|01 Aug. 2023 ||
NATO Innovation Fund closes on EUR 1bn flagship fund
Twenty-three NATO Allies have officially become Limited Partners of the NATO Innovation Fund (NIF), which is preparing to make its initial investments later this year. The Participating Allies¹ have also welcomed Sweden's interest to join the NIF. Sweden's participation will take effect upon its accession to the North Atlantic Treaty.
|12 Jul. 2023 ||
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.
|11 Jul. 2023 ||
NATO Secretary General: Vilnius Summit has already made history on Sweden, will take key decisions on Ukraine, deterrence and defence
Speaking at the start of a two-day NATO Summit in Vilnius on Tuesday (11 July 2023), Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg welcomed President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s agreement to forward the accession protocol for Sweden to the Grand National Assembly as soon as possible, calling this an historic decision which is “good for Sweden, good for Türkiye, and good for the whole Alliance.”
|10 Jul. 2023 ||
NATO Secretary General welcomes Türkiye’s decision to forward Sweden accession protocols to parliament
Speaking in Vilnius on Monday (10 July 2023), NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg welcomed President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s agreement to forward the accession protocol for Sweden to the Grand National Assembly as soon as possible, and work closely with the Assembly to ensure ratification. The announcement came following a meeting between the Secretary General, President Erdogan, and Prime Minister Ulf Kristersson.
|10 Jul. 2023 ||
Press statement following the meeting between Türkiye, Sweden, and the NATO Secretary General
|06 Jul. 2023 ||
NATO Secretary General hosts meeting of senior officials from Finland, Türkiye and Sweden
Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg hosted a meeting of senior officials from Finland, Türkiye and Sweden on Thursday (6 July 2023), focused on Sweden’s membership in NATO.
|26 Jun. 2023 ||
NATO Secretary General visits German and Lithuanian troops in Exercise Griffin Storm
Visiting Pabrade, Lithuania, on Monday (26 June 2023), NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg met German and Lithuanian troops training together in Exercise Griffin Storm. He was joined by President Gitanas Nausėda and German Defence Minister Boris Pistorius.
|14 Jun. 2023 ||
Senior officials meet in Ankara to address Trilateral Memorandum implementation, Sweden's path to NATO membership
Senior officials from Türkiye, Sweden, Finland and NATO met in Ankara on Wednesday (14 June 2023) for talks on Sweden’s progress toward full NATO membership. The leaders of Türkiye, Finland and Sweden agreed a trilateral memorandum in Madrid last June to address Türkiye’s legitimate security concerns, thus paving the way for Finland and Sweden’s NATO membership. The memorandum also established a Permanent Joint Mechanism to ensure the successful implementation of the agreement.
|04 Jun. 2023 ||
Secretary General congratulates President Erdogan on re-election, looks forward to finalising Sweden’s NATO membership
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg met with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and members of his new government in Istanbul on Sunday (4 June 2023).
|09 Mar. 2023 ||
NATO Secretary General hosts meeting of senior officials from Türkiye, Finland and Sweden
On Thursday (9 March 2023), NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg convened representatives from the governments of Türkiye, Finland and Sweden - the parties to the Permanent Joint Mechanism established by the Trilateral Memorandum signed in Madrid on the margins of the 2022 NATO Summit. This was the third such meeting of the Permanent Joint Mechanism since its creation last year.