it is fundamental for the Alliance to maintain its technological edge. He said that NATO’s "ecosystem of innovation" goes hand in hand with the new NATO Innovation Fund, the "first ever multinational sovereign venture capital fund", noting the need to put “a little seed money into start-ups" and that NATO is acting as a catalyst for “harnessing the innovation ecosystem across the Alliance".

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